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Ministers, Deaconesses & Missionaries from 1840
Waddell to Watene
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WADDELL, Mrs Christabel (Sr Christabel) née Duncan
b 4.8.1876; h Rutherford, Waddell b 1852 m 3.12.1923 d 16.4.1932
Deaconess College Melbourne Australia
Ord Deaconess, Melbourne 17.3.1901; came to NZ in 1901.
Rev Rutherford Waddell had the vision to see the need for Deaconesses. The
Methodist Church had brought Sr Olive from Australia to work in Dunedin,
and thus Rev. Waddell was able to gain support for an order in NZ. He wrote
to the Principal of the Deaconess Training Institute in Melbourne, to select a
Deaconess for Dunedin. They chose Sr Christabel, who came (after initial
reluctance) and soon won a place in the hearts of the poor and needy. She
arrived in 1901; the Deaconess Order was established in NZ in 1903, and the
Presbyterian Women’s Training Institute (PWTI) began that year in Dunedin.
(see under H.H. Driver)
Deaconess St Andrews Dunedin DnP 1901-23 (given 2 years leave for PWMU
work.) - was first Deac of the NZ Presbyterian Church 1901.
Secretary PWMU 1919-21; & again 1935-43
She married Rev Rutherford Waddell on 3.12.1923
PSSA Wellington City Work 1944-48
St Davids Upper Hutt WnP 1950 for 2 months.
Died 20.9.1962 at Sydney, Australia aged 86
WADDELL, Rev Dr Rutherford B.A., M.A.,D.D.
b 1852 Glenarm, County Antrim, Ireland.
w (1) Kathleen Maud Newman b - m 1883 in Ireland d 7.9.1920
(She was an invalid for many years)
w (2) Sr. Christabel Duncan (see separate entry) b 4.8.1876 m 3.12.1923
d Sydney 20.9.1962
Son of Rev Hugh Waddell; after leaving school he spent 4 years as a drapery
apprentice in Banbridge, and then entered Queens College, Belfast & Theological
Hall Belfast; he then volunteered for mission service in Syria, but was not accepted.
Gained BA in March 1875 & MA at Queen’s (Now Royal) University in 1875.
Licensed & Ordained by Presbytery of Ards (sic?), County Down, Ireland in 1876.
Then he decided to come to NZ and arrived in 1877.
Ind. Lincoln & Prebbleton ChP 25.9.1877, 18 months.
St Andrews Dunedin DnP 18.4.1879 - retired 30.6.1919, after serving there 40 years.
St Andrews was the first congregation to adopt the 'own missionary' scheme (at one time
they had three ‘own’ missionaries) and contributed generously to general missions as
well. In a sermon in 1888 he first drew attention to the issue of "sweated labour" which
was then rife in Dunedin. He suggested establishing an independent tribunal to keep a
balance between masters and men. The issue was gradually taken up by papers
and public bodies; a commission investigated conditions in 1888-89. Its disclosures led
to the passing of the Arbitration Acts. He was a member of a committee set up in 1888
to establish kindergartens; he was the founder of the Prison Reform Assn; founder and
first editor of “The Outlook”.
He had a graceful literary style, and for many years contributed to the Press of NZ.
He also published 8 volumes of essays between 1907 and 1926.
' His sermons expounded the scriptures in the light of current problems in private
and public life. He also gave lectures on literature, and the Christian faith. He
wrote a weekly article for the Evening Star Dunedin for many years. He was not
robust, but behind a slender body, there was a personality of great strength and
conviction combined with gentleness and sensitivity. His deafness isolated him
greatly, but suffering kindled his sympathies & released his compassion. He was
a pastor of deep understanding and spiritual power.' (From Obituary)
' He was one of our greatest preachers. His literary gifts enabled him to serve a
great ministry through his writings. He took a leading part in a number of social
movements, including reform of labour conditions, prison reform, prohibition.
He interested himself and others in the establishment of technical classes,
kindergartens & institutions for the religious education of the young.'
In 1897 he received a DD from the General Assembly of the Theological College,
Belfast. He was the author of ' Behold the Lamb of God ' and other publications.
Retired to “Dreamthorpe”, Otago Peninsula
Died 16.4.1932 Dunedin and interred with his first wife in the Southern cemetery, Dunedin.
