Cathedral Clergy and Staff

Bishop Andrew Hedge announces the appointment of the Rev'd Ian Render as the new Dean of Waiapu

click here to read Bishop Andrew's letter 

The Rev'd David van Oeveren - Acting-Dean and Hawke's Bay Regional Dean - email: ; phone [06] 211 3457; mobile: 021 470 337.

Rev'd Margaret Thompson - Cathedral Priest and Administrator who will be the friendly voice on the end of the phone. Margaret also leads worship.

Rev'd Dorothy Brooker, Rev'd Erice Fairbrother, Rev'd Graeme Pilgrim and Rev'd Jon Williams - our actively "retired" clergy who assist with leading worship at the Cathedral and Ormond Chapel, and undertake pastoral care.

Basil Brooker - Events Coordinator; email:

Elisabeth Paterson - Pastoral worker who cares in particular for elderly parishioners.

Jennifer Harris - Workplace chaplain and at the Cathedral contributes to liturgy and planning.

Cathedral leadership (Vestry and Chapter) - The Cathedral has two oversight bodies:

  • The Cathedral Chapter who are concerned with the Diocesan and community facing ministries;  and
  • the Vestry who are responsible for the parish ministry and day to day running of the Cathedral.