People and Contact Us
Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 12:00
Address: 11 Killarney St, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, N.Z.
Postal: P O Box 331024, Takapuna,
+64-9 489 6242
The Rev’d Jayson Rhodes
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The Rev’d Anna Lindsey
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Director of Music
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The Rev’d Jayson Rhodes BTheol (Hons 1st class), BA, ATCL ACertCM
A day for Jayson can include leading worship in the parish as well as leading a mainly music session for toddlers. This can be followed by study and teaching in theology, parish visiting, and some relaxation with a good DVD, ranging from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to West Wing, and Desperate Housewives.
Jayson brings a mix of experiences in ministry as well as careers in church music, broadcasting and the New Zealand Police to the position of Vicar of Takapuna. He was appointed Vicar in November of 2009. Jayson was Deacon at Holy Trinity Cathedral and then Priest Associate at St Aidan’s Remuera before returning to the Cathedral in 2008. Jayson’s experience in media and communications is used by the church as a spokesperson and advisor to the Bishop of Auckland for media inquiries.
As a journalist Jayson began wondering about a major change in life with an interest and sense of calling to ministry. This eventuated with him being ordained deacon in 2006 and priest in 2007 in the Diocese of Auckland. He graduated in 2008 from Auckland University with a First Class Honours Degree in Theology –BTheol(Hons) in Practical Theology. He has been a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Theology. A long term interest and topic in his postgraduate study is the role of popular culture and religion and how television and music can lead to theological reflection.
The Rev’d Anna Lindsey
Associate Priest – Children and Families
As a parent of 3 children, I realised early on that if I wanted to stay close to my kids then I needed to learn to like what they like - which has worked out well for me because I have spent a large portion of the last 20 years playing!!
A lifetime’s experience of ‘play’ stands me in good stead to be at St Peter’s Takapuna as Priest Assistant - Children and Families. Having fun is essential to our Christian faith and building close relationships with all ages is very important.
I trained as a priest in Oxford, have a degree in theology and 15 years experience as a parish priest in the United Kingdom, along with qualifications in Life Coaching, counselling and teaching the under 5s. All of which lend depth and colour to my playing.
Acting Director of Music - Michael Cox
Michael Cox took up the position of Head of Music of Wesley College, Paerata, Auckland, in January 2011. His work at Wesley College includes the provision of music for the beautiful W.H. Smith Memorial Chapel  with its historic 1885 pipe organ. Prior to this appointment, Michael was Foundation Cathedral Organist and Director of Music of the Taranaki Cathedral of St. Mary. For eight years he was Organist and Director of Music of St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Remuera, in Auckland. Educated at St Mark’s Church School, Wellington, and Rathkeale College, Masterton, Michael is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington Teacher’s College, and holds the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Certificate in Church Music. Subsequent studies have been at the University of Waikato under Dr Christopher Hainsworth where he obtained the Graduate Diploma of Arts in organ historiography and performance and a Master of Arts degree (First Class Honours) with the thesis, ‘The Organ Reform Movement of New Zealand.’ He is currently serving his third term as President of the Auckland Organists’ Association Inc., is passionately involved with organ teaching. Michael served for awhile as associate organist to the Anglo-Catholic parish of St. Alban’s, Balmoral while also serving Wesley College Chapel on Sundays. In 2013 Michael will be Assistant Organist at St. Mark’s Remuera for the monthly Choral Evensong. Michael’s partner, Christina, lives in Masterton as Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Waiarapa District Health Board. They both love animals and Christina and Michael have recently welcomed Simeon, a ginger kitten to Michael’s Auckland home near Wesley College. Michael’s other hobbies include Model Railways, World War II Aircraft, Architectural History, visiting Café’s, and of course a constant interest in Choral Music, Pipe Organs, Reed Organs, and his 1863 French Alexandre & Sons Harmonium. Michael is very much looking forward to serving St. Peter’s in a church musician’s capacity and working with The Rev. Jayson Rhodes, Clergy, Choir, and Congregation.
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