WADDELL, Rev Samuel
b 17.1.1884; w Hannah b 25.4.1874 m 26.12.1912 d 25.10.1952
He came to NZ under the HM scheme of Dr Gibb
HM Tuatapere SP 3.1921, Ord HM 1921
Bluff SP 1927
Died 11.6.1932 in office
WADE, Rev Bryan Maxwell M.Sc.
w Anne Easter m 12.12.1970
Hall 1968-1971 Rep 1969: he interrupted his course to spend a yearr in secular employment 1969.
Ordained Tamaki Auckland Presbytery 25 November 1971 - resigned 16 March 1975 and withdrew.
Minister within the Bounds Auckland Presbytery May 1999
Lodged Certificate, Auckland Presbytery, 21 December 2006
WADHAM, Mr Kay R.
Hall 1935-7; instead of entering the min he became a teacher at Scots
Coll, Wn & was there for many yrs.
WAIGHT, Rev Tom A. Dip. Theol., Dip. Min.,
St. Andrew’s Marton WgP Nov 1995
Moderator of Wanganui Presbytery 2004
Moderator of the Presbytery of Manwatu – Wanganui (amalgamated) 2004
WAIHAPE, Miss Kathleen
Nuhaka Hostel, Assist 1.1.1949 res 28.2.1951
WAINWRIGHT, Rev Percy John
b 30.10.1883 Birmingham;
w Sarah Jane b 18.9.1881 m 29.8.1908 d 17.7.1974
He began as an engineering apprentice, pattern-maker. He then studied for the
Baptist ministry in England.
Licenced by the Baptist Church England
Ordained by the Baptist Union, England Sept 1909
Came to NZ in 1912 as Baptist Minister at Petone then at Gisborne.
He resigned from Baptist Ministry at Gisborne; then worked at his trade for a time.
He applied to PCNZ to be received as a Minister, and was accepted by the General
Assembly in 1921.
Ind Matawhero Gisborne HBP 13.4.1922
Taumarunui WkP 6.3.1924
Morningside, Auckland AP 17.5.1927
Birkenhead, Auckland NSP 30.5.1930
Island Bay, Wellington WnP 18.7.1933
Tauranga BPP 2.2.1943 - retired 31.10.1948
Local Ministry Team, Hinds Co-operating Parish, Ashburton 2008-2009
WAKELING, Rev W.J. Douglas
St Davids Union Carterton WpP 2.1971 to 1977
Hauraki Plains Co-op WkP 11.2.1988; term completed 31.1.1994.
WALCH, Rev Margaret Helen (earlier Sr Helen)
Hall (& Deac Coll) 1969-71
Ord Deac PSSA Wn Social Workere 24.2.1972
Ord Min & confirmed Social Worker Wn 4.5.1975
Mt Victoria (earlier Kent Tce WnP) 2.3.1976
Director, Inner City Ministry Wn (Ecum) 10.1984
Res fr PCNZ 16.7.1991
WALDIE, Rev J.W.
b. 27 Jun 1942, Peebles, Scotland
w. Jemima Robertson m. (?) Southtafts, Egishay, Orkney 30 Mar 1887, d. 1889
Arrived in NZ on the “Waipa” 19 July 1889. Jemima died on board ship in Wellington
Harbour from Rheumatic Fever and is buried on Soames Island.
Ordained Strath Taieri (Middlemarch) 21.10.1890
Church Extension Report for 1892 states he is doing good work at Strath Taieri.
Suspended for Gross Misconduct 3.3.1893
In later years he lived with his son and daughter in law in Wellington.
Died Wellington 28 April 1931
WALDON, Rev D.
St Columba Taradale HBP (exchange) 1982
WALKER, Sr Alison Margaret
b 16.5.1941 Dn - unm
She grew up in Cong Ch; employment in Knox Coll Library Dn led her to Pres
Ch & Deac Coll
Deac Coll 1963-5
MMarchweil Union Timaru few mths early 1966
Ord Deac Marchweil Union Timaru 25.5.1966 res 30.9.1966
PSSA Wn 1966
WALKER, Rev Brett James B.A., B.Th.(Hons), P.G.Dip., M.Th.(Otago)
w Susan Jane m 14.1.1984
Theological Hall 1990
Licensed St Peters Tauranga 16.12.1990
Ordained Flagstaff Union Dunedin DnP 24.1.1991
Taradale-St.Columba’s Presb. Church BPP Feb 1985
Moderator of Gisborne-Hawkes Bay Presbytery 2004
WALKER, Rev Brian
Baptist Union of New Zealand
Received and inducted as Minister, St Andrew's / Balmoral Parish, Balclutha Clutha Presbytery December 2006
WALKER, Sr Edith Alma (Sr Edith)
b 19.1.1886 at Waikumete, Auckland.
