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Ministers, Deaconesses & Missionaries from 1840
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LEWITT, Rev Martin Jamieson
b Akaroa 20.9.1916; w Elizabeth b 3.8.1924 m 16.2.1952
As a young man he worked in the family grocery business in Ashburton, & later at Scargill.
After the death of his Father, he supported his Mother in the grocery business, & gave up the
prospect of dentistry for which he had begun to study. He took a full part in the work of the
Ch & was led in due course to enter the ministry. During WW2 Martin saw active service
with the RNZAF in electronic servicing of aircraft, which he began as a hobby, & developed
for use in thie service.
Hall 1957-8 (special course)
Ord Akaroa ChP 4.12.1958
Lower Waitaki NOP 29.5.1963
Kowai ChP 7.2.1974 ret 31.1.1980
LIDDELL, Mr Oliver Pont
HM Collingwood NMP 1924
Dargaville NP supply 1926 res fr HM serv 1927
LIFFITON, Rev Francis Hugh B.A. MTH. BD.
b 16.10.1923 at Wanganui.
w Margaret Jean m 3.1.1957
Theological Hall 1952-54
Ord Assistant Minister St Johns, Wellington WnP 15.2.1955
Manawatu South (Shannon MnP) 14.12.1955 - resigned 20.8.1959 -
overseas post-graduate study to USA and withdrew.
Died 1972 USA
LILBURN, Rev Hugh Jordan
b 8.9.1875 County Down Northern Ireland
w Mabel G.B. b 26.3.1892 m 21.11.1927 d 6.5.1954
He taught at Belfast Model School; then worked as salesman; felt Call to ministry &
completed at Arts course at Queens, Belfast, and then studied Theology at Princeton
Licensed by Long Island Presbytery (USA?) 6.12.1910
Returned to Northern Ireland.
Ord Magershall (? – writing hard to read) Church, Antrim, Ireland Oct 1913
May also have served at Dromorne
Came to NZ with his wife in 1929.
Ind Whakatane BPP 3.4.1929; he played a large part in establishing the Bible Class
Camp at Ohope.
Knox Hamilton East 4.2.1936
St James Auckland AP 31.1.1940 - retired 31.8.1944
Supplied in HM stations after retirement till 1946
LILBURNE, Sr. Anne (Annie)
b. Clevedon, South Auckland 28.9.1910
Educated at Hunterville Public School, then 2 years business training at Auckland Commercial College.
Trained as a Nurse at Auckland Hospital and at St. Helen’s Hospital.
Theological training at PWTI 1935-7
Missionary China; Ordained as a Deaconess and set apart for Mission service 1937.
Sailed for China 29.11.1937
Arrived China 1.1.1938 – to Cheung Chau language school.
Kong Chuen 1939; interned in Canton 25.2.1943 till 31.8.1945;
Back in Kong Chuen, then NZ furlough 1946; returned to Kong Chuen 14.2.1947
Work at Po Wai Hospital at Kong Chuen included supervising maternity work, running Mother’s Clubs
for mothercraft and infant welfare teaching, caring for abandoned, orphaned & needy babies, and some
time spent teaching and instructing in the Po Wai Hospital School of Nursing. Also undertook health
care work in surrounding villages.
Left China for Hong Kong 12.4.1951 when all Missionaries were obliged to leave China by the Communist Government.
Visited Great Britain for Post Graduate study 1951.
Returned to NZ 21.4.1952 via New Hebrides where she had been offered further Medical Mission Service.
New Hebrides, appointed nurse in charge of Cottage Hospital & general nursing, Tongoa arrived 18. 9.1952;
Duties included care of patients in hospital, health clinics in the villages, and a general programme of health education.
Returned to NZ 20.12.1966 and retired 30.4.1967
Author of autobiography “I Went Out Not Knowing”.
LILEWALL, Mr John
HM Awhitu SAP 1911
Toko TkP 1913
Birkenhead NSP 1914 res fr HM serv 1916
LILLEY, Mr Lial
HM Okato TkP 1917; an elder of Stratford Ch, who volunteered to fill gap during WW1, but
was compelled to res after 1 yr on acct of age & infirmity. res 1918.
LILLIE, Rev. Dr. John MA., DD
b. Glasgow 1806
w. Mary Gascoigne Burnett b.(?) m.1.6.1838 d.(?)
Son of David Lillie, Merchant. Educated at University of Glasgow (MA., DD 1848).
Licensed by the Church of Scotland Presbytery of Glasgow. Tutor to the Duke of Argyll’s children
(including the 8th Duke).
Appointed by the Church of Scotland Colonial Committee to Australia and arrived 4.10.1837 per
The “North Briton”.
