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FRANCESCO, Rev Robert (Bob) Gian           M.Ed.Couns., BA., M.Div., Dip.Teaching, MNZAC
born Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.
wife: Janet-Anne married 11 September 1980, New Zealander, intensive care nurse
Bachelor of Arts 1972 Jersey City State College; Master of Arts 1976 Covenant Seminary, St Louis, Missouri; Master of Divinity 1977 Evangelical School of Theology Pensylvania; Diploma in Teaching 1982 Department of Education
Elder, St James New Plymouth 1988
Licensed St James New Plymouth 15 November 1992
Opunake Co-operating Parish, Taranaki Presbytery, Stated Supply for one year, starting 31 January 1991
Ordained Stated Supply for six months, Opunake Co-operating Taranaki Presbytery, 3 December 1992
Papakura  East Parish, South Auckland Presbytery, 28 October 1993 — resigned 3 February 1997
Minister within the Bounds, South Auckland Presbytery, January 1997
removed from the Ministerial Roll, 21 November 2011

Maori Miss - Matron, Apprentice Hostel, Whakatane  1966

FRANCIS, Rev Kim M.               B.A., . BTh., M.A. (Hons), Dip. Theol, MNZAC
born 12 November 1952
wife Prudence (Prue)  married 3 February 1979, teacher of children with disabilities
Theological Hall, Dunedin,1976-1978
Ordained Edendale, Mataura Presbytery, 18 October 1979 — resigned 31 October 1983 and withdrew
Chaplain, Papakura Military Camp, 10 February 1984
Chaplain, Burnham Military Camp, Christchurch 13 March 1987
Completed MA in Counselling
St Johns, Mt Roskill, Auckland, Auckland Presbytery, 3 November 1988
Awarded Batchelor of Theology
St Andrew's, New Plymouth, Taranaki Presbytery February 1997
Died suddenly 18 October 2014

Overseas Worker - Taiwan 1976

FRANCIS, Rev Lorraine Helen             B.Sc.,  Dip.WLM., B.D.
(uses maiden name Francis)
born Port Vila, Vanuatu
husband Ian David Dittner married 30 August 1986 elder and doctor
President of Dunedin Presbyterian Youth Council
Bachelor of Science 1980 Otago University; Post-Graduate Diploma of Wild Life Management 1981 Otago University; Bachelor of Divinity 1986 Otago University
Theological Hall 1984-1986
Ordained Assistant Minister, Somervell Memorial Church Auckland, Auckland Presbytery, 27 November 1986 — resigned 25 November 1990
Balmoral Stated Supply for 6 months, Auckland Presbytery, 1 July 1992
Associate Maclaurin Chaplain – Half-time, Tamaki Campus, University of Auckland, 17 February 1994
Minister (part-time), Orakei Presbyterian Church, Auckland Presbytery, 24 September 1999-2004
Buckland’s Beach Co-Operating Parish, North Shore Presbytery, 2 October 2004
Other recognised minister, Northern Presbytery, 3 February 2019
stated supply St Columba at Botany, Northern Presbytery, 1 December 2021
Daughter of Rev WD and Mrs ME Francis

Eastbourne WnP (exchange)  1981  

FRANCIS, Rev Dr Nicola Mary (Niki)                           BTh., BA (Hons), Ph.D.
Bachelor of Theology 1992 Otago University; Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 1993 Otago University
Licensed St Anselms Karori 4 July 1993
Ordained Spiritual Carer, Mary Potter Hospice, Wadestown, Wellington, Wellington Presbytery, 31 May 2001
Minister within the Bounds, Wellington Presbytery, 17 October 2002
Lodged Certificate, Wellington Presbytery, 20 April 2006
Ph.D. in History, Australian National University, 2015
Other recognised minister

FRANCIS, Rev Norma Margaret  (Sr Margaret)   B.A.,A.R.A.N.Z.,A.C.A.
b 9.2.1926 Invercargill
She took up accountancy in her Father’s office; studied at Otago University; admitted to Accountant's Society 1949.
Deaconess College Duendin 1949-51 (advanced course); then went to the United Kingdom for 1 year.
Returned to New Zealand to take up work as a Congregational Deaconess.
Ord Deaconess, St Andrews Wellington, 26.2.1953 - resigned Dec 1955
Solway College Masterton 1.2.1956
St Albans Christchurch 3.1958
St Ninians Christchurch 1964 - resigned 29.2.1972 to complete her BA at Canterbury University.
Ord Minister at Takaka NMP  26.9.1974
At the time of her death she was Convener of the Presbytery of Nelson-Marlborough Property and Finance Committee
and a past Moderator of the Presbytery.
"Margaret was held in high regard outside the church in this community [Takaka], regularly moving among non-church
goers. She was a great visitor of the sick and elderly. That was one of her greatest strengths."
Died in office 4.4.1981 (along with her 79 year old Mother) in a car accident near Mayfield Christchurch, while on
study leave.

FRANCIS, Rev Robert
born: 26 March 1863, illegitimate birth, Scotland
wife: Agnes Rodney Francis born: 4 April 1864 married: 19 December 1894 died: 7 February 1944, Invercargill, aged 81 years, interred with husband
Licensed by Glasgow Presbytery, May 1893(?)
Ordained by Kirkcaldy (?) Presbytery, 12 July 1894
Came to New Zealand and living in Eastbourne, Wellington for some months, 1906
Inducted Cust, Christchurch Presbytery, 7 June 1906
Opotiki, Bay of Plenty Presbytery, 21 July 1909
Bluff, Southland Presbytery, 13 February 1919
Author of A New Zealand Harp (poetry), publshed A. H. Stockwell, Ltd, London, 1926
Died 10 July 1926, 'the sudden call' in the Bluff Session Minutes, aged 65 years, interred at Bluff Cemetery.