Educated at Avondale Primary School and Colwell’s Business College, Auckland.
Worked as a Shorthand Typist.
Presbyterian Women’s Training Institute, Dunedin (dates not known)
Ordained Deaconess in 1916
She first intended to serve with the Sudan United Mission, but when she was rejected,
she turned to the Maori Mission field.
Joined the Maori Mission Staff 1915.
Nuhaka 1.1.1915 (as Assistant to Sr Jessie Alexander)
Waimana - in charge of first Maori Language School for prospective Mission staff 1940-42
Retired from Maori Mission 31.8.1949 after 35 years service.
In retirement (honorary capacity) 1950-60 :
Relieving Matron of David Hogg Memorial Hostel, Whakatane
Ruatahuna Mission Station
Tokaanu Mission Station
Also assisted with translation work.
WALKER, Rev Edward W. (Ed)
b 15.1.1874; w Rose E. b 24.6.1873 m 7.5.1902 d 29.3.1967
He came as a HM fr Tasmaniain 1905 & worked at Ormond while studying.
HM Ormond stud 1905; lic authorized 11.1909
Ord Ormond Gisborne 16.3.1910
Bluff SP 6.6.1913
Leeston ChP 27.3.1918
He took a prominent part in Temperance work.
WALKER, Sr Erice Jean (Sr Erice) Mrs K. Carley B.A.
h Keith William Carley m. 16.1.1965
Deaconess College, Dunedin 1961-63
Ord Deaconess, St Marks, Christchurch 19.11.1963 - resigned Jan 1965 to be married.
WALKER, Rev Johnstone
fr Scot, arr 1878
Lower Wairarapa supply 1878-9
He worked for some mths under Nth Ch Ch Ex Com; then was induced to
leave for health reasons.
WALKER, Rev Leslie Norman
b. 26 January 1886 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to Alexander and Annabella Walker
w Florence Gertrude Dewar 1913
Educated Toowoomba GS, matricated University of Sydney
Home Missionary Stanthorpe, Presbyterian Church of Queensland c 1908
He came from Queensland to New Zealand in 1913.
Home Missionary Papakura South Auckland Presbytery 1913
Clevedon South Auckland Presbytery 1915
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1916-1918
Ordained Riversdale Mataura Presbytery 22 January 1919
Teviot (Roxburgh Central Otago Presbytery) 29 January 1920
Hamilton, Brisbane Queensland Australia 31 August 1923
Gunnedah, New South Wales Australia 29 April 1925
Died 23.7.1926 at Gunnedah of Typhoid. Had gone blind
Grandson of Rev. Robert T Walker of Victoria, Australia. Sister a deaconess
WALKER, Rev Peter
w Rose m 30.1.1959 (divorced)
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1964-66
Licensed by Presbytery of Wanganui 1967
Ordained Waimarino WgP 2.2.1967 - resigned 8.9.1970
Chaplain RNZAF Whenuapai 19.11.1970
Chaplain RNZAF Woodbourne 12.2.1974 - resigned 31.1.1977
PSSA Field Officer Blenheim and
Honorary Assistant Minister (part-time) Blenheim NMP 10.4.1977
Resigned 15.2.1985 and withdrew.
Minister within the Bounds NMP Feb 1985
WALKER, Rev Robert Langlands M.A.
w Mary Margaret b 9.5.1893 m 31.7.1922 d 10.2.1972
Studied at St Andrews University; then United Presbyterian College for Theology
Licensed by UPC Presbytery of Edinburgh 1888
Ord Haddington 10.9.1891, served 10 years; came to NZ 1902
Ind St James Auckland AP 26.11.1902 - resigned 28.2.1921
He lost his entire family by death during 1919-20, resigned and returned to Scotland
to recuperate 1921; returned again to NZ to -
Ravensbourne, Dunedin DnP 14.8.1922
Matawhero GP 6.6.1926 - retired 30.6.1929
St Andrews Suva, Fiji AP - supply 3 months 1935
He was a scholarly man, in philosophy, Latin, Greek, German, French.
(The wife given above was presumably his 2nd wife, his first wife being lost with
the family in 1919-20)
WALL, Mr H.
Maori Miss - Helper 1932; no further information.