Received Presb. VDL 4.10.1837
St. Andrew’s, Hobart 1837 to 11.3.1859 – to United Kingdom early in 1856 on extended sick leave.
Resigned by letter while in United Kingdom.
To New Zealand 1861 –
Involved in finance and grazing.
Chch 1863-64 - Minutes of 1863 and 1864 mention his name as Minister within Christchurch Presbytery
but his name is not linked with any parish. Was he involved only in supply? No mentioned after 1864.
His publication include “Lecture upon the Advantages of Science” (Hobart 1839), “A Sermon…occasioned
by the Death of the Rev James Bell” (Hobart 1852), “Sermon…on the occasion of the Death of Chas. McLachlan”
(Hobart 1855). See “John Lillie”, Michael Roe, Scots, Hobart 1968.
Died “Springland”, Papanui, 15.1.1866
LILLY, Sr Elsie
Deac St Pauls Ch Chch 1913-6
LILLY, Rev Karl Percival
b 14.6.1899 at Christchurch
w (1) Nora Wentworth Cody b 20.6.1895 m 22.4.1935 d 2.1972
w (2) Isabella Porvis (Ann) Brabyn b 18.11.1907 m 9.12.1972 d 28.1.1988
(Ann edited the Children’s column in “The Outlook” for many years under the non-de-plume of “Cousin Ann”)
He began on a farm at Tokoroa; he was a foundation student of the Bible
Training Institute Auckland 1925, graduated 1926;
Entered the Home Missionary service 1930 and took the HM course in 1935.
HM Hornby ChP 1930 to 31.12.1932 (possibly supply from end of 1927)
Roseneath WnP 1.4.1933
Greytown WpP 1936
Pokeno SAP 1939, Ord HM 21.12.1939
Mangapapa-Kaiti GP 1943
Helensville AP 1946; raised to full Ministerial status Nov 1952 after having taken the special course for Home Missionaries.
Birkenhead NSP 5.2.1953
Belfast-Styx ChP 30.8.1956 - resigned 31.8.1961 due to ill-health
Karl was in constant demand supplying parishes around Christchurch before coming to South Auckland.
Awhitu SAP, light duty (Stated Supply) 1.1969 - retired 31.1.1970
Retired to Mangere.
Married Ann Brabyn 1972; served on Stewart Island SP for 18 months;
Both travelled as Chaplains on three voyages on Pacific Cruise Ships.
"In all his parishes Karl is remembered with deep affection for his love of people, his sense of humour, his love of joyous
service of Jesus Christ. At Helensville Karl showed films to those visiting Parakai and became interested in the field of
audio-visual as a way of sharing the good news of Christ. Young and old alike found Karl warm-hearted, always eager to
share his love for and faith in Jesus Christ his Lord." [from Memorial Miute]
LIMA, Rev Vaomu
b 10.6.1919; w Paeaigao Salevalasi b 25.11.1927 m 24.8.1953
Recd with Cong Ch & Mins at Ass 1969.
Ord PIC Invercargill 1967 res fr min 6.7.1971
LIND, Rev Clare E. BA(Hons)., BD.
Miramar Uniting Parish Wellington WnP Dec 2001 and
Minister within the Bounds Wellington Presbytery Dec 2001
LINDSAY, Very Rev George
w Jessie F. b 5.12.1858 m 5.6.1878 d.(?)
Mrs Lindsay relinquished her annuity on death of her husband.
He studied in Glasgow, and at the Glasgow Free Church College.
Appointed (as Catechist) to the Canterbury District New Zealand by the Colonial Committee of the Free Church of Scotland 18 Mar 1873.
Came to NZ (as Probationer) for his health.
Ord Waimate Sth SCP 5.2..1876
Otepopo SP 18.4.1882
St Pauls Invercargill SP 15.10.1889; feeling the burden of a large congregation he resigned and after a break took
a smaller charge at St Clair. Dunedin.
St Clair Dunedin DnP 2.2.1911
Southbridge ChP 5.6.1913 - retired 30.4.1918
Moderator of the Presbyterian Synod of Otago & Southland 1898.
Moderator of the General Assembly of the Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand 1911
‘An effective & winning preacher & beloved pastor.’
Died 27.8.1933 at Christchurch, aged 86 years.
LINDSAY, Rev James
fr Scot as prob
Ord Waihenga (Martinborough WpP) 1.1876 res 1877 & returned to Scot.
