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Ministers, Deaconesses & Missionaries from 1840
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SADLER, Miss Lynn
Missionary - Solomon Is
Rep 1979: she returned to NZ after 14 yrs in Solomon Is, 1979.
SAGE, Rev David Frank M.A., B.A.
w Margaret Ruth MIller (a Daughter of the Rev Thomas Miller) b 10.11.1925 m ?? d. 10.1.1994
Educated at Hawera Technical College and Victoria Universirty before training as a Teacher at Auckland
During World War Two joined the Air Force, training in Canada before being posted to Bomber Command.
He survived over 30 sorties as the tail gunner in Lancaster Bombers with the famous 75 Squadron, a perilous
and arduous posting. After the war he attended Otago University 1946-47, and again in 1949, gaining his B.A.
and M.A. degrees. Resumed teaching, with positions in Primary Schools at Green Island and Caversham, then
later for ten years as a Secondary School teacher at Nelson College and Marlborough College.
His desire to enter Ministry was influenced by the ministry of the Rev A Hunter of Hawera.
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1959-61
Licensed by Nelson-Marlborough Presbytery 9.11.1961
Ordained Mangere, Auckland AP 14.12.1961
Mangere East, Auckland AP 6.8.1964
Titirangi, Auckland AP 9.2.1967
Massey Riverhead Kumeu AP 30.8.1973
St Cuthberts East Coast Bays NSP 1.2.1979 - retired due to ill health after collapsing in the pulpit.
Minister Emeritus 24.5.1982
"Dave as a collegue was easy to work with. He had a certain quirkiness but not objectionably so. His school
teaching experience showed up in his thorough preparation and his method of presentation. He believed in
preaching that was teaching, and in teaching that was preaching. The truth of the Gospel was supremely
He was an evangelical by upbringing, by pastoral influence, by conviction and by personal affirmation. He was
a member of the Westminster Fellowship, and for a period, editor of "The Evangelical Presbyterian".
Dave, firm in what he belived, was mild and brotherly with his fellows. He could co-operate where desirable, but
compromise - no. Together we acknowledge God's goodness to him and to us." [from Memorial Minute]
Died 29th Oct 2007
SAGE, Sr. Dorothy May Mrs J.C. Christie
h Mr JC Christie b (?) m 2 Nov 1932 d (?)
Completed nursing training, and then took short period at the Presbyterian Women’s Missionary
Training Institute (PWTI) Dunedin.
Ordained as Missionary at St Johns Hawera TkP 6.8.1929
Appointed to Jagadhri Hospital India, arrived 16.9.1929
On 2.11.1932 she married Mr J.C. Christie of the Church of Christ Mission in India and resigned from
Mrs Christie remained in India with the C of C Mission until 1932 when she returned to New Zealand
on leave. She returned to India with her husband two more times, being from Apr 1937 to July 1949,
and from Nov 1949 to 1956.
Retired to Auckland New Zealand.
SAGE, Rev Kinnear David B.Sc.
b 1.3.1932; w Jenifer b 27.12.1934 m 20.10.1956 d 31.12.1981
Ord Orari SCP 17.12.1958
Otematata NOP 3.7.1963
Died 19.8.1963 in office, aged 31
SALAFIA, Rev Mika
Corstorphine-Concord Union DnP 1987
SALMOND, Rev Alexander M.A.,B.A.(Cant.),Dip.Ed.
w Agnes MacGregor Wood (Nesta) b 7.2.1911 m 29.1.1941
He grew up in Queenstown; Ross Fellow Knox Colegel Dunedin; taught at Palmerston
North High School and at Otago Boys High School. Studied Theology at Westminster
College Cambridge, BA (Cantab).
Licensed in England by the Presbyterian Church of England
Received by the PCNZ 25.11.1936.
Ord Karori WnP 3.2.1937 - resigned 7.9.1943
Chaplain World War Two - Air Force Pacific 7.9.1943
St Andrews Levin MnP 20.2.1946
St Johns Rotorua BPP 28.5.1952
Brother of Rev J.D. Salmond & of Sr Mary Salmond
Died 5.11.1969 in office, aged 62
SALMOND, Very Rev Dr. James David O.B.E.,M.A.,Ph.D.
b 1.5.1898 Queenstown;
w Margaret McAndrew Cattanach b 29.2.1904 m 12.5.1936 d 2.6.1983
Educated at Otago University (MA), & Dunedin Teachers College; Senior Scholar in
History at Otago University and Macandrew Scholar in Economics; Ross Fellow 1923
and Tutor at Knox College Dunedin. After teaching at Otago Boys High School and
Timaru Boys High School, went to Yale, Boston and London for further study; travelled
extensively in the USA, UK, and Europe, with three weeks in the USSR, 1929-31.
Youth Director, successor to R.M. Ryburn, appointed from 1.8.1931.
Ord Youth Director & Lecturer in Religious Education at Theological Hall Dunedin 29.2.1932
- retired 31.1.1964.
Moderator of the General Assembly 1958; Secretary to Theological Education Committee and
Senatus at Theological Hall 1949-63; Chairman of Committee organizing Theological Hall
and Library Block building at Knox College Dunedin; Chairman NZ Council for Christian
Education (represented Public Questions Committee on Council); Vice-Chairman of Otago
High Schools Board;
raised to -
Professor of Religious Education at Theological Hall Dunedin 10.1932; resigned as Youth
Director 1947, but continued as Professor of Religious Education at Theological Hall;
Brother of Rev. A. Salmond & Miss Mary Salmond; Brother-in-law of Rev D.M. Cattanach;
On many General Asseembly Committees.
Died 1.4.1976 suddenly at Dunedin.