WALL, Rev Kenneth (Ken) Gordon L.Th.
w Sandra Lynnette m 20.8.1966
Theological Hall, 1971-1973
Ordained Greytown Union, Wairarapa Presbytery, 31.1.1974
St James', Wanganui, 31 August 1978
Westbury Parish (Uniting Church of Australia), Tasmania, Australia (Exchange Ministry), December 1985 to February 1986
(Rev Bob Fraser of Westbury Parish served concurrently at St James')
Kapiti Co-operating Collegiate (Raumari Wellington Presbytery), 24 May 1987
St.Andrew’s, Gisborne, Gisborne Presbytery, November 1995
Gisborne Presbyterian Parish, Gisborne Presbytery, February 2001
Moderator of Gisborne Presbytery 2003
St Marks & St Andrew’s, Palmerston North, Manawatu Wanganui Presbytery, 30 January 2005
Minister Emeritus, 16 February 2013
Senior Active Minister, Kaimai Presbytery, 1 October 2015
WALL, Rev Thomas Malcolm Henry B.Th., A.N.Z.I.M.
w Helen Blanche m 26.11.1966
Theological Hall 1985-87
Ord Woodville Union MnP 31.1.1988
Te Kuiti & Kihikihi Shared Union 28.10.1993
St. Andrew’s Presb. Church Kihikihi Oct 1993
Minister Emeritus 1 Aug 2005
WALLACE, Rev Arthur Roxborough
b 29 July 1907; w Evelyn Jessie, b 9 August 1910, m 24 March 1941
Home Missionary service; Ordained Home Missonary, 1932 - stations not known.
Takapau-Norsewood, Hawkes Bay Presbytery, 9 January 1941
St James Auckland, 28 February 1945
Kerang, Victoria, Australia, 29 October 1949, for health reasons, and withdrew from New Zealand Church.
WALLACE, Rev Dorothy
h. Bill Wallace, seperated & divorced in 1990, reconciled & re-married again in 1997
Dorothy accepted Christ as her Lord and Saviour on 8th May 1978 and from that moment on lived
joyfully in the service of Christ and his Church.
Leader of the Team Section of the St Andrew's New Plymouth Boy's Brigade 1982-89
Spent one year at the Bible College of New Zealand 1990
Appointed an Elder of St Andrew's New Plymouth in 1991, going on to take a paid position as
Pastoral Secretary in 1995
After becoming increasingly involved in pastoral work with the Frankleigh Park congregation she
received a call to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament.
Ordained Assistant Minister (Limited Local Ministry) St Andrew’s New Plymouth TkP Nov 26 Nov 2000
Despite some ill-health, continued pastoral work with the Frankleigh Park congregation
Moderator of Taranaki Presbytery January 2002 to 2004
"She filled the role with great enthusiasm, and was particularly appreciated for the considerable
amount of pastoral ministry she offered to clergy and their families in the Presbytery."
Resigned from St Andrew's due to ill-health in 2003.
Minister within the Bounds TkP 1 Aug 2003
"The next few years saw a deterioration in Dorothy's health, yet her witness, right to the end, was of God's
faithfulness and joy in his spirit." [from Memrorial Minute]
Died 2nd April 2007.
WALLACE, Rev George
b 12.11.1878; w Catherine P. b 29.12.1874 m 25.6.1902 d 3.5.1964
HM Katikati WkP 1915
Blackball WsP 1917, Ord HM 1917
Hedgehope SP 1918
Ord Min Waiareka (Enfield NOP) 11.1924 res 26.3.1931 & returned to
Scot with his wife.
St Andrews Motherwell Scot 1933 ret 31.12.1949 & remained in Scot.
Died 21.1.1953 Scot.
WALLACE, Miss I.R. M.A.
Turakina Maori Girls Coll. Acting Principal 1967
WALLACE, Rev James
Associate Minister, St Peter’s Tauranga BOP
Bethlehem Community Church BOP 30 May 2004
WALLACE, Rev John
fr Scot, came as prob of FC
Ord Devonport NSP 12.3.1866
Whangarei NP 9.2.1870 res 14.11.1877 in ill-health to take a sea voyage.
Returned to Scotland.
