Cathedral Staff

Dean of Auckland

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.  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 at Dilworth School.  She has two teenage daughters.

Anne was Installed as the Tenth Dean of Auckland on July 6th 2017.

The Rev’d Ivica Gregurec


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, where he was appointed Priest Assistant with special pastoral responsibility for St Martin’s Church, North East Valley and St Thomas’s Church, Pine Hill. 


Ivica was commissioned Cathedral Precentor at Holy Trinity Cathedral on 27 November 2016.


Apart from his passion for liturgy and inter-religious dialogue, Ivica enjoys reading, geocaching 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. 


He still hasn’t converted to rugby – he is a strong supporter of the Croatian national football (soccer) team.

The Reverend sarah west
cathedral curate


Sarah was born in Dunedin but spent her initial childhood years in Singapore and travelling as where her parents worked as doctors in association with Overseas Mission Fellowship. She returned to New Zealand, completing her schooling years in Auckland.

Sarah has been highly involved in Children and Youth ministries from her mid-teens and felt a calling to work in the church at the age of eighteen. From there, she completed a Bachelor of Theology from The University of Auckland, majoring in Biblical Studies. After three years as a full-time Youth Minister at St Chad’s Anglican Church in Meadowbank, Sarah had her first child. Not long after, she entered into the discernment process for ordained ministry.

In 2016, Sarah began training at St John’s Theological College where she completed a Post-graduate Diploma in Ministry. She was ordained Deacon on the 24th November, 2018 and Priest on 23rd November 2019.

Sarah is married to Brent who is a Primary School teacher and mother to two beautiful children, Emerson and Lucy. She also enjoys the company of her (rather large) retired racing greyhound and has a soft spot for animals, inspired by the example St Francis of Assisi.

The Reverend richard Girdwood
Priest assistant


The Reverend Kat Campion-Spall


Kat is Associate Vicar at St Mary Redcliffe church in Bristol, in the South West of England, where she’s been for 5 years following training in Cambridge and a curacy in South West London.  St Mary Redcliffe is a medieval church with a large staff team and thousands of visitors a year.  Kat is responsible for ministry to children, young people and families, and for the church’s community engagement and mission. 


She is a member of the Bishop’s Council and has a particular interest in issues of diversity and inclusion. 


Her husband Pete works in Higher Education administration at the University of Bristol and enjoys playing the trombone in big bands.  They have two children, Astrid who is 9 and loves singing in the church choir, dancing and acting; and Iris who is 7 and loves baking and horse riding. 

Dr. Philip Smith
Cathedral Organist


Philip was born in Stoke-on-Trent in the English Midlands where he was a chorister in the choir of Stoke Minster and studied the organ.  Following a period of study with Roger Fisher at Chester Cathedral, he became a student at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and later at Huddersfield University.


In 1990 he was appointed Assistant Organist at St. Asaph Cathedral in North Wales, where, as such, he played for the enthronement of the 10th Archbishop of Wales.  In November 1994, Philip moved to be Organist & Director of Music at The Collegiate Church of Saint Peter in Ruthin.


In 2002, he was awarded the Archbishop of Wales Award for Church Music by Dr Rowan Williams, at that time Archbishop of Wales, for services to church music in the Principality of Wales.


Philip moved to New Zealand as Organist at Holy Trinity Cathedral in 2008.

Rowan Johnston
Director of Choirs


Rowan completed a Master of Music in Conducting with first class honours from Auckland University and is a registered teacher. With over twenty years experience working with choirs, Rowan has demonstrated consistently that excellence is central to his practice.

Rowan’s choirs have achieved success on both national and international stages, resulting in regular invitations for him to work with choirs throughout New Zealand and overseas. Rowan has developed excellent relationships with composers and musicians throughout New Zealand including practitioners of Māori and Pacific music and is looking forward to including new works by New Zealanders into the choir’s repertoire.

Rowan has had a long association with the Cathedral having been a member of the choir from 2002–2015 and an elected member of the Cathedral Council for several years.

'Ofa Langi
Children and Families Minister
Rikard Pahlen
Facilities Manager
Merle Abbot
Secretary and PA to the Dean
Maria Beer
Marketing & Events Manager
Camilla Ngatai
Financial Administrator
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job vacancies

Holy Trinity Cathedral is looking for staff for the positions listed below.

Cathedral Governance

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



Cathedral Council

The Very Reverend Anne Mills Dean/Chair

David Grove Dean’s Warden

David Brown Secretary

The Reverend Ivica Gregurec Precentor

Paul Bushnell Synod Rep

Neil Ridgway People’s Warden

Stephen Lloyd

Jennie Oakley

Christine Ryan

Felicity Reid



Cathedral Resources Board

Robert Paine Chair

The Very Reverend Anne Mills Dean

Richard Whitburn Treasurer

David Grove Dean’s Warden

Richard Adams

Ian Goodall

Neil Ridgway People’s Warden

Cathedral Council Schedule of Meetings



6 April (Combined with Cathedral Resources Board) | 4.30pm | Friends Room, Holy Trinity Cathedral

28 May | 6.15pm | Friends Room, Holy Trinity Cathedral


25 June | 6.15pm | Friends Room, Holy Trinity Cathedral


17 July (Combined with Cathedral Resources Board) | 4.30pm | Friends Room, Holy Trinity Cathedral


27 August | 6.15pm | Friends Room, Holy Trinity Cathedral


24 September | 6.15pm | Friends Room, Holy Trinity Cathedral


22 October | 6.15pm | Friends Room, Holy Trinity Cathedral


26 November | 6.15pm | Friends Room, Holy Trinity Cathedral

strategic plan 2018-2023


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 a five-year Strategic Plan to better enable us to live out this mission which we are called to fulfill. 

Please click here to view Holy Trinity Cathedral's Strategic Plan 2018-2023.


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Auckland 1052

New Zealand


PO Box 37-148


Auckland 1151

New Zealand


The Cathedral is closed due to coronavirus.

All public services of worship are suspended.

Online services from Sunday 29 March

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