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Anne was born in Papua New Guinea where her father was involved in education. She and her family returned to New Zealand when independence was declared. They moved to Katikati where she completed her schooling.
After gaining her Bachelor of Education and Diploma of Teaching from Waikato University, Anne worked as a primary school teacher, including roles in senior management.
After a spell as Lecturer at the School of Education at Waikato University, Anne gained her B. Theol and M.Theol (Hons) from Auckland University. She was Priested in 2002, and worked in the parishes of Saint Mark’s, Remuera, Saint Peter’s Cathedral, Hamilton, and as Co-Vicar of Chartwell Cooperating Parish, Hamilton before returning to Saint Mark’s as Vicar. Anne has held several Diocesan positions, including being Archdeacon of Waikato. She has been on the Board of Trustees of Waikato Diocesan School for Girls, and is Chair of their Proprietors Board. Anne is currently a member of the King's College Board of Governors. She also Chairs the Council for Ecumenism and is on the Executive of the National Dialogue for Christian Unity. She has served 2 terms on General Synod.
Anne enjoys cooking and gardening, spending time with family and friends and walking her Shetland Sheep dog. Anne is married to Chris who is a teacher. She has two daughters.
Anne was Installed as the Tenth Dean of Auckland on July 6 2017.
Philip was born in North Staffordshire in the UK where he became a Chorister at the Parish Church of Stoke-on-Trent studying the organ with Michael Rhodes.
Following a period of study with the late Roger Fisher at Chester Cathedral he became a Student of The Royal Northern College of Music, gaining Diplomas from Trinity College of Music and The Royal College of Music, in organ performance. The Degree of Bachelor of Music followed from The University of Huddersfield.
In 1990 Philip was appointed as Assistant Organist of St. Asaph Cathedral before taking up the position of Organist & Director of Music at The Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Ruthin from 1994-2007.
2008 brought a move to Auckland to take up the post of Cathedral Organist at Holy Trinity Cathedral where he presides over a new, 122-stop instrument which he designed for the completion of the Cathedral in 2017.
In 2018 he was conferred with the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Waikato, submitting a thesis on The Life and Works of French Organist and Composer, Léonce de Saint-Martin.
In addition to his work at the Cathedral, Dr Smith is also Visiting Organ Teaching Fellow at The University of Waikato, Organ Teacher at The University of Auckland, Baradene College, Dilworth School, Diocesan School, Auckland and St. Paul's Collegiate School, Hamilton.
Ivica was born and raised in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. He studied at the University of Zagreb, obtaining Bachelor and Master's degrees in Theology in the Catholic Faculty of Theology. He was ordained Deacon in 2001 and Priest in 2002, in the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Zagreb. His deaconate and curacy were spent in Malešnica – Oranice, a suburban parish in Zagreb.
After volunteering for work in overseas missions in 2004, Ivica was assigned to an International Mission community in the Solomon Islands where he remained for seven years. His main roles in the Solomons were as Director of Formation and Lecturer ( in Theology and Cultural Anthropology) in the Holy Name of Mary Seminary, Tenaru. He also undertook pastoral work as a parish priest in Good Shepherd Parish, Red Beach, Guadalcanal.
At Pentecost 2012, Ivica was welcomed into the Anglican Communion in St Paul’s Church, Burwood, Sydney. In December 2012, he joined the pastoral team of Dunedin North Parish, as Priest Assistant
Ivica was commissioned Cathedral Precentor at Holy Trinity Cathedral on 27 November 2016.
Ivica is a current member of General Synod, representing the Diocese of Auckland.
Apart from his passion for liturgy, ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue (he represents the Anglican Diocese of Auckland on the Auckland Interfaith Council), Ivica enjoys reading and genealogy.
He is also an Associate of the Sisters of the Church, a religious order with a strong presence in the Anglican Church of Melanesia, as well as being a member of the Australasian Regional Committee of St George's College in Jerusalem.