WALLACE, Rev James (Jim) Martin B.Sc., B.Soc.Sc., B.Th.
w Rosemary Ina m 11.1.1975
Theological Hall 1977-79
Ordained Waihi WkP 27.1.1980
St Johns Rotorua BPP 6.2.1986
Associate Minister St Peter’s Tauranga BPP 18.4.2002
Bethlehem Community Church Tauranga BPP 2004
WALLACE, Rev William Greig
HM Dannevirke HBP 1890 res 1892
Listed as stud prch HBP 1894, but no station stated.
No further mention.
WALLACE, Rev William Jackson Semple
b 20 April 1918 Dunedin;
w (1) Marion Beatrice, b 19 August 1919 m 1 April 1942 d 4 October 1946, daughter of Rev Thomas Miller
w (2) Gladys Janet Lindsay Craig, b 21 October 1919 m 20 May 1948 died 5 April 2015
Home Missionary (Summer Supply), Pongaroa, 31 November 1938 to 1 March 1939
Home Missionary (Student Supply), Henderson, Auckland Presbytery, 1 March 1939 to 1 February 1940
St Stephens, Lower Hutt (Student Supply - Upper Hutt Outfields), Wellington Presbytery, 1 February 1940 –
Resigned 1 March 1941
Theological Hall, 1942-1944
Ordained Dipton, Southland Presbytery, 11 November 1944
Mataura, Mataura Presbytery, 1 May 1949
St Andrews, Invercargill, 10 April 1969 - resigned 30 June 1977 due to ill-health and went on half-time.
Retired December 1978.
In retirement Chaplain to PSSA Homes Invercargil, until illness in 1983.
Father of Mrs Marion B Rae (Wife of Rev SH Rae)
Died 27 September 1983.
WALLACE, Rev William L. B.A.
Parklands Co-op ChP 2.1982 to 31.1.1988
Wainuiomata WnP 1.2.1988 to 31.1.1995
WALLIS, Rev. Helen Frances (Previously Rev HF Richards)
Dip.Min., Dip.Th., N.Z.R.N., R.M., P.C.Psy.
h. R. John Wallis m. 31 May 1981
Theological Hall, Dunedin1976-1978
Ordained Lawrence-Waitahuna Central Otago Presbytery 28 November 1978
Green Island Dunedin DnP 27 September 1984 - resigned 31 October 1985
Ecumenical Chaplain Christchurch Women’s Hospital 13 February 1986 - resigned 22 October 1993
Amberley-Sefton 1 November 1993
Oreti Parish Southland Presbytery 6 February1994 (later joined the new Central Southland Parish)
Ecumenical Chaplain, Timaru (3 year term)
St David’s Union Ashburton Ashburton Presbytery January 2002 – resigned January 2003
Minister within the Bounds Dunedin Presbytery 2004
Minister within the Bounds Central Otago Presbytery 7 Mar 2005
Interim Minister, St Stephen's, Timaru (Special Ministry) South Canterbury Presbytery 1 July 2007
Minister Emerita Christchurch Presbytery 21 January 2008
Minister Emerita Southern Presbytery 3 September 2013
WALLIS, Rev Dr James M.D.
Previously a Missionary in Demerara
Appointed by Session of St Andrews Auckland 10.1865 to work the upper end of Symonds
Street (now called St Davids) - resigned 1868.
He came into collision with St James Session and with Presbytery and resigned 1.7.1868
He then went to Matanana Valley, Wanganui, but returned to Auckland where he established
an Independent Congregation and built a Church called 'Newton Kirk' (claiming to follow
Newton Independents) of which he was the Minister.
At one time also a Farmer.
WALLIS, Mrs R.J. see Richards, Helen
WALLS, Mr Bob & Mrs Barbara
Overseas Volunteer Workers
Apia Samoa, teachers, trade training, in Land Development Scheme of Ekalesia,
When they left for Samoa in 7.1987 Bob had retired as Head of the Engineering
Dept at Otumoetai Coll (near Tauranga). He had prepared an on-site report on
the setting up of an Industrial Arts & Home Economics Course in the Meth Ch
School at Levaula, near Apia. They returned to NZ in 7.1989, having not only
built the classrooms, but established a Course, whhich teaches safety attitudes &
skills, develops confidence & technical experience, uses local materials, &
integrates traditional crafts with introduced technology.
WALLS, Mr J.Keith & Mrs
Overseas Workers - Hong Kong
Teachers Hong Kong 1967; there was no staff vacancy in our Miss staff, but
they accepted position as Headmaster & teacher at Ming Kei Coll, Hong Kong,
positions under Hong Kong Council, on their staff 1967-
WALLS, Sr Mary Yvonne (Mrs G. Johnston)
h. Mr Graeme Johnston
Two years secondary education at Wanganui Technical College.
