Kurahautū Director honoured at the 2023 Lambeth Awards Ceremony

The Venerable Dr Hirini Kaa was awarded the Lanfranc Award for Education and Scholarship at a ceremony held at Lambeth Palace on the afternoon of the 22nd June 2023. Dr Kaa received his award along with 33 other recipients who were being honoured for contributions to community service, worship, evangelism, interfaith cooperation, ecumenism and education. The recipients come from the Church of England, the wider Anglican Communion, other Christian churches, as well as to those of other faiths and none.

Dr Kaa was recognised

For outstanding service as a Church Historian and Theological
Educator and for outstanding scholarship in the research and
publication of the award-winning book Te Hahi Mihinare – The
Maori Anglican Church.

Dr Kaa’s book Te Hahi Mihinare continues to be lauded in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world as a ground-breaking exploration of  the establishment of Te Hāhi Mihinare. This latest award is added to the growing list of accolades the author and book have received: Cowinner of the W.H. Oliver Prize for Best Book, NZHA 2021; Winner of the Erik Olssen Prize for Best First Book, NZHA 2021; Co-winner of the 2021 Ernest Scott Prize; and Shortlisted for the General Non-fiction Award at the 2021 Ockham NZ Book Awards as one of the top five Non-fiction books published in New Zealand that year.

The statatement on the awards ceremony from Lambeth Palace can be read here and a Citation for each of this years’ recipients can be found here