Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Presbyterian Church Elects Spiritual Leader Who Will Encourage Young Church Leadership

The Right Rev Hamish Galloway of Christchurch is the new Moderator, or elected spiritual leader, of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. He will begin his two-year term from the evening of Wednesday 29 September 2021.

Hamish was installed in an online service - due to Covid-19 restrictions the Presbyterian Church’s General Assembly is being held in an online format for the first time this year, from 29-30 September 2021. Hamish was to be installed as Moderator at St Andrew's College, Christchurch, where he served for 20 years, as the school was to host the General Assembly.

Hamish is the minister of Cashmere Presbyterian Church in Christchurch.

Born in Timaru, Hamish has a Bachelor of Laws from University of Canterbury, and worked as a law clerk and solicitor in Christchurch. He has a Master of Business Studies from Massey University. He studied at the Presbyterian Theological Hall 1981-1983, and then ministered at a number of churches: St Stephens Presbyterian Church, Timaru 1983-1988; Hope Presbyterian Church, Christchurch 2011-2020; and Cashmere Presbyterian 2020 to present.

During his term as Moderator, Hamish will focus on helping to realise a Presbyterian Church where all generations are empowered. He will share a vision whereby older Presbyterians are empowered to effectively connect with the younger generation so that they in turn are empowered in their faith, life and impact in our nation.

“We recognise our Church is aging and that our elders can encourage and empower our younger generations into leadership; not only within our Church but within our communities and country. We have wonderful young adult leaders coming forward in our churches and Church schools who care passionately about our country and the wider world - they will work hard for positive change,” Hamish says.

Hamish has long been a champion for the right support and encouragement to help youth find their own path to faith, service and leadership. At St Andrew's College, Christchurch, he was Head of Religious Education and chaplain, and then Head of Pastoral Care and chaplain from 1989 to 2010.

To the role of Moderator, Hamish brings experience gained overseas: stints as minister at Lake Cowichan United Church, Vancouver Island; chaplain at Scots College, Sydney, and minister at Bromley Methodist Church, London.

He has served the Presbyterian Church in a variety of roles: he was Moderator of the Christchurch Presbytery, clerk of the South Canterbury Presbytery, twice on the Council of Assembly, Co-convenor of the Facilitation Committee, member of the Doctrine Committee, and 2004 General Assembly co-ordinator.

Hamish is married to Anne. They have three adult children and three grandchildren.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why New Zealand Needs To Change Its Defence Habits


In a flashback to the military displays of days gone by, one of our frigates recently joined a Carrier Strike show of force in the South China Sea, en route to a joint military exercise in Singapore with our traditional allies, called BersamaGold21. Reportedly, Anna Powles, from the Centre of Defence and Security Studies at Massey University felt this to be a case of us doing our bit to uphold international law, and the right of free transit through the region in question... More>>

Government: New COVID-19 Protection Framework Delivers Greater Freedoms For Vaccinated New Zealanders


Vaccinated New Zealanders will regain everyday freedoms when the country moves to a new simplified COVID-19 Protection Framework that doesn’t rely on nationwide lockdowns as the main measure to stop the virus spreading. In a suite of announcements that establish a pathway out of restrictions the Government is also providing up to $940 million per fortnight to support businesses through the challenging period... More>>

ALSO:





 
 


Government: Responds To Independent Review Into WorkSafe

The Government has clear expectations that WorkSafe must action the recommendations of the independent review into the regulator to improve its management of adventure activities following the tragedy at Whakaari White Island, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood says... More>>

Government: New Zealand Secures Historic Free Trade Deal With The United Kingdom
New Zealand and the United Kingdom have agreed in principle the details of a historic Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which will further accelerate our COVID-19 economic recovery say Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor... More>>

ALSO:

Ombudsman: Launches Investigation Into MIQ Booking System
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is launching a broad investigation into the Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) booking system after receiving hundreds of complaints... More>>

ALSO:


Pay Cheque To Pay Cheque: Half A Million New Zealanders Have No Savings
New findings from the Consumer NZ sentiment tracker found that 15% of New Zealanders had no savings, and a further 27% were anxious about their level of savings and would like to have more tucked away... More>>


Government: Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces

Large parts of two workforces critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be required to be vaccinated, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Our education and health and disability workforces have done an incredible job throughout this pandemic to keep themselves and people safe,” Chris Hipkins said.... More>>


Green Party: Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws

The Green Party is deeply concerned that space launches by Rocket Lab may be breaching nuclear-free laws, given our long-standing position as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels