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Ministers, Deaconesses & Missionaries from 1840
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WATERS, Rev John
w. (?), m. (?), d.(?) Mrs Waters was well liked in the district. Died in childbirth at Warepa.
arr in Otago in 1863, called to -
Ordained Warepa-Kaihiku 10.1865 res 1879
For many years he was on staff of Church Extension Committee and did good work among the
men working on the formation of the Otago Central Railway.
Central Otago supply 1903 (part year)
Stewart Island 1903 (part year)
At the outset the people were mainly farmers; bad roads,unbridged streams, weary journeys on
horseback, but carried on with vigour and won the respect of the people. (Rep 1909)
WATI, Miss H.
Matahi Miss School, teacher 1959
WATKIN, Rev Nicola A. B.Soc., W.BD.
Theological Hall 1989-91
Ordained Knox Feilding (shared ministry) MnP 7.5.1992
Kohimarama Presb. Church AP Oct 1999
Joint Convener of the “Overseas Mission and Partnerships” Policy Group 2003
WATKINS, Reev Lewis Valentine B.A.,B.D.
b 11.12.1925; w :Lorna Jean b 17.5.1922 m 17.5.1948
Ord Otorohanga WkP 4.2.1958
St Andrews New Plymouth 1.10.1964 res 31.1.1971
res fr min 11.1.1976
WATSON, Rev Alexander (Alec)
b 13.10.1876 Kaitangata;
w Louisa M. b 1.5.1874 m 31.3.1909 d 30.4.1965
After leaving school he went to sea for a period; he returned to begin studies for
the min; studied at Vict Univ Wn, then Hall.
Ord Alexandra COP 12.2.1907
Clutha-Warepa ClP 27.10.1910
Weston NOP 7.9.1915
Mornington Dn 6.11.1930 ret 12.2.1939 ill-health
As stud was HM Foxton 1899; Halcombe 1901
Died 23.9.1945 after long & painful illness.
WATSON, Very Rev Dr Alan Cameron D.D., M.A., Dip.Soc.Sci., CMG
b 16.3.1900 at Feilding
w Eileen Margaret Ballantyne b 28.6.1902 at Dunrobin in Otago (the Daughter of the
local Schoolmaster) m 17.1.1928 pred h
(She also studied at Otago University).
It was under the inspiration of the Rev George Budd that both he and his brother, the
Rev RS Watson, received their call to Ministry. Studied at Otago University, Dunedin
Theological Hall 1923-25
Ordained Assistant, First Church, Dunedin DnP 1927
East Taieri DnP 12.7.1927
St Pauls Christchurch ChP 28.4.1932
To Australia :
Toorak, Melbourne (Presb. Church of Victoria) 31.12.1941 - retired 30.6.1967
Retired to Melbourne
One of the founders of the National Council of Churches during 1930’s.
Received his Doctorate at the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches in 1954 .
Contributed a weekly column to “The Age” newspaper
Moderator of the Presb. Church of Victoria 1953
Moderator General of the Federal Assembly of Preb. Church in Australia 1959-62
Awarded the CMG for “services to religion and the community”.
Minister Emeritus, Presbytery of Flinders 1967
Retired to Mornington, Port Philip Bay.
“He had retired from Toorak Presbyterian Church, Melbourne where he had ministered
with distinction for over 20 years. He exercised a ministry marked by conspicuous ability
and leadership. His work in the Church was recognised when he was elected Moderator-
General of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, an office which is held for three years.
For his work in the community the Queen conferred on him the honour of Commander of
the Order of St Michael and St George (“services to religion and the community”).
He had great mental gifts beyond the ordinary. He was a powerful Preacher who saw the
questions of the day in the light of the Christian faith; he was a good administrator; and
he had such vision and character that in any company he stood out as a leader.
He assisted at the birth of the ecumenical movement in New Zealand and was one of the
architects of Church Union in Australia.”
Brother of Rev R.S. Watson. Another Brother was a Surgeon in Invercargill.
