The Dedication of the Parata Chapel

A historic moment in the life of the Diocese and our Cathedral

15th October 2017 @ 10am

St Paul’s Cathedral, Dunedin

Hoani
Parata (Pat) was born at Puketeraki in 1881. After his ordination in 1907 he
served this Diocese as curate and later, Canon of St Paul`s Cathedral and vicar
of Riverton, Gore and Queenstown. He exercised ministries in Spain, Italy and
London and served as a Chaplain to NZ Forces in during World War 1. A fluent
speaker of Maori and well versed in tikanga Maori, Hoani was also able exercise
effective and respected leadership within Pakeha Parishes and communities. He
was the first Maori Clergy person elected to General Synod. He was recognised
for his learning, his oratory, his humility and generous spirit.

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