Changes in the Bishop’s Office

Alayne Ringrose retires as Bishop Justin’s PA on Friday after serving over 20 years at the Anglican Centre.  Alayne’s official diocesan farewell was held earlier in May, and Bishop Justin and Jenny led a group from the Anglican Centre to visit Alayne’s Catholic parish in Titahi Bay on Sunday to make a presentation in front of her congregation and family.  They joined the family for morning tea at Keith and Alayne’s home afterwards.

Alayne will be replaced on an interim basis by Michael Brantley.  Michael may be contacted on email michael@wn.ang.org.nz or on telephone 04 471 8597.  An announcement about a permanent replacement will be made in due course.  Please continue to uphold the Bishop’s Office in your prayers.

About Michael

Michael returned to Wellington with his family in December after 8 1/2 years in New Orleans where they led Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts and pioneered Communitas, which is similar to our own Urban Vision.  Susanne and Michael have been in pastoral and missions ministries over the past two decades, and Michael is now happily assimilating into our Diocese.   They have two sons at home, Logan and Jay, who both attend Wellington College.

Thank You from Alayne

“I would like to thank everyone within the Diocese for their kindness and support to me in my role as PA to the Bishop of Wellington.  It has been an absolute privilege to work as the Bishop’s PA; it is a role I have been extremely proud of and one that I have enjoyed immensely.  It has been an honour to work alongside four wonderful people: Bishop Tom, Dwyllis, Bishop Justin and Jenny.  Although Justin and Jenny’s leadership style may be a ‘little’ different, their commitment and love of the Diocese is the same and is simply amazing.  The Diocese has been and continues to be very blessed.

I would also like to say thank you for the beautiful flowers and generous gift presented to me at my farewell luncheon.  I am very much looking forward to having some time to enjoy my family and having some extra time for my grandchildren.  I will certainly miss you all, but be assured the Diocese of Wellington will always be in my prayers.  Thank you all.” – Alayne Ringrose