FRANCIS, Very Rev Stuart Cyril             B.A.
b 13.11.1900 London
w Catherine Donald Dewar (Sister of Rev L.S. Dewar) b 29.3.1898 m 29.1.1929 predeceased him.
He came to NZ in 1920, and worked in the Christchurch Sun newspaper in the advertising and
commercial dept; went to Canterbury University where he gained a BA with a view to entering
the ministry.
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1926-28
Licensed by Christchurch Presbytery 13.11.1928
Ord Clevedon SAP  3.3.1929 (one record gives date as 19.3.1929)
East Taieri DnP 30.9.1932
St Pauls Napier HBP 19.10.1937
St Pauls Christchurch ChP 19.5.1943 - resigned 30.9.1963
Director PSSA Invercargill 10.10.1963 - retired 31.1.1971
“One of the avenues which laid hold on him was the Presbyterian Social Services Association.
He served seven years as it’s Convener, and caused its work to be more and more widely known
in the Church. He was a member of that chain of progressive administrators in the PSSA who
ushered in the present era of enlarged concepts of social service and increased efficiency in
administration. It was not a surprise that he achieved the Moderator’s Chair. He was a forceful
personality, and admired preacher, a tenacious and able administrator, and an easy friend.
He made a particular contribution to the life of the NZ Church in that he came from London where
he was nurtured at the fountainhead of English Presbyterianism in Regents Square Church. From
there he brought a slightly different ethos which served to enrich the very Scottish style of the
Presbyterian Church of New Zealand.”
Moderator of the General Assembly 1961
Father of Rev W.D. Francis, Grandfather of Rev LH Francis; Brother-in-law of Rev L.S. Dewar.
Died 6.3.1976 at Ashburton.

FRANCIS, Rev William Donald (Bill)              B.A., Dip.Tchg., Dip.Ed.
born 20 November 1929 at Clevedon, son of Rev Stuart Francis and Catherine (Dewar)
wife Mary Ethel Hutchings  (a qualified Physiopherapist)  born Dannevirke married 7 January 1956
Educated at East Taieri and Napier Primary Schools, Napier Intermediate, Napier Boy’s High School, St Andrew’s College Christchurch then to Christchurch Teachers’ College (2 years), gaining a Diploma in Teaching in 1954.
Studied at Canterbury University (part time – 4 years) and Victoria University at Wellington (part time – 3 years), graduated B.A. 1955.
Obtained a Diploma in Education from Massey University in 1983.
Spent 3 years teaching at Johnsonville Primary School.
Theological Hall Dunedin, 1956-1958
Licensed for Ministry 30 November 1958
Ordained Missionary for the New Hebrides at St Paul’s Church Christchurch 17 December 1958
Took mechanical training until he left for the field.
Inducted at Mt Eden Church Auckland, 1 March 1959
Left for New Hebrides 5 March 1959
Onesua High School New Hebrides 1st Assistant 1959; Headmaster from 1960
[During these years Mary was responsible for the teleradio, assisted with student health, taught the care of young children, and supervised her own children's correspondence school lessons.]
Resigned 10 March 1968 due to family reasons.       
On staff of Manawatu College, Foxton, 1968-1970
[In 1968 Mary became a qualified Supervisor of Play Schools and employed part time at Manawatu College.]
Took up teaching position at Niue College in 1970, Headmaster from 1971. Mary assisted with Physiotherapy at the Hospital. Returned to New Zealand in 1972
Appointed Minister at Ellerslie - Mt Wellington Parish, Auckland Presbytery, 22 February 1973
Spent one year at First Presbyterian Church, Glendale, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 1977 (during his time at Ellerslie)
West Dunedin Union Parish, Wakari, Dunedin Presbytery, 1 February 1979 — resigned 31 January 1984
From 1979 to 1983 Mary acted as Tutor on the staff of the NZ School of Physiotherapy.
Tangoa Bible College, Vanuatu 1984 to 1985 (Acting Principal 31 January 1984)
Minister of the English speaking Congregational Christian Church of Western Samoa, Apia, 1986 to 1987.
Balmoral Church, Auckland Presbytery Stated Supply 1988,  Inducted 20 October 1988
Minister Emeritus, 6 July 1992
Minister of Christ Church (part-time), United Reformed Church, Buntingford, North East Hertfordshire, England October 1992 (6 years).
[Mary became involved in the setting up of a small physiotherapy clinic in the district.]
Returned to New Zealand 1998
Minister Emeritus, Waikato Presbytery, 3 August 1999
"Those years [in the New Hebrides] were a time of very important developments in the field of education in the New Hebrides with the British Administration at last taking a much greater part in providing and education for the people – a task that had been left almost entirely to the various voluntary agencies until then. For some years, he was the Convener of the Presbyterian Education Committee and a member of the British Education Advisory Committee. In both positions, he took an active part in these developments. 
During his time in at Onesua, he was, at various time, a member of different Assembly Committees and in 1967 was elected to be Moderator of the General Assembly [of the Presbyterian Church of the New Hebrides], which was held at Onesua.
In the community, he was an active member of the Vila Cricket Club and became President of the Club in 1967.  He was also very active in promoting Athletics and, with Mr. Alan Bell, and a few others was instrumental in setting up the New Hebrides Amateur Athletic Association.  He was privileged to be Manager of the Athletic Team to the South Pacific Games in Noumea in 1966.
In 1998 he was awarded the Vanuatu Medal of Merit for his services to Vanuatu."
Minister Emeritus, Wellington Presbytery 23 June 2008
Father of Rev LH Francis and son of the Rev SC Francis.
Retired to Raumati, active members of Kapiti Uniting.
died 18 October 2021 at home

