The newly-elected Bishop of Polynesia, the Rt Rev Dr Winston Halapua, has been announced at the meeting of General Synod in Gisborne.
Bishop Winston was nominated recently by the electoral college of the Diocese of Polynesia, and the confirmation process involves all the bishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia and then all other General Synod members.
Bishop Winston becomes one of the three archbishops in this three-tikanga (cultural streams) church. Bishop Winston has been lecturing at the Auckland University School of Theology since 1996, and is Principal of the College of the Diocese of Polynesia at St John’s College. He will be based in Suva, Fiji, where he lived for many years.
Please keep Bishop Winston, his diocese, and General Synod in your prayers.
Photo from Taonga.