SALMOND, Sr Mary M.A.
b 26.1.1887 Queenstown
Educ OU, MA; PWTI 1916
Ordained Deaconess at Palmerston by Oamaru Presbytery 2 Aug 1916
Ord Missionary for India 16.8.1916
Jagadhri India, arr 30.9.1916; language study at Landaur first. As a result of a Bible Class
Conference at Gore 1915-16 she volunteered for service overseas as a Missionary, going to
India as teacher. She contracted a serious illness, nearly fatal, and was thus forced to return
to NZ Dec 1925, travelling under the care of Dr Porteous; upon reaching Dunedin she spent
some months in a nursing home recuperating. She resigned from Mission service in 1927;
She had done post-graduate study at Columbia Teachers College, New York.
Resident Lecturer at Presbyterian Women’s Training Institute (PWTI), Dunedin 1928
Principal PWTI Dunedin 1.1.1929 - retired 31.12.1941; retired to Queenstown 1942
Established ‘Tutuila’, a holiday home in Queenstown.
Undertook an extensive trip to Europe 1936, to study women's place and work in the Church.
She jointly laid the foundation stone, along with her Brother, Rev JD Salmond, of Salmond Hall.
Sister of Rev J.D. & Rev A. Salmond.
Died 13.7.1976 at Ross Home Dunedin
SALMOND, Rev. Dr. William M.A.,D.D.(Glas 1882; Edin 1885)
b 1835 Edinburgh
Educated at Edinburgh University & the United Presbyterian Theological Hall in Edinburgh,
then to Germany.
Licensed by the UP Church Presbytery of Edinburgh .
Ord North Shields UP Church, Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland 1858.
Sailed for NZ by the “Corona”, arrived at Port Chalmers in 1876.
Ind as Professor of Theology, Theological Hall Dunedin 30.5.1876 - resigned to take Chair at
Otago University in July 1886
Professor of Mental & Moral Philosophy, Otago University Feb 1886 - retired 1915
Moderator of Presbyterian Synod of Otago & Southland 1886
Editor of the 'NZ Presbyterian' & "The 'Missionary Record';
Member Senate of NZ University 1888-1912.
Died 6.3.1917. Buried in Northern Cemetery Dunedin.
SALTER, Rev L.E.
Wainuiomata Union WnP 1.2.1973
SALTER, Mr W.L.
HM Katikati BPP 1911
SAMPSON, Miss Joyce M.
Opotiki Maori Miss, House Assist 1932; res 31.1.1935 to go to PWTI
Opotiki Maori Miss, relieving Assist for 7 mths 11.1937
Waiohau 1938 (helped by her Father, Rev Mr Sampson)..
Ruatahuna 1939 res 30.4.1939
SANDERS, Sr Olive Margaret
Deac Coll 1967-9
Ord Deac PSSA Wn, social worker 26.2.1970
res 28.2.1974 - & went teaching.
SANDERSON, Rev Barbara
Rotorua Maori Pastorate, Te Aka Puaho 2009
SANDS, Rev John
b 31.7.1902, Coatbridge, Scotland.
w Iris Louvain b 1.10.1914 m 22.10.1931 d 25.10.1969
Brought up in Scotland; served in choir, and as organist; later assisted Tremt Huss
Mission Glasgow. Family moved to NZ 1925. He attended the Bible Training
Institute Auckland, but was unfit for service in African Mission as intended.
He was accepted by the PCNZ as a Home Missionary in 1930.
HM Denniston WsP 3.1930 - left HM due to severe illness 5.2.1933;
Returned to HM service 1940
Catlins (Ratanui ClP) 1940
Orawia SP 1942; Ord HM 25.8.1943
Stewart Island SP 1947
Orakei Ak 1949
Hornby ChP 1951, raised to full status 1957 Ass
Kaitangata ClP 17.4.1958
Nightcaps SP 30.8.1962 ret 1.1.1965
SANDS, Rev Joseph
b 13.5.1908 Yorkshire; w Ann Catherine b 15.11.1910 m 23.2.1937 d 28.10.1992
He came to NZ in 1928; studied at Cong Coll Ak, & went to Port Chalmers Cong Ch;
then to Maungaturoto; Chapl 2NZEF, Middle East, Italy; returned to NZ & called to
Timaru Cong Ch; Ord 1940; res fr Timaru 1948, & recd by PCNZ -
further study taken while at Orakei.
Orakei AP 1949
Matawhero Gisborne 10.2.1953
St Davids Napier 16.4.1959 ret 31.7.1973
SANDS, Rev Rilma I. BA., BCNZMin.
Born in Uruguay, lived in Auckland, Wellington and Kaikoura
Worked with Southern Cross Health Care, Forum of Co-operative Ventures
Lay supply minister, St Paul's, Kaikoura, 1999
"I have a passion for spreading the gospel to God's people, including those on the church fringes."
Apiti Presbyterian Church (shared Ministry), Manawatu Presybytery, February 2002, and Knox Presbyterian Church Feilding, Manawatu Presbytery, February 2002
Peace Train (Berlin to South Korea), September 2013
SANDS, Rev Robert Christie
b. 23.2.1864 Scotland
Educated at Burgh School, Normal School, Heriot Watt Institute, University of Edinburgh (full arts course),
And the United Presb. Church of Scotland Theological Hall.
