This Diocese holds a unique place in the Anglican Communion, having two Bishoprics and two co-equal Diocesan Bishops. This uniqueness provides for a remarkable Diocesan Office that is located in both regional cities.
Charlotte Brown House is on the Te Ara Hou Christian Social Services Village on the outskirts of Hamilton City. There is a small number of the administration team based here including Jill Schumacher, the Executive Assistant and Jessica Perry, the PA to Bishop Helen-Ann. The Rev’d Stephen Black, the Waikato Ministry Educator and Director of Vocations, and Darcy Perry, the Waikato Bishopric Youth Co-ordinator, both have office space here too - though they spend a lot of their time out and about. Te Ara Hou Village also accommodates Anglican Action.
Tikituterangi House is a few minutes out of New Plymouth on the road to Inglewood. The office accommodates Bishop Philip's Special Projects Officer, Belinda Holmes and the Archbishop's Assistant Natalie Kennaugh (both of whom are employed by the General Synod to support the Archbishop). The Bishop’s Action Foundation is co-located here. Several of the BAF staff will be familiar to parishioners as BAF provides some admin and management support to Taranaki parishes through a contract for service. In particular, many will know Ngaire Potter, who provides accounts support to numerous Diocesan parishes.
Wherever we are located, we are united in our desire to support the mission of God in the Diocese. We welcome your thoughts and suggestions and look forward to speaking with you. Our contact details can be found here.