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HERRON, Rev Alan Craig           B.A., M.A., B.D., S.T.M. (Union NY)
b. Auckland 28.8.1929;
w. Shona Mary McArthur b. Christchurch 12.3.1928 m. 19.5.1955. Shona holds a
Karitane Nursing Certificate.
Alan educated at Otago Boys High School and Otago University.
Theological Hall 1952-54
Granted the Begg Travelling Scholarship and studied at New College, Edinburgh
for one year and at the Union Seminary, New York, USA.
Ordained Invercargill Outdistricts 29.8.1957 - resigned 5.10.1961
To All Saints College (Mission Course), Sydney for preparation prior to overseas
mision work 19.1.1962
Trinity College Singapore, appointed as Lecturer 1962.
London for special study 24.8.1966; back to Singapore 28.12.1967.
Trinity Coll & University of Singapore, Lecturer  12.1967; returned to NZ with wife
and family Dec 1974, as Shona's health could not survive the tropics. 
Off Mission staff 4.8.1976.
St Marks Collegiate Chch 17.2.1977
St Andrews Blenheim 20.3.1984 
Minister Emeritus  31.10.1994.
Son of Very Rev. D.C. Herron 
Died 12 March 2013

HERRON, Very Rev David Craig               C.B.E., M.C., M.A., D.D.(St Andrews)
born 17 September 1882
wife Edith S.  born 23 March 1893 married 17 June 1919 died 17 July 1979
Attended School at Pukerau; worked for three years on his Father’s farm; then employed as a clerk in the New Zealand Railways Department for 7 years. During this time he passed the matriculation examination.
University of Otago 1907-1910, graduating B.A. in 1909, taking an M.A. in philosophy in 1910. Went to Glasgow University and the Free Church College for Theological studies 1911.
Licensed by Glasgow Presbytery, 21 April 1915
Ordained by Presbytery of Wellington as Chaplain to First New Zealand Expeditionary Force 21 January 1916;
War service 17 January 1916 to 31 October 1919, awarded Military Cross and bar.
Post-graduate session at Oxford University, 1919, returning to New Zealand at end of the year
St Davids Auckland, Auckland Presbytery, 11 December 1919, for eleven years.
Knox Church, Dunedin, Dunedin Presbytery, 12 June 1930 - retired 31 March 1950
Moderator of Assembly 1943
Doctor of Divinity, St. Andrew's University, Scotland, for services to Presbyterianism and the centenary of the church in Otago, 1948
Commander of the British Empire, 10 June 1954
Convener of the Theological Hall Committee from 1939; member of the Otago University Council 1932-1955; member of Senate of the University of NZ; Pro-Chancellor of University of New Zealand for 3 years; Vice-Chancellor of Otago University 1942-1945, Chancellor for 10 years, elected March 1945 - resigned for health reasons February 1955.
Father of Rev A.C. Herron.
Died 1 July 1955 at his home on Tolcarne Avenue

HERRON, Rev Dr Douglas G.M.
From Canada
Napier West  HBP- 6 mths supply from 1.4.1988

From New York State, USA
wife Jean Hersht
Exchange minister, Upper Hutt, 1989-1990
Minister, St Andrews Hunterville, December 1997
died ????

HERVIAS, Rev Romeo C.
Baptist Pastor from Philippines
Theological Hall 1980

HESLOP, Miss Letitia Jane
b 30.9.1908 at Irwell, NZ
Miss India - qualified nurse
Jagadhri Hosp, Punjab India  -  went to India 4.1.1938 for 18 mths to relieve in Hosp.

HESS, Rev Wayne                B.A.,D.Min.,D.D.
Meth Ch
Franklin West Co-op SAP  9.2.1990

HETA, Rev George
w Rangi  m 9.9.1961
Theological Hall 1973-76
Ordained Opoho Dunedin for work with Maoris (Honorary) 26.8.1979
Waimana - Honorary 11.6.1980 
Auckland Maori Pastorate - Honorary  9.2.1986  
Minister Emeritus  30.1.1994
Died early March 2011

born 4 May 1879 (or 4 May 1884), Scotland
wife: (1) Janet, married prior to 1913, died 28 September 1929, interred Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill
wife: (2) Annie Florance Margaret born 19 August 1904, died 10 August 1966
Formerly a Storekeeper. Three years High School education and took part of the Home Missionary course. Joined Home Missionary service 1927.
Home Mission, Ohai, Southland Presbytery, 1927 (11 months)
Hedgehope, Southland Presbytery, 1928 (3 years), Ordained Home Missionary, 25 November 1930
Kumara, Westland Presbytery, 1930
Pukemiro, Waikato Presbytery, 1933
Waitara, Taranaki Presbytery, 1937
Ohakune and Raetihi, Wanganui Presbytery, 1941
Normanby-Okaiawa, Taranaki Presbytery, 1946 - retired 1 June 1949; to Waitara 1953
Served some time in vacant parishes.
Died 17 April 1963

HEWAT, Rev Robert A.  (Bob)
Ang Ch
Pio Pio Co-op WkP  12.1975
Bell Block Co-op, TkP   2.1980
Waikohu Co-op, Te Karaka GP  14.7.1988,  ret 31.5.1993