LINDSAY, Rev Stephen J. B.A., B.Th., Dip.Ag.
w Julie Anne m 22.3.1980
Theological Hall 1987-89
Licensed St Johns Hastings 14.12.1989
Ordained Otautau-Waiono Union (Nightcaps SP) 4.2.1990
Otatara Community Church (Half Time) SP Feb 1995
Bluff Greenhills Co-op (1/4 Time) SP Feb 1999
Living Waters Wesleyan Fellowship Napier Feb 2000
Other Recognised Minister resigned 6 March 2014
LINDSAY, Rev William (Bill) B.Com.
b 2.4.1927 at Dunedin.
w Thelma Lois b 19.5.1929 m 2.12.1950
Theological Hall 1952-4
Ordained Kurow NOP 16.12.1954
St Johns Hastings 24.5.1961
Chap Lindisfarne Coll Hastings 10.2.1985 - retired 31.1.1989 due to ill-health.
Minister Emeritus Jan 1989
Died 10 October 2013
LINKLATER, Rev. Reita Jessep (Refer also entry for Sr. RJ Wilson)
b. 20.8.1927 m. 1959
Deaconess College Dunedin 1953-55
Ordained Deaconess St Davids Palmerston North 23.11.1955 - resigned 15.3.1959
to be married to Mr J. Linklater.
Ordained Honorary Assistant Minister Waikouaiti DnP 27.3.1977 - retired 1.1989
Minister Emeritus Jan 1993
Died 9th April 2009
LINTON, Rev James Alexander M.A.
b 27.5.1912; w Jean Morton nee Smith b 19.1.1916 m 9.1.1941
Gen Sec NZ Stud Chr Movt Wn 1938-9
Ord Otago Peninsula DnP 22.2.1940 res 16.6.1942
Chap Forces 1942
Warden Carrington Hall Dn 2.1946, on leave ill-health fr 1.12.1952; continuing ill-health
(psych) led to res & wthd 8.1957 (Rep 1958). Recovered later but did not return to min.
Recognized by AP as Emeritus 15.4.1992
Died Auckland 1.12.97
LINTON, Miss Vanitta Charlotte (Nita) Mrs Watson
Maori Miss - As a young woman she joined the Maori teachers & Miss as housekeeper in
the early days of work at Waiohau, c 1934. Later, when widowed, she returned as a member
of Maori Miss staff, serving mainly in Hostels.
LION, Rev Albert Alexander Carlisle
b 9.4.1875 England
w Louisa Catherine b 5.1.1882 m 9.4.1920 d 24.7.1970
Formerly in a Drapery business, studied at the Bible Training Institute Glasgow
for 2 years (being given their Diploma) prior to coming to NZ; he was sent by
the United Free Church of Scotland.
Joined the Home Missionary staff on arrival August 1914.
HM Orari-Rangitata 8.1914 (he was pioneer Missionary here)
Patea TkP 1920, Ord HM Sept. 1915
Pongaroa WpP 1923 (with 13 preaching places)
Tuatapere SP 1927
Hedgehope SP 1930
Springburn AsP 1935
Died 21.10.1938 in office
LIOW, Rev Margaret
Ord. Assistant Minister (Community Ministry) St Columba Botany Parish Auckland AP 19 Feb 2004
LIPSCOMBE, Mr Alan & Mrs Muriel
Served on Tanna, Vanuatu 1984
LIST, Rev Robin Farquharson B.A., B.Th., Dip.Tchg.
w Heather Madeline m 4.2.1967
Theological Hall 1983-85
Ordained St Columba Naenae WnP 5.12.1985
Wairarapa Rural Support Ministry WpP 4.2.1993 (Term completed 31.1.1994)
St. James’s Union Parish, Masterton MnP Sep 1997
Minister within the Bounds (Associate Membership) WpP May 2001
St Andrew’s Union Parish, Greytown WpP Feb 2003
LITTLE, Rev (Sr) Catherine Gwendoline NZBCDip(Hons)., D.Dip., TTC.
Deaconess College Dunedin 1966-68
Ordained Deaconess Caversham Dunedin DnP 6.2.1969
Ordained Assistant Minister Caversham Dunedin DnP 26.9.1974
Upper Clutha (Wanaka COP) 4.6.1981
Minister Emeritus Jun 2001
LITTLE, Rev Edith J.P.
