Ordination 2017 – John Crawshaw

We look forward to sharing all of the profiles of the candidates to be ordained in November in due course.  In the meantime, we are delighted to announce the ordination to the Diaconate of John Crawshaw, at Ngatiawa River Monastery on Sunday 10 September at 2.00pm.  All clergy are warmly welcomed.

We look forward to welcoming John to the Diaconate at Ngatiawa, noting his deep connection to that place and its importance in our family life.

John is married to Karen (for more than 40 years) and they have seven children and 17 (living) grandchildren.  For most of their adult lives they have lived in residential community, and for the last almost five years have loved being part of Urban Vision and the community at Ngatiawa River Monastery.  John trained and worked as a lawyer, then alongside theological study was part of the leadership team in Wellington Youth for Christ, followed by many years of pastoral leadership in Lifepoint Church in Wellington.  John and Karen together have a passion to see people, families and communities formed in the way of Jesus.

Bishop Justin and Bishop Eleanor