Overseas Worker
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  1984 

HEWITSON, Very Rev. Prof. William                 B.A.
b 25 October 1860 Smythsdale Victoria Australia, second child of three siblings, a Methodist family.
w Margaret  b 14 August 1858 m 19 February 1889 d 22 September 1934
Educated at a private school for boys in Clunes (Latin, French and Mathematics)
and Ballarat High School, 1865-1875, two years a clerk at Criterion House, a drapery in Ballerat,
then entered the Union Bank of Australia 1879-1883. His mind turned to
the ministry and he went to Melbourne University (B.A. 1886), then the Presbyterian Church of Victoria
Ormond Theological College at Melbourne, completed 1890
Licenced by the Presbytery of Melbourne, Presbyterian Church of Victoria 1888
Ordained Brunswick Presbyterian Church of Victoria as Collegue and Sucessor to Rev A MacVean 15 May 1890 to 4 June 1895
To New Zealand 1895 -
Called to Knox Church Dunedin Presbytery Inducted 9 July 1895 - resigned 31 December 1908
Master of Knox College Dunedin and Professor of Practical Training, Theological Hall, Dunedin,           
appointed 1 January 1909, Inducted 13 April 1909 - retired 31 December 1928  
(Proper title of Chair was ‘Professor of English Bible and Practical Training’.
Moderator of the General Assembly 1928
On Union in 1901 he was appointed Convener of the Foreign Missions Committee and for 21 years
was the Foreign Mission statesman of Presbyterian Church of New Zealand; Convener of the Publications
Committee; was known by students among themselves as ‘Bramah’.   He was twice nominated as
Moderator of  Assembly, but on the first occasion ill-health prevented him from accepting.  After his
retirement he remained Convener of the Publications Committee, and still took an active interest in
the life and work of the Church.
‘He brought to his duties physical vigour, fine culture, social influence, moral power, and religious
enthusiasm, together with the rich experience of a large ministry.’
(Motion of Theological Education Committee )
Mrs Hewitson was very active in the Presbyterian Women’s Missionary Union.
Died suddenly 8 December 1932 Dunedin aged 72, interred in the Northern Cemetary near Knox College.

HEWITT, Rev John Bates Holt
b. (?) Northern Ireland
To England at 10 years of age, from age 15-18 he was a student of Theology.
To New Zealand, taught in Otago Public Schools and at Queen’s Collegiate School, Auckland.
Studied under the Rev William Bannerman of Clutha.
To the United States of America and presumably ordained there -
14 years a Minister in America 1876 to c.1890
To Australia -
Received by the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales 1890 (only 1 year on roll).
d. (?)

HEWITT, Miss Patricia
b. Hastings 3.7.1927
Educated at Hastings High School. General Nursing Course at Dannevirke Hospital (1948),
Maternity Course at Whakatane Hospital (1950), Plastic Surgery Certficate at Burwood
Hospital Christchurch (1952), Post-graduate Diploma in Nursing Administration (1961),
and Midwifery course at Wellington Hospital (1965).
Not required to attend Deaconess College, however undertook some study under the
Chrsitian Education Department.
Commissioned as a Missionary at Waipukurau 10.6.1965
Missionary Nurse New Hebrides (Vanuatu), appt. to Vaemali Hospital 7.6.1965
To All Saints College Sydney for language preparation 1965; then  to -
Vaemali Hospital Vanuatu 11.1965
Returned to NZ  after 12 years service 7.7.1977, off Mission staff 31.1.1978

HEWSON, Rev Arthur Ian
b 11.5.1923 at Timaru
w Barbara Squire m 24.10.1953
Theological Hall Duendin 1950 - 1952
Ord Kelso MtP 14.5.1953
Takapau-Norsewood HBP  12.9.1957
St Peters Napier 12.9.1963
Martinborough WpP 21.8.1966
St James Union Masterton WpP  26.2.1974
St Marks Palmerston  Nth 18.6.1981  ret 31.7.1988
“Ian was born in South Canterbury in 1923. He grew up on his parents' farm in the Esk Valley
area near St Andrew's just South of Timaru. Went to the small country school there. Timaru
Boys High School shaped a love of teaching and the euphonium. His parents were stalwarts
of the Presbyterian Church. His father wounded in WWI, a quiet man who Ian said taught
him compassion. His mother a true pioneer woman, a founder of the PWMU in the parish,
ran the farm during the war years. Ian set out to become a teacher, but got called up after
only one term teaching. He served overseas in Italy and was wounded in the leg at Farenza.
He saw his  special friend Don Buchanan killed. His interest in the peace movement began
about this time.
Returning to NZ after the war was an unsettled time for him as for many others. He
remembered the SCM and Moral Rearmament as movements that assisted him to readjust.
Eventually, he enrolled at Otago University and set out as a divinity student for the PCNZ.
His time in the Theological Hall both excited and drew him out. There from 1950-1952 the
church was beginning a period of expansion which became the New Life Movement. He
remembered the excitement of learning to use radio with Lloyd Geering, then minister at
Opoho Church.
Ordained in early 1953 he began ministry in the Heriot-Kelso parish in the Mataura
Presbytery. He and Barbara Squire married in October of that year, having met each other
at a Bible Class conference in Invercargill. They began a long and fruitful ministry together.
When he retired in 1988 he returned to Masterton to take up his many retirement interests.
In retirement he loved the time to read without interruption. He expressed his love of
singing by becoming a tenor in the Wairarapa Singers; they sang "Thine Be the Glory" at
his funeral. He had always maintained an interest in the RSA. And he developed his interest
in bowling. He served many years on the Board of Presbyterian Support Central, where his
advice was always wise, and his influence on other members always gracious.
He felt for the underdog and the litle people in his ministry. Experiences from being bullied
at secondary school, and the years in the army and the war encouraged the growth of his
compassion. He and Barbara experienced tragedy themselves when their 17 year old son
was killed in a motorbike accident. He loved to talk through with the people in his care the
great life experiences of birth, death and marriage. His pastoral care of people after
funerals was exemplary. He communicated a rich enjoyment of life to ordinary folk and his
family. He loved good food and conversation. He enjoyed watching rugby, hockey and
cricket. He was thoughtful man, setting up study groups and joining the Sea of Faith to
keep in touch with the latest thinking. He kept his spirit alive during his last illness,
seeing it as part of life under God.” (from Obit.)
Died 13 June 2001

HEWSON, Mrs J.              see                    Kingan, Rae

HEWSON, Sr Margaret Moira
b 6.12.1918
Deac Coll 1947-9; completed probation, Ord 1950
PSSA City Deac Wn  1.12.1949
1st woman member of WnP, commissioned elder from St James  1956;  Rep 1957: at Chch
Ass one of 1st women, to be a member of Ass.
Died 29.12.1958 in office, aged 40

HEY, Rev Roger J.E.
Meth Ch
Hosp Chap Ak (Carrington Hosp)  1980-9-

HM Katikati WkP  1924
Ross WsP 1927  res 1929 & wthd fr HM serv

HICKLING, Rev Darryn
Christian Churches of New Zealand
inducted Linwood Avenue Union Church, 1 February 2010

Invested Milson Combined Church, Central Presbytery, 8 March 2020-2021

HICKS, Mr George James             
b. 8.4.1916, unmarried.
Formerly a Landscape Gardener, undertok studies to BA standard at University in
Psycology, Logic & Ethics, Political Science, Economics and terms in five other
subjects. Spent two years at the Theological Hall. 
Joined the Home Missionary service 16.5.1945
HM Eketahuna WpP 1946, resigned to accept other employment.

