Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans New Zealand.
Promoting Faithfulness. Providing Fellowship.

The Board

There are currently eight on the Trust Board (12 max). Collectively they oversee the purpose of FCANZ: promoting faithfulness to the Scriptures; and providing fellowship for those who identify with historic and traditional Anglicanism. 
  1. Jay Behan (Chair)
  2. Derek Eaton
  3. Lorraine Lloyd
  4. Dale Williamson
  5. Michael Hewat
  6. Dave Clancey
  7. Timothy Mora
  8. Jane Halliday

About Us


The Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans New Zealand (FCANZ) is part of a global family of authentic Anglicans which is committed to proclaiming the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.   We do this within our local area of Aotearoa - New Zealand and Polynesia.

We seek to promote faithfulness to the Scriptures as Anglicans have historically and traditionally understood them.  Through clear teaching and careful listening we will set forth the good news of the Lord Jesus and how this can be lived out faithfully in our churches and individual lives today. Because of the deeply personal nature of the current debates regarding sexuality in our church, FCANZ will seek to speak truthfully and lovingly about both the pastoral and doctrinal aspects of this issue.   
 

We also provide fellowship for those who identify with, and confess, historic and traditional Anglicanism, especially for those who feel isolated or marginalised in the current debates.  In the aftermath of Motion 30, authentic Anglicans are now found inside and outside the existing structures of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. FCANZ recognises both as authentically Anglican. Because conscience and circumstance will lead to different approaches, we will intentionally provide fellowship and encourage goodwill.

Above all, we long to see God glorified in these Islands as the gospel of his Son is faithfully proclaimed in the power of his Spirit.
We pray you join us, that together we may partner in what our gracious God is doing in his world.
 
Jay Behan
I have been the Vicar of St. Stephen’s Shirley, Christchurch for nearly ten years. I have served as a Diocesan Nominator for six years and am a current member of General Synod.

Serving in a parish without buildings since February 2011 (they were lost in the Christchurch earthquake) has caused me to trust the Lord more actively and reflect in a greater way on the sure and certain hope we have in Jesus. 

Married to Jaimee we have three children at school. I love family times, watching rugby league, and attempting (in vain) to get better at golf.

I am passionate about talking to people about the good news we have in Jesus and seeing people grow in their faith.
Derek Eaton
A former Bishop of Nelson for 16 years, along with my wife Alice and our children, I spent many years in North Africa (Tunisia and Egypt) as mission partners, serving as a student worker, Scripture translation consultant for Berber languages, chaplain, Dean of Cairo and Assistant Bishop. I was also a Vicar of Sumner, Christchurch.
 
My passion is to see the Church faithful to Scripture and to its calling to mission both locally and globally. Alice and I are presently Chaplains to the staff and students of Bishopdale Theological College.
 
I am a keen swimmer and compete nationally and internationally in ocean and pool events. These things, along with grandparently duties, keeps us fully occupied.
Lorraine Lloyd
   
I was commissioned as a Church Army Officer in Australia in 1968 and worked in an Anglican country parish in the Newcastle Diocese for two years before my marriage to Peter.  Our first appointment as a married couple was to the Open Door, an open youth work with kids off the streets, in Christchurch, under the umbrella of the Anglican City Mission and St. John’s Latimer Square.

We moved to Auckland after four years and were part of the team at St. Paul’s Symonds Street, Auckland.   I was ordained in 1983 and was a Curate at St. Mary’s by the Sea Torbay, Auckland.  I was the Vicar of Birkdale/Beach Haven on the North Shore of Auckland for many years. 

I have a passion to see the outworking of the Five-fold mission statement of the Anglican Church particularly as it is expressed through the ministry of the local church; and in team ministries with people of all ages, races and cultures using the gifts God has given them.   

I have served on the Resources Council of the Diocese.  I am currently the Executive Officer of AFFIRM (Anglicans for Faith, Intercession, Renewal and Mission) which is a networking organisation committed to recalling the Anglican church to biblical faith, a life of prayer, spiritual renewal and effective mission.  AFFIRM also aims to give a voice in the Church to all issues that challenge biblical orthodoxy.   Peter is the Network Co-ordinator of AFFIRM and it is a delight to be working together again in this ministry.