Meth Ch - Deacon
Johnsonville Union WnP 11.1981
LITTLE, Mr W. & Mrs
LITTLEJOHN, David Stuart
b 1925 in Piopio King Country
w (1) Beverley m 1953 Devonport died 1.1972 of cancer
w (2) Jean Walker 1973
Relocated to Auckland
Kohimarama School and Auckland Grammar
Railways during war years, conscripted age 20, served in J Force in the occupation of Japan
Returned to NZ and joined the Aluminium Company, a family business
Elder Mt Albert Church for 30 years, then member Howick Presbyterian Church
Presbytery Elder Mt Albert 1968, served Auckland Presbytery, and Property and Finance Committee, for 43 years, four years on the National Church's Finance Committee, Treasurer of Auckland Presbytery until 2008 aged 83
Member Rotary Club of Mt Roskill 42 years
LIVESAY, Rev Dana Walker B.A., M.Div.
w Winifred Marie m 19.2.1976
Opoho Dunedin DnP 28.2.1988
St. Paul’s Wanganui WgP Apr 1995
Minister within the Bounds WgP Nov 1999
LIVINGSTONE, Rev Glenn Wallace John B.A.,B.Th.
Grew up at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Palmerston North
wife: Anthea, married 1 January (year?)
Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology and Linguistics
Theological Hall 1986-1988
Licensed St Andrews Palmerston North, 27 November 1988
Ordained Minister, St Oswalds Union, Newlands, Wellington Presbytery, and Associate Minister, Johnsonville, 15 June 1989 - term completed 31 December 1993
Christchurch North - St. Philips, Belfast, and St. Lukes, Redwood, Christchurch Presbytery, March 1994
Senior Minister, St. Andrew's at Rangiruru and St James, Spreydon, Christchurch, Christchurch Presbytery, 27 March 2003
Joint ministry with St Andrew's, dissolved, 2009
Resigned, St James, Palm Sunday, 28 March 2010
Local Ministry Team, Knox, Southland Presbytery, 2008
LOADER, Rev Vilma
Minister Sumner Redcliffs Lyttelton Union Parish, Christchurch - retired January 2008
LOAN, Miss Allison
Overseas Worker (nurse)
United Arab Emirates 1981 (still serving here as at 2001)
Daughter of Ronald Loan.
LOAN, Dr John Alistair M.B., Ch.B. (NZ)
b 30.4.1917 at Owaka, South Otago
m. Dr Eunice Janet McLean (M.B., Ch.B. N.Z., 1940) b. 11.9.1917 on 11.10.1945 d. 19.2.2000
Educated at Hutt Valley High School, graduated from Otago University Medical School 1938
On staff of Wellington Hospital 1939-1940; hoped to go to Mission field;
Originally accepted for Mission service 1933;
Ordained for Mission service 1940; appointed to China 1.1.1941
“Own Missionary” of Knox Church, Dunedin
Left for Canton 25.1.1941; language study 4.1941 to 12.1941;
Kowloon Hong Kong 8.12.1941 until interned 1.1942
Interned Stanley Camp, Hong Kong 1.1942 to 9.1945.
While there he was able to gain experience at Tweed Bay Hospital
Returned to New Zealand 8.10.1945.
Resigned from Mission for personal reasons 1945.
Casualty Officer Wellington Hospital 1945-1946
Visiting Anaethetist Wellington Hospital 1948-1960
General practice with wife Eunice Loan until his retirement in 1996
Son of Rev J.C. Loan.
Died 29.2.2012 at Taupo aged 95
LOAN, Rev John Charles
b 8.2.1876 Dn; w Ann b 18.1.1886 m 30.12.1914 d 25.9.1974
He was employed in Railway Workshops, Hillside; a foundation member of Dn YMCA;
studied at OU & then HM for time.
Father of Dr J.Alistair, Nancy, Ronald, Ruth, Gordon (died 1964) & David Loan.
HM Rewa WgP 1908
Normanby TkP 1910-11
Ord Owaka ClP 6.1.1915
Taihape WgP 19.6.1919
Petone WnP 5.2.1925
Edendale MtP 3.3.1938
Seacliff-Warrington DnP 9.9.1943 ret 31.7.1945
In ret Mod Chinese Session Dn 10 yrs
Died 29.7.1964 suddenly, aged 88
LOAN, Miss Nancy Marion
b. 7.7.1920 at Taihape
Educated at Petone Central School and Wellington Girls’ College.
Served for some time with the Presbyterian Social Services Association Otago
Maori Mission -
Appointed Matron at Turakina Maori Girls College, Marton 1960 - resigned 12.3.1962
Daughter of Rev J.C. Loan
LOAN, Miss Ruth Helen
Missionary Nurse in Indonesia
Retired and living in Invercargill
LOAN, Mr Ronald Gillanders
Missionary Carpenter - New Hebrides (Vanuatu)
Left for New Hebrides 10.9.1950
Building new houseon Lamenu Island 1951;
Suffered losses in Hurricane at Christmas 1951
Returned to NZ January 1952.
Son of Rev J.C. Loan & Father of Allison Loan.
LOCHHEAD, Mr George Lambie
b. Aug 1916, unmarried.