Undertook Nursing training graduated in General Nursing, Maternity, Plunket and
Tuberculosis patient care. Especially interested in leprosy.
Employed by the Health Dept. as a District Nurse.
Deaconess College, Dunedin 1 Aug 1958 to 26.10.1958
Missionary New Hebrides (Vanuatu)
Appointed as Senior Sister (1st Matron) of Vaemali Hospital, Epi 1.8.1958
Dedicated for Mission work by South Auckland Presbytery in Papakura Church 9.11.1958
Left for New Hebrides via Sydney 21.11.1958
Resigned Sept. 1964 and returned to NZ 10.10.1964, after 6 years pioneering work, to marry
Graeme Johnston, RadioTechnician in the New Hebrides.
Off Mission staff from 10.2.1965
WALLS, Rev Thomas M.A.
fr CS Scot
Ind Woodville MnP 1893 res 23.10.1894 - to Scot
Returned to NZ & recd by Ass 1896
Ngaruawahia WkP 31.8.1896 res 31.8.1897
Te Aroha WkP 1898 ret 1905 - ret to Taieri Mouth.
WALSH, Rev Ernest Charles
b 9.12.1903 Christchurch
w. Weira Jean b. 2.2.1902 m. 31.5.1934 d. 1997
The third of 12 children, he attended Richmond Primary School, leaving at age 12 with
a Proficiency Certificate. Worked as a butcher boy then became an apprentice Carpenter
and Joiner. After moving to Pukekohe, he attended a full time course at the Bible Training
Institute for 2 years. Joined the Home Missionary service Jan 1929, took the HM course.
HM Mamaku (Ngongataha) WkP Jan 1929 – his only transport being a horse.
Tolaga Bay GP 1931, Ord HM 29.3.1932
Denniston WsP 1932 – an impoverished mining town 2,000 ft above sea level and lived
in a corrugated iron ‘manse’.
HM Hinds AsP 1936
HM Johnsonville WnP 1937 – attended Victoria University for 3 years while at Johnsonville.
HM Waitati DnP 1940 – ministered to 3 churches while studying at the Hall and was also
a member of the local Home Guard.
Theological Hall 1940-42 – Winner of the Ebenezer No 2 prize, coming second behind Lloyd
Ord. Roslyn Dunedin (Locum Tenens) DnP 1.12.1942 to 1943 while their minister was away
during the war.
Mornington Dunedin DnP 14.10.1943 – at Mornington Ernie began a career of expanding
preaching stations within a Parish, acquiring land and having plans drawn for a second
church in the Parish.
St Heliers AP 21.6.1951
St Cuthberts East Coast Bays NSP 13.2.1964 - retired 30.4.1969
Maungaturoto NP (light duty) 1973 - resigned 1976
“He was blessed with a friendly nature and an outgoing personality and was greatly loved
by his congregation. He had a special gift for preaching and his sermons were frequently
enhanced by his remarkable ability to recite from memory long passages of scripture. Ernie
related well with children and young people.
Retirement brought further work [at] New Plymouth, Maungatoroto, Tauranga, the Masonic
Village and finally voluntary work at the Lady Allum Home.” (from Obituary)
Died 30 Oct 1997, 6 months after his wife Jean.
WALTERS, Mr Stephen
HM Beaumont ClP 1909
Rewa WgP 1911-2
WALTON, Mrs P.
Maranga Maori Girls Hostel Ak, Matron 1972
WANDEN, Rev Miss Marilyn Olive B.A.,B.D.
Theological Hall 1973-5
Ordained Assist Hawera TkP 12.2.1976
St Davids Marchwiel Union Timaru 24.10.1978
St Giles Kilbirnie WnP 16.9.1982 res 30.4.1989
Khandallah WnP SS 1.8.1989 to 31.10.1989
Stokes Valley WnP part-time 9.11.1989, term completed 31.10.1993
Continued as ITIM Chaplain.
Secretary to Council of Assembly & Executive Officer of the General Administration
Minister Emeritus WnP Aug 1996
WANDEN, Mr Norman
born 16 June 1922 in Palmerston North
w Audrey d 2003
Attended St Andrew's, transferred to St David's Palmerston North 1953
Ordained elder 30 October 1960 serving almost 50 years
Key figure in establishing Milson Combined Church (Anglican-Methodist-Presbyterian) 1976
Presbytery Treasurer 1983-2001
died 3 October 2011 in Palmerston North Hospital
WANSBONE, Mr George H.