Died at home in Melbourne 15.1.1976
WATSON, Sr Helen Stewart B.H.Sc. Mrs Spoor
PWTI (dates not known) - Ord Deac 1939
PSSA Girls Home Chch, sub-matron 1.12.1935
PSSA Boys Home Chch 1938-41
Interested in Busy Bees; taught in Chr educ classes till a few mths before death.
Daughter of Rev Alexander Watson.
WATSON, Rev John Alexander Fleming M.A.
b 15 January 1904 to Peter Fleming Watson and Adolphine Amelia nee Hansen
w Edith G. b 14 January 1914 m 2 April 1938
Educated University of Auckland medicine 2 years; University of Otago (MA)
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1928-1930
Licensed by Auckland Presbytery 14 October 1930
Ordained Normanby, Taranaki Presbytery 30 October 1930
Rangiora Christchurch Presbytery 29 September 1933
Riverton Southland Presbytery 29 February 1940
St Clair, Dunedin Presbytery 30 September 1943
St Andrews Suva Fiji Auckland Presbytery 19 February 1946
To Australia :
Claremont Western Australia March 1949
Katoomba, New South Wales 11 November 1955
Bathurst New South Wales 17 October 1947
Woy Woy, New South Wales 12 October 1966 - retired 15 January 1969
Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Western Australia 1952
Emeritus, Senior Chaplain, Army
Died 7 January 1979
WATSON, Rev Keith John
b 18.4.1904; w Jeannie Fullerton b 2.12.1908 m 28.2.1934
Ord Normanby TkP 30.11.1933
Whakatane BPP 3.9.1936 res 17.3.1940 to serve as Chapl 2NZEF,
POW Italy 1942- res fr min 11.6.1946
WATSON, Rev Nigel Mott M.A.(Cantab); Ph.D.(Princeton)
b 28.9.1928 at Wellington
w Stella C. Milnes b 23.3.1930 m 25.11.1961
Attended University in New Zealand, Trinity College & Westminster College
Cambridge, England 1953-57
Princeton University USA 1957
Ordained Assistant St Davids, Palmerston North 17.3.1959
Riversdale MtP 3.7.1961 - resigned 22.12.1964
To Australia :
Appt. Prof of New Testament and Christian Origins, Ormond College, Melbourne, Victoria Feb 1965
Son of the Very Rev R.S. Watson below.
"Dedicated scholar, inspiring teacher and preacher, greatly loved pastor, mentor and friend"
Died 23 Oct 2011 at Melbourne Australia.
WATSON, Very Rev Ronald Sinclair M.C.,E.D.,M.A.
b 4.6.1891 Blenheim
w Clarice Eva Hames b 10.9.1894 m 4.4.1922 d 9.8.1965
HM Hinds AsP 1911
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1912-14
Licensed by Wanganui Presbytery 9.2.1915
Ord Chaplain to NZ Expeditionary Forces 24.9.1915; war service 20.9.1915 to 2.3.1919 -
Assistant Minister First Church Dunedin Dnp 1.6.1919
St Paul’s Devonport Auckland NSP 3.10.1921
Khandallah, Wellington WnP 19.8.1926
St Andrews, Dunedin DnP 3.4.1941 - retired 30.6.1956
HM Plimmerton WnP 1957
Moderator of Assembly 1949; Convener of the Theological Hall Committee 10 yrs;
Convener of the Life & Work Committee;
Brother of Rev A.C. Watson.
Died 9.11.1959 suddenly while attending the General Assembly in Invercargill.
WATSON, Mrs Vanitta
b. at Woodville
Educated at Ohingaiti & Kawhatau Schools. Awarded the Home Nursing & Hostel Matron Diploma.
Worked a Nurse for some time.
