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     Vicar: The Revd Eric Kyte

Eric Kyte   Eric Kyte was installed as vicar of St John's Roslyn in August 2011.  He was born in Carlisle in the north of England, and he taught high school physics and electronics in inner-city Leeds, before training for the priesthood at Trinity College, Bristol in the 1990s.  He comes to New Zealand after ten years as vicar in the rural parishes of Gisburn and Hellifield on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border.

   Eric is married to Sarah, and they have five children.  Rose, who is a theology graduate, and Hannah, who is at University, are both living in the UK.  Ella, Megan and Sam have come to live in Dunedin.

   Eric says 'the Christian Life is a Participation in the Life of God and thus well summed up in the words of the former Catholic Archbishop of Paris, Emmanuel Suhard: "To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda, nor even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery.  It means to live in such a way that one's life would not make sense if God did not exist." '

   He loves being with people, sharing in faith and life, walking, photography, rare steak and a decent pint of beer.

   - telephone: 464 0240
   - cell phone: 021 713 021
   - e-mail:

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Parish Assistant: Verna Rutherford
Verna Rutherford    Verna Rutherford has been involved in church all her life, and in St John's Parish since 1987.  She is presently a licensed lay minister.  Amongst other activities, she is a member of the Choir and the Afternoon A.A.W.  She is also involved in the wider Church at both Diocesan and General Synod levels.

   - telephone: 476 3975

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Parish Administrator: Margaret McLanachan
Margaret McLanachan    Margaret McLanachan is married to Craig and has four adult sons.  She is a life-long Anglican, having been raised in St Mary's Parish, Mornington, and she has been a member of St John's since 1989.  She has been Parish Administrator since 2001, and she works in our office from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

   - telephone: 464 0240 (office)
   - e-mail:
     Vestry 2016
Vicar's Warden:
Fraser Richardson
Simon Cameron
People's Warden:
Jane Musgrave
Chris Carrell
Synod Representatives:
Trish Franklin
Alan Firth
Nicola Wong
Christina Holmes
Verger:Brian Tegg  Phil White
Curate:Brett Roberts   Lorraine Young
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