Spent 3 years at Methven High School, formerly a Grocer’s Assistant.
Joined the Home Missionary service 1.6.1939, taking the HM course.
HM Waianiwa SP 1939, resigned 30.9.1939 to serve with the 2nd NZEF.
Maungaturoto NP 1948-49
LOCHHEAD, Rev James McKay
b 11.7.1899, NZ; unmarried.
Formerly a labourer.
HM Kawhia WkP 11.4.1934
Henderson AP 1935
Tokanui-Waikawa SP 1936, Ord HM 2.12.1936
Orawia SP 1941
Rangitaiki Outfields (6 months) - leave granted as from 7.7.1942 to serve with
the 2nd NZ Expeditionary Forces
rejoined HM staff as from 17.7.1943
Granity-Denniston WsP 1.7.1943 to 1.2.1948
Central Westland WsP 1.2.1948
Maungaturoto NP 1948
Pukemiro WkP 1950
Catlins ClP 1952
Reefton-Totara Flat WsP 1954, granted full Ministerial status by Assembly 11.1957
Kelso MtP 7.5.1959
Died 2.5.1964 in office, aged 64
LOCHORE, Sr Agnes Brodie
b 20.11.1874 Stafford town, Westland; her Father was a goldminer there; her early schooling
Ord Deac St Andrews Gisborne 1911 res 1916
Kai-iwi Wanganui 1918
Eketahuna WpP 1919
Turakina Maori Girls Coll, Marton 1920
St Peters Ak 1921, placed to work among women & children Ak city area for 6 mths; res 1923
Bible Socy Ak 1923-32
St Stephens Ak 1933 ret 30.6.1938; last 3 yrs in Inverlochy Home.
In ret Ak 1954-60 part-time.
LOCHORE, Rev George Wright
w Muriel b 16.10.1881 m 9.2.1915 d 25.1.1934
He was from the West Coast; had no secondary education, but when he set his heart on
the ministry, faced University course; the Hall; then first joined Home Missionary service.
HM Blackball WsP 1907 - left 2.1908 to go to University.
Hornby ChP 1910, Ord HM 1910
Theological Hall 1912-14
Licensed by Presbytery of Dunedin 16.11.1914
Ord Waihi WkP 19.2.1915
Whangarei NP 3.8.1918; had Church Extension work much at heart in North Auckland.
First Moderator & Clerk of Northland Presbytery.
Died 8.8.1929 at Whangarei, aged 47
LOGAN, Miss Catherine M.
Miss Solomon Is
Helena Goldie Hosp Munda Solomon Is 1981- service completed 1983
Helena Goldie Hosp Munda, relieving 8.1986
LOIE, Mr Timothy Faie Woh
w. Miss A Hee, Married in China, c. 1903-04. (NB : information conflicts – another record
states that he married “Miss Wong”, the daughter of a Christian Scholar).
Mr Loie originally left China at age 17 to seek his fortune in the “New Gold Hills”, the
Chinese name for Australia. After arriving in Melbourne he heard the Gospel and became
a Christian, being baptised Timothy. Came to Dunedin NZ to assist in Chinese Church.
Missionary to Chinese in NZ - Otago 1900; his work mentioned in Rep 1901.
Chinese Church Dunedin 1900 -
Rep 1902: he visited goldfields for 11 weeks, rendering valuable service; his previous visit
was 2 years earlier.
He also worked with Greymouth Chinese, and Auckland Chinese. He was locum tenens for
Rev Don who was absent on furlough 1897; he was retained after Rev Don’s return. He was
Ordained an elder.
In 2.1903 he left for 18 months study in Canton; married and returned towards end of 1904.
He itinerated in North Island for 2 months and then settled in Greymouth in 1905
In 7.1910 he was transferred to Auckland; in 1912 he left NZ to become Superintendent of the
Methodist Chinese work in Victoria Australia.
LOPDELL, Rev John Edward
b 9.11.1876 Vict Aust; w Isabella b 20.11.1873 m 6.8.1902 pred h
He came from Aust to NZ in early childhood.
HM Waikawa MtP 1903
Colac Bay SP 1905
While in Hall took half share (alternate Suns) of services at Purakanui DnP 1908-9
Ord Orepuki SP 1.2.1911 res 31.12.1916 to be -
Chap NZEF; war serv fr 8.1.1917 to 7.1.1919; suffered gas poisoning , severe 1919
Wyndham MtP 16.4.1919
St Stephens Lower Hutt WnP 3.2.1927 ret 31.3.1941
LORD, Miss Edna
of Ak; helper to Miss Webber at Waiohau 1922
LORIER, Rev Karel Michel B.A., B.Th.
w Janice Lillian m 16.5.1970
Theoloigical Hall 1971-3
Ord Coromandel-Whitianga WkP 5.12.1974
St Andrews Henderson AP 30.8.1979 res 1.12.1993, to start private Counselling Practice.
