The Most Reverend Philip Richardson is the Bishop of Waikato and Taranaki and Archbishop of the New Zealand Dioceses. He was ordained priest in 1982 and undertook parish ministry in Auckland City, Whangarei and Dunedin, following which he was head of Selwyn College at Otago University and was involved in post graduate study and teaching at that University. It was there that he further developed his interest in ethics and was part of the teaching team for this discipline. Since being Bishop of Taranaki he has consistently advocated for a servant focussed commitment from each local Church to the communities in which they are set.
The Most Reverend Philip Richardson was appointed Archbishop of the New Zealand Dioceses from 1 May 2013. Archbishop Philip carries wide-ranging responsibilities across our Church and represents us internationally.
recent charges and history
At synod in 2014 the Bishops laid out their vision for the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki.
During the Eucharist for Synod 2015 at Holy Trinity Stratford, the Bishops presented the second instalment of this Diocesan vision.
The final part of the Bishops' three-fold charge was delivered at the Cathedral Church of St Peter, Hamilton on September 23, 2016.
The Mission of God in our Diocese will be shaped by ... (19th June 2019)
Waikato Archdeaconry Speaks Out
Connected June 2019 (5th June 2019)
The world is changing before our eyes
Bishop Philip (13th May 2019)
A video message from Bishop Philip - May 2019