Waimate minister appointed Archdeacon

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Waimate minister the Ven Indrea Alexander has been appointed the new Anglican Archdeacon of South Canterbury.

She has been in role since the start of March and takes over from the Ven Peter Carrell, of Christchurch, who is now the Archdeacon of Pegasus, in east Christchurch.

Archdeacon Alexander was looking forward to supporting all the parishes in South Canterbury, some of which were co-operating parishes made up of both Anglican and Presbyterian churches.

“I’m glad to take the role on . . . I love South Canterbury,” she said.

Archdeacon Alexander had been based in Waimate for five years and was previously the minister of St Mary’s Anglican Church in Timaru.

She had been appointed as archdeacon by Bishop Victoria Matthews, of Christchurch.

Her role would involve supporting all the clergy working in the nine parishes across the region, including Pukaki, Mackenzie, Geraldine, Waimate, Timaru and Temuka.

Archdeacon Alexander would also provide support to Craighead Diocesan School and would be on the committee of Anglican Care South Canterbury, as well as continuing to be the minister of the Waimate area parish and conducting Bible in Schools sessions in two schools.

“It will be busy.”

Se was looking forward to returning to the committee of Anglican Care, which she had previously chaired.

“[I am] very happy to be back with them.”