FRANKLIN, Rev Dr Bernard John (John)                        B.A., L.Th., Th.M.(Princeton), D.Min.
born Auckland
wife Patricia Helen nee Hammond (Trish) married 10 February 1985
educated Henderson High School 1964, Bachelor of Arts 1970 University of Auckland; Licentiate of Theology 1973 Joint Board of Theological Studies of New Zealand; Master of Theology 1978 Princeton Theological Seminary; Masster of Divinity 1999 McCormick Theological Seminary
ANZ Bank Clerk 1965
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1970-1972 Diploma 1972 Licentiate in Theology 1973
Associate Prison Chaplain, Tongariro 1972-1973
Ordained Assistant Minister, St Davids, Auckland, Auckland Presbytery, 8 April 1973 — resigned 30 April 1975
To Toledo, Ohio USA - Assistant Minister, Collingwood, Presbyterian Church May 1975-12 June 1977;
Study leave, Master of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA, September 1977-1978.
Interim Pastor, Washington United Church of Christ, Toledo, Ohio, 1 September to 25 December 1978
Minister, St Andrews, Gisborne, 11 February 1979 — resigned 27 February 1986
Founded Spiritual Growth Ministries (for the Parish Development and Mission Department), 1980
Parish Development and Mission Consultant Auckland, 27 February 1986 — resigned October 1988
Interim Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Maumee, Ohio, USA, October 1988-1989
Myers-Briggs Training, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1989
Sabbatical Studies, Church of the Saviour, Washington DC, 1990
Senior Minister, St Andrews, Palmerston North, Manawatu Presbytery, 3 May 1990 — resigned 31 January 1993
Minister, St Marks, Palmerston North (Stated Supply), 1 February 1993; Inducted 17 March 1994 — resigned 31 January 1999
International Ecumenical Visitor, Grosse Point Memorial Church, Detroit, Michigan, January-February 1995
Moderator of Presbytery of Manawatu, 1995-1996
Studying for D.Min in Preaching through McCormick Theological Seminary Chicago, USA, 1999
Self-Supporting Ministry, 1 February 1999
Stated Supply, Knox Church Dannevirke, November to December 2000
Ordained Anglican Priest, Diocese of Wellington, 27 November 2004
Lodged Certificate Manawatu-Wanganui Presbytery, 30 November 2004
moved to Dunedin 2010
removed from the ministerial roll of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, 20 October 2011

FRANKLYN, Rev Robert John (Bob)
wife Sue Franklyn
Congregational Federation of the United Kingdom
Ngaruwahia High School, 1969
Diploma of Ministry Intern, Bible College of New Zealand, 2004
University of Wales Trinity St Davids, 2005
Mission Enabler, Congregational Federation, United Kingdom, August 2004-August 2010
Minister, Newark upon Trent Congregational Church, 2004-2010
Fresh Expressions Aotearoa New Zealand, April 2010
Hutt City Uniting Congregations, Wellington Presbytery, September 2010-January 2012
Manawatu Parish, Methodist Church of New Zealand, March 2012-January 2018 — merging four parishes
Pastor, St Johns Co-operating Parish, Whangarei, Methodist Church of New Zealand, 23 January 2018-December 2019

FRANSHAM, Rev Francis Paul (Paul)              B.Th.
born Hamilton, New Zealand
wife Kathryn Louise nee Lamont married 17 December 1977 a secretary
primary and secondary school teacher for four years
Theological Hall 1981-1983
Bachelor of Theology 1983 Otago
Ordained Katikati Bay of Plenty Presbytery 15 December 1983 — resigned 9 March 1989 — overseas for three months at Lancaster Vineyard Christian Fellowship California
St Davids Invercargill, 27 May 1990 — resigned  5 June 1993.
Associate Chaplain St Kentigern College Auckland, 13 February 1994
Minister within the Bounds, Auckland Presbytery, 30 June 1999
Lodged Certificate, Auckland Presbytery, 4 January 2007
Minister within the Bounds, North Shore Presbytery, 27 September 2007
Member, North Shore Presbytery, 11 December 2007 — resigned and removed from the Presbyterian Church Aotearoa New Zealand roll, 25 October 2020

Mission Advisor, Synod of Otago and Southland, July 2005 to 18 April 2015
Commissioned Local Shared Ministry, Trinity Temuka, Alpine Presbytery, 28 January 2028

FRASER, [Very Rev] Charles  (Deposed from Ministry of the PCNZ)       M.A.,F.G.S.
From the Free Church of Scotland; trained at Marischal College Aberdeen, MA
He was the first Presbyterian Minister of Canterbury, and his parish covered the whole Province.
He arrived in NZ by the ‘Oriental’ in April 1856 and preached forthwith to a large congregation
in Lyttelton, and the following Sunday in Christchurch.  A Church costing $1,800 was opened
in Feb 1857, and on this occasion he read notification of his ordination by the Presbytery of
Aberdeen.  A Manse was built in 1860.
St Andrews Church Christchurch 1856
Rev Fraser along with friends established a number of schools, with subsidies from the Provincial
Government, bringing out Teachers from Scotland.  He himself gratuitously taught the higher
classes in High School. The school closed in 1874.
He visited Hokitika; he also preached in French to the settlers at Akaroa. 
In 1858 his congregation acquired 5 acres known as the ‘Addington Cemetery’.
He established the ‘NZ Presbyterian’ in 1866 on his own responsibility; it was a quarterly
containing about 40 pages was the 1st Church periodical. Although distinctively Presbyterian,
it aimed at being catholic and evangelical, and was careful to deal with topics of interest in the
colony.  Its name was changed to ‘The Canterbury Presbyterian & Record of Church News’, and
was the organ of the Canerbury Church Extension Association.
Moderator of the General Assembly (Northern) 1864; member of the Canterbury College Union
from 1871, and lectured in English Language and Literature before Canterbury College
(University) was established. He did much Church Extension work in the province.
He was deposed by the Presbytery of Christchurch on the 16th January 1883; the decision of the
Presbytery was upheld on appeal to Assembly in Nov 1883. His connexion with the PCNZ was
thus severed from 16.1.1883
The charge appears to relate to an alleged "criminal assualt" some eight years previous for which
no legal proceedings were initiated due to the influence of "powerful friends", and the "affair
being hushed up".
Died at Christchurch late August 1886, interred in Addington Cemetery, plot 609c