Licensed by the Presbytery of Edinburh (United Pres. Church of Scotland) 5.2.1895
To South Africa –
Ordained Sterkstrom-Motteno DRC 26.10.1898 to 27.2.1900
To New Zealand –
Patea (supply) 1900
Hampden (supply) 1900
To Australia, arrived Dec 1900 –
Recieved by the Presb. Church of New South Wales, admitted 15.5.1901
Inducted Walgett 1901 to 1903
Received by the Presb. Church of Tasmania –
Oatlands 1905 to 1907
Received by the Presb. Church of New South Wales –
Gulgong 20.9.1911 to 28.2.1914
Returned to Scotland –
Returned to Australia –
Received by the Presb. Church of New South Wales –
Eden (supply) 14.6.1921 to 31.1.1926
Returned to Scotland 1928 –
At North Berwick
Died 7.1.1939 Scotland
SANGSTER, Rev Alexander M.A., B.D.
b 8.5.1862 Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland;
w (1) Ellen E. b 30.5.1863 m 17.4.1896 d 26.7.1921
w (2) Catherine C. b 24.3.1880 m 15.7.1929 d 10.2.1970
Educated at the University of Aberdeen (MA); and the Free Church New College Edinburgh.
After a short time as an assistant Minister, he married, and went to Western Australia
Received by the Presb. Church of Western Australia
Ordained Northam 16.4.1898 to Feb 1904 (first ordination by the Presbytery of Western Australia)
Worked there as pioneer Minister for 7 years.
To New Zealand –
Received by the Presb. Synod of Otago and Southland 15.11.1904
Induicted Wyndham MtP 1.4.1905
Duntroon NOP 25.9.1913 - retired 30.4.1927
'A man of keen mind and fervent evangelical piety.'
Died Easter Sunday, 28.3.1937
SANSOM, Rev Norman Francis
b 10.7.1901 Alexandra, Central Otago.
w Rosa Olga b 3.6.1900 m 9.4.1924
Formerly a Joiner, born of Salvation Army parents; at 19 he entered the Salvation
Army Training College; served the Salvation Army primarily in the South Island
in Otago and Southland but also in the North Island. He became aware of his
need for further study.
Joined the PCNZ Home Missionary service 1.4.1930
HM Brydone MtP 1930
North Taieri DnP 1932 to 1936 (while studying and at Hall)
Theological Hall 1935-37
Ord Woodlands SP 24.11.1937 - resigned 3.10.1940
Chaplain 2nd NZ Expeditionary Force Middle East 1940 and later within the bounds
of the Southland Presbytery.
On return from the war he taught at Southland Boys High School for a long period,
supplying often at week-ends.
Died 23.8.1985 at Gore.
SARA, Rev Miss Susan Margaret B.A., B.Theol.
Theological Hall 1975-77
Ordained Moutere Hills Uniting NMP 12.12.1978
Mt Pleasant ChP 1.10.1981 res 9.9.1985 & withdrew.
Minister within the Bounds ChP 2005
Maori Miss, nurse, recd small allowance in 1919 & 1920, as relieving nurse at
SAUNDERS, Miss Ethel Lorraine (known as Lorraine)
b 22.6.1909 at Palmerston North.
Educated at Shannon Primary School, Feilding District High School, Napier Girls’ High School,
Queen Margaret College Wellington, Nelson Girls’ College, Girls’ High School Christchurch,
Epsom Girls’ Grammar School, and Auckland University College. Belonged to St Davids Church in
Auckland. Took first section of B.Sc., Took teachers training Auckland Training College, qualifying
for a Teachers' "B" Certificate. Then taught as a probationary Teacher at Mt Eden and Wellesley
Appointed as an Evangelistic worker to the Punjab Mission in 1935
Took shortened course at the Presbyterian Women's Training Institute, Dunedin Feb to Aug 1935
Dedicated for Mission service 29.8.1935
Own Missionary of the “Young Women’s Bible Class Union” Nov 1935 to Sept 1944
Sailed for India 11. 9.1935
Language study at Landour, Mussoorie.
Jagadhri India – Responsible for Women’s work among Christian and non-Christian
women in Jagadhri town and surrounding villages in the district. Since the partition of India in
1947, the work has been among the Hindus and Sikhs.
Returned to NZ on furlough 23.6.1941
Delay in returning to India due to World War Two
Appointed to Orakei 27 July 1942 to 16 July 1943
Returned to India 23.9.1943
In volved in relief and support for women in very difficult war time situations, a lot of time in a camp
for abducted women August 1948
Manager of the Mash’al Press from October 1958. Because of extreme exhaustian and overtiredness
she came home on early furlough, having resigned from the Press, arriving in NZ 20.9.1962
Returned to India 1963, being in charge of Christian Literature based at Jullundar City
Member of the executive committee of the Uniting Church of North India, the Church of North India
after 1970, commissioner to the General Assembly of the Uniting Church of North India
Returned to NZ 22.2.1971
Off Mission staff 4.12.1971
Appointed Acting Manager to manage the closure of the Presbyterian Bookshop in Christchurch, 1974.
Retired in Christchurch, remaining very active in Mission promotion and support including the
appeal to raise funds to rebuild the Christian Medical College and Hospital at Ludhiana in India.
One of the founding trustees of the Friends of Jagadhri. Elder of Knox Church Christchurch.
Died 23 July 2010 at Christchurch, aged 101 years.
SAUNDERS, Rev John M. M.A.
w. Sara Maria Saunders m.(?) d.(?)
Educated at St Arnolds College, Swansea, Wales; then to Glasgow University for MA;
studied Theology at Free Church College Glasgow.
Licensed by Presbytery of South Wales 1890
Ordained by South Wales Synod 1887 (this does not correspond with above date of 1890)
Held pastorates in Wales: Llandovery, Penarth, Alexandra Rd Swansea, & Grangetown Cardiff.
Came to New Zealand in 1911. Called to -
St Davids Auckland AP 25.4.1912 - leave of absence of one year granted 1918 on account
of his wife's health, and went to Los Angeles, where he decided to remain.
Resigned from St Davids 31.3.1919
Son of Rev Dr D. Saunders, Swansea.
