Just a handful of parishes around Auckland and in some struggling country areas.
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He was the first to be known as Bishop of Auckland. For 30 years he laboured to plant parishes in all parts of the Diocese and to respond to new social needs in the city of Auckland. Many flocked to work in the new timber, kauri gum and gold mining industries. New parishes were established in Thames , Coromandel and Northern Wairoa Some rural ministries were less successful.
New parishes were established in Warkworth , Maungakaramea , Kamo , and Kaitaia Waimate North built on its missionary origins and became a parish in In each case these districts later came under the care of home mission priests. Only Paparoa survived. Thousands of people poured into the Waikato. Soldier settlers were given blocks of land in return for part-time military service. Parishes were established in Te Awamutu , Hamilton and Cambridge Pokeno came later Two important Diocesan posts were inaugurated at this time. The first Diocesan Secretary was appointed in and the Chancellor in A Cathedral Chapter with clerical canons and lay members was appointed in At various times during this period, St John's College operated in Parnell and Remuera - in , , , and Auckland continued to grow in the west.
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Elsewhere, North Shore parish was divided by the setting up of a Northcote parish including Takapuna in The parish of Ellerslie-Epsom was formed ex Otahuhu, and in the same year a priest was appointed to work in the rural area of Mangere. The new dairy industry brought prosperity to Taranaki. New parishes were established at Waitara , Inglewood , Stratford and Okato More and more land was opened up in the Waikato.
Parishes were established at Te Aroha and at Katikati, an Ulster settlement, in Parishes were started to serve other new centres - Huntly where coal mining had begun in and at Paeroa and Waihi where major mining industries had begun. Social Services As the city continued to grow, so too did the need for more social services. Mrs Cowie set up a home for unmarried mothers and their babies in and a children's home, for those who were not eligible to be placed in the orphanage, in The Mission to Streets and Lanes was founded in This eventually became the Order of the Good Shepherd, a women's religious order, in The Bishop actively supported the new Blind Institute.
He made an immediate impact.
Sadly his health led to his early retirement after only seven years as Bishop, but during these years and the short term of his successor, Bishop Crossley, much was achieved. Neligan's name lives on in Neligan House, built as the Bishop's residence in his later years, but now used as the administrative headquarters of the Diocese. Education was a top priority for Bishop Neligan.
Queen Victoria School opened in The Diocesan School for Girls opened in Dilworth broke new ground in educating boys from disadvantaged families. People were now moving into the eastern suburbs in increasing numbers. It was no longer possible for St John's College to provide ministry to neighbouring areas and so in a priest was appointed to a new Tamaki West parish, living in St Heliers. Rural areas prospered and new parishes were formed in Pukekohe , Warkworth , Helensville , Kamo-Hikurangi , Kaitaia and Waimate North - most of these were districts previously served by the Home Mission.
The s were years of rapid growth. Some sense of the difficulty encountered in devising appropriate parochial structures in the western suburbs is suggested by the number of combinations adopted until the final shape emerged - Mt Albert-Avondale , New Lynn-Henderson , Avondale-New Lynn A new parish was established in the Hokianga in , using a boat known as a "floating vicarage". The Church's social conscience was aroused at this time and in Jasper Calder was appointed as the first City Missioner. For much of his term as Missioner he also served as Vicar of the Epiphany.
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King's College moved to Otahuhu in and the old premises in Remuera became the site of a new junior school, King's School. By now, the Diocese had become too big. It was impossible to minister adequately to the south of the Diocese. And so in , a new Diocese of Waikato was formed. This meant that the Diocese was left with only two archdeaconries - Waimate and Auckland. Archdeacon MacMurray was responsible for 42 parishes.
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A new Archdeaconry of Manukau was created to provide for the parishes to the south of Auckland. Years of depression and war However the prosperity of the s soon gave way to the Great Depression of the 30s. Some of the new parishes didn't last long - Mangere returned to Onehunga, , Manurewa linked with Papatoetoe, and Bayswater amalgamated with Takapuna, There were some developments in those difficult times - the re-siting of St Stephen's School at Bombay in , the arrival of the Church Army in the late s, and the appointment of a chaplain to the mental hospitals. In , Archbishop Averill retired and was followed by Bishop Simkin.
A new Archdeaconry of Waitemata was formed almost immediately. A chaplain was appointed to the new Greenlane-National Women's Hospital complex. During the 18 years it operated, the MAC nurtured many Church and community leaders. Annual hui tau mission-wide conferences were held almost every year from to , usually at Easter. The various Church districts vied for the privilege of hosting hui tau, which eventually attracted thousands of members to the four- or five-day gatherings.
They listened to conference speakers, ate and slept in huge tents, and participated in or watched cultural and sporting competitions. In the late s, Church leaders in Utah began asking overseas converts to stay and help build up the Church in their own lands. Beginning in the early s, faithful volunteer labor missionaries built the temple and college near Hamilton. Church President David O. Building missionaries — more than over a year period — continued constructing dozens of distinctive white chapels complete with classrooms and recreation halls across both islands.
These buildings and those who built them attracted much publicity, raising the public profile of the Church. New Zealanders from many cultures embraced the gospel, and membership grew from 17, in to , 50 years later. Immigrating Latter-day Saint families came from the islands of the Pacific, and today the Church in New Zealand enjoys great cultural diversity. CCNZ was closed in , but significant buildings and other spaces have been preserved as a legacy for visitors and Church members alike.
A free Church history museum at Temple View shares many stories of faith and devotion from throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Facts and Statistics. Show: Hide:. On 11 March , during the Battle of Kororareka between British forces and Maori dissatisfied with British rule, the church was hit by stray musket and cannon balls, evidence still visible today.
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In the church was altered to its present shape with V roof, buttresses, a gallery, porch and belfry, and two years later received its name. By the early 20th Century the church was in a shaky condition so props were set up each side to support it for a time.
click here It was served by vicars based at Kawakawa and from onwards, Kerikeri. The church celebrated its centennial in with an outdoor service, and in welcomed Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. In Christ Church was extensively restored and today continues to draw a constant stream of visitors who enjoy its sense of history, its tranquility and its wairua spiritual atmosphere. People from all countries find a walk around the churchyard fascinating, as they see links with their past.
The congregation recognises they have a significant ministry to tourists, and welcome people from all over the world to services. All Rights Reserved.