HICKS, Rev Glenda                    B.Sc.                                 
Grew up on Stewart Island, great-granddaughter of a founding member of Oban Presbyterian Church
Educated on Stewart Island and in Invercargill
Bachelor of Science, Otago University
Voluntary Worker at the City Mission and Open Door Centre and attended St John's Latimer Square, the City Mission Church, Christchurch, 1970s
Ordained Auckland Diocese, 1990
Senior Ecumenical Chaplain, Lincoln University, Canterbury for 12 years
Interim priest in charge, combined Anglican and Presbyterian Churches, Akaroa, Alpine Presbytery, June 2015

HIDDLESTONE, Rev John                    M.B.E.,E.D.
b 19.3.1893; w Elizabeth Dorothea  b 20.10.1896 m 30.11.1923
Bapt Ch Min - recd at Ass 1.11.1946 as Min of PCNZ; Chap during WW2, became Pris of
War in Crete, released 1945.
Ind Tasman & Moutere Hills NMP  17.12.1946  res 31.3.1950 thr ill-health & wthd; 
ill-health continued.
Died  1.1.1960

HIGHET, Rev Joseph Malcolm Henry (known as Malcom)              Ll.B.
b 22.9.1917
w Margaret Leighton  b 22.2.1920 m 27.8.1943 d.(?)
First Echelon, Middle East, World War Two.
Theological Hall Dunedin 1949-51
(Student Supply Corstorphine)
Ordained Assistant Minsiter St Pauls Oamaru NOP 31.1.1952
Eveline Oamaru NOP 23.7.1953
Trinity Timaru SCP 26.5.1955
St Pauls Invercargill SP 24.8.1961
Knox Gonville Wanganui WgP 4.2.1969
Johnsonville Union WnP  31.1.1974
Maheno-Incholme NOP 2.2.1978 
Minister Emeritus  31.1.1982
Retired to Geraldine.
Died 14 March 2010 at Timaru.

HIGHT,  Deacon  Dianne  C. 
Methodist Church
Te Aroha Co-op WkP  1.2.1991

Meth Ch
Moutere Hills NMP  2.1975 to 1985

HILDRETH, Rev Errol Alton                  L.Th.
w Barbara Joan   m 1.2.1958
From Baptist Church,  Ordained 1957;  received by the PCNZ General Assembly 1982
Heriot MtP  SS  1982
Waikouaiti DnP 3.7.1983
Kaiapoi Co-op ChP  16.11.1989
Minister Emeritus 30.11.1994

HILL, Rev Alice H.              Dip.Min., CPED(Basic).
Community Based Ministry Training, 1991 
Licensed at Okauia Campsite, l December 1992
Ordained Te Aroha Co-operative, Waikato Presbytery,  15 December 1992
St.David’s, (Owhata) Rotorua, Bay of Plenty Presbytery, July 1996
Minister Emerita, June 2001  

HILL,  Deacon  Desmond A. 
Meth Ch
Okato Co-op TkP  1.2.1991

HILL, Dr Graham Lancelot          M.B., Ch.B. (Rumah Sakit Immanuel), F.R.A.C.S.
b. Dunedin   w. Bartha Finna De Bres  m 1.2.1964
Educated at Kings High School Dunedin.
Accepted as candidate in training for Mission service Aug 1963
Graduated from Otago Medical School 1964. Demonstrator in Anatomy Dunedin Hospital 1965.
Active in Crusader work, Bible Studies and Sunday School teaching.
Sat (primary) F.R.A.C.S. 1965, Teaching Fellow in Surgery 1966, Surgical Registrar 1967-68,
Medical Missionary Indonesia,  app May 1968 as Lecturer in Surgery.
To Bandung, Indonesia 14.1.1969, thence to Hong Kong for study.
Returned to NZ to sit for his F.R.A.C.S. 17.9.1969
Left Hong Kong for Singapore 25.8.1970, arr Indonesia 9.9.1970
Lecturer in Surgery, Indonesia.
Returned to NZ for medical reasons 18.10.1971
Resigned 31.12.1971 & withdrew.  
Moderator Synod of Otago & Southland 2012
Died 28 February 2013

HILL, Rev James
from United Presbyterian Church, late of Scone Scotland.
Licensed by the Edinburgh Presbytery of the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland 1853
Ordained by the Perth Presbytery of the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland 4 Jan 185? (1853?)
Arrived in Auckland 1863.
Inducted at St Andrews Auckland as a colleague of the Rev David Bruce  3.11.1863
St James Auckland  19.7.1864 (Their first Minister). Name of Church changed to ‘Wellington Street’
during his Ministry.
Thames WkP 28.10.1868
Lyttelton ChP  14.6.1877
Devonport Auckland NSP  22.8.1889  ret 4.1896
Moderator of  Northern Assembly 1873;  commodious Church built at Devonport during his ministry.
Died  31 Dec 1897