Died 1919, suddenly of heart failure, aged 57
SAUNDERS, Jessie Merle (Sr Merle) Mrs J. Park
h James Alexander Park b 25.11.1924 m 17.12.1949 d 18.4.1984 - Refer separate entry
for Rev J Park.
PWTI - graduated 1946
South Dunedin Congregation, began 9.1.1947 - Ord Deac 23.9.1947 - resigned 12.3.1949
Merle lived on a farm with her parents at Clandeboye. Difficult farming circumstances
kept her on the farm where she helped her parents and the family, until they retired to
Timaru. Merle was closely associated with the work and witness of the Church both
in Clandeboye and Timaru. She decided to study at Deaconess College in Dunedin,
and was Ordained as a Deaconess at South Dunedin where she served for 2 years.
Because of her smiling personality, her radiant faith and her strong commitment to her
Lord, she was loved by all who were privileged to know her. In South Dunedin she met
Jim Park, married him, and shared his ministry in all his parishes. In each parish they
were greatly loved. In spite of a long illness from cancer, Merle said the theme of her
funeral service must be 'my cup runneth over'. (fr Obit)
SAUNDERS, Mr R.
HM Ngaruawahia WkP 1912
SAVILL, Rev Walter Alan B.A.
b 26.4.1925 Hull, Engalnd.
w (1) Margaret Kathleen m 23.11.1955 - divorced
w (2) Jocelyn m(?)
Arrived in NZ in 1927, being raised in Wairoa. Served with the Royal New Zealand Air
Force during World War Two. Obtained an A Grade Motor mechanic Certification in 1948,
the war having interrupted his training. Took preliminary studies before commencing
studies at Otago University in 1952. Graduated BA in Humanities in 1955.
Theological Hall 1955-57
Ordained Wakari DnP 13.2.1958
Knox Miramar WnP 12.12.1963
Marriage Guidance Director Palmerston North 18.4.1970 -
During 1974 his marriage broke up and separation finalized 12.1974; consequently he left
position in Marriage Guidance; at no stage was it considered a matter for discipline.
Remarried; applied for reinstatement 1980.
Honorary Assistant St Davids Palmerston Nth 1981; Associate of MnP.
Buntingford United Reformed Church, Hertfordshire, England (stated supply) 1990 to 1991
“Alan sought to bring into everything he did a commitment to the promotion of the
practical and social consequences of the gospel, shunning any ivory tower isolation
from the practicalities of ordinary life. For Alan a real faith in the real world was the goal,
and he strove in all his ministry to reach that goal.” (from Obit.)
Died 28 Sept 1995 (cancer)
SAYERS, Prof Sir Edward
Miss - Solomon Is
Served as Doctor with Meth Miss Solomon Is.
Rep: Died 5.1985
SCANLAN, Mrs Thelma nee Duthie
Missionary - Solomon Is
Kekesu, Solomon Is, teacher 1952-62
Died 4.9..1989 Auckland
SCANLAN, Rev. Tino B.Th., Dip. Min.
St. Andrew’s, Henderson, Auckland Presbytery, January 1995
St Paul’s, Manurewa, South Auckland Presbytery, 30 May 2002
Other Recognised Minister, South Auckland Presbytery, 24 August 2008
Minister, Uniting Church of Australia, Queensland, Australia, February 2011
Minister Emeritus, Northern Presbytery, 4 February 2016
SCARLET, Rev Albert Lester B.A., B.D.
b 24.10.1933 Gore
w Elizabeth (Betty) Mary Edith McNoe b Gore m 15.1.1959, (Holds a Teachers “C” Certificate).
Educated at Gore High School to 4th form, at 15 he worked on his Father's farm.
Studied at Bible Training Institute Auckland 1954–55, BA degree in history at Otago University.
Then concluded he needed academic study to fit himself for the Mission field.
Theological Hall Dunedin 1959-61
Ordained for Mission work Papua New Guinea and on staff 28.11.1961
Licensed by Mataura Presbytery 28.11.1961
Appointed “Own Worker” of the Bible Class Movement
To All Saints College Sydney for 6 month training course 19.1.1962
Arrived Port Moresby PNG 25.7.1962
Salomo District Min 1962;
Had extended leave after a period of ill-health in November 1964
Returned to NZ to recuperate 16.12.1964.
Returned to Papua New Guinea 3.9.1965
Salomo 1969 - Appointed Regional Secretary and Assistant to the Bishop of Salomo to
support and brief him in all his activities relating to the Salomo Region, as well as overseeing
the secretarial work of the Diocese.
Died 20.8.1971 at Salomo suddenly, in office.
SCARLET, Rev John Stanley
b 27.7.1923 Temuka
w Esther b 1.4.1925 m 24.11.1948
Served briefly at Morven HM before Waiheke.
HM Waiheke Is AP 1.3.1957
Theological Hall 1959-61
Ord Iona (Aranui ChP) 1.2.1962
Rongotea MnP 1.2.1968
Wallacetown SP 4.9.1975
Died 12.11.1983 at Wallacetown, suddenly, in office
SCARLET, Miss Winifred
Deac Coll (Social Service Course) 1959
Childrens Home Timaru 1960
SCARROW, Rev John Alexander
b 2.11.1900, NZ
w Effie Shiela b 2.12.1905 m 28.8.1929
One year at High School then 6 months night classes at a Technical College.
Formerly a Farmer prior to joing the Home Missionary service, taking the Home Missionary course as at 1935.
HM Castlecliff (part of Gonville parish) supply WgP 7.5.1933 to 3.4.1935
Rotorua Outfields 1935, Ord HM 30.6.1937
Kaitaia NP 1938
Johnsonville WnP 1940 – resigned 30.10.1942 in order to proceed to Dunedin to further his studies.
