The Cathedral Chapter

The Cathedral Chapter is the governing body of the Cathedral and consists of four clerical canons appointed by the Diocese of Christchurch and four lay canons, two of whom are appointed by the Diocese and two from the regular worshipping congregation of the Cathedral.  Ex-officio members of the Chapter are The Bishop, The Dean and the Diocesan Chancellor.  The current Chapter members are:

Bishop of Christchurch

Right Reverend Dr Peter Carrell B.Sc(Hons), B.D., Ph.D



Very Reverend Ben Truman B.A.,B.Theol., PG.Dip.Arts, Grad.Dip.Tchg, Dip.Grad., Ang.Stud.Dip.


Clerical Canons

Reverend Canon Mark Chamberlain B.E., B.Th., M.Min.

Reverend Canon Amanda Neil JP, Dip.Tch., B.Theol.

Reverend Canon Brenda Bonnett L.Th.

Reverend Canon Cameron Pickering B.Theol, GradDipTchLn, DipGrad, PGDipChap


Lay Canons

Anthony Hughes-Johnson KC

Malcolm Rickerby

Carole Muir M.HSc., B.Ms., ANNP. CM.SRN

One position vacant



Maurice Walker



Christopher Oldham M.St.J., B.A., M.Sc., M.N.Z.I.M.