HILL, Rev James Kori (surname changed from Katene)
b. 3.6.1926 at Moteo, Napier.
w. Pearl August  (of Ruatahuna) b. 14.12.1926 m. 22.9.1945
Educated at Rangitahi Maori School and at te Whaiti Maori Boys’ Farm.
Employed for some years with the Ministry of Works.
Maori Theological College Whakatane 1957-59
Waimana Maori Pastorate 1960
Taupo Maori Pastorate 28.1.1961 (as Probationer)
Ord Taupo Maori Pastorate 16.6.1962
Taumarunui Maori Pastorate 5.2.1969
Tongariro Prison Farm 6.1976 -  resigned 15.9.1978 and withdrew.
Minister within the Bounds  (Te Aka Puaho) Sept 1978
Died 27 Oct 2004

HILL, Rev Robert Baillie
b 9.11.1863; w Isabella b 25.1.1862 m 22.3.1911
fr Scot; Min in Scot & then a Miss to soldiers & sailors at Gibraltar.
HM Stewart Is  SP  1912  
Tjuatapere SP  1917
Hedgehope SP  1921
South Molyneux ClP  1927, raised to full status 22.11.1928
Died 20.3.1929  Dn.

HILL, Rev Sydney Ellis
b 28.10.1875 born at sea on one of his Father’s ships;
w. Marion b 29.3.1876 m 28.10.1902 d 17.3.1947
He grew up in Glasgow; in his teens was engaged in slum work in Bridgegate Mission;
in his early 20’s he commenced as Missioner in Pollockshields where he served 7 years
under the Rev James Jeffrey.  Came to NZ in 1902 and was placed as a Home Missionary.
HM Woodville MnP 1902-4
Received by the General Assembly 1903 as 1st year student in the Theological Hall in
a 2 year course (without University pre-requisite).
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1905-7
During vacations 1905-6 he took services at Purakanui, and on alternate Sundays during
Term time.
Licensed by Dunedin Presbytery 22.11.1907
Ord Taradale & Clive HBP  15.1.1908
Lincoln ChP 21.12.1909
Tapanui MtP  13.12.1916
Ellerslie, Auckland AP  7.7.1927
Died 8.1.1935 after a long & painful illness.

HILL, Mr T.G.C.          & Mrs
Son of  Rev S.E. Hill above.
They offered to do colporteur work 1932.  They had a van & were prepared to go
anywhere.  The Ch Ex Com took them on for 6 mths & sent them to Nth Ak.  A small
amount of literature was provided for them. It was decided not to continue after the 6
mths were up. There was little demand for the literature.  It was felt that a larger van
with full range of equipment might   have been more successful.

HILLEBRAND,  Rev Herbert W.              B.A.,B.D. 
Born 24 March 1918 near Napolean, Missouri, USA.
wife Eleanor D. Hillebrand, a registered nurse married 5 January, 1947(?)
Attended Elmshurst College in Illinois, 1943, and Eden Theological Seminary.
Ordained in 1947 as a Minister of the United Church of Christ, USA (member of Reformed World Alliance), a union of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches, in the Potomac Synod.
Specialised in Hospital Chaplaincy and supervised Clinical Pastoral Education in a number of places, including the University of Michigan Medical Centre, Washington D.C. Hospital, and Oral Roberts City of Faith, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Protestant Chaplain, D.C. General Hospital, January 1947, for fifteen years
Received by the General Assembly of the Presbyyterian Church of New Zealand 1963;
Chaplain, Wakari Hospital, Dunedin (with Presbyterian Social Services Association Dunedin), inducted at First Church, 17 October 1963 — Resigned 18 August 1967, over four years in New Zealand
Taught at Knox Theological Hall while at Wakari Hospital.
Head Chaplain, University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2 January 1968
Died 7 December 2008 at Miami, Florida, aged 90 years.

HILLIER, Mr J.R.     & Mrs
Maori Miss
Tumanako Maori Boys Hostel, Domett Ave Ak,     
Master & Matron  2.1971  res 12.1971

HILLS, Rev Derrick Grant               B.Th., A.I.I.N.Z
w Jillian Margaret  m 31.1.1987
Theological Hall 1986-87
Licensed at Musselburgh Dunedin 22.11.1987
Ordained Rakaia AsP 31.1.1988
Assistant Minister Invercargill North  SP  7.10.1990
North Invercargill - in charge  SP  20.10.1991 
Moderator of Southland Presbytery 2000
St Andrew’s Te Puke  BP  Feb 2001
Resigned from Ministerial Roll 1 May 2006

b 25.10.1913 in Holland
Arrived New Zealand c. 1936
Deaconess College 1954-56;  
Ordained Deaconess DnP  17.10.1957
PSSA Iona Home Oamaru 17.9.1957 to 12.1960
PSSA Ross Home Dunedin 1962  - retired 1963
Died 3 Sept 1986 at Dunedin. Interred in Green Park Cemetery Dunedin

HINCHCLIFF, Rev John Clarence              M.A.(Hon), M.A., Ph.D.
born at Wairoa
wife Laurie Danz  married 5 July 1964
Rotary Foundation fellow, 1963-1964
A New Zealander who did his theological course in Jerusalem;
Doctoral degree, USA, and lecturer in Philosophy of Religion at a university in Virginia.
Ordained by United Presbyterian Church USA 1970, and served in that Church for several years. 
Applied to Assembly 1973 to be received into Presbyterian Church of New Zealand as Minister — granted.
Inducted as Chaplain Maclaurin Chapel Auckland University (under National Council of Churches) 29 July 1973
Resigned 31 December 1979 — to Department of Humanities, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. 
Returned to Auckland  April 1985.
Support Services Auckland, Associate, Auckland Presbytery.