Maori Mission -
Appointed Assistant Matron Maori Girls’ Hostel, Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1.2.1957
Appointed Sub-Matron David Hogg Memorial Hostel, Whakatane 2.6.1961
Appointed Matron (?) at Te Whaiti Maori Boys’Training Farm 25.1.1962
WATT, Rev Charles William
b 22.11.1886; w Jeannie Chalmers b 11.10.1889 m 17.2.1925 pred h
HM Ohura WkP stud 1916
War service 26.6.1917 to 18.4.1919
Ord Tokomaru Bay GP 7.12.1921
Westmere WgP 31.3.1927
Turakina WgP 18.12.1930 ret 31.1.1951
He volunteered for Ch Ex work & was appt to Tokomaru Bay
(charge was called East Coast then), which stretched from Nth of Gisborne to
Hicks Bay (100 miles) & went inland from 20-40 miles.
WATT, Rev Douglas Weild M.A.(Glas)
w (1) Agnes Dow b 9.11.1906 m 7.8.1935 d 4.1959
w (2) Margaret b 10.7.1924 m 6.3.1965
fr Scot - Ord 1934
Ind Assoc St Enochs Tauranga BPP 25.8.1949
Mt Eden AP 30.4.1953
Eastbourne WnP 15.6.1967
Glen Eden AP 19.3.1970 ret 31.8.1974 ill-health
Joined Scots' Church Melbourne Australia 1982
Assist Scots' Church (part-time) principally pastoral visitation 1982-1985
WATT, Rev John
fr Scot, UP Min of Fala, Midlothian, Ord 1892
Hunterville WgP 1900
Waitaki S Cant (Morven) 1901
Sefton 8.1.1913 res 8.1.1918
HM Scargill 1918-9
Assist St Pauls Chch 1921-2
Stewart Is SP 1923-4
Reefton WsP 1925
Sth Molyneux 1926 - compelled for family reasons to res, & return to home in
Chch 1927. He was involved in Ch Ex 15 yrs - scattered districts, involving long
arduous journeys & strenuous effort. Of a quiet & retiring disposition, but with
courage & perseverance won the devotion of his people.
Died 19.6.1931 Chch.
WATT, Very Rev Michael M.A.,D.D.
b 15.12.1835; w no information
A distinguished student at Aberdeen University & gained MA in 1858;
Free Church College Edinburgh; Licensed by FC Presbytery of Inverness 1862.
Arrived NZ as Probationer in June 1864.
Ord Green Island Dunedin DnP 1.6.1864
He was tutor in Theological Hall from its foundation. Prof of Hebrew & Church History from 1887;
Hh resigned charge 12.1902 to devote full time to the Hall; he was full time from Feb 1903
Moderator of the Presbyterian Church General Assembly 1903
From the foundation of the Hall in 1874 he served as a member of the staff, first as Tutor in
Biblical Criticism & Sacred Languages, later as Prof of Hebrew and Church History.
'Profound & accurate scholarship, reverent loyalty to Christian ideals, unaffected piety, gentleness
and& humility characterized him throughout his long career.'
Died 7.4.1922, aged 86.
WATT, Rev William
b. 1847 Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Educated at the University of Glasgow (two sessions), Presbyterian College London 1882 to 1886.
Licensed by Presbytery of London, Presbyterian Church of England 1886
To New South Wales, Australia 1887
Ordained by Wagga Wagga Presbytery 1888 (One record gives date as 17.1.1889)
Without charge c.1892 to 1896
To Western Australia 1896
Geraldton Dec 1897 to 1899
Coolgardie 1899 to 1901
To New Zealand 1901
Received by the Presb. Church of New Zealand 5.11.1901
Inducted Pukekohe SAP 17 Oct 1901 - resigned 14.6.1904
Cheviot ChP 19.10.1905 – resigned 20.9.1908
Returned to Australia (New South Wales) 1908
Home Mission work
WATT, Rev William
b 8.8.1843 at Maxweilton, East Kilbride, Scotland;
w(1) Agnes Craig Paterson b. 27.9.1846 Died on Tanna Island 26.4.1894
Affectionately known by the Tannese natives as “Misi Bran”
w(2) Jessie Paterson b. (?) m. 2.1.1902 d. (?)
fr Scot - Ord 7.5.1868
Pioneer Miss of Nth Ch to New Hebrides (Vanuatu) at Tanna. He & wife came by
'White Star' to Melbourne in 8.1868, & as there was no immediate hope of a ship to
Vanuatu they came on to NZ. He went to Tanna in 4.1869. His wife died on
26.4.1894, & he laboured on without furlough & without salary in order that the Ch
might appoint a replacement. He ret 31.12.1910 & went to Melb where for many
yrs he served as Sec of Board of Miss of Pres Ch of Aust.
