From Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
The Wardens are delighted to advise that an offer of appointment has been made and accepted for the position of Dean of Wellington. A formal announcement, delayed because the appointee’s existing overseas travel commitments preclude advice to his present parish until his return, will be made on Sunday 30th June when Bishop Justin will join us at the 10am service. We appreciate that this timing may be frustrating for parishioners, however, we are sure that you will understand our new Dean’s desire to notify his present parish in person. He will take up the appointment in January 2014.
The Wardens are working with Bishop Justin to ensure that the Cathedral is appropriately staffed for the rest of the interregnum, and hope to be able to tell you more about that shortly.
Janet Brown, Tony Fryer, Briar Gordon [Nominators] April 21, 2013
Canon in Residence
The Revd Jenny Wilkens
Jenny joined the staff of Wellington Cathedral in July 2008. Among her chief roles is the pastoral care of parishioners. Jenny adds a wealth of parish and education experience to the Cathedral clergy team.
Chaplain to Children, Families and Choristers
The Revd Alison Camplin
Alison joined the Cathedral staff in March 2010 and has oversight of ministry to children, families and Cathedral Choristers.
The Revd Dr Raymond Pelly
Raymond spends Sundays plus one day a week in the Cathedral as a ’praying presence’. With his wide experience and knowledge as theologian, teacher and spiritual director, he is available to people seeking faith and God.
The Revd John McCaul John joined us at the Cathedral as an Associate Priest on a part-time basis in February 2013 for priestly and pastoral ministry.
The Revd David Major While based in the Parish of South Wairarapa, where the bulk of his ministry is exercised, David has a particular ministry from the Cathedral to Parliament.
Honorary Priest Assistants
- The Ven Judith Hardie
- The Revd Junko Preston
- The Revd Stafford Cull
Organist and Director of Music
Michael Stewart is at the forefront of the younger generation of choral conductors in New Zealand, as well as being one of the country’s leading concert organists. In June 2011 he was appointed Organist and Director of Music at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, after previously serving for five years as Director of Music of The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
Assistant Director of Music
Richard Apperley is the Assistant Director of Music at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, where he is responsible for accompanying the cathedral services and assisting with the direction of the cathedral's choirs. Richard formerly held the post of Assistant Organist at Lincoln Cathedral...
Irene's is the cheerful and welcoming voice you are most likely to hear at the end of the telephone on weekdays. Her role includes taking all bookings for Cathedral venues, the production of cathedral publications, and the multitude of non-identifiable things needing to be done about a cathedral of this size.
The Bursar is responsible for all money related matters to do with the Cathedral, including queries about payments and planned giving.
It is the generous and dedicated financial giving of ordinary people that pays the bills and allows our ministries to continue and to grow.
Tax certificates are issued in April each year.
- Alan O'Brien