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1943-44
Licensed by Presbytery of Dunedin Nov 1945
Dargaville NP 5.12.1945
Howick, Auckland AP 14.12.1949
Resigned from ministry 13.10.1953 following a dispute as a result of a Church member wanting to donate
money to the Church gained from gambling. He was not prepared to accept money "of ill-gotten gain".
Joined the Reformed Presbyterian Church of NZ
“He came from farming stock and in his student days had been a good wrester and a crackerjack shearer’
(from Kaitaia Parish historical notes)
Died 5 October 1989
SCHOFIELD, Miss Barbara Denise
Educated at Mt Roskill Grammar School and gained University Entrance. Holds a trained
Teachers Certificate (1964). Six years Sunday School and Bible Class teaching.
Missionary Teacher – Papua New Guinea
Appointed for a one year relieving Teacher position to serve with Papua Ekalesia 23.8.1966
Set apart for Mission service at Hillsborough Presbyterian Church 11.12.1966
On Mission staff from 1.1.1967
Left for Papua 2.1.1967
Returned to NZ 22.12.1967 and resigned from Mission.
SCHONEVELD, Rev Eijmbert (Bert) Johannes B.A., B.Th.
w Lesley Veronica m 20 Janaury 1967
Theological Hall, Dunedin, 1972-1974
Ordained Mangere Auckland Presbytery, 12 December 1974
St Andrews, Dargaville, Northland Presbytery, 1 February 1983
Knox, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty Presbytery, 18 July 1991
Lodged Certificate, Bay of Plenty Presbytery, April 1999
Waiuku and Districts Combined Churches, South Auckland Presbytery, 1 July 2004
Transitional Minister, Mackenzie Co-operating parish, South Canterbury Presbytery, 2009
SCHONEVELD, Rev John
w Jan, a primary school teacher "passionate about working with kids"
A primary school teacher, 20 years in Tuakau
Scripture Union youth worker, developing leadership skills in secondary pupils, including sea kayaking camps, cycle tours, and caving, learning teamwork and forming strong bonds, for four and a half years
Intern 2014 - completed studies and licensed, 1 December 2015
Supply ministry (6 months), Opotiki
Ordained and inducted, Minister, Waiareka-Weston Presbyterian Church, Southern Presbytery, 8 June 2016
SCHRADER, Very Rev Mrs Margaret Elaine Dip.R.E.
h Warren James, Schrader b 20.6.1926 m 24.8.1966 d 8.4.1989
She trained as Methodist Deaconess in Melbourne 1961-62; served probation 1963-65, when
she completed a Diploma in Religious Education with the Melbourne College of Divinity.
Ord Honorary Asssistant Minister Wadestown WnP, 13.12.1979
P D & M Consultant Palmerston North 2.2.1986
Assist St Albans Palmerston North (part-time) 29.11.1989
(continuing as Spiritual Growth Consultant, as part of Mission Resource Team),
Resigned 31.1.1991 - continued as Assistant at St Albans Palmerston North 1.2.1991
Resigned 30.10.1991 – to Minister within the Bounds MnP
Moderator of the General Assembly May 1995
Minister – Special Ministry MnP 16 July 2002
Minister Emeritus WnP 2004
SCHRADER, Rev Warren James B.A.
w (1) Nan b 15.5.1926 m 8.12.1951
w (2) Margaret Elaine m 24.8.1966
Ord Asssist St Andrews Wn 22.3.1956
St Marks Palmerston Nth 10.2.1959
Chapl St Andrews Coll Chch 11.2.1964
Wadestown WnP 15.10.1970
P D & M Consultant Palmerston Nth (Central Nth Is) 2.2.1986
'Service with the Parish Development & Miss Dept allowed a much wider group to
benefit from Warren's special talents. On his own, & in partnership with Margaret,
he affirmed the worth of the anxious, & encouraged others to explore new
dimensions of ministry.
An outstanding pastor & perceptive counsellor, Warren brought to worship also a
freshness & warmth that was his own distinctive, natural style. To his work he
brought a willingness to learn & a recognition of what was valuable, innovative &
positive. His encouragement drew fresh efforts from others & his common sense
appealed to lay & clergy alike.' (fr Obit)
Died 8.4.1989 leukemia
SCHRANZ, Rev Hans U.
Woodville Union MnP SS 1982
SCHROEDER, Rev Leonard (Len) B.A., B.D.
b. 24.2.1926 Waitati (Dunedin)
w. Hilda May Schroeder b. 25.1.1928 Dunedin
Educated at Waimate, Templeton, and Christchurch West High School.
Minister of the Methodist Church since 1950
Accepted for Mission Service in Botswana by the Joint Board for Mission Overseas
Left for course at Selly Oak, England 11.1.1982 then to Botswana.
Maun, Botswana 1982 - Ecumenical Team Ministry.
Returned to NZ Dec 1985
SCHWASS, Rev Miss Joy Patricia B.A.,P.G.D.A.,B.D.
Ord Teviot Union (Roxburgh COP) 7.2.1974 res 11.11.1976
St Davids Sydenham ChP supply 1.4.1978, Ind 16.11.1978
res 31.5.1979 & wthd.
SCHWASS, Rev Dr Michael J. B.Com., BD., Dip.Min., ACA,Ph.D.
w. Mrs BJ Schwass m. (?)
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1992-94
Licensed St. Davids Invercargill SP 13.11.1994
East Taieri Presb. Church DnP Apr 2001
(Also Ministry oversight for Saddle Hill Presb. Church which was linked with East
Taieri Presb. Church from 2004)
Parish now known as East Taieri - Saddle Hill Presbyterian Church Dec 2004
Assistant Minister (Team Ministry), Hornby Community Church, Hornby, Christchurch ChP Jun 2007
Other Recognised Minister, ChP 12 June 2011
SCORGIE, Very Rev William
b 11.9.1854 Kilmarnock Scotland
w Janet E. b 3.12.1854 m 2.4.1885 d 23.4.1927
He came to NZ in 1875; after other pursuits he resolved to enter the Ministry.