HIND, Rev Eric Charles                   M.Sc.
born 8 December 1927
Educated Timaru High School
wife Ngaire born 25 April 1928 married 12 May 1953
A teacher before entering ministry
Hall, 1964-1966
Ordained Motueka-Riwaka (Tasman District), Nelson-Marlborough Presbytery, 7 December 1966
St Margarets, Bishopdale, Christchurch, 6 December 1973
Minister Emeritus, 29 February 1988
Moderator of Christchurch Presbytery
Strongly influenced by the charismatic movement and particularly enjoyed a study leave experience in Seattle, linking with a church with four features strong in his thinking — evangelical, charismatic, social justice and holiness
member, St Andrew's Geraldine in retirement
died 30 October 2018, at McKenzie Healthcare, Geraldine

HINES, Rev Douglas
b 8.2.1921; w Elsie Evelyn b 8.12.1928 m 14.11.1951
HM Mt Maunganui BPP 6.4.1953
Ross WsP 1955, Ord HM  19.9.1956
Hall 1959 (emergency course) - res 11.1959 on acct of accident, & resulting ill-health,
& wthd.

HIRD, Rev David                M.A.,B.D.
b 8.5.1871
w Laura b 24.3.1874 m 24.3.1903 d 14.12.1958
Student at Mansfield College Oxford 1892-1896
He came to NZ as a Minister of the Congregational Church and became Minister of
Congregational Church in Christchurch; elected Chairman of the Congregational Union
for a term.  Feeling that NZ did not need a Congregational Church in addition to its well
established Presbyterian Church, he decided to join the PCNZ, returning to the ways of
his Scottish ancestors.
Licensed by the Waikato Presbytery and Licensed by the Auckland Presbytery of the
Congregational Church 1897 [this conflicts with above which indicates that he was
already a minister of the Congregational Church when he arrived in NZ]
He applied to be received by the PCNZ General Assembly as a Minister; received 16.12.1913.
Ind Rotorua BPP 21.1.1914
Opotiki BPP 3.9.1919 - He had been leader of movement for a separate Presbytery for the
Bay of Plenty, and when it was formed he was their first Moderator.
Died 6.11.1930 while undergoing medical treatment in Auckland.

fr Eng
HM Frasertown GP 1915
Gonville Wanganui 1916  res 1917

HITCHINS, Mrs W.            see               Campbell, Betty

HITCHCOCK, Rev Herbert Webster (Bert)             B.A.
b 6.11.1903 Halifax Yorkshire England;
w Elsie Margaret b 22.4.1908 m 16.4.1931  d  19.6.1993 
He came to NZ as a young man, and worked on staff of the Lands & Survey Dept Auckland.
He gained his BA from Auckland University.
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1927-28 (as a Methodist student)
Received by the PCNZ 28.11.1928
Theological Hall, Dunedin 1929 (3rd year as Presbyterian student)
Licensed by Auckland Presbytery 8.10.1929
Ord Miramar, Wellington WnP  17.10.1929 
Clevedon SAP  31.1.1933
Cambridge WkP  20.5.1937
He served full time as Chaplain in Army Camps in NZ 1942-3, and then returned to
Cambridge parish. 
Resigned 15.3.1946 - to United Kingdom.
Ratho (near Edinburgh) 1947
Returned to NZ :
Thames WkP  2.9.1948
Wairoa GP 6.9.1951
Northcote NSP 19.9.1963 - retired 6.12.1968
He composed music, notably Christmas Carols in 3 books; published vol of children’s
Died 23.2.1990 at Auckland. 

HOBBS, Rev William Pierce
b 26.10.1901; w Gladys Ivy b 21.2.1902 m 20.1.1940  d  28.3.1993. 
He was an officer in Salv Army; joined HM staff in 1957.
HM Dargaville Outfields NP  7.1957
Training course for HMs completed 1959;  Ord HM early 1960. It was intended to bring
his name before Ass 1962 to be raised to full status.
Died 24.8.1962 Ak in office, aged 60

HODDER, Rev John Edward           M.A., B.A., B.D., Dip.Theol., Dip.Ed.
b 16.1.1932 at Levin
w (1) Terrclaire Fay  m 18.12.1954 div 
w (2) Valarie Clare  m 1.9.1973
HM Mt Maunganui BPP 2.1955
Theological Hall 1958-60
Ordained St Davids Hastings 8.12.1960 res31.8.1967
St Andrews & Knox New Plymouth  SS 1.11.1981
Hon Assist St Andrews New Plymouth, half-time 12.4.1988
(supply from 11.1987)
“Since 1967 John’s teaching career covered three quite different institutions : Lindisfarne
College, Otorohanga College, and since 1978 a tutor at Taranaki Polytechnic and Education
Officer at New Plymouth Regional Prison. He will be remembered for his support of many
individuals and families undergoing crisis or stress; for his creativity in the pulpit or
classroom, for his clear writing; his involvement in numerous community activities and for
his ecumenical interests.” (From Obit)
Died 25.9.1992, in office.

HM Mt Maunganui BPP 1954
Waitati DnP 1958  ret 1960

HOETE, Rev Mervyn
Associate minister Putauaki Maori Pastorate, Te Aka Puaho, resigned 26 November 2017

HODGSON, Rev John Robert Penney                B.Soc.Sc.
w Mary Rose b 16.6.1957 m 8.1.1977
Hall 1978-80
Ord Putaruru WkP 2.9.1981 res 30.6.1983
Shannon MnP 31.5.1984  - resigned 1.6.1986 and withdrew.
Lodged Certificate May 1986
Honorary Associate Minister, Mt Eden-Greyfriars Presbyterian Church NthP
Other Recognised Minister 22 January 2012
Removed from Roll (Inactive in Ordained Ministry) 19 November 2013

HODSON, Rev Leonard John
b 19.12.1883 Brighton, England
w.(?)  b.(?)  m.(?)  d.(?)
Employed by an Insurance Company in London; then Sports Master at a Grammar
School from c. 1900; in 1908 went to Australia. Took a course at the Theological College
Bendigo; Curate of Bendigo for the Anglican Church for 3 years. Returned to England
in 1911; attended the Bible Training Institute Glasgow, Graduating in 1913. 
Dr Gibb appealed for HM staff at that time; he responded and came to NZ in 1913.
HM Eketahuna WpP 1913,  Ord HM 1914
Helensville AP 1915
Takapau HBP  1918
Awhitu SAP 1922
Visited England 1924; returned to NZ 1924
Orepuki SP 1925
Waianiwa SP  1929
St Andrews SCP 1933
(Leave of absence Apr 1936 to 18.4.1937)
Apiti WgP 1937
Avondale AP 1941  ret 1950
In retirement - Featherston (supply) 1952
Also short terms of supply in the Auckland area.
Died 1.8.1970 