FRASER, Sr Flora P.
PWTI 1919-22; Ord Deac for Maori Miss 21.11.1922
Waimana 1922; laid  Foundation Stone of school at Waimana 7.4.1922
Turakina Maori Girls Coll, Matron 2.1927 res late 1929 on acct breakdown in health; on recovering to -
Whakaki 1931 res 11.4.1935
Died  1949

FRASER, Very Rev Dr Ian Watson                                C.M.G.,M.A.,B.D.(Melb),Th.D.(Union NY)
b 23 October 1907 Wellington
w Alexa Church Stewart b 6 June 1906  m 7 July 1932 at Regent Square Presbyterian Church, London  d 17 March 1991
Alexa served as the National President of the Presbyterian Women’s Missionary Union in 1963 and was actively involved in bringing the two national Presbyterian women’s groups together to form the Association of Presbyterian Women (APW). 
Ian the son of Malcolm Fraser CVO., OBE, the Government Statistitian, elder of St John's Church, Wellington where Ian was brought up, went to Scots College.
Studied at Victoria University College, Wellington, also being a member of the Debating Society, Master of Arts, 1927.
Theological Hall, Dunedin,1928-1930. Part of a wedding party taken by the leading bridal photographer in Dunedin, an all male group. When he and his wife were invited to tea at Deaconess House he took his Knox College room mate and the rest of the bridal party.
After completing his studies in the Hall spent three years post-grad study at New College and the University of Edinburgh (then working together through Union of the Church of Scotland and the Free Church of Scotland, 1929).
During Summer Semester undertook further post graduate studies at Bonn University, Germany (under Karl Barth etc)
Union Theological Seminary, New York (under Dr. John Baillie etc).
Student Assistant to Dr. John Baillie at Union Theological Seminary, New York 1931-1933. 
Appointed Youth Assistant at Park Avenue Presbyterian Church,New York,1931-1932
Returned to New Zealand,1933
Ordained St Andrews, Levin, 22 August 1933 – at the first service after his induction he was, as per an old custom, “preached in” (i.e. commended to the congregation) by Dr James Gibb.
Wyndham, Mataura Presbytery, 15 December 1939
Chaplain, St Andrews College, Christchurch, 10 February 1942
Acted as a rugby referee during his time at St Andrew’s.
St Johns, Papatoetoe, South Auckland Presbytery, 19 May 1948; among the first churches to elect women elders when it became possible.
St Stephens, Lower Hutt, Wellington Presbytery, 24 August 1961 - retired 18 April 1973
Moderator of the General Asembly, 1968
Became a bank escort after he retired, later running the mail room of Westpac head office until his mid seventies.
After return from overseas became co-editor of New Zealand Journal of Theology (with Bates & Steele, who started Journal in 1931) 1933-1935; Treasurer of the  Church Service Society 1936-1938; founder  and Secretary-Treasurer of the Friends of Knox College Library 1934-1973; on various Assembly Committees including  Doctrine (from 1948), International Affairs, Church Union, Joint Committee on Church Union (JCCU), Convener of Committee on Position of Women in the Church (from 1948) , [women approved as Elders in 1957 and as Ministers in 1964]; compiled, typed and bound ‘Register of Ministers Missionaries and Deaconesses in the
NZ Presbyterian Church 1840-1990
’ [from which this Internet database was initially created]; author of  ‘Understandest Thou?’ (Introduction to the New Testament), ‘Understanding the Old Testament’, ‘Journey into the Shadows’, ‘Story of  Nansen Home’, his autobiography ‘A Pastor’s Life’ (1992), and many pamphlets.
Refugee Award of the National Council of Churches 1970; awarded the C.M.G. in 1973; Founder and Chairman of the  Board of Nansen Home (for elderly refugees) at Lower Hutt which was opened 31 May 1962, the Home was given to Presbyterian Support Services October 1984 as an elderly care facility after having cared for 44 refugees. The need for a refugee home lessened when Nations accepted refugees as families, not as individuals.
Passionate advocate for nuclear disarmament; read the 'Journal for Atomic Scientists' to the end of his life. Member of the New Zealand Beekeepers Association, the Rugby Referees' Association, and the Order of St. Michael and St. George.
After reading 'Tomorrow's God' he feared he did not have Lloyd Geering's courage to ask the hard questions.
Dr Fraser was one of the Church’s great leaders in a generation of strong and effective people. He was a prophetic visionary with the capacity to transform dreams into projects that endure. He was a minister of the Word who stood fearlessly under the demands of Christ as living Word of God and preached with power and passion. He was a fine parish minister who knew his people well and served them with devotion and as an educator who believed in the role of Christian education for an informed and intelligent discipleship.” (from Obit.)
Father-in-law of Rev R.K.J. Clarke, & of Rev G.R.Ferguson.
Died 25 June 1996

FRASER, Rev James Murdoch
b 1 August 1837
w Ada Elizabeth Brook b 26 November 1852 m 6 June 1877 at St Andrew's Church Auckland - remarried 31 December 1916
Educated at Normal School Canada and in Auckland.
He came to New Zealand as a youth with the migrants from Nova Scotia (under Norman McLeod) settling in Waipu, 
For some time he followed the profession of teacher, until he resolved to enter the ministry. 
He qualified himself, studied, and in due course was called & ordained.
Coromandel supply as student 1875
Licensed and Ordained by Presbytery of Auckland January 1877
Ordained Kaikoura, Waipawa 15 October 1877
Coromandel March 1878 resigned 1879
Reported 1880: he left Coromandel because of decrease in population; people arranged services themselves and hoped that
prosperity would return, bringing increase in population with it.
Westport Westland Presbytery  Inducted February 1880 (began service 12 December 1879)
Caversham Dunedin Presbytery May 1881
Called to Lawrence Centrral Otago Presbytery October 1882 
Chalmers Church Dunedin Dunedin Presbytery 1889 (one record states 17 December 1888) - Resigned February 1900
Waikaka Valley Mataura Presbytery 3 October 1900
Edendale [Balmoral] Auckland 1903, Inducted 16 February 1904 (another record gives Induction date as 16 November 1904)
– First Minister since becoming  fully sanctioned charge.
Waipu Northland Presbytery August 1905 - retired March 1907
He was an eloquent preacher, and able to preach in English & Gaelic. He held services in Gaelic while in Chalmers Church
Dunedin for Highlanders in the Dunedin area.  His last parish was Waipu where his life in New Zealand began.
Died 8 November 1911 at Auckland