LOTHIAN, Rev John
w. Louisa Odell m. 17.4.1879
Educated at University of Glasgow & Edinburgh fr Campbellton Kintyre, Argyllsh, Scot.
Came to NZ 1878 as prob; recd OSyn 17.1.1879
Ord Alexandra COP 11.3.1879 res 7.6.1899
Edendale Ak (Balmoral) 27.4.1900 res 3.1901
Richmond Ak 1911 & various spheres near Ak.
He was encouraged to resign from Alexandra because of his frequent intoxication. He
moved to Auckland with his family, but again succumbed to intoxication. He was arrested
& imprisoned, giving a false name. He applied to the 1900 Assembly to be received again
but was declined. He applied further to the 1901 Assembly, but was still declined. Though
not inducted, he appears to have done supply for periods in the Auckland area, including
Richmond, Auckland in 1911.
LOUGHTON, Rev Stanley John (Christina) M.A.(Hons), B.D.
Born 19 August 1938, Reefton
Inspired to go into ministry by her brother David, who died of jaw cancer, aged 13
w Patricia Elizabeth, m 26 January 1963
partner Elspeth Wilson, met at a fundraiser, 2007
Theological Hall 1962-1964
Ordained Cheviot, Christchurch Presbytery, 18 February 1965
Knox Miramar, Wellington Presbytery, 2 September 1971
Te Hapara, Gisborne, 5 September 1974
Pastoral tie dissolved, 31 August 1977 - resigned from ministry, 1987, aged 55
Minister within the Bounds, Christchurch Presbytery, July 1996
Founded Agender Christchurch, 2000
Opened Rainbow House, a haven for transgender people in trouble, c 2005
Defibrillator implant, 2005
"compassionate and generous, and a worker on behalf of trans, transgender, and transexual
people, and the New Zealand Labour Party. Christina housed the homeless, fed the hungry,
visited the prisoners, sought justice for the marginalised and advocated for bus users. A
Minister of Religion who spent her life caring for others." (from death notice, The Press,
January 30 2016)
"a role model, a mentor and a quiet achiever for our people...a real role model of bravery,
beins staunch, and proud of who you are." (obituary, The Star, Christchurch, 19 February, 2016)
Admitted to hospital, 29 December 2015, died New Years Eve, 31 December 2015 aged 77
LOVEDAY, Rev Paul M. BTh.
Knox-St.Columba Wellington Presbytery February 1998
St. David’s Richmond Nelson-Marlborough Presbytery February 2002
Associate Minister, Calvin Community Church, Mataura Presbytery, 25 February 2007
Chinese Ch Dn 1906-9
LOW, Rev Margaret Anne (nee White) B.Sc., B.D.S., B.D. (Otago), L.Th.(Hons)
Trinity/St John’s College 1990
CMBT - licensed by AP 6.12.1992
Ordained Assistant Minister St Davids Ch, Auckland AP 4.2.1993 – term completed on 16.12.2000
Concurrently served as :
National Chaplain to National Executive, Assoc. Presb. Women 1995-97
Auckland Presbytery Clerk July 1995 to July 1999
St Andrews First Presbyterian Collegiate Symonds Street Auckland AP 6.11.99
Mt Albert, Auckland (Stated Supply) AP 11.2.01 to 30.12.01
Transfered to South Auckland Presbytery May 2002
St. John’s & St Phillip’s, Papatoetoe SAP (Stated Supply 15 March 2002 to 30 Dec 2002)
Inducted to St John’s & St Philips, Papatoetoe SAP 2.2.03
LOWDEN, Rev Aubrey Heward (Jim) B.A.,M.A.(Melb)
b. 26.9.1913 at Dunedin
w June Quinlan b 18.6.1922 m 22.7.1942
Accepted as candidate for Foreign Missions Service.
Hunua (Supply) 1.3.1937 to 31.10.1937
Theological Hall 1937-39
Licensed by Auckland Presbytery 10.10.1939
Ordained Tuakau SAP 20.12.1939 - resigned 7.9.1942
Chaplain to Military Forces, NZ 1942 then Solomon Islands for 15 months from 1943 to 1944.
Waipawa-Otane HBP 19.9.1944
To Australia :
Yarraville Parish Melbourne, Victoria 10.8.1949 – during this time he also undertook part time study.
Served at Aulua on Malekula Island in the New Hebrides (Vanuatu) under the Australian Presbyterian
Church for two and a half years where he fulfilled his interest in Mission work.
