Our Team

Meet our dedicated team at the Anglican Parish of Mount Maunganui.



Vicar - The Reverend Christine Scott

I was born in Hamilton and am my late parents, Ken and Jean Scott, eldest child, I have three siblings, Robert, Shona and Andrew.  After living in a number of communities my family moved to Taupo when I was eight.  It was here that I undertook most of my schooling. 

I trained as a pharmacist at the New Zealand School of Pharmacy in Upper Hutt.  After graduating with a Diploma in Pharmacy I moved to Napier where I lived and worked as a hospital pharmacist in Hawke's Bay for twenty-two years.  While living in Napier I worshipped at Waiapu Cathedral where I was a member of the choir, and other groups in the parish including the vestry. 


I undertook ministry training at St John's College in Auckland for three years. While at St John's College I completed a Bachelor of Theology and a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) unit.  I was ordained Deacon on 4 December 2005 and Priest on 6 October 2006.  I was Curate at St Luke's Rotorua from December 2005 until the end of 2007. 


I enjoy walking, Scottish Country Dancing, Pilates, photography, reading, handcraft and listening to and making music.  My family includes Caspar, an elderly seal Burmese, and my moggies, Bella, Gemma and Tom.

Before moving here I was the Vicar of the Parish of Otorohanga, in the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki from January 2008 until September 2018, and Archdeacon of Waitomo from April 2015 until September 2018.  


I was installed as Vicar of the Parish of Mount Manganui on 26 September and am delighted to be part of the Mount Maunganui Parish family.



 Phone: 07 575 9945   (Office)   

 Mobile: 027 661 9263         

 Email: vicar@mountanglican.org.nz




Warden - Shirley Shilling


Shirley was selected by the vicar as one of two wardens responsible for parish finances. Shirley also supports the vicar and his family and is part of the vestry. She's been a member of Mount Anglican 28 years, and worked in early childhood education for 45 years. Shirley has a passion for working with children and families. In her spare time, she enjoys Mah Jong, knitting, reading, and gardening.

Phone: 07 575 9662

Email: shirlshilling2@gmail.com

Warden - Judy Friend


Judy was elected by parishioners at Mount Anglican to help govern the church and ensure its long-term viability. Judy lends an ear to congregants' concerns, suggestions and helps encourage positive events happening in their lives and the life of the parish. 


Phone 07 542 3473

Email: judyfriendhm@gmaillcom






Office Manager -  Amanda Daly





  Office hours: Mon - Thurs  9am - 2pm         




Phone: 07 575 9945   

Email:  office@mountanglican.org.nz

Finance Manager - Gael Lonergan

Gael handles accounts receivable and payable for the parish. She also works at St Mary's Family Centre. Gael has moved back to Tauranga to spend time with her family and enjoy the Bay lifestyle.


Phone: 07 575 9945   

Email: gael@mountanglican.org.nz

St Mary's Family Centre Manager - Maree Lethborg



Centre hours: 7:45 am - 5:30 pm                                                                                 


Phone:  07 575 9945   


St Mary's Tahatai Centre Manager - Trish Parkes

Trish has worked in early childhood education for many years. She taught in Hamilton, Perth, London and Kawerau before becoming manager at St Mary's Tahatai Centre. Trish has three children with her husband, Robbo. She likes to hike the Mount or the Papamoa Hills and unwind with friends.



Centre hours: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm



Phone: 07 575 9945

Email: trishp@mountanglican.org.nz

Op Shop Manager - Lynn Collingwood

Lynn sorts and showcases quality used clothing and housewares for our vintage shop next to St Mary's. Lynn also coordinates a roster of dedicated volunteers. Lynn lives with her husband, Stuart, in Papamoa.



Op Shop Hours: Mon - Fri 9-4;  Sat 9-12



Phone:  07 575 9945