Studied at Otago University then to the Hall.
Theological Hall Dunedin 1882 - 84
Licensed by Presbytery of Dunedin Sept 1884
Ord Taringatura (Lumsden) SP 3.3.1885
Tapanui MtP 2.1886
St Peters Christchurch ChP 18.1.1894
Mornington Dunedin DnP 2.1899 - retired 30.11.1915 due to ill-health
Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand 1915
Moderator of the Presbyterian Synod of Otago & Southland 1911
'A man of marked personality with decided views and pronounced convictions.'
SCOTT, Miss A. M.A.,B.D.
SCOTT, Rev Andrew
Licensed by South Auckland Presbytery 25 Nov 2004
Assistant Minister Kaikorai, Dunedin DnP 8 Sept 2005
Dunedin South Presbyterian Church (Special Ministry), Dunedin DnP Nov 2006
Member, Brockville Community Church March 2011
SCOTT, Rev Arthur Robert
w Phyllis Elizabeth Manson b 9.3.1916 m 19.8.1941
Brought up at Woodlands and Invercargill. Formerly a Restaurant Overseer. Joined the
Home Missions service 1.4.1940 Taking HM course, and first stage of BA degree.
Theological Hall (prior to 1941) –course interrupted by financial restraints and difficulties
Assisted the Superintendent of the Presb. Social Services Association, Otago.
HM Kaitangata ClP (Supply) c.1940
HM Lovell’s Flat ClP 1940; Ord HM 1940
In mid-Dec 1943 he was asked by the Maintenance of the Ministry Committee to confirm his
appointment to Waiwhetu. He was told this was an experimental appointment to a new State
housing area, which would be a difficult assignment. Wellington Presbytery decided he
would be attached to St Stephens, as Assistant Minister to the Rev L.V. Bibby until June 1944.
The development was quicker than expected, and a service of recognition was held on 3.2.1944
when it became the separate charge of Waiwhetu.
Waiwhetu WnP 3.2.1944 to Dec 1947
North Taieri DnP 1947 (while in Hall)
Theological Hall 1948-50 (for 2nd time to complete course)
Oreti SP 16.3.1951
Knox, Invercargill 24.11.1954
Herbert-Kakanui-Hampden NOP 1.2.1966
St James, Spreydon, Christchurch ChP 21.5.1970 - retired 1.10.1974
“Bob’s ministry over both difficult times and fruitful years reflected deep commitment, strong
determination and positive affirmation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In retirement Bob returned
to University to study Art History, Sociology and Religious Studies. In Nov 1994 he published
his memoirs entitled ‘In Remembrance’ in which he gives a fascinating account of many of his
experiences.” (from Obit.)
Died 24 Oct 1996
SCOTT, Miss C.R.
Office Assist Whakatane 1948 res 20.8.1957
SCOTT, Rev Donald David
b 22.8.1875 C Otago
w Mary A. nee Stevenson b 27.2.1879 m 14.12.1905 d -
(Molly, who lived a few miles from the Scott farm in Wendon Valley.)
Theological Hall 1903-5
Licensed by matuara Presbytery 13.12.1905
Ord & Ind. Onehunga AP 28.12.1905
Chapl Army WW1 from 4.10.1916 to 6.5.1919.
Returned to Onehunga.
Khandallah, Wellington WnP 17.11.1933 - retired 28.12.1945
Moderator of Assembly 1933; Convenor of Missions Committee for 10 years; Convenor of
Historical Records Committee; Convenor of Beneficiary Fund Committee; Clerk of Auckland
Presbytery for many years.
He was a great buyer of books; had detailed knowledge of Maori history & lore.
Father of Rev H.S. Scott.
SCOTT, Rev Miss Doris Helen
Deac Coll 1959-61
Ord Deac Balclutha 6.12.1961
Deac St Andrews Palmerston Nth 1964
Hall 1968 (1 yr exit course) on leave from Palmerston Nth, res 17.11.1968
Ordained Trinity Rotorua (Ngongotaha BPP) 6.8.1969
Wainuiomata Union WnP 12.8.1982
Minister Emeritus 31.1.1988
SCOTT, Rev Harold Stevenson M.A.
b 21.9.1907 Auckland
w Phyllis May Polson b 4.6.1912 m 5.2.1936 d 13.5.2006
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1930-32
Licensed by Auckland Presbytery 13.8.1932
Post-grad study at Westminster Coll Cambridge England
Ordained Takapau-Norsewood HBP 7.3.1934
Stratford TkP 29.2.1940
Chaplain 2nd NZEF 1942-45
Te Awamutu WkP 18.8.1948
Kelburn WnP 21.7.1960
General Secretary PCNZ Wellington 6.2.1964, 2nd General Secretary of PCNZ - retired 31.1.1974.
Foundation member of Home Mission Committee, & became Convenor when A.C. McLean
(previous Conv) moved to First Church Dunedin; author of 'A Pioneering Ministry', a history of the
HM service in NZ.
Son of Rev D.D. Scott above.
Died 19.9.1987 at home, after a short illness
SCOTT, Mr H.W.J. (Jack)
Miss - New Hebrides (Vanuatu); a volunteer builder who went to New Hebrides to
assist in building & repair work, fr St Johns Papatoetoe 1956; built Hosp on Epi, &
Matron's house at Onesuia.
