Possibly the best known (i.e. most widely known) priest in our church today is Mike Hawke, former Vicar of St Christopher's Avonhead (one of our largest parishes) and currently Church Support/Projects Officer for the Anglican Missions Board of our church. In this current role he has visited most of our parishes as well as many spheres of our overseas mission, especially in the Pacific region.
Mike is on the move. He will be the next Dean of Nelson Cathedral, his first Sunday is 11 December 2016.
As a former member of that Diocese I am very pleased (as I know many people are) that Mike will have this role.
Life will have come full circle for Mike and his new Bishop, Richard Ellena: they were once curates together in Timaru!