FRASER, Sr Lilian
PWTI 1920 - Maori Miss, Nuhaka 1921
Dingwall Home Papatoetoe PSSA Ak 1939-60

FRASER, Rev Mrs Pamela Jean   formerly Mrs P.J. Clark   nee McKenzie
born 6 November 1943
Studied in Scotland and Australia, involved with playcentre and the unemployed
Theological Hall 1983-1985
Ordained Ecumenical Chaplain Otago Polytechnic Campus Dunedin (Tertiary Chaplain), half-time, First Church of Otago, Dunedin Presbytery, 3 May 1987
Co-ordinator Archways Community for Women 1 February 1992
Removed from Ministerial Roll, Dunedin Presbytery, 5 May 1998
died 26 September 2016 aged 72 years

FRASER, Rev Philadelphus Bain  (Phil)         M.A.
born 13 January 1862 Lerwick Shetland Island, Scotland;
wife (1) (?)  b.(?)  m.(?)  died July 1911
wife (2) Catherine born 3 September 1873 married 2 August 1915 died 2 October 1959
Trained in Scotland as a School Teacher, taught in Scotland for a considerable time then came to New Zealand in 1885. Taught for 10 years in New Zealand. Accepted by North Otago Presbytery as a student for the ministry 1 November 1892. 
Theological Hall Dunedin 1895-1897
Ordained at Lovells Flat 1897 - resigned 28 February 1911 to become –
Superintendent of Home Missions (the first such position) from 28 February 1911
Hokitika Westland Presbytery, 14 September 1914  — retired 30 June 1926
Editor, The Biblical Recorder, 1924-1935
He brought a heresy charge against Prof John Dickie to Assembly, but the charge was dismissed.
‘He was an able scholar with an ardent evangelical enthusiasm, which made him a zealous contender for the faith.’
Son of the Rev Daniel Fraser
Died 30 October 1940

FRASER, Rev Robert             M.A.
b. 1836 Banffshire, Scotland
Educated at the University of Aberdeen and the Free Church of Scotland College.
Ordained to Knockando (Free Church of Scotland), Morayshire 1868 to 1875
To New Zealand -
Inducted Waipukurau HBP  9.2.1876 - resigned 1881
To Australia –
Received by the Presb. Church of Victoria 18.10.1881 with certificate from the Colonial Committee
and the Free Church Presbytery of Aberlour.
To Presb. Church of Queensland May 1882
Warwick 1882 to 2.8.1887
Moderator of the Presb. Church of Queensland 1885
Returned to New Zealand -
Havelock Nth HBP 26.10.1887 - retired 31.3.1897 and returned to Scotland.
Died Scotland 1907

FRASER, Mr Robert Drummond      & Mrs
b. Westport
w. CaroleDaley  (a London Missionary Society Nurse) m. in Sydney  8.1.1966
Robert educated at Westport Technical College then served his apprenticeship as a
Carpenter & Joiner. Served as a Sunday School teacher, Bible Class leader & Lay Preacher.
Appt. as Carpenter on a short term appointment to Papua for 3 years from 1.1.1963
To All Saints College, Sydney for first term 1963.
Commenced 3 year term 7.1963; appt. to permanent mission staff 1.1.1966.
Returned to NZ 26.1.1966
Rep 1966: completed term as builder.  Invited by Ekalesia to train for technical teacher
position.  He married nurse serving under LMS & they were in Auckland training in 1966;
plan to return to PNG 1967.   To complete requirements for certificate, they are teaching in
State schools in Timaru area.
To Papua New Guinea 4.6.1969;       
Resigned due to Mrs Fraser’s health & wthd 1.1971

FRASER, Rev Robert M.
b. 1851 at Granton, Scotland
To Australia :
Ordained by the Presb. Church of Tasmania, Australia 1882
Missionary at Epi, New Hebrides 1882 to 1905
To New Zealand :
Received by the Presb. Church of NZ  16.11.1905
Returned to Australia :
Clare (Presb. Church of South Australia) 1906
Died 1921

FRASER,  Rev Thomas McKenzie McKenzie (Sic)              M.A.
b. Inverness
w. Caroline Neale  b.(?)  m.(?)  d.(?)
He was a ‘Bluecoat Boy’ at Christs Hospital London.  Educated at the University of Aberdeen.
He worked with his brother-in-law on “The Edinburgh Witness”. 
Ordained and inducted to Free Church of Scotland at Yester in Midlothian 1845 to 1856
In 1856 the Scottish folk in Singapore wrote to Dr Guthrie asking for a suitable Minister, and the
Rev T. McKenzie Fraser was sent; he established the Orchard Road congregation. 
Orchard Road Congregation, Singapore 1856 to 1860
With a delicate family and his wife’s ill-health they sought a kinder climate  and moved to Geelong
in Victoria Australia in 1861.
To Australia –
Geelong (Gheringhap Street), Presb. Church of Victoria  9.7.1860 to 7.12.1880
Lectured in Homiletics at Ormond Theological College in Melbourne 1866 to 1880
Moderator of the Presb. Church of Victoria 1870
To New Zealand -
St Davids Auckland  AP  18.8.1881 to 10.8.1885
He was Great Grandfather of Rev O.T. Baragwanath, Brother in law of Hugh Miller, Free Church
apologist and geologist and worked with him on “The Edinburgh Witness”.
He was known as Rev T. McKenzie Fraser (omitting the second McKenzie).
Died 10.8.1885  in office

HM Ashburton Outfields 1911
Hornby ChP  1914
Hall 1918-9  -  no further mention.