SCOTT, Rev P. Maxwell
Bucklands Beach Co-op AP 3.1982 res 6.1987
SCOTT, Rev Ross Andrew B.Agr.Sc.(Lincoln), B.Th.
w. Anne Denis m 19 November 1985 to 1995
Advised due to a learning disability to avoid subjects requiring essay writing, went to Lincoln University to do an
Agricultural Science degree, holiday work with the Anglican City Mission led him into social work
Theological Hall, 1986-1988
Licensed Pukerau, Mataura Presbytery, 7 February 1989
Ordained Ellesmere Co-operating Parish, Christchurch Presbytery, 23 Feburary 1989
Hauraki Plains Co-Operating Parish, Waikato Presbytery, July 1994
Chaplain, Waikato Hospital, Waikato Prebytery, September 1996
Minister within the Bounds, Christchurch Presbytery, July 2000 - working as Counsellor for the NZ Aids Foundation,
at the Ettie Rout Centre.
Minister within the Bounds, Wellington Presbytery, 20 June 2006
Ecumenical Chaplain, Wellington and Wakefield Hospitals, Wellington Presbytery, 20 April 2008
SCOTT, Mr Robert B.
from Queensland Aust 1920
HM Waihao Valley SCP 1920
Riwaka NMP 1923
Takaka NMP 1926
Ormond Gisborne 1928
SCOTT, Rev Thomas
From Church of Scotland, arr 1875
Ind Ngaruawahia WkP (listed 1875 as Newcastle) 9.12.1875
Resigned 31.8.1876 & returned to Scotland.
SCOTT, Rev Thomas M.A.
w. (?), m 1882, d. 1915
b 5.12.1855 Morebattle Scotland
Educated at Edinburgh University and New College Edinburgh
Licensed by Kelso Presbytery of the Free Church of Scotland 1881
Ordained by Dunfermline Presbytery of the Free Church of Scotland Sept 1882
Carnock Scotland Sept 1882
Came to NZ on acct of indifferent health 1892
Ind Tauranga BPP 19.5.1892
Cambridge WkP 30.4.1896 (one record indicates 30.6.1896) - resigned 6.6.1899 ill-health
Mangere AP 18.4.1905
St Johns Rotorua BPP 21.1.1908 - nervous breakdown led to his retirement 28.10.1913;
Retired to Howick
HM Katikati BPP 1921 (Rep: health good then); had to resign on account of ill health 1922.
'An outstanding preacher of the Word, a diligent pastor, a true friend and an earnest
worker for the things of the Kingdom of God.'
Died 24.9.1941 Howick
SCOTT, Rev W. Gardiner M.A.(Edin)
fr Scot - Ord 1939 CS
SCM Chapl Vict Univ Wn 11.1949 & also Assist Kelburn WnP Ind 30.3.1950
res 11.1953 & returned to Scot.
SCOTT, Mr William Jack
Appointed at Mission Carpenter 10.8.1956, aged 38 years.
Returned to NZ 26.10.1958
SCOWN, Dr Roger Bernard M.B., Ch.B.
w Winifred Margaret Boyes m 20.2.1965, a Registered Nurse and Maternity Nurse.
Educated at Hamilton technical College and Otago Medical School.
Missionary - Solomon Islands (Joint appointment with Methodist Church) Oct 1972
Rep 1972: he has been a candidate for overseas service for some years.
Accepted for Mission service under joint appointent with the Methodist Church Oct 1972
Bible Training College Auckland Feb to May 1973
Left NZ by air for Solomon Islands 9.5.1973
Munda, Helena Goldie Hospital, Solomon Islands 1.2.1973
Returned to NZ 13.10.1978 and resigned after 6 years in Solomon Islands.
Off staff 13.1.1979 and withdrew.
In a medical practice at Dargaville.
SCRYMGEOUR, Rev Robert (or Scrimgeour ? )
w. Janet Briggs b.(?) m.(?) d.(?)
Educated at Universities of St Andrews and Aberdeen;
then to Free Church of Scotland Theological College Aberdeen and Edinburgh.
Licensed by Free Church of Scotland Presbytery of Turriff 1851
Ordained at Stranraer 1852 (another record states that he was ordained at Stoneykirk in 1853)
Served at Stoneykirk 1853 to 1861
St John’s, North Leith 1861 to 1865
To Australia –
Received by the Presb. Church of Victoria and welcomed by Melbourne Presbytery 5.6.1866
East Kilda (supply) for some months
To New Zealand –
Receivd by the Presb. Synod of Otago and Southland 10.1.1867
Inducted St Andrew’s Dunedin DnP 3.1867 - He was suspended by Dunedin Presbytery 1869
due to alcholholic intoxication, his resigned accepted June 1869.
Inducted again to St Andrew’s Dunedin DnP Jan 1871 - suspended "sine die" by Dunedin Presbytery
and loosed from charge 1871.
Died circa 1886 in Canada
SEATON, Rev Robert Reginald (Reg)
w May b 20.5.1905 m 14.1.1931 d.(?)
Theological Hall 1930-32
On Home Missionary staff after Hall for time.
Reefton (supply) 1.8.1936
Ord Reefton WsP 16.3.1937
Ind Reefton-Totara Flat WsP (charge enlarged) 10.10.1938
Knapdale MtP 3.8.1943 - resigned 31.5.1945
Resugned from the ministry 26.3.1946.
SEDGEWICK, Rev Charles Cowderoy
b 29.4.1879, England.
w Grace Amelia b 1.10.1884 m 16.4.1908 d 9.8.1967
Holds nine certificates from the Science and Art Dept, London.
Formerly an Engineer (Royal Marine Artillery) for the British
Royal Navy. An active Christian worker since 1903 and a stipendiary
Christian worker from 1921 in Australia. Took part of the HM course
Joined the PCNZ Home Missionary service 27.9.1930
HM Manurewa SAP 1930 (6 months)
Fitzroy TkP 1931 (3 years), Ord HM 15.9.1931
Hanmer Springs ChP 1934
Roseneath WnP 1937
Manurewa SAP 1940 – resigned and retired 30.4.1944
Assistant Minister, St Andrews New Plymouth 1948-50
SEDON, Rev Ashley J.
