The Reverend Megan Herles-Mooar
I wonder what it would like to be a part of a Church where everyone; regardless of where they have come from, what they have done, or who they love, is welcome? This question; which is ultimately about how we share God’s love and generous hospitality, has been a cornerstone of my faith. I grew up only a few blocks away from All Souls Church, and was blessed to be raised in a family where deep questioning and curiosity was encouraged. As a priest in God’s Church I am dedicated to creating a space where people's questions about God are welcome and where a spirit of curiosity may be lived out. As a spiritual director I seek to encourage those around me to encounter God in the wonder and the footnotes of daily life. Outside of Church I am a passionate reader, writer, and icon painter, with a not so secret love of country music. On my day off I can be found having conversations with one of our chickens in the ‘Chickerage.’ or heading off on a road trip with my husband. If I had a favourite saying it may well be “The Spirit is alive and magic is afoot.”
The Reverend Rory Redmayne: Associate Priest
I was born in England and spent the years 1952-1957 in Jamaica where my father was a missionary priest. On return to England, I completed my secondary education at a Christian school, which nurtured my Christian faith. I trained as a Civil Engineer and acquired a degree from Imperial College London. After practising as an engineer for thirteen years, mainly as a power engineer in New Zealand, I decided to answer my call to become a priest and prepared for ordination at St. John’s College in Auckland. My ordained life consisted of a curacy at Dunedin Cathedral and being vicar of Wakatipu, Mornington, Levin, and Akaroa-Banks Peninsula. Although I officially “retired” from full time ministry in 2010, ten years on at the age of 75, I’m still busy at All Souls.
... and Vestry
The All Souls vestry is the group of people elected to govern and make decisions on behalf of the parish. The vestry is made up of clergy, wardens and lay people. Currently on the vestry are: Rev. Megan Herles-Mooar (Vicar), Marion Fairbrass (Vicar’s Warden), Lorraine Sharr (People’s Warden), Murray Bladen, Theresa Buller, Pat Dolan, David Jarmey, Dudley Johnson, Kerry Kearney, Jane Pinney, Lorraine Sharr, Betsy Williams (Secretary) and Margaret Yorke. To contact the vestry, or to submit something for their consideration, email firstname.lastname@example.org