Letter from Archbishop Philip Richardson
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is with great sadness that we write to let you know that Archdeacon Tikituterangi Raumati passed away early on the morning of the 30th of August 2018, after a short illness.
Archdeacon Raumati lay at Urenui Marae from the 31st of August, and his funeral service was held in St Joseph’s Catholic Church, New Plymouth on Monday 3rd September.
Archdeacon Raumati was a giant within Te Haahi Mihinare, and within Maoridom. His passionate commitment to gospel and people will be his unique legacy, and his challenge to us to form a future together by a genuine reconciling of our past is a work that we must continue.
May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
Archbishop Philip Richardson
Primate and Archbishop