FRASER, Mr Walter Rangitewhata
App as Hon HM to work with Maoris in Wanganui district 1945
Tokaanu supply 5 mths 1946
Kawerau supply 1 mth 1946

FRASER-HURST, Rev Joseph Livingstone                       B.A.
born 12 April 1844 at Belfast, Northern Ireland, the son of Mary Livingston of Dromore, County Down and Belfast, and Mr Thomas Fraser of Newcastle upon Tyne and Belfast, died in Belfast in 1849.
wife Sara Smyth born circa 1846 in County Londonderry, married 10 May 1871 at Drimbolg Reformed Presbyterian Church, by the Rev John Hart, Ballylurgan, assisted by her father, died 4 March 1902 at her sister's house in Dublin, aged 52 years, due to heart disease
Sarah the third daughter of the Rev James Smyth, Lakeview, Portglenone, of the Reformed Presbyterian Church.
His father died in Belfast in 1849 and his mother remarried Dr Charles Hurst, 1 April 1851 at Newtownbreda, Knockbreda, County Down.
Both Joseph and his brother Hugh took the name of his step-father, Dr Charles Hurst.
Educated privately, by Dr Charles Hurst and took his Bachelor of Arts at Queen’s College, Belfast.
Studied Theology at the Assembly’s College, Belfast.
Licensed by Eastern Presbytery of Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland, 1870.
Ordained as assistant and successor to Rev Samuel Simms, by Southern Presbytery of Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland, 19 December 1871.
Served at Loughbrickland, County Down, Ireland.
Inducted Caversham, Dunedin, Dunedin Presbytery, 14 February 1883 - resigned June 1888
It was during his Ministry in 1882 that the Church burnt down.
He was also actively involved in an early trial in Dunedin of Bible in Schools circa 1883.
Returned to Belfast, at Lakeview, Portglenone.
The Synod of Belfast reported that he applied to be received under the care of the General Assembly as a minister without charge, 1889
Called to Fermoy, County Cork, 1890
They had no children
Died 29 March 1902 after a long illness, at the Elms, Fermoy, aged 58 years, just 25 days after his wife.
Both are buried at Castlehyde Cemetery, Parish of Litter, County Cork. (outside of Fermoy)

Maori Miss 1928 - no further information   

FRATER, Dr Alexander S.            M.B.,Ch.B.,D.T.M.
He had medic training & went to the New Hebrides (Vanuatu) as a Dr.  He was ord as Miss
in Aust  (he had no theol training; some Drs were ord & others not at that time); he went to
Vanuatu in 1915 under the John G.  Paton Mem Fund (thus not under any Ch, nor paid by a
Ch).  He had much dealing with our Miss, but was not a Miss of our Ch.  His work was
Centred in the Paton Mem Hosp on island of Iririki in Vila Harbour, which was used by our
Miss for serious cases.  Some time in 1940s Alex accepted position of Head of Central
Medical School in Suva, Fiji.  Alex’s earliest yrs were spent on Tanna,     where his Father, Rev
M. Frater, was Miss (Tanna was one of the Vanuatu islands).  Later they ret & settled at
Waikanae Wn NZ.
Died  -

FRATER, Mrs Lorna              Dip.Ed.
Wife of Dr A.S. Frater above.  She was a teacher; married Dr Frater & went to Vanuatu
with him.
Died  -  in Aust

FRATER, Rev Maurice
b. Cumbernauld, Scotland.
w. Janie Russell  b. (?)  m. (?)  d. 1944
Educated at University of Glasgow & Free Church of Scotland Theological Hall, Glasgow.
Ordained as Missionary at Tron Kirk by Presbytery of Glasgow.
Miss New Hebrides (Vanuatu)  under John G. Paton Mem Fund (not under any Ch) fr 1900
to 1930 or somewhat later. He was not a Miss of our Ch (although he signed the report to
Ass on Ambrim for the yrs 1916-9), but he had such close relations with our Miss that he
deserves to be included.  He was thanked by Ass 1903 for the assistance he gave to Smaill
on Epi in his final illness & subsequently.  The Ass granted him an honorarium of $40 in
1918 & 1919.  He was stationed on Paama, with responsibility also for parts of Ambrim &
Epi, & the smaller islands of Lamenu & Lopevi.  He was closely associated with Rev
Thomas Smaill.
Rep 1912: During Dr Bowie’s absence, his station has been energetically superintended by
Rev M. Frater.
Ret 1921, on acct of wife’s illness. Spent altogether 39 years as a Missionary on Paama.
Died Melbourne Australia, 3 Jun 1941

FREEMAN, Rev Jack            B.A.
b 13.3.1908 Timaru; w Mavis Ina Hillsden Hutton b 13 September 1911 m 4 November 1937 d 21 December 1987
He lived on a farm at Hinds before deciding to enter ministry.
Hall 1935-1937
Ordained Herbert (Otepopo-Kakanui, North Otago Presybery ) 1 December 1937 resigned 10 April 1941
Chaplain, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay Presbytery 17 May 1945
Ellerslie, Auckland Presbytery 6 September 1956, retired 13 December 1972
Died 11 September 1975

FREEMAN, Rev James Stuart           M.A.
b 11.9.1905 Oamaru; w Mary b 3.5.1912 m 8.2.1938  d 18.2.1980
HM Hinds AsP 1928
Feilding Outfields 1929
Hall 1934-6
Ord Mayfield AsP 4.2.1937 res 26.5.1941
Maori Miss - Reporoa 22.5.1941
Te Whaiti-Galatea 1942
Akaroa ChP  21.6.1945
Lincoln ChP 16.11.1951
Waverley WgP 3.7.1956
NCC Chap Prison Farm Turangi 1965  ret 11.9.1970
Died 16.10.1972