'For years Tanna was one of the dark places of the earth & full of the habitations of
cruelty. Four Miss who preceded him on Tanna were driven from their posts. Mr
& Mrs Watt persevered in holding forth the Word of life, & in the end of his career
it was given to him to see the Dayspring arise. According to the last report before
his retirement in 1910 there was a communicants roll of 204; yet it took him over 12
yrs before he was able to receive his first convert. After retiring he lived in
Mod Ass 1896.
Died 29.3.1926 Melbourne. Interned at Box Hill Cemetery.
WATT, Rev William (Bill) Bell B.A., B.D.
w Jean Isobel b 26.10.1917 m 15.5.1946 d 24.7.1985
Grew up on a farm in South Taranaki.
Theological Hall 1947-49
Ordained Assistant Knox Church Dunedin DnP 17.11.1949
Mt Albert Auckland 3.10.1951
Tahunanui Nelson NMP 18.9.1956
Director Home Ministry Wellington 28.3.1963 - retired 31.1.1981
Continued to serve his local parish in Karori and Wellington Presbytery
Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand 1976
“Coming to the academic work of ministry was not a simple matter from him,
but he graduated BA and BD in 1949. He served in parish ministry for many
years but is best known for sterling work as the Director for the whole
Presbyterian Church. He did singly what it later took a whole committee to do.
He was a welcome and supportive visitor to manses all over the country,
being instrumental in finding first parishes for many collegues when they left
the Theological Hall, listening and helping resolve difficulties for those in
parishes, and encouraging new calls when appropriate.
Bill was highly regarded in his year as Moderator of the General Assembly
for his wisdom and practical good sense.” (from Obit.)
Died 5 March 2001
WATTS, Miss Gwendolyn Robin (Gwen)
b 24.5.1924 Wanganui
Educated at Auckland Normal School (6 years), Epsom Grammar School (5 years), Auckland
Teacher’s College (3 years), and Auckland University College. Hold a Teacher’s ‘C’ Cetificate.
Undertook evening classes through the Glasgow & London Schools of Art and worked for an
Advanced Diploma in Recreational Leadership through the Physical Welfare Department.
Seven years art Teaching and one year Teacher relieving in infant work.
A member of Epsom Presb. Church since 1939 and a Sunday School and Bible Class Teacher
for 10 years.
Appt. to the Punjab Mission to replace Miss D Mathew.
Dedicated for Mission Service at Epsom 26.9.1954
Deaconess College, Dunedin 1954 (advanced course)
Sailed for India 1.10.1954, as the Overseas Missions Committee felt it essential that she should
start language school in November.
Served as Head of the Arts & Crafts Department at Henderson Memorial High School for Girls
in Kharar and as Manager of the associated Girl’s Hostel.
Resigned 29.2.1960 due to the Church of North India not requiring her services after furlough.
“With her artistic gifts and her fun-loving vivacious personality Gwen made a rich contribution
to the life of the school. The Arts and Crafts Department was a joy to her pupils and an
inspiration to other schools. The hostel was very important for the Christian girls from the
villages in Jagadhri and Kharar, providing them with the opportunity to have an excellent
education in a Christian environment. On her return to New Zealand Gwen continued to
maintain a keen interest in Henderson School and the well being of the people and the country
she loved so much.” (From Obit.)
WATTS, Rev Kenneth F.
Pio Pio Co-op WkP Hon Assist 1983
WATTS, Miss Laurian
Overseas Worker - with Overseas Miss Fellowship in Indonesia 1978
WAUGH, Rev Jean M.