HOETE, Rev Mervyn
Restoration of the Kawerau Maori Mission School, re-dedicated as Te Ohaki, at Onepu, 27-28 November 2004
"This was the church alive and moving in the life of the iwi and wider community"
Licensed February 2007 at Ohope Marae
Ordained and inducted at Hahuru Marae, Onepu to Amorangi Minister, Putauaki Maori Pastorate, Te Aka Puaho, 10 March 2007 - resigned 26 November 2017

HOGG, Sr Alison I.
Ord Deac by WgP 15.12.1906 to assist Mr Fletcher at Taupo 30.1.1907
Oranui  8.1907
Tiroa, Taumarunui (her centre) 1908  res 1910 for health reasons, & spent 2 yrs teaching -
Waimiha Native School 1910-2
Taumarunui 1912
Rep 1939: She has reached the stage when Deacs retire (1939).  So she has res, but the
Com asked her to continue with her ministry to children at Taumarunui & in the Child
Welfare & Social Service work, which she does so effectively - part-time serv only
res fully 1947.

HOGG, Miss Alison
fr Whakatane - Office Assist Maori Synod 1.2.1945
PWTI  1948-50

HOGG, Rev David
From United Presbyterian Church, Scotland.
Arrived Wellington December 1852  -  Ordained 1853
Wanganui 1853 - resigned 1866 due to ill-health.
‘He came to Wellington on eve of Christmas 1852 for the sake of his health,and narrowly escaped in Palliser
Bay where the “Slains Castle” hung for hours on a dangerous reef, but was eventually floated off on the
rising tide.’
He went to Wanganui in January 1853.  His first Church was of toitoi and he had an attendance of about 30.
His was a truly pioneer ministry.  He lived for years with his family in a small four roomed cottage, unlined,
on $200 a year, his wife grinding all the flour needed in a little steel hand mill.  When not trudging along
muddy and uneven cattle tracks he rode a bullock. 
A new Church was built in 1854.
With Rev Richard Taylor, sent to Putiki, Wanganui, by Bishop Selwyn in 1843, they established a roster of
visits to Thomas McWilliams, a Scottish farmer and miller, at Matarawa, later the site of a historic church built
in 1863.
After thirteen years of arduous labour he resigned through ill-health in 1866; he lived in Wanganui till
December 1874 when his name disappears from records. 
Resided in a Lunatic Asylum, Adelaide Road, Wellington – had been there some years.
Died 2 June 1880

HOGG, Rev Henry (Harry)
b 23.7.1881 near Wanganui; w  Eleanor Maud b 30.1.1884  m 6.4.1909  pred h
In 1906 he went to Hope Lodge, a miss training Coll near Adelaide Aust.   After serving the
Sth Aust Pres Ch in one of its most Northerly HM stations, he returned to NZ & entered HM
serv here.
Weber & Wainui HBP  1909
Utiku WgP 1910
Halcombe WgP 1911
to Bolivian Miss 1912; after 5 yrs returned to NZ.
Carterton WpP supply 1918, while its Min was at WW1.
Hall 1920-2
Ord Waitahuna  1.12.1922
Winton SP 16.12.1925
Weston NOP  3.2.1931
Opoho DnP  19.3.1936
Whakatane BPP  17.7.1940  ret 30.11.1944
Supplied at Taupo, Reporoa & Maori stations in ret;
Father of Mrs J. Ross Murray, Maori Boys Training Farm, Te Whaiti and Miss Alison Hogg.
Died 23.7.1967 Hamilton

HOGG, Rev William H.
b. 1820, Bellasis, County Cavan, Ireland.
w.Eliza Morrow, a Daughter of Robert Morrow, Rockville, County Cavan. Married at Presbyterian Church, Ballyjamesduff to William Hogg, Clergyman of Drumkernan Manor, Killyshandra, County Cavan, Ireland, 5th August 1852
Educated at Old College, Belfast GC 1843.
Licensed by the Presbytery of Baillieborough (Presbyterian Church of Ireland), 23 December 1845
Ordained Brandon, 30 June 1848
Agent Belfast Town Mission, 1848 to 1851
Inducted to Drumkeeran, 29 May 1855 to April 1855
Inducted to Ballyjamesduff, 30 May 1855 to 21 July 1863
To New Zealand –
Arrived Christchurch, 8 December 1863, and received into (Northern) Presbyterian Church of New Zealand
Amuri, Christchurch Presbytery, January 1864 - pioneer Minister of district - resigned January 1872
Ross, Westland Presbytery, February 1872 - resigned 1874, but his resignation lay on the table for 2 years while he concentrated on the district round Stafford (Westland). He left finally for Sydney on 8 October 1876.
To Australia –
Received by the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales – without charge
Received by the Presbyterian Church of Victoria, 20 March 1877
Inducted to Warracknabeal 9 June 1880 to 5 May 1886 (regarded as elderly and not very active)
Returned to New Zealand -
He brought a petition from the Presbyterian Church of Victoria requesting that he be received as a Minister, and presented it to the 1887 Assembly. It was accepted by the Assembly and he was received back again.
He returned to New Zealand when an old man and was noted as living at Goldsborough in 1899.    
Died 8 August 1900

HOH, Miss Yiu Lam ("Little Miss Hoh")
A Teacher at the NZ Presbyterian Church Canton Villages Mission Tak Kei Girls’ Boarding School
at Kong Chuen from c.1930’s to closure of the Mission in 1951. After retirement she lived in Hong Kong
and continued to receive an annual annuity from the NZ Church for her valued services.
Sister of “Big Miss Hoh”
Died Hong Kong Dec 1969.