HM Pokenno SAP 1901; recd as 1st yr stud in 1st HM course
arranged by Ass 1903
Helensville AP 1903 -
Rep 1904: parish divided, & Wansbone in new section, Kaipara.
Kaipara NP 1904, res fr HM serv 1908.
Commenced employment, Mossburn Presbyterian Church, Southland Presbytery, 1 February 1992
Lay Supply Part-Time, Te Anau-Mossburn, January 1994
Lay Supply Part-Time, Mossburn, 1997-2000, nine years at Mossburn, the longest serving minister at the church
"When we lived here I was struck by the resilience of the community. There was the blessing of being involved ecumenically with the Anglican and Catholic people here and of people's generosity which looks like it has not changed" (110th Anniversary, June 2016, Newslink, Gore, Southland)
WARD, Mrs see Grieve, Jessie
WARD, Mr Edward (Ed) J. F.A.B.N.Z.
General Manager of the Presbyterian Bookrooms, appointed 1937, retired 31.7.1968
Secretary of the Young Men’s Bible Class Union 1936-39
Editor of the YMBC magazine “Four Square” 1929-40
Ordained an Elder in 1937
Session Clerk of St Alban’s Christchurch
Served on a number of Assembly Committees
Fellow and Past President of the Associated Booksellers of New Zealand.
WARD, Rev John Egerton
b 31.7.1860 Bendigo Vict;
w Barbara E. b 10.11.1867 m 2.7.1893 d 17.9.1942
He came to NZ as a child and was educated in Dunedin, and later at a Protestant Seminary in
France. After a varied experience during which he acquired a working knowledge of Maori,
he entered Home Mission serv.
HM Huntly WkP 1898
He was accepted as Maori Missionary in 1902; he was to begin at Taumarunui on 1.1.1902, but
for lack of a house atTaumarunui his appointment was delayed till near the end of 1902.
Taumarunui WkP 1902 - Ordination authorized by Assembly 12.11.1907;
Ordained by WgP at Turakina 12.1907, retired 31.5.1934.
“For the Maori people he had an ardent affection and unsparingly spent himself in their interest.
He did much to prepare the Maori people for the inevitable changes that came with the advent
of the pakeha into the King Country.”
“He was fluent in Maori and knowledgeable about custom and lore. Before the arrival of a Doctor
in the area, Rev. Ward was a healer of bodies as well as souls, travelling the roadless district with
its unbridged rivers on his horse, Dobbin. Egerton Ward was also a Town Councillor and Deputy
Died 6.7.1940 Auckland, aged 79.
WARD, Rev J.R.
Sth Invercargill, supplied 1902 - no further information.
WARD, Rev Dr Kevin MA(Hons); Dip Tchg., DipEd., BD., Ph.D (Otago)
From Baptist Churches of New Zealand
Grew up at Timaru Baptist Church, Wilson Street, Timaru
Secondary School Teacher; Baptist Minister; Associate Dean, Bible College, Christchurch Centre
Appointed Lecturer in Church and Society, School of Ministry Knox College, Dunedin January 2003
(Now known at The Knox Centre for Ministry & Leadership)
Granted Minister Full Membership of PCANZ by Dunedin Presbytery 28 March 2003
Adjunct Lecturer in Theology and Religion, University of Otago
WARD, Mrs M. M.A., Dip.Ed.
Turakina Maori Girls Coll, Principal 1966
WARD, Rev Richard J. B.H.Sc., B.D.
Theological Hall 1989-91
Ordained Knox Feilding (shared Ministry) MnP 7.5.1992
Kohimaramara Presb. Church Auckland AP Oct 1999
WARDLAW, Rev Andrew James Joseph
w Joyce Eleanor Mary b 29.4.1915 m 9.3.1938
Home Missionary Plimmerton WnP student 1934
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1935-37
Licensed by Wellington Presbytery Dec 1937
Ordained Waitahuna ClP 9.12.1937
Grey Lynn-Richmond AP 2.5.1940
Inglewood TkP 14.5.1946
Taita Union WnP 10.4.1951
Kaitaia NP 28.8.1957
St Stephens Hamilton 31.8.1967
Minister Emeritus 30.9.1975
Parish Associate Trinity (St Heliers) 3.1977-12.1980
WARIN, Rev Wyvern Herbert Dawson LLB.
b 7.6.1907 Warkworth;
w Pearl Isabel Wickham b 31.5.1913 m 31.10.1936 d 12.11.1986
He practised Law for 9 years.
