St Mary’s ministry as a Cathedral is overseen by the Chapter.

The Chapter has a responsibility to ensure that St Mary’s is a place for everyone; a church that serves the city and the province and is the seat of the Bishop of Taranaki. It supports the Bishop’s ministry within the building and across the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki and all the communities within it.

Chapter is made up of the Bishops of Waikato and Taranaki, the Dean of Taranaki, the Dean of Waikato, the Chancellor of the Diocese, and the Diocesan Manager. The parish Church Wardens are also members ensuring a link with Vestry, along with the Dean.

The core members of the Chapter are the Canons. There are up to four lay Canons and four clerical (ordained) Canons.


Cathedral Canons

The Revd Canon Peter Barleyman
The Revd Canon Sue Pickering
The Revd Canon Pat Scaife

Canon Chester Borrows
Canon Robin Brockie
Canon Wharehoka Wano

To read more about our canons see their profiles.