First female Maori bishop to lead Te Upoko o Te Ika

9 May 2019

Bishop Eleanor of Wellington was the signatory witness to Bishop-elect Wai as she signed the official declarations and acceptance of her new role.  The statement quoted Bishop Eleanor as saying: “I am proud to stand alongside Bishop-elect Wai as she takes on the mantle of leadership within God’s churches of te Upoko, and look forward to deepening the relationship between our two tikanga as together with Bishop Justin we explore what it means to be leaders of God’s church in this land and at this time.” (see more in Anglican Movement, Wellington Diocese E-news article)

Read also the announcement in Anglican Taonga news