The Installation of Reverend Harry Newton as Priest in Charge in the Parish of Greytown will take place on Sunday 6 August at St Luke’s, Greytown at 3.00pm. Clergy are invited to robe in alb and red stole, and all are welcome to attend.
Bishop Justin has appointed Reverend Harry Newton from Christchurch Diocese as Priest in Charge in the Parish of Greytown, and he will begin his ministry in Greytown on the 1st of August. Harry is currently Assistant Curate and Youth Minister in the Parish of Fendalton, St Barnabas and St Thomas. We welcome Harry, Aimee and their children Josiah and Ariana to the Diocesan family.
Harry introduces himself below:
Kia ora whānau a te Karaiti!
We are incredibly stoked to have been invited by vestry to join the St Luke’s whānau! We visited the Wairarapa a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it and now we’re excited about coming to Greytown in the near future. We’re looking forward to meeting each one of you properly and discovering what God has in store for us as a faith community.
For those of you who are curious, both Aimee and my respective parents served as missionaries with NZCMS before returning to New Zealand. Aimee continued to travel for a bit while I moved south to the Mainland before we met again and she fell head over heels for me (and vice versa). We have been married for five years and have two children, Josiah (3) and Ariana (1), who keep us on our toes – life is never boring with them around!
I am an Anglican priest currently serving at St Barnabas Fendalton in Christchurch. My role is quite diverse and includes oversight of the rest home ministry and youth ministry not to mention the day to day tasks of ordained ministry. I’m also a chaplain at the local school and at the University of Canterbury. Aimee used to serve as a children’s minister in an inner-city parish in Vancouver, Canada. As such we’re quite passionate about ministry with children, youth, and families. We also really value people in general and developing authentic relationships so we’ve have made hospitality a central theme to our ministry life together.
God’s awesome peace,
Harry, Aimee, Josiah, and Ariana