He still hasn’t converted to rugby – he is a strong supporter of the Croatian national football (soccer) team.
Director of Choirs
Peter Watts trained initially in the UK but came to New Zealand while travelling after finishing University study, and has been here ever since. He has always been active in the field of choral music, having sung in Cambridge University Musical Society as a student and then in the Dorian Choir when he settled in NZ.
For 20 years Peter was Music Director of Auckland Choral Society, conducting a wide range of interesting programmes as well as over 40 performances of the annual Messiah! Peter commissioned many works from NZ composers and introduced new repertoire from overseas, as well as presenting more traditional choral fare. He has participated in NZ Choral Federation in many roles and in 2005 he was awarded MNZM for services to choral music.
Peter has always loved to encourage others to make music and this has led him to work with a wide variety of choral and orchestral groups, classical and contemporary, serious and light, amateur and professional. He has inspired many others to share his enthusiasm and co-operate with his cajoling.
Though choral conducting has been a priority, Peter also loves the piano. He especially enjoys accompanying, coaching, chamber music making and adjudicating. In partnership with his wife Katharine, he has presented many thought-provoking recitals for soprano and piano/harpsichord/organ.
For many years Peter and Katharine devised interactive music programmes for schools, and they continue to run a very popular chamber music series at All Saints Church in Howick called “Thursdays @ Seven”, now in its 23rd year.
Peter taught harmony and musicology at Auckland University and regularly travels internationally as a music examiner for Trinity College, London.
Peter has three times acted as Interim Director of Choirs at Holy Trinity and is delighted now to be established in the position and no longer interim.
Pursuant to the Cathedral Statute 2012, Holy Trinity Cathedral is governed by Cathedral Council. This body has responsibility for the ministry and mission of the Cathedral and in that context sets its strategic direction. It has a reporting sub-committee of the Cathedral Resources Board which manages property and finances. Both of these entities meet monthly.
CATHEDRAL COUNCIL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:
Setting policy and strategic direction
Overseeing the mission and ministry of Holy Trinity Cathedral
Directing and overseeing the administration of the Cathedral
Monitoring performance and compliance, and reporting on both at the Annual General Meeting
Setting an annual budget
Appointing Cathedral staff and determining their remuneration
The Very Reverend Anne Mills Dean/Chair
Paul Bushnell Dean’s Warden
The Reverend Ivica Gregurec Precentor
Paul Bushnell Synod Rep
Neil Ridgway People’s Warden
CATHEDRAL RESOURCES BOARD
Robert Paine Chair
The Very Reverend Anne Mills Dean
Richard Whitburn Treasurer
Felicity Reid Dean's Warden
Neil Ridgway People’s Warden
CATHEDRAL COUNCIL SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS
21 February | 6.15pm | Friends Room, Holy Trinity Cathedral
25 April | 6.15pm | Friends Room, Holy Trinity Cathedral
23 May | 6.15pm | Friends Room, Holy Trinity Cathedral
27 June | 6.15pm | Friends Room, Holy Trinity Cathedral
25 July | 6.15pm | Friends Room, Holy Trinity Cathedral
22 August (Combined with Cathedral Resources Board) | 6.15pm | Friends Room, Holy Trinity Cathedral
26 September | 6.15pm | Friends Room, Holy Trinity Cathedral
24 October | 6.15pm | Friends Room, Holy Trinity Cathedral
28 November | 6.15pm | Friends Room, Holy Trinity Cathedral
STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS 2021 - 2025
We are guided by the following five-fold mission of the Anglican Communion:
To proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God
To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
To respond to human need by loving service
To seek to transform the unjust structures of society
To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and to sustain and renew the life of the earth.
This definition of the mission of the Church is also enshrined in the Constitution of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
With this in mind, we have developed five-year Strategic Directions to better enable us to live out this mission which we are called to fulfill.
Please click below to view Holy Trinity Cathedral's Strategic Directions 2018-2023.