Lawrence (born 1962) has an accountancy background, a theology degree from the Melbourne College of Divinity (with which St John’s was in partnership at the time), and a Diploma of Liturgical Studies. He is a man of prayer, with a deep pastoral heart, a clear vision of communal worship, and strong musical gifts. Elizabeth works very much in partnership with Lawrence. She also has a Melbourne College of Divinity degree in theology, is a gifted artist, and well known for making quality vestments.
Lawrence served his title as curate at St Michael and All Angels. Then he served as Vicar of Heathcote-Mount Pleasant. He is currently Vicar of St Martins Opawa (since 2007). He has served in a number of roles, including as Archdeacon of Pegasus 2006-2014, and has been a canon of the cathedral since 2014.
Prayers for Lawrence, Elizabeth, and their son Aidan, for the cathedral community, and for Christchurch Diocese. Post-earthquakes, the Christ Church Cathedral is in the midst of difficulties and this, too, can be part of our prayers. Yesterday’s announcement included agreement to an independent Government-appointed consultant to negotiate plans for the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral after four years of deadlock.
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