P D & M Director: Response, Wn 1.2.1987; term completed 1.1993
SEDUADUA, Mr Apenisa & Mrs
w. Vika m (?)
Seconded from the Department of Education, Fiji
Missionary Teacher New Hebrides (Vanuatu) – appointed as an Agricultural Teacher to
Onesua High School New Hebrides for a 3 year term from 22 May 1967
Onesua High School - Agricultural Teacher 1967
Returned to Fiji Dec 1969
Resigned 1970 and off staff from 12.2.1970
SELLAR, Rev Keith Lawrence BA.
w Noeline Henrietta b 10.12.1930 m 21.1.1956
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1955-57
Licensed by Presbytery of Hawkes Bay 1958
Ord Pio Pio WkP 12.2.1958
Avondale, Auckland AP 7.2.1963 - resigned 30.4.1972 (on formation of Union Parish) and withdrew.
Lodged Certificate Apr 1972
Provided Social Work in Napier
Died 3 September 2013
SEO, Rev Joshua
Minister (Part-Time), St Andrew's Hanshin Manuwera
Other Recognised Minister 2013
SETEFANO, Rev Leiite QSM., JP., L.Th.
wife: Lealofisa, married 29 November 1969
Ordained Pacific Islands Church (PIC) Rotorua, Bay of Plenty Presbytery, 24 June 1971
PIC Associate Minister, Petone, Wellington Presbytery, 24 July 1975
PIC Tamaki, Auckland Presbytery, 22 May 1980 - retired 18 December 2016
Moderator of Pacific Islanders' Synod (Pilot), 1998-2000
SEUNARINE, Rev Dr J.
St Andrews Ashburton SS for 6 mths 1988
SEYMOUR, Sr Grace
Presbyterian Women’s Training Institute 1918-29 - Trained as Deaconess and also
as nurse. She went to Dunedin to train for overseas Mission work, but was finally
turned down on medical grounds. In 1921 she was 'own worker' of the Young
Women’s Bible Class Union as Home Missionary at Kaikohe.
HM Kaikohe NP 21.11.1922 - resigned 1927 due to ill-health
She returned to Dunedin to do Plunket training; was in charge of Maternity Ward at
Akaroa Hosital for a time.
Assistant at Pukemiro (HM) WkP 12.1927 - resigned 31.7.1929
Congregational Deaconess St Lukes Auckland AP 1929
In 1937 she went to England where her Karitane training was in great demand; she
became committed to MRA. She remained in England over period of World War Two,
and returned to NZ in 1946
Matron Darfield Maternity Hosp (Canterbury) 1946 - retired 1958 to Holly Lea Christchurch.
Died 30.6.1979 Christchurch, aged 86
SHALLARD, Rev Murray BTheol (Laidlaw)
Dairy farmer, began conversion following September 11 attacks 2001, to be a soldier for God.
"Believing that Jesus healed me from a burst blood clot in my head in 2003, and finally
trusting him with my future in 2004, he set me free of my past and said to me, 'build and grow
my Church, make it an example for others'." (SPANZ Winter 2012)
Bible College of New Zealand internship degree 2007
B.Theol. Laidlaw College 2011
Licensed 5 December 2012
Minister St Andrew's Presbyterian Church Gore, Southern Presbytery 3 February 2013
Other recognised minister, Southern Presbytery 1 December 2014
SHALLCRASS, Rev John Robin MA., MA., BD.
Bachelor of Divinity Student 1964-1965
Blenheim: St. Andrew’s Nelson Marlborough Presbytery December 1995
Minister Emeritus Dunedin Presbytery December 1999
Minister Emeritus Christchurch Presybytery 1 November 2006
SHALLCRASS, Rev Mary Lloyd M.A. (Chic)
Blenheim: St. Andrew’s Nelson Marlborough Presbytery December 1995
Wakouaiti Dunedin Presbytery February 1999
Minister Emerita, Christchurch Presbytery, 17 December 2006
SHANNON, Rev James Wigston M.A.
born 13 August 1858, Braidwood, near Carluke, in the north of Larnarkshire, Scotland.
w Agnes Elizabeth Renton, daughter of Rev. Alexander Renton, m 27 June 1893
Educated at Braidwood School, a student of the United Presbyterian Church, graduated Glasgow University, Master of Arts 1886, and the Theological College on Castle Terrace, Edinburgh
Licenced Edinburgh Presbytery, 1888.
First charge, South St. Elgin, 11 June 1889
Called to Wilton Church, Hawick, 2 February 1892, a new church was built during his ministry, 14 years
Translated to Gilmour place, Edinburgh, February 1906, 14 years - brought out by Dr Gibb; he came to New Zealand with his family in 1921.
Morere, Hawkes Bay Presbytery as Home Missionary, 1921;
Inducted as Minister, Matawhero, Gisborne, 6 September 1923, till his strength failed.
Father of Mrs A.C. Whitelaw.
Died 8 January 1926 peacefully at the Matawhero manse after an illness of a few weeks, aged 67
In both these parishes he won the confidence and, in a singular degree, the affection of his people. He was a man of great gentleness, broad-minded withal, and devoted to his high calling. Albeit these years in New Zealand were but the closing years of a long ministry, yet they were very happy years for Mr Shannon. He enjoyed the sunshine and the beauties of the district, and the kindness of his people. (In Memoriam, The Outlook, January 18, 1926, page 5)
Matawhero Church hosted his funeral, with many coming from Morere and Gisborne, including ministers of the Anglican, Methodist, and Baptist Churches, interred at Taruheru Cemetery.
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