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

Bishop Justin, Bishop Eleanor and the Parish Nominators in the Parish of All Saints’, Palmerston North are delighted to announce the appointment of Nigel as their new Vicar.  Nigel has been Priest in Charge of the parish since 2016, and was a Lay Leader of the parish before that.

Nigel’s installation as Vicar will take place at 4.30pm on Saturday 28 October at the All Saints’ Community Centre and clergy are invited to attend in casual attire or clerical shirts – there will be no robing or processing.  All are invited to join the parish for a shared potluck meal after the service.  Please note the change in details.  

Nigel is married to Carolyn and they have four children (21-29).  He has worked as a social worker, secondary school teacher and a minister.  Nigel has completed post-graduate study through Regent College in Vancouver and is a self confessed bookaholic, CD collector and gardener.

A large part of Nigel’s leadership journey has been 17 years pastoring at Christian Community Church in Palmerston North – a large contemporary, charismatic church.  After going through burnout he ‘retooled’ (and slowly recovered) and developed a consulting/coaching business called Vox Humana – he still does leadership coaching and development.  For the last four years he has been contracted to the Anglican Diocese of Wellington overseeing parish health and development.

After seven years out of church leadership Nigel has taken on two transitional leadership roles in Wellington and, currently, in Palmerston North.  He has published a book, “Villages Without Walls”, exploring the shift to postmodern culture and its implications for family and community.