Oxford District Union ChP supply 2.1993
WAUGH, Rev Robert Daniel Bernard
b 4.8.1877 Invercargill; w Helen D. b 19.10.1877 m 9.3.1904 pred h
HM Cheviot ChP 1900
Ormond Gisborne stud 1901
Ord Tapanui MtP 28.11.1906
Havelock Nth HBP 12.5.1910, partial ret 31.1.1944
HM Maraekakaho HBP 1945-8
1st Chairm Iona Coll Council; many yrs memb HB Ed Board;
Died 22.2.1953 Hastings.
WAY, Rev Ernest Ambrose
b 22.1.1899 New Plymouth
w(1) b.(?) m.(?) d. 23.6.1924
w(2) Mary Elizabeth b 31.8.1896 m 28.8.1935 d 22.2.1975
Has studied Accountancy, worked as a telegraphist in the Post Office; later a
fibrous plasterer in Auckland.
Entered the Home Missionary service in 1927, completed the HM course in 1929
HM Pokeno SAP 1.5.1927
Waikaremoana (Putorino?) GP 1929, Ord HM 25.6.1929
Tokomaru Bay GP 1933
Mangapai NP 1938
Titoki NP 1942
Waitara TkP 1946
Tokoroa-Mangakino WkP 1950
Albany-Orewa NSP 1954 - raised to full Ministerial status by Assembly Nov 1955
Otaki WnP 3.5.1956 - retired 30.6.1960 - to Levin
WEARNE, Rev Reginald Trigges Hamley
b 1895 Penzance Eng.
The family came to NZ to Bulls when he began school. Later they moved to
Napier, where he went to Tech Coll for cabinet-making. He served in WW1 &
soon after return worked for Meth Ch in Bay of Islands as unordained preacher.
Then he felt led to the Cong Ch ministry & served in Maungaturoto, & Lower
Hutt. Owing to wife's illness he entered Govt service as vocational guidance
officer until retirement to Upper Hutt. He then preached in the Wn district, &
was Chairm of the Wn Cong District for some time.
At Ass 1969 he was recd into PCNZ with other Mins of Cong Ch,
WEAVERS, Rev Keith Clement
b 12.12.1929; w Helen May m 7.8.1965
Ord Cobden-Runanga WsP 31.1.1961
Upper Clutha (Wanaka COP) 5.5.1966
New Brighton Union ChP 29.3.1974 res 24.3.1975
Hastings East HBP 11.9.1975
Res 12.4.1981 & wthd - to Uniting Ch of Aust
Stockton (Newcastle NSW) supply 2.1986, Ind 4.2.1987
WEBB, Mr Desmond Stanley
w Ruth Margaret b Wanganui m 22.4.1962
Studied to be a Law Professional. Worked for three years in the Justice Department, one years
overseas travel, 15 years as a practising Solicitor and then 10 years as a partner. A member of
the Methodist Church since about 1955.
Appt. Missionary (Accountant) to New Hebrides (Vanuatu)
Financial Secretary of the Presbyterian Church of the New Hebrides at Vila, on staff from 1.7.1973
Left Auckland 26.7.1973
Returned to NZ after four years service 29.1.1977 and withdrew.
Off Staff 28.2.1977
WEBB, Rev Ron
Associated Church of Christ
Minister, Trinity Tikipunga Co-operative Venture, Churches Together in Northland, until 31 March 2008
WEBB, Rev Samuel John
b. 11.5.1870 Cornwall, England
w.(?) b.(?) m.(?) d. (?) She pre-deceased him.
Formerly a Draper, 30 years of preaching.
Joined the Home Missionary service 1908, exempt from HM course.
HM Blackball WP 1908 – resigned 1910.
Re -joined the HM service 1.7.1924
HM Tuapeka West ClP 1924, Ord HM 10.12.1926
Reefton WsP 1927
Springburn AsP 1930
Opunake TkP 1932 – resigned from HM staff 30.4.1934
Re-joined HM staff 3.3.1935
Wakanui AsP 1935 - resigned 31.1.1939 and left the Home Mission service.
Teacher in Govt Native School; gave help to Mission 1925.
WEBBER, Miss E.E.