Returned to New Zealand 1956 :
As no Parish was available he went back into the Army and served for 9 months at Waioru Military Camp.
Received by Assembly Nov 1957.
Mt Wellington Auckland AP 15.5.1958 During this time the Church became a fully sanctioned charge.
Drury SAP 9.9.1964 - resigned 31.3.1971
To USA :
Transferred to Presbyterian Church of USA 1971, ministering at Ellerbe, N Carolina USA 1971.
Resigned 20.12.1974 due to ill-health.
Returned to NZ :
Received by Assembly 1975; retired to Auckland.
“He was particularly interested in Semitic studies, doing a thesis on the Book of Ecclesiastes, and
learning Syriac, Hebrew and Aramaic. He was particularly interested in archaeology. In retirement he
enrolled at the University at one stage to study hieroglyphics.
Jim was a scholar. He was also a dedicated Churchman, Missionary and family man, and was known
for his warm and infectious sense of humour, and his genuine care and concern for people.” (From Obit)
Son of Rev C.H.R. Lowden below
LOWDEN, Rev Charles Henry Robertson
b 9.2.1878 Sunderland England
w Anne Maria b 12.11.1884 m 27.12.1910 d 1.11.1964
He came to NZ with his parents at an early age; formerly a Builder and Grocer.
Undertook private tuition in Geology, Chemistry, Elocution, Physics and English.
He was an Architect first, and a Lay Preacher. Exempted from Home Missionary
study due to having taken equivalent Methodist Entrance Examination.
Joined HM staff 1.4.1923
HM Waihao Valley SCP 1923; Ord HM 1924
Mangapapa-Kaiti, Gisborne 1928
Point Chevalier AP 1931
Papakura SAP 1937
Point Chevalier AP 1938 - retired 31.3.1939
Father of Rev A.H. Lowden above, one son a premanent invalid died 1937.
LOWDEN, Rev John
w Violet b 13.7.1872 m 18.12.1905 d 17.3.1962
He came from Durham England with his family in 1881at age 8. He worked in his Father’s
blacksmithing business for some years, till he joined the Home Missionary service.
HM Reefton WsP (supply) 1917
Morningside Auckland AP 1918, raised to full Ministerial status by Assembly 1920
Licensed by Auckland Presbytery 10.5.1921
Ordained St Enochs Morningside Auckland AP 30.8.1921
Paeroa WkP 12.5.1926
Picton NMP (aided charge then HM Station) 24.11.1931 - retired 31.3.1938
During his time at Picton, it was reduced to a Home Mission Station.
Clerk of Nelson Presbytery from 1937.
LOWE, Rev W. Williamson
Recd by OSyn 1.11.1894
Waikaia supply last part of 1895
Ind Waikaia MtP 4.1896 res 1897
LOWERY, Rev James
b 2.5.1877; w Edith Spence b 24.3.1877 m 9.8.1911 d 14.5.1961
Hall Dn 1905-7
Ord Denniston WsP early 1908
Paeroa WkP 4.5.1910
Eltham TkP 15.1.1915 res 3.2.1916 owing to fatal illness.
Died 23.2.1916 Frankton, aged 38
LOWERY, Rev John Lewis M.A.
b 7.1.1930; w Jocelyn Conway m 11.12.1954
Bapt Ch Min - Ord 11.1959
Recd into PCNZ at Ass 1969
Guidance Counsellor Chch Teachers Coll 1970
Student Counsellor OU Dn 1973 - Assoc DnP
ret, (c 1993 ?) tr to AP.1994
Died 29.11.1994 tramping.
LOWERY, Sr Mary Harrison
b 13.8.1904 Milton
Educated at Tokomairiro District High School, Milton and Tokoiti School.
Presbyterian Women’s Training Institute (PWTI) 1929-31
Matron PWTI Feb 1932 to Oct 1934
Maori Mission - OrdainedS Deaconess 1934
Assist Te Teko 1937
Assist Nuhaka 1.11.1940
Waiohau 1960 - retired 30.4.1965 to Hastings
Died 18.10.1987 at SHastings
LOWNDES, Miss Elizabeth Marie (Mrs Horneman)
b. 19 Oct 1929
h. Peter Horneman b.(?) m.(?)
4 years Secondary Education. Taught Sunday School 11 years, Bible Class Leader 8 years,
President Bible Class District Committee, Chairman Combined Bible Class District Committee,
Chief Officer at two Wellington Young Women’s Bible Class Easter Camps, and in charge of Sub Pack.
