Welcome to St John’s Theological College, the residential theological college of the Anglican Church in the Province of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. The site at Meadowbank in Auckland is the base for theological education for the three Tikanga of the Province with ministry formation onsite as well as diploma level teaching in the regions across New Zealand and Polynesia. The College has partnerships with various other tertiary providers of degrees in theology. We celebrate our diversity as a people of faith honouring varied histories, traditions, and links with Anglican communities both within this Province and beyond. We are proud to have faculty and alumni of the College working around the globe.
St John’s College is a centre for excellence in theological and ministry education in a bi-cultural setting for the Three Tikanga Church.
The College aims to develop understanding of and confident practice in the Five Marks of Mission in the Anglican Church which are:
As Anglicans in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia, committed to bicultural Treaty-based relationships in a three-Tikanga context, our graduates will be missional leaders who are:
The College is governed by its board, Te Kaunihera. The Board oversees the strategic and financial direction of the College.
The Manukura / Principal relates directly to Te Kaunihera in regular meetings. It's members are:
Miss Dawn Jones (Chair) pictured here:
Three representatives from Te Kotahitanga:
Most Rev Winston Halapua (Pasefika)
Rt Rev Don Tamihere (Maori)
Rt Rev Victoria Matthews (Pakeha)
With specialist expertise from:
Rev Dr Rangi Nicholson
Rev Dr James Harding
Mr Jeremy Johnson
Mr Daniel Vincent (Alternate)
The College also has a Board of Studies that oversees academic matters. This board sits at least four times a year and includes the Senior Leadership Team (Manukura and Tikanga Deans), the Library Manager, the College Manager, the Director of Academic Programmes, the Programme Administrator, a Youth Commission representative, a Bishop representing Te Kotahitanga and Maori faculty member from Laidlaw College.