Maori Miss - pioneer at Waiohau
Waiohau Govt Native School, teacher 5.1918
Compelled by repeated ill-health to res as teacher 30.6.1935.
Recovered & returned to Waiohau, able to accept temp position as Miss
1.3.1940 ret 31.12.1940.
WEBBER, Rev John S.
HM Upper Hutt WnP 1905
Takaka NMP 1907
Upper Hutt WnP 1908
Whakatane BPP 1909
Stewart Is SP 1910
Denniston WsP 1913
Colac Bay SP 1914, Ord HM 1914
Gonville Wanganui 1917
Hinds AsP 1918 ret 31.12.1921
WEBBER, Rev Stanley William B.Com.
b 7.1.1894 Newmarket Auckland
w May Jane Bond (Mae) b 9.4.1887 m 8.1.1935 d 7.8.1969
He worked in Public Trust and rose to be Assistant Chief Clerk in Head Office Wellington.
He was a leader of St Johns Senior Bible Class for a number of years; he resigned from
Public Trust senior position to study for ministry - at senior age.
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1929-31
Licesned by Wellington Presbytery 11.11.1931
Ordained Westport WsP 9.12.1931
Otorohanga WkP 28.4.1937
St Heliers Auckland AP 20.8.1942 - resigned 23.1.1951
Thames WkP 20.2.1952 - retired 30.9.1959
Convener of Assembly Bills and Business Committee.
WEBSTER, Rev Alex
Minister, St James Union CV, until 30 July 2006
WEBSTER, Rev Alexander Clifton B.A.,B.D.
b 29.8.1915 in Dunedin
w Stella Johnson b 8.7.1917 m 18.4.1944
Educated in Wanganui and then at Victoria University in Wellington.
Served with the 2nd NZ Expeditionary Force in North Africa in World War Two
and as a Medical Orderly in No 2 General Hospital which was finally based in
Theological Hall 1945-7
Ordained Kelso MtP 3.3.1948
Popotunoa (Clinton ClP) 15.5.1952
Tuakau SAP 5.7.1963 - resigned 31.1.1969
Trinity (St Heliers), Auckland Ap 25.5.1972 - resigned 31.1.1976
In his latter years he also spent some time with the New Zealand Insurance
Company, in the early 1980’s he acted as a Chaplain to the US Forces in Japan,
and also taught English to Japanese students.
“Village life at Lady Allum [Retirement Home, Auckland] from 1997 to 2001
rounded off the career of a cheerful and caring Christian gentleman.”
WEBSTER, Mr Ben & Mrs
Overseas Worker - with Africa Inland Miss
WEBSTER, Rev Edna E.
Meth Ch - Deacon
Chartwell Co-op WkP 1.2.1991
WEBSTER, Rev Gordon M.A.
b. Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland.
Educated at Dundee High School & graduated at Edinburgh University.
Licensed by Presbytery of Dundee 1872 (Free Church of Scotland);
Came to NZ from FC Girvan, Ayr.
Inducted at St Andrews Church Christchurch 16.12.1887, retired 9.1.1900
Moderator of Assembly 1898; Conv Nth Ch Union Com; Memb Judicial Com;
Scholarship Com; memb Coll Bd Chch; he left his mark most in the conduct of Ch
Business in Ass & Pr; he was a strong advocate of Union fr the beginning of his min in NZ;
Manse enlarged & Ch reconstructed in 1892 at a cost of $4,000.
Died 6.1903 Morningside Edinburgh, at his residence.
WEBSTER, Rev (Sr) Heather Mabel D.P.S.
Brought up at Waitahuna West in South Otago. Educated at Clydevale Schhol and
at Columba College in Dunedin. Trained as a Primary School Teacher at Dunedin
Teacher’s Training College, teaching for 9 years in the Dunedin area.
Deaconess College, Dunedin 1964-66
Ordained Deaconess St Pauls Invercargill SP 26.1.1967 - resigned 2.3.1971
Her particular responsibilities at St Paul’s were for Christian education and the pastora
care of the Otatara congregation
Christian Education Dept Christchurch 8.6.1971
(Ordained to the Ministry of the Word and Sacrament 6 March 1975)
Ordained Ministry Consultant in the Assembly Parish andf Development and Mission
Dept (PD&M) 6.3.1975 - resigned 30.9.1976 - to Selly Oak Birmingham for study.
