The Bishop of Nelson

Bishop Richard Ellena, 10th Bishop of Nelson, retired at the end of 2018.

The Diocese is in the process of nominating a new Bishop in 2019.  Archbishop Philip Richardson will chair the Nelson Electoral College to be held in Nelson February 28- March 2, 2019.

The Primates of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa and Polynesia appointed Ven. David Hollingsworth to serve as Archbishop's Commissary during the Episcopal interregnum in the Diocese of Nelson until a new Bishop is in place.

The Diocese of Nelson has a history of biblical orthodoxy while seeking to maintain strong relationships with other Dioceses within the Province.

The Bishop has the key responsibility of being a ‘pastor to the pastors’ – caring for and encouraging the clergy within the Diocese but also establishing a vision for the Diocese that reflects the mission Christ has called us to as his church.

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