Ko Wai Mātou | About us

Nohoia ki tōku mātenga, e te Atua,
Kia mārama te whai mahara;
Nohoia ki ōku kamo,
Ki mahea te tirohanga;
Nohoia ki tōku māngai,
Kia wahapū te kōrero;
Nohoia ki tōku ngākau,
Kia mārama te whakaaro
Nohoia ki tōku whakamutunga,
Kia wātea tōku wehenga.

God be in my head,
And in my understanding;
God be in mine eyes,
And in my looking;
God be in my mouth,
And in my speaking;
God be in my heart,
And in my thinking;
God be at mine end,
And in my departing.

-A Sarum Prayer. Te Reo Māori translation provided by Archdeacon Michael Tamihere




We are a diverse team, drawn together by our love for these islands and our belief that God’s kingdom can be found wherever aroha, rongo and hari are planted. We bring to our work a variety of experiences, skills, ideas, gifts and perspectives.

Our logo is the rauika – a school of fish or fertile fishing grounds. It represents the bountifulness of God’s creation, and the flourishing God seeks for us as a people and creation. The three fish represent the three tikanga of the Church and the three Archbishops. The three stars represent both the Selwyn Stars and the Holy Trinity – God the Creator, Jesus the Redeemer, the Holy Spirit the Giver of Life. The diamond shape reflects the traditional pātiki (flounder) design which signifies abundance, or flourishing.



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