Also acted as Assitant minister at Stowmarket during her time in England.
Temuka SCP (Stated Supply) 1.3.1979
Balmoral Balclutha ClP 31.1.1980
Arrowtown COP 7.6.1990 - retired 10.12.1993 due to failing health.
“Heather is fondly remembered for her dedicated and sacrificial service to Christ and
His Church. She was much appreciated for her pastoral care of people of all ages,
from the ‘Mums and Bubs’ groups, to those terminally ill and the bereaved. She
encouraged all age worship, and the use of contemporary songs. Heather was
very committed to the work of the church, faithfully serving on Presbytery and
Assembly committees. In parish ministry, she and Joy Schwass offered the
hospitality of their home to many and fostered strong bonds of fellowship in
the life of the congregations.” (from Obit.)
Died 25 May 1996 after a long illness.
WEBSTER, Rev James Deans
b 31.5.1871 Riccarton Christchurch
w Mary W. b 30.5.1870 m 1898 d 28.12.1931
Entered Church service as Officer of Church Extension scheme (=HM) 1893
HM Shannon MnP 1893
HM Shannon MnP stud 1894
Dannevirke HBP 1895
Reefton WsP 1899
Renwicktown WsP 1900
Inglewood TkP 1903
Norsewood HBP 1906
Port Ahuriri Napier (Statwed Supply) for some mths.
Passed in 1908 final stage of HM course (by correspondence - 1st course for
Ord Min Queenstown COP 14.4.1909
Stirling ClP 23.7.1913
St Davids Christchurch 12.6.1919 - built Church here, and formed a congregation at Cashmere;
ret 31.3.1931 on acct ill-health; he had offered for Miss serv in CIM in 1895,
but was not accepted.
WEBSTER, Miss Marjory
Maungapohatu 1946 - gave 3 months service.
WEBSTER, Rev Dr. Norman Leslie Douglas B.A.; D.D.
b. 1888 at Bendigo, Australia.
Attended Queen’s College & Melbourne University.
Ordained as a Methodist Minister 1914
Received by the Presbyterian General Assembly of Australia 1916
To New Zealand :
Called to -
St Andrew’s, Christchurch Presbytery 10 May 1921
Returned to Australia :
Scots Church, Adelaide, (Presbyterian Church of South Australia) 18 September 1929
First minister of the parish amalgamated from Chalmers Church and Flinders Street Church
St Andrew’s, Brisbane (Presbyterian Church of Queensland) 1939
Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland 1948
Died 24 Nov 1957
WEDDE, Rev Peter Nicholas M.A., B.D.
w Barbara Kellett b. Auckland m 16.5.1959 (M.A. and Holds a Teachers ‘C’ certificate)
Educated at Morrinsville College (1949-53), Auckland University College (M.A. 2nd Class
Honours), and Otago University (B.D.).
Theological Hall 1958-60
Ordained Assistant Minister Cambridge WkP 9.2.1961 - resigned 31.12.1963
Inducted to Missionary service by the Presbytery of Waikato at Trinity Church Cambridge
Appt. Missionary to Papua New Guinea 1.1.1964
To All Saints Training College Sydney for short Missionary Training course 31.1.1964
Arrived in Papua New Guinea 2.7.1964
Gavuone PNG 1964
Transferred to Port Moresby PNG 1967
Returned to NZ 18.3.1975
Resigned & off Mission staff effective from 12.6.1975
Onehunga AP 12.6.1975
Minister Emeritus 31.5.2001
Interim Moderator St Heliers 4.2003-4.2004
WEDDERSPOON, Rev Alexander Carrick
b 20.1.1864 Edinburgh, Scotland
Educated at Edinburgh University & United Presbyterian College Edinburgh;
Licensed by Edinburgh Presbytery of the United Presbyterian Church 1890
Ordained Abeready by Edinburg Presbytery of UP Church Apr 1891
His fellow-students in UP College preceded him to NZ & urged him to come too.