Missionary - New Hebrides appt. 1.2.1958 (as Office Secretary)
Left for New Hebrides 21.2.1958
Tangoa Vanuatu, Secretary-Treasurer of the Tangoa Training Institute 1958
Completed term of appointment & returned to NZ 1961
Died c.2002 (cancer)
LUATUA, Rev. Fitifiti BTh., Dip.Min.
St George’s Linwood and Iona Church Aranui Christchurch ChP May 2001
LUCEY, Miss Margaret
Maori Girls Hostel Ak, Assist Matron 1.12.1948
LUEY (Joseph) Geok
Chinese catechist, sucessor to Lem, Headquarters Greymouth 1899; supported by
Christian Endeavour Union of Canterbury and Westland. Reports presented to the
Northern Presbyterian Church Assembly, but no reports after Union 1901.
Acted as Missionary to the Chinese on the Werst Coast for 24 years.
Both Mr & Mrs Luey returned to China.
LUKE, Sr Marilyn Jean Dip.Soc.Sci. Mrs M. J. Wilkinson
w. (1) Dr Andrew Cameron Hutton, Wilkinson b - m 5 May 1973, died 13 October 1999 Lower Hutt
w. (2) Peter Dawson Dallas m 20 October 2001
Deaconess College 1963-1965
Ordained Deaconess St Stephens Lower Hutt Wellington Presbytery 3 February 1966
resigned 31 January 1970 to take Social Science course at Victoria University Wellington.
Hamilton PSSA, Inter-Church Social Worker 1 February 1972
resigned 30 April 1973 to marry Dr A.C.H. Wilkinson 1973
Removed from Roll 20 February 2007
LUXFORD, Rosanne (Rose) Gay B.A., B.D.
b. Dunedin, grew up in Milton
Knox Theological Hall Dunedin 1995-1997
Inducted and Ordained at Iona Church, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 26 January 1998
Iona Church Blockhouse Bay Auckland AP January 1998
Moderator of Auckland Presbytery 2004
St Paul's Oamaru 2010
Moderator of Southern Presbytery 2014
LUXTON, Rev C.T.J.
Miss Solomon Is
Served in Solomon Is over 10 yrs (Rep 1980)
LYMAN, Mr G.
HM Stewart Is SP SS 1959
LYMAN, Rev Graham Frank B.A., B.D., D.D.
w Beth m 18.2.1961
Educated at Rangiora High School
Attended the Bible Training Institute, Auckland 1957-58
HM Stewart Island (Stated Supply for 1 year) SP 1959
Otago University 1960-63
Theological Hall 1964-66
Ord Palmerston-Dunback NOP 1.2.1967 - resigned 26.12.1976 to -
Reservoir Melbourne, Victoria Australia 18 January 1977-December 1982
Hawthorn Church, Melbourne, Victoria Australia 1983-2002
Director of Presbyterian Ladies College Melbourne
LYMBURN, Rev James S.
w Jessie J. b 7.8.1861 m 29.3.1887 d 16.3.1955
From Free Church of Scotland, from Glasgow City Mission.
Arrived New Zealand 1886, aged 31 years.
Student Assistant to Rev W. Nichol Havelock North1886
Ord Martinborough (Waihenga WpP) 3.10.1889
Lumsden (Taringatura) SP 9.6.1899
North Taieri DnP 5.5.1908 (one record states 15.5.1908) - resigned 31.10.1919
Hospital Chaplain Christchurch 1922 for a number of years; then returned to live in Dunedin.
Moderator of the Presbyterian Synod of Otago & Southland 1920
LYNDS, Rev George Lionel B.A., B.D.
b 11 November 1914;
w (1) Florence Tagula b 11 June 1918 m 1 July 1944 d 27 June 1959
w (2) Flora Coleridge b 19 November 1920
m 26 November 1971
Theological Hall 1945-1947
Ordained Bay of Islands Northland Presbytery 11 February 1948
Howick Auckland Presbytery 27 May 1954 - resigned 30 November 1958
Thames Waikato Presbytery 13 April 1960 - retired 25 March 1968
Minister Emeritus November 1979
Died 21 May 2007
LYON, Mr Keith ANZPPA
Formerly a newspaper photographer in Palmerston North and a qualified Joiner.
Appt. to staff of the Presbyterian Film Unit Christchurch (under the Publicity Committee) 1957
Undertook photographic assignments over much of New Zealand and in 1962 visited the New
Hebrides (Vanuatu) to undertake a photographic and cine film assignment for the Overseas
An Associate of the New Zealand Professional Photographers’ Association (awarded 1967)
and and Elder of St Alban’s Presbyterian Church Christchurch.
Resigned Oct 1971 but continued part time until March 1972 when Mr Hugh Perry was appointed
to the position..
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