HOH, Miss Yee Lam ("Big Miss Hoh")
A Teacher at the NZ Presbyterian Church Canton Villages Mission Tak Kei Girls’ Boarding School
at Kong Chuen from c.1930’s to closure of the Mission in 1951. After retirement she lived in Hong Kong
and continued to receive an annual annuity from the NZ Church for her valued services.
Sister of “Little Miss Hoh”
Died Hong Kong c.1979-80

HOLDAWAY, Rev Graeme
b 13 May 1928;
w (1) Elizabeth Heather  m10 October 1953
w (2) Robin Fiona  m 18 August 1984
Home Missionary Awhitu South Auckland Presbytery 1957
Theological Hall 1961-1963
Ordained Ngakuru-Reporoa Bay of Plenty Presbytery 27 November 1963
Kihikihi Waikato Presbytery 20 February 969
Chaplain Tokanui Hospital WkP  18 September 1975
Minister Emeritus  31 January 1989
Long-term resident at Matariki Hospital Te Awamutu
d 13 February 2015

HOLDING,  Rev  Geoffrey (Geoff) D.         BTh., Dip.Min.
wife Jenny
Baptised at Kaikorai Presbyterian Church, 1958, fourth generation of family, part of the congregation 1980-1993, held position of Parish Worker and Youth Program Director during pulpit vacancy for one year before attending the Theological Hall at Knox College for three years
Theological Hall, 1990-1992
Ordained East Gore, Mataura Presbytery, 31 October 1993
Wallacetown, Southland Presbytery, January 1999
Minister within the Bounds, Southland Presbytery, 31 May 2005

HOLLAND, Rev Richard (Dick) Dawson            B.A. B.Th. Dip.Min.         
born in the USA, worked in finance, banking, economics and accounting
wife Vickie Susan  married 3 May 1974, worked in transport management and driving instructure
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, 1967
Theological Hall 1983-1985
Certificate of Completion, Malua Theological College, Western Samoa, 1985
Diploma of Ministry, Knox Theological Hall, Dunedin, 1985
Bachelor of Theology Degree, University of Otago, 1985
Ordained Te Puke, Bay of Plenty Presbytery, 13 February 1986.
Certificate of Whanau Development, Waiariki Institute of Technology, Whakatane, 1991
St Stephens Ponsonby, Auckland Presbytery, 18 March 1993
St Paul’s, Waiheke Island, Auckland Presbytery, February 2001
Minister Emeritus, February 2001
Master of International Communication Degree, UNITEC Institute of Technology, Auckland, 2002
Certificate of Adult Teaching, Bay of Plenty Institute of Technology, Tauranga, 2002
Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, 2002
Diploma for Graduates in Anthropology (Archaeology), University of Otago, Dunedin, 2012

HOLLIER, Rev David E.
Ch of Christ
Tawa Union Assoc WnP  1973
Tawa Union WnP Feb 1994

HOLLIES,  Una Kathleen  (Sr Kathleen)                 Mrs G. Bevan
b 12.4.1908
h. George Bevan  b. (?)  m.20.10.1951
Maori Miss
Te Teko Assist  1.4.1941
Ord Deac Te Teko 26.9.1945
Opotiki 1946 - language stud
Maungapohatu  1.2.1947
Waiohau  1.11.1948  res 30.9.1951
“She served at a time when conditions were extremely primitive and the mission
stations isolated from the outside world, often being without telephone or radio
and the only transport was by horse or bicycle. Sister Kathleen was hard working,
always cheerful and was much respected and loved by all she came into contact with.
She was totally committed to the work of the Maori Mission.” (from Obit.)
Died 18.4.1997

HOLLISTER-JONES, Sr. Anne Jane                        (Mrs AJ Anderson)        
b 13.2.1923 at Ruthven, Wales, UK
h Robert Stewart Anderson b 29.12.1915  m 20.5.1967 (Divorced)
Deaconess College 1959-60 (emergency course)
Ordained Deaconess PSSA Hostel, Arasaig Wellington 4.5.1962 - resigned 31.1.1963
Knox Church Lower Hutt WnP  30.1.1964  - resigned 20.5.1967 to marry Rev R.S. Anderson.
“St Peters was [from 1939] greatly blessed by Anne’s tireless contribution. Anne was a
Sunday School teacher, a Bible Class leader, secretary of the Bay of Plenty Easter Camp
Committee, a  music teacher and involved in the church choir and other music
activities. After graduation as a Deaconess, she worked in a parish associated with the
Strongman Coal Mine at Greymouth before being appointed Matron of a Presbyterian
Social Services Hostel for Young Women in Wellington. Anne then became Deaconess
and Parish Assistant at Knox Church in Lower Hutt. This included Scripture teaching at
St Oran’s College, Lower Hutt.
“My interest was in people and places. I set out to train myself to accept, understand and
love people from all walks of life…”
In 1972 one of the highlights for Anne was visiting India where Catherine [her Sister] had
been since 1953. Anne had been Catherine’s great supporter back home doing all she could
to foster interest in what Catherine was doing.
In the early 1990’s, Anne came back to Tauranga where she once again enjoyed the rich
fellowship of her sisters. Anne once again involved herself in the life of St Peter’s and the
Bethlehem Community Church where she was much loved. She was a much appreciated
parish visitor and latterly president of the Association of Presbyterian Women at St Peter’s.”
(From Memorial Minute - edited)
“Don’t ever stop believing that your life doesn’t make a difference”.
Died 24 March 2006
Sister of Rev CA Hollister-Jones