He landed at Onehunga on 29.12.1901
Ind Onehunga AP 18.3.1902
Lyttelton ChP 277.4.1905 - resigned 12.2.1907 due to ill-health
Pukekohe SAP 22.10.1907
Tauranga BPP 17.11.1909 - resigned 23.9.1917 due to ill-health
Woodlands SP 19.6.1918 - resigned 30.6.1921
Papakaio (Lower Waitaki) 18.4.1928 - retired 5.3.1933
Lived in Invercargill in retirement; supply at intervals as he was fit.
WEDDING, Rev P. Joan
Opunake Co-op TkP 2.1986 - term completed 31.1.1991
St Pauls Ngakuru part-time 1.5.1992
Putaruru Co-op WkP 2.1993
WEEKS, Rev Reginald (Reg) Joseph
wife: (1) Janet Lydia, married 3 September 1960
wife: (2) Diane Gilliam, married 23 October 1993
Professional driver, 1967
Theological Hall, 1967-1969
Ordained Mangapapa Union, Gisborne, 2 February 1970
Deputy Director, Ministry, appointed 1 June 1974, Inducted 23 June 1974
Co-Director, Ministry, Wellinton, 24 February 1981
Assembly General Administration Committee; Business Committee; Co-convener, National Assessment; Convener, Ministry workgroup, Southern Presbytery
Personality Type professional, 1986
St Ronan's, Eastbourne, Wellington Presbytery, 18 March 1993
Mission Facilitator, Dunedin Presbytery (Special Ministry), April 1999
Convener: Discipline regulations; Local Ministry Team regulations; Local Ministry regulations and handbook
Joint responsibility for National Assessment, Equipping the Leadership Policy Group of the Council of Assembly.
Minister Emeritus, Central Otago Presbytery, 11 April 2002
Managing director and consultant, Third Age Enterprises, Southern Lakes, 2002 - relocated to Wellington
Alpine Sidecar Tours, 2002; Wanaka Connexions 2002-2010; Southern Chauffeur 2010
Visit to Assisi, 2009 - novice vows, Order of Ecumenical Franciscans
Minister Emeritus, Wellington Presbytery, 13 May 2014
Interim Moderator, St Ronan's Eastbourne
WEINBERG, Rev Sherril (Sherri) J. B.Th., Dip.Min., MA.
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1987-89
Licensed Church of the Good Shepherd Otara 21 December 1989
Ordained Oreti Southland Presbytery 4 February 1990
Army Forces Chaplain, Waiouru 18 March 1993
Transitional Minister - Tawa Union Parish Wellington Presbytery September 1999
St Paul’s Devonport North Shore Presbytery 4 April 2002 to 2009
North Shore Presbytery Clerk resigned 2006
WEIR, Mr James G.
HM Taringatura Outfields SP 1904
Wadestown WnP 1910
Wairoa Outfields GP 1912
Joined Meth HM staff 1913.
WEIR, Sr Catherine Graham (Cathie)
b 25.3.1909 Dunedin
Presbyterian Women’s Training Institute, Dunedin 1934-36
Ordained as Deaconess 1937
Congregational Deaconess, Knox Church Dunedin 8.12.1937
Study at Otago University 1948-49
St Andrews Hastings HBP 1949-58
Associate Worker, St Pauls Napier HBP
Columba College Dunedin Mar 1958 - resigned to go to Nelson to care for her Mother.
Returned to Hastings 1961 after Mother's death and worked with ChildWelfare Dept
till retirement in 1968
In retirement Honorary Deaconess at St Andrews Hastings.
WEIR, Mr Joseph Brown
Halkett ChP student 1902 - resigned 1903 to equip himself for Foreign Mission work.
Eketahuna WpP 1908
Appointed 1909 by Tasmanian Church to serve in -
Craigs Cove & Ranon, Ambrim, New Hebrides (Vanuatu) 1909-15
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