Ordinations 2016: Parking and Robing Information

Ordinations 2016: Parking and Robing Information

As you will probably know, we have evacuated the Cathedral due to the earthquake-related problems with the neighbouring building at 61 Molesworth Street.
Therefore, the 2016 Diocesan Ordination Service has been moved to the Hope Centre, 8 Downer Street, Lower Hutt.  Time (unchanged): Saturday 26 November at 2.00pm.

It would be helpful if you would inform people as widely as possible about the change. Bishop Justin is keen that there is a good show of support from the Diocesan family for our 18 candidates. The Hope Centre has good facilities, and we will be able to offer a creche and places for clergy to robe as well. Disability access is excellent.

Do pray for our candidates as they head off on retreat at Ngatiawa on Wednesday, led by Canon Eleanor Sanderson and Rev David Rowe. Ellie will also be our Ordination Service preacher.

Please spread the word and change your plans accordingly. And please bear with us, and do be in touch if we can help. We appreciate your support and this hectic time.



Public transport options include bus to High Street nearby or train to Waterloo, and then a 20 minutes walk or 6 minute cycle ride to the church. (No services to Melling Station on a Saturday).

Parking: Car pooling or travelling together in a minibus would be preferable.
There is limited parking on site at Downer Street – about 50 spaces, and a number of these will be reserved for people with disabilities and candidates. Once these parks are full, there are two other car parking options:
1) Melling Station car park: Park and then walk to Downer Street via Melling Link and High Street (about 10 minutes).
2) Knox Church, 574 High Street, has kindly made 30 parking spaces available. (15 minutes walk to Downer Stret)

Street parking around the area is mainly restricted to 120 minutes, and the service will run for longer than that.
The special parking requests to Ian Raistrick at the Cathedral will be fulfilled at the Hope Centre site. Please email Ian with any further requests or queries before Thursday: ian@wellingtoncathedral.org.nz  



The rehearsal at 11.00am and candidates’ and families’ lunch afterwards, as well as Afternoon Tea following the service, will go ahead on the Hope Centre premises. The service format will be unchanged, but adapted very slightly for our changed venue.
Parishes supplying sandwiches etc, for Afternoon Tea, please bring them to the kitchenette beside the community hall, which is behind the main auditorium.



The 2016 Ordination Service on Saturday 26 November at 2.00pm and all active clergy who hold a Covenant are expected to attend to support their fellow clergy at this important Diocesan family event.  If clergy are unable to attend the Ordination service, they are expected to email Rebecca in the Bishop’s office on rebecca@wn.ang.org.nz to give their apologies.  All PTO (Permission to Officiate), PTM (Permission to Minister) and retired clergy are welcome to attend.


Please uphold the Ordinands in your prayers from now until the Ordination service.  The following people will be ordained:

Holy Order of Deacons

Kim Duxfield, Nga Tawa School Chaplaincy

Andy Hickman, Parish of Tawa Linden

Casey Lee, Parish of Titahi Bay

Jimmy Luey, Chinese Anglican Mission

Joe McGarry, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

Jeff Odhiambo, St John’s College Student

Scottie Reeve, Blueprint Church

Fiona Thomson, Parish of Pauatahanui

Caro Willis, Parish of Waiwhetu

Greg Worboys, St John’s College Student

Carmen Yeoh, Parish of Titahi Bay  

Holy Order of Priests

Reverend Michael Brantley, Diocesan Lay Ministry Enabler and Mobiliser, and Parish of Kelburn

Reverend Jethro Day, Parish of Wellington South

Reverend Nigel Dixon, Parish of All Saints’, Palmerston North

Reverend Tim Duxfield, Parish of All Saints’, Palmerston North

Reverend Amy Houben, Parish of St Peter’s, Palmerston North

Reverend Billy Rowe, St John’s College Student

Reverend Caleb Rowe, St John’s College Student

Ordination Parking

Wherever possible, please use public transport or carpool.


Robing and Seating

Clergy are asked to robe in alb and red stole for the Ordination service.

PTO (Permission to Officiate), PTM (Permission to Minister) and Retired Clergy:

PTO, PTM and retired clergy who wish to robe, process and be seated with the other clergy please email Ian at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul on ian@wellingtoncathedral.org.nz to this effect so sufficient seating may be arranged.  Would parish leaders please check with their retired clergy who may not be on email and let us know.  Thank you.


Disability Seating:

If anyone would like disability access seats or wheelchair spaces reserved, please email Ian at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul on ian@wellingtoncathedral.org.nz to this effect so sufficient seating may be arranged.