Bishop Justin has appointed Reverend Paul McIntosh as Priest in Charge in the Parish of Northland-Wilton. Paul will begin his ministry at St Anne’s on Sunday 17 April, and will be installed at a service on Friday 15 April at 7.00pm. Clergy are invited to robe in Alb and Red Stole. All are welcome to attend.
Paul is currently Priest Assistant in the Parish of Karori, and has been with Karori since 2012. Paul’s ordination journey began eight years ago when he was accepted for ordination training while working for Alpha NZ. Soon afterwards, he and his wife, Catherine, moved to France for Catherine’s diplomatic role in Paris. Through God’s provision of both timing and availability, Paul was able to undertake his ordination training and theological degree at St Mellitus College in London, and work at St Michael’s Church in Paris. Paul was then ordained deacon in Paris in 2011, and was licensed as curate to St Mark’s in Versailles.
In 2012 they moved back to Wellington and Paul was placed in the Parish of Karori for another curacy. Paul has had a fantastic ministry experience there over the past four years, and although he’s not moving far, he will certainly miss the people of Karori.
Paul and his family, now with two year old Naomi, are looking forward to moving into the community of Northland, and leading and serving alongside the people of St Anne’s.