Theological Hall 1934-36
Licensed by Auckland Presbytery 22.10.1936
Ordained Normanby TkP 1.12.1936
Waikaka Valley MtP 3.8.1939
East Taieri DnP 29.10.1945
Levin MnP 5.2.1953 - retired 1.12.1967
A crippling stroke in 1967 forced him to retire; he went to live at Bucklands Beach
Auckland and fought his way back to health.
WARNECKE, Miss Gwen
Deac Coll 1958 (special social service course)
Children's Home 1959
WARNER, Rev Peter Robin B.A., B.D.
w Ronalda Agnes m 2.2.1963
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1960-62
Ordained Assistant Minister Te Kauwhata (Naike SAP) 3.4.1963
Te Kauwhata SAP (in full charge) 17.2.1966 - resigned 30.6.1968 and withdrew to take
up an appointment with the Overseas Missionary Fellowship 1968.
Served at Johore, West Malaysia.
Minister Emeritus Dec 2001
Died Nov 2007
WARNER, Mr Philip Charles
St Andrew's-Marton MWP 1 Feb 2012
Ordained Locally Ordained Minister Probationary Marton St Andrew's, Central Presbytery 24 November 2013
WARNER, Rev. Sandra May B.A., B.Th., DipCoun.
(Refer also entry for Sandra Hudson-Owen)
h(1) Anthony Craig Campbell m 16 August 1986
h(2) Paul Warner m 6 October 1990
Theological Hall 1984-1986
Ordained St Giles Mt Roskill Auckland Presbytery 4 December 1986
NZ Army Chaplain 15 September 1992
Served as Chaplain to NZ Peacekeepers in Bosnia Septembe r1995 to 1 January 1996
Received the NZ Operational Services Medal and the United Nations Peacekeeping Medal.
St Peter’s Ellerslie – Mt. Wellington Auckland Presbytery April 1996
St Aiden's Northcote, North Shore, to Other Recognised Minister, Auckland Presbytery 24 April 2008
Pt. Chevalier Co-operating Parish, Auckland Presbytery 21 July 2008
WARNOCK, Rev Robert
w Louise Ellen b 4.8.1875 m 26.3.1917 pred h.
He came from Scotland in 1914 & entered the Home Missions service.
HM Pukekohe Outfields SAP 1914
Kanieri Outfields WsP 1916, Ord HM 1916
NZEF; war service 11.1.1917 to 22.7.1919; he entered the army as a medical
orderly, and on discharge returned to HM service.
St Heliers Auckland AP 1919
Theological Hall 1921-23
Licensed by Auckland Presbytery 9 Oct 19__(?)
Ord Minister Te Puke BPP 25.3.1924
St Albans Christchurch ChP 3.7.1930
St Davids Palmerston North 17.11.1938 - retired 28.2.1955
Hanmer [supply] 1955
Died 30.8.1971, aged 81 years, at Woburn Home Lower Hutt.
WARREN, Miss B.
Overseas Worker , with Asia Pacific Christian Mission -
Papua New Guinea 1975
Dauli Teachers College, Tari PNG 1977
WARREN, Rev Johanna F. B.A., B.D.
Halkett, Christchurch Presbytery, November 1995
St Andrew’s, Blenheim, Nelson-Marlborough Presbytery, June 2000
Minister, Fielding Oroua Presbyterian Parish, Presbytery Central - Nukuhau Tapu, 6 August 2016
WARREN, Rev King Lincoln M.A.
b 15.4.1901 Sydney
w Elizabeth b 17.11.1907 m 1.3.1933
He came to NZ when young, educated in Dunedin; was farming until he entered Otago
Theological Hall 1930-32
Ordained Pahiatua MnP 22.12.1932
Clevedon SAP 30.9.1937
Kihikihi WkP 7.9.1944
Waikari ChP 6.9.1951
St Davids Chch 10.5.1956
Awatere-Flaxbourne NMP 9.2.1965
Brother-in-law of Rev J.S. Freeman
Died 7.9.1966 Seddon, in office
WATENE, Miss M.
Matahi Mission School 7.2.1951 - resigned 31.5.1952
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