FRENCH, Rev Cyril Leslie
b 15.5.1900
w Frances Eugenie b 8.1.1902 m 23.5.1935 d 30.6.1986
He worked in the Dry Cleaning trade before deciding to enter the ministry.
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1931-33
Licensed by Auckland Presbytery 17.10.1933
Ord Huntly WkP 1.11.1933
Waikato East 19.3.1936
Frankton Junction Hamilton 3.12.1940
Knox Parnell Auckland AP 1.7.1947
East Coast Bays NSP  14.5.1953 - from 1957 parish was divided and Cyril served in :
Castor Bay-Mairangi Bay charge from 1957 - Retired 31.5.1965
Died 18.3.1968

FRENCH, Mrs H.G.            see                   Brown, Dorothy

FRENCH, Mr Victor
BC Trav Sec  3.1921 to 12.1923

FRENCH, Rev Walter Wortley
born 7 October 1879 Scotland; wife Georgina Gertrude born 29 April 1880 married 23 November 1903 died 15 December 1947
At 28 he came to New Zeland and entered Home Missionary service
Home Missionary Oxford West Christchurch Presbytery 1908
Riwaka, Nelson-Marlborough Presbytery, 1910 resigned 1916 to New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Bulls Wanganui Presbytery, 1919
Hall 1920-1921
Ordained Wallacetown Southland Presbytery 21 December 1921
Kaitangata, Clutha Presbytery 5 May 1926
Maheno, North Otago Presbytery, 16 August 1928  
St Peters, Christchurch, 10 October 1935
Palmerston, North Otago Presbytery 10 August 1939
War Service with Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) - on leave from parish
Edendale, Mataura Presbytery, 4 July 1944 — retired 30 June 1947
Cust-Oxford, Christchurch Presbytery supply 1947
In retirement entered Peacehaven Invercargill 1963
Died 31 July 1971 Peacehaven Invercargill, aged 91

FRIIS, Nurse Marian Ellen Otance
b 20.11.1898
Presbyterian Women's Training Institute
Knox Church Nurse Dunedin 1.3.1946 to 1948 {she was Knox Church Nurse, not Deaconess]
Died 1969

FRITH, Mr Malcolm
Volunteer Miss - Vanuatu
Assist Accountant for Ass Vila Vanuatu 1988-9

FRITH, Rev Reece              B.Min. (Laidlaw)
born Tauranga
wife Kay Janet married 5 January 2002
Lay pastor, Waiau Pa - First Church and Districts for 8 years
Licensed 1 July 2013
Ordained St Paul's Presbyterian Church Katikati 13 July 2013

FRITH-UPSON, Rev Mrs Lynne O.
Methodist Church — husband Rev A.R, Upson
Grants Braes Union, Dunedin Presbytery, February 1981 — appointment completed 31 January 1988
to Mornington Methodist, Dunedin, February 1988
Synod superintendent, lower North Island, for eleven years
Pitt Street, Auckland Central Methodist Parish, circa 2011
Good Citizen Award, Waitemata Local Board, Auckland Council, presented May 2019
Moved from Grafton, Auckland to Napier, January 2020; part-time supply for Napier Methodist Parish

FROST, Rev Michael Lindsay Norman
Grew up in South Auckland, attended St Andrew's Clevedon, St Andrew's Otahuhu 2006 — Bachelor of Applied Theology, Carey Baptist College — Machine Operator; North Otago Youth Support and Elder at Waiareka-Weston, 2008
wife Nathalie married 30 December 2005 at St Andrew's Clevedon
Intern at Papakura East 2014 — Completed studies, 1 December 2015
Licensed Northern Presbytery 2 December 2015
Ordained and inducted minister, Papakura East and Hunua Presbyterian Church, Northern Presbytery, 11 February 2016

FROST, Rev Peter Roberts              B.Theol.
wife (1) Wendy-Anne Curtis  married 13 May 1972 school and music teacher
wife (2) Jocelyn Anne married March 1990
advertising and company director
Theological Hall 1979-81
Ordained Saddle Hill Dunedin Presbytery 15 June 1982 — resigned 13 December 1986 and withdrew 4.2.1987
Associate membership, Dunedin Prsbytery, 10 October 1986
Minister within the Bounds, Dunedin Presbytery April 1995

FRUEAN, Rev Mrs Luisa Ema F.              BA., B.Mus., BD., LTCL
born Wellington Hospital New Zealand
husband Malutafa F. (see entry below) married 4 October 1986
Bi-lingual in Samoan and English; Secondary School Teacher
Theological Hall 1988-1990
Ordained Joint Ministry Te Hapara-Matawhero Gisborne 14 July 1991 (Yoked Parish).  
St James Ashburton and St Paul’s Ashburton  (Shared Ministry) Ashburton Presbytery 25 January 2001  
Joint Minister Tokomairiro Co-Operating Parish Parish Southern Presbytery 27 February 2014
full-time minister Tokomairiro Cooperating Parish, Southern Presbytery, 28 February 2024
Daughter of Rev Pepe Nokise and Sister of Rev Dr U Fele Nokise.

