Our Team

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



Vicar - Rev Richard Vialoux

Richard oversees St Mary's and St Peter's Anglican churches which form the parish of Mount Anglican. He's also responsible for our two childcare centres.  He and his wife, Elizabeth, have five sons and live in Papamoa. 


Office: 07 575 9945

Mobile: 027 66 19263



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

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

Office Manager -  TBA

Office hours: Mon, Wed - Thurs  9am - 1pm

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


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


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