HOLLISTER-JONES, Rev Catherine Adelaide                   QSM
b 9.8.1919 North Wales
Educated in at Tokaora, Turuturu, both near Hawera.
Left school aged 13 or 14 and worked on family farm. Her family migrated to Tauranga 1939
Deaconess College 1948-50
Deaconess Tamaki Ak 12.1950 (under Home Ministry Committee)
Ordained Deaconess 30.5.1951
Missionary India  -  Dedicated at St Peter’s Church Tauranga 18.2.1953
Sailed for India 4.3.1953
“Own Missionary” of St Peter’s Church, Tauranga.
Appt. Headmistress & Chaplain of Henderson Memorial Girls’ School at Kharar 1953
(to replace Miss V Sutherland)
Left NZ 4.3.1953
Later set up the Jubilee School in Kharar to provide a solid Christian based education
from junior right up to senior level.  Started with 6 students, and within 10 years she had more
then 800 students.
Retired early 1988 after 35 years in India; returned to NZ where she lived independently in
Tauranga until her health began to decline a week before her death.
Ordained a Minister of the Presb. Church of NZ  11.3.1976
Minister Emeritus Jun 1986
Queen's Service Medal for her commitment to public service 1991
Died 23 February 2014 aged 94 years
Sister of Sr AJ Hollister-Jones

HOLLOWAY, Rev William H.
He came to NZ from NSW in 1902 - joined HM staff in Auckland district.
HM Hikurangi NP 1909
Hokianga-Okaihau NP 1914,  Ord HM 1914
Marua, Whakapara 1915
lic authorized 26.11.1919; his ordination to full status was given in recognition of his
faithful work as HM and his success in raising a large sum for the HM Fund.
Ord Minister at Whakapara NP 7.1.1920
Kaurihohore NP 11.10.1922
Taneatua BPP 7.4.1926
‘He did yeoman service in helping to collect a large sum for Home Mission Service in 1920.’
Died 29.11.1929 Taneatua, in office

HM Waimate Outfields SCP 1914

HOLMES, Rev James
He was trained at Hackney Coll London; he served in the Cong Ch Min in Eng for several
yrs.  Came to NZ & spent some yrs in business in Hawkes Bay, & was preaching contin-
ually for our Chs in that area.  Finally he was recd as Min by Ass 27.11.1923.
Upper Hutt WnP supply 1922; app23.4.1923;  Ind 29.4.1924; 
It was a Ch Ex charge & it was raised to a fully sanctioned charge during his ministry.  He
did wonderful work among the inmates of Wi Tako Prison, & won unstinted praise of state officials.
Died  20.10.1927 

HOLMES, Miss Lesley
National Youth Co-ordinator with PD&M Wn,  res 30.6.1988 ill-health.

Maori Miss - Turakina Maori Girls Coll; she was Dux of the Coll in 1920.
Turakina M G Coll - app to staff 1921, until she died.
Died   9.1921

HONDERS, Rev Bernard Anthonie            B.A.
b 4.4.1925; w Jennifer Margaret  m 15.1.1955
Hall 1954-6
Ord Bulls WgP 28.1.1958
Sumner ChP  28.8.1963  res 5.2.1968;  res fr min 14.7.1970

HONORÉ, Rev Abraham
b 1818 Fredericia, Jutland, Denmark
He was of French-Huegenot extraction. At age 22 he offered his services to North German Mission
Society and was accepted.  He had been brought up on a farm with the result that his education
was inadequate; he was therefore sent to a seminary in Hamburg for two years. In 1843 the attention
and interest of the Society was drawn to the Maori race, when a German whaler returned to Bremen
with a Maori youth as a member of the crew.  Following study and consideration the Society sent the
Rev Wohlers out to establish a Mission in the South Island of New Zealand. After the Rev Wohlers had
been at Ruapuke for four years, the Bremen Society sent out Mr Honoré to assist him. 
He sailed in the ‘Blundell’ in 1848.  For some twenty years they worked together, on farms by day, and on
Sundays preached to the Maoris.
Ruapuke 1848
Stewart Island 1855
Jacobs River 1859
At the request of the Bremen Society Mr Honoré was ordained by Southland Presbytery on 24 March 1869.
Honore felt that the population of Maori in the South Island was declining steadily, and too few
remained there to warrant the activity of the Mission there.  He went to the North Island to the
Rangitikei area where there was a larger Maori population, and also he was nearer his own sons.
Rangitikei 1871
He worked here without financial support from the New Zealand Presbyterian Church; he was supported by the
assistance of his friends and a grant of $100 annually from the Bremen Society.  It was reported to
the General Assembly in 1874 that a number of congregations had held a collection to assist him and
his work. It was urged that as a man ordained by the NZ Presb. Church he should also be supported
by them.  At that time the Assembly was not prepared to go further than to invite all congregations
to hold a collection towards his support.  Finally in 1881 his name was entered on the roll of our
Church as one of our Missionaries, for whom the Church took financial responsibility.
Being a Dane he sometimes conducted services in Danish for Danish settlers in New Zealand.  He worked in
the Rangitikei, Turakina, and Wangaehu districts, and later also in Manawatu and Horowhenua districts.
Died  July 1894
The collected letters of the Rev. Abraham Honoré and Elisabeth Honoré compiled by Ralph Dearlove,
published January 2014.

HOOD, Rev Robert
He was a Probationer of the Church of Scotland, Presbytery of Dunbar, Scotland;
Hhe joined those who ‘came out’ in the Disruption of 1843; 
Arrived in Dunedin in 1852; was associated with Presbytery of Otago at its 1st meeting on 17.6.1854;
Member of 1st Session of Knox Church Dunedin; later he helped to found Kaikorai Church. 
He died without ever having been inducted to a parish,
‘A sympathetic, guileless man of holy life who did a great deal in the days of the early settlement to
establish religious ordinances throughout Otago.’
Died March 1871

HOOKER, Rev Keith James                M.A., B.D., A.C.A.
Theological Hall, Dunedin, 1981
Ordained St Peters, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty Presbytery, 15 December 1981 - 26 years
Lodged Certificate, Bay of Plenty, 15 July 2007
Stated Supply, Mt Eden-Greyfriars
Other Recognised Minister, Northern Presbytery
Ministry in Africa, India and Malaysia
Minister, Calvin, Gore, July 2013 — retired 4 February 2018, after four and a half years
Minister emeritus, 7 March 2018

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