FRUEAN, Rev Malutafa Fa'alili (Malu)                           B.A., B.D.
Samoan / German, New Zealander, born Apia, Samoa
wife Luisa EF Nokise (see entry above) married 4 October 1986
Bi-lingual in Samoan and English
Theological Hall 1988-1990
Ordained Joint Ministry Te Hapara-Matawhero Gisborne 14 July 1991 (Yoked Parish).
St James Tinwald Ashburton and St Paul’s Ashburton  (Shared Ministry)  Ashburton Presbytery 25 January 2001  
Joint Minister Tokomairiro Co-Operating Parish Parish Southern Presbytery 27 February 2014
Minister Emeritus, Southern Presbytery, 28 February 2024

FRYER, Rev George Arthur            M.A., B.Sc.
b 27.9.1907;
w Marion b 25.6.1913 m 31.8.1937
From Scotland 2.1955 - from parish of Kirkwall Orkney Islands, Magnus Cathedral; 
served with 8th Army North Africa as Chaplain.
Inducted Awatere-Flaxbourne NMP 1.3.1955
Died 7.12.1955 in office (car accident)

FUAMATU, Rev Pouiva                                     B.Th.,Dip.Min.
b. 26 April 1944  Matootua, Apia, Western Samoa
w(1). Matagitau  b.(?)  m. (?)  d. 8 April 1982
w(2). Filita’a  b.(?)  m. 22.12.1983
Worked as a clerk in the Bank of Western Samoa then as a clerk in the Prime Minister’s
Department. Enetered the Malua Theological Training College in 1971 as a student of the
Christian Congregational Church. Came to NZ in 1972 due to family commitments then
worked for the Inland Revenue Dept for 14 years.
Studied at Auckland University 1986 
Theological Hall 1987-89 
Licensed at Mangere Pacific Islander’s Church  AP 4.3.1990
Ordained Assistant Minister  First Church  Dunedin  DnP 18.3.1990,  term completed  2.5.1993
Minister within bounds, DnP.
St David’s Otorohanga  WkP  10.3.1994
“Pouiva brought to the ministry a quiet and no nonsense approach. He was straight to the
point and openly expressed his feelings. He was a strong visitor with the gift of listening.
He was a perfectionist; undertaking all his tasks, family and church, in an orderly way. He
initiated many new forms of ministry in St David’s bringing culture with him and introducing
it in a non-threatening way which the people accepted. Pouiva’s ministry was not limited to
the Church. He was involved also with the wider community. (from Obit.)
Died 29 Sept 1995 after an operation, one of his sons died two days before him.

FUIMA’ONO, Rev Mautofu              L.Th.
w Tifitifi Uputaua  m 21.2.1976
Hall 1973-6; post-grad Hall 1977
Kawerau BPP  SS  1978
Ord Assist Whakatane BPP   20.12.1978
Waimarino WgP  SS 1.5.1981
Otara PIC  Assoc  SAP 10.2.1983 res 28.2.1987 & wthd.

Meth Ch
Ngaruawahia Union WkP  2.1981 

FULLARTON,  Mr James, B.A.
born Island of Arran January 1828, youngest son of a farmer, brother to Rev. A. Fullerton, Free Church of Scotland, Glasgow
married Miss Cumming 1864 at Riverton
Bachelor of Arts, Edinburgh University
Licensed Free Church of Scotland
Arrived New Zealand 1863 on the "Sir William Eyre"
Received as probationer by Synod of Otago and Southland 23 December 1863, never inducted; his name was added to roll of preachers; first elder of Riverton; Sabbath school teacher and Superintendent, then member of the committee of management and treasurer at Otautau.
Teacher Gummies Bush and Flints Bush; to Riverton, secretary and road inspector, Aparima Road Board; clerk and treasurer, Wallace County Council 44 years, moved with county office to Otautau — retired 31 December 1915.
died at Otautau 11 October 1917 aged 89

FULLER, Rev Keith Frank            BE, BD, GDipArts (Psych), GDipArts (Phil), Dip. Tchg., BA(Hons), R.T.
Associated Churches of Christ
Draughtsman, Civil Engineer and Secondary School Teacher
wife Helen Joy nee Simpson married 22 November 1980 — Divorced 2001
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) 1980 Canterbury; Bachelor of Divinity 1985 Otago
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1985
Ordained Waiono Union (Nightcaps, Southland Presbytery) 24 November 1985 — resigned 9 August 1987 and withdrew, going overseas.
Teacher, Southland Girls' High School Invercargill 1989 to 1994
St. Stephen’s Napier, Hawkes Bay Presbytery, 15 December 1994 — resigned 31 May 2002
Minister within the Bounds, Hawkes Bay Presbytery May 2002
Minister within the Bounds, Christchurch Presbytery, 18 November 2005
Studying post graduate philosophy at Canterbury University December 2006
Removed from the ministerial roll of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, 15 December 2011

b. at Tauranga
w.(?)  m.(?)
Educated at Oropi Primary School & Hamilton High School.
Worked for some time at dairy farming.
Maori Mission –
Appointed Farm Assistant at Te Whaiti-Nui-a-Toi Maori Boys Training Farm 1962
Resigned (?)

FULTON, Rev David
From the Free Church of Scotland as Probationer.
Student Preacher, Hamilton WkP 1880
New Plymouth TkP 1883
Ordained Knox Church Masterton WgP 14.6.1883 - resigned 3.4.1890 and went to Australia.
Tenterfield, Presb. Church of New South Wales Jan 1891 to 1892
Wallsend 1892 to Mar 1894
Gulargambone Mar 1894 to 1895
Wallsend 1896 to Sept 1897
Winton (Presb. Church of Queensland) – Supply 28.11.1897 to 30.1.1898
Eskbank (Lithgow), Presb. Church of New South Wales  1898 to 1899
Charleville, Presb. Church of Queensland  22.8.1900 to 30.4.1901
To Presb. Church of New South Wales 1901
Bald Hills, Presb. Church of Quuensland 1905 to 1906
To Presb. Church of New South Wales 1906 (without charge)
d. (?)

FULTON, Rev Robert R.
Ang Ch
Brooklyn Combined (Joint) WnP Assoc 21.9.1988

HM Paeroa 1902 for 6 months -  no further mention.

FUTI, Rev Faleu
Methodist minister
Crossway Church Masterton, Presbytery Central – Nukuhau Tapu, 20 February 2021

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