Archbishop Sir David Moxon joins the board
Archbishop Emeritus Sir David Moxon (1972-73) joined the Board of College House on 20 March 2018.
David is delighted to have the opportunity to serve an institution which he has said played a significant part in his career and was pivotal to his personal growth. He says, “It was a time of my awakening social responsibilities, my spiritual life and an increasing awareness of my educational opportunities".
He is especially keen that as part of his responsibilities as a board member he will have a close involvement with the planning and fundraising for the strengthening, then re-opening of the Chapel. To David, even though CH is no longer a theological training place, it makes perfect sense for us to not only restore our Chapel, but to find new ways to re-integrate the chapel into student life and as a place for wider community benefit.
David didn't come to CH as a theological student- he studied education and psychology at UC. However, during the 1970s David’s faith developed and he was ordained as a priest in 1979. He served in North Island parishes before being appointed Director of Theological Education for the Anglican Church in 1987. Six years later David was consecrated as the Bishop of Waikato and in 2006 he was appointed Archbishop of New Zealand. In 2008 he became one of the three Primates of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and the Pacific.
In 2012 David was appointed as the Archbishop of Canterbury's Representative to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome. He was subsequently named an Archbishop Emeritus of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia by the General Synod / Te Hīnota Whānui.
During Archbishop David’s time in Rome the Anglican Centre has focused its mission aspect on ecumenical education and networking in the area of modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as ecumenical networking for refugee ministry.
In October 2016, Archbishop David helped facilitate the fourth meeting of Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, where they publicly renewed their respective communions' commitment to deeper dialogue and greater mutual partnership in mission, as part of the 50th anniversary of the first official visit of an Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury to a Pope, and of the establishment of the Anglican Centre in Rome.
His term of service in Rome ended with a private audience with Pope Francis on June 16 2017, and he returned to his wife and family in Hamilton. Soon after he accepted an invitation from CH to chair a Chapel Steering Group.
He is also patron of the Faith Community Nurses Association, and a Pihopa Awahina (honorary assistant) Bishop of the Maori Bishopric area of Te Manawa o te Wheke; and continues in a role as a governor of the Anglican Centre in Rome as co -chair of the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission.
David is married to Tureiti, who is currently the director of Hamilton primary health provider Te Kohao Health. They have four adult children.
Anna Wilkes (1994, Board Member), BM, David Moxon (1972-73, Board Member)