We have two adult children who love and serve the Lord and two grandchildren. 
We enjoy reading, studying, surfing, sailing, walking our two Samoyed dogs every day on the beach and meeting people.
    
Jane Halliday
   
Married with three busy children, I am currently on the staff of St John's Latimer Square (Christchurch) where I have been employed part time for the past four years as the Womens worker.  

Having achieved a B.A (Hons.) in education research I worked as a primary school teacher before spending several years teaching undergraduate papers at Lincoln University. I then trained for two years studying biblical ministry at the Tim Training Course in Christchurch.

I spend most of my working time involved in meeting with women to read the bible, leading study groups, teaching, speaking to groups and liaising with other women working in church ministry.
    
Michael Hewat
I am the Senior Minister of the West Hamilton Community Church (WHCC), formerly the West Hamilton Anglican Parish. While WHCC is no longer a part of the Province of Aotearoa-NZ and Polynesia, it remains firmly Anglican: an independent Anglican parish, recognised as such by the Primates' Council of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans. WHCC is also an associate parish of AFFIRM, and continues to support and partner with orthodox Anglicans, parishes and mission agencies within the Province, including NZCMS and Latimer.
 
Although not currently holding any other office within the Province except on the executive of Latimer, I have previously served two terms on General Synod and a number on the Waikato-Taranaki Standing Committee. I was, for 18 months, the Executive Officer of AFFIRM (2013-14). I currently serve on the national board of Barnabas Fund.
 
Over the past year I have appreciated being wholly focused once more on local parish ministry. My partner in marriage and ministry is Kimberley, who is our youth pastor. We have four adult children, all of whom are actively involved in Anglican or Baptist churches, and one grandchild.
 
My greatest desire is to see people come to believe in Jesus Christ; my greatest joy is to see their lives transformed by Him.
Dave Clancey
I am the Vicar of St Saviour’s and St Nicholas’ Anglican Church in Christchurch.  Having the privilege of growing up in a Christian home, I was converted in my late teens when an Anglican priest told me that the Bible couldn’t be trusted.  I set out to prove him wrong, started reading the Bible, and heard Jesus’ call to repent and believe in him.  Since then I have sought, amid continual weakness and failure, to do exactly that.    
 
Training for ministry happened in the UK and Australia, I was ordained in 2008 and was curate-in-charge at All Saints Methven (in Mid-Canterbury) before taking up my current post in 2012.  In both places I’ve had the joy of working with others to innovate new congregations and ministries and had the privilege of seeing God work powerfully to bring people to himself and grow them in the image of Jesus.  If the local church is the place where the gospel welcomes and gathers all people to God in Christ, then I feel incredibly blessed to have a front row seat at the greatest show on earth.
 
Outside of the parish I serve on the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Christchurch, and as the Chairman of the Latimer Fellowship of New Zealand.  I also teach doctrine at a small ministry training course.  

Together with my wife Amanda we have the joy of parenting three primary-school aged sons.  On the odd occasion that there’s any quiet time I enjoy developing godliness through suffering (also known as golf), cooking, and restoring old dining chairs.
Dale Williamson
I am co-vicar of Holy Trinity Tauranga with my husband Paul. Before Tauranga I was Archdeacon of Wellington for nine years. In Wellington I also served in All Saints, Hataitai, was vicar of St Hilda’s Island Bay and worked on my PhD from Otago University.

My thesis: â€œAn uncomfortable Engagement, the Charismatic Movement in the New Zealand Anglican Church 1965-85” was funded by both St John’s and Otago University. It explores the relationship between a religious movement of enthusiasm and an established church.

Prior to Wellington I was co-vicar of Taieri and Milton-Tuapeka parishes, assistant priest at St John’s Roslyn and Deacon assistant at St Mary’s Mornington, all in the Dunedin Diocese. I was ordained deacon in 1990 and priest in 1991. I was very involved in New Wine New Zealand until 2007, having served on the board and as coordinated of a number of the New Wine summer conferences. In the early 1990s I was the initiator of SOAR, (Southland - Otago Anglican Renewal) before it became part of ARMNZ (Anglican Renewal Ministries New Zealand).

Also in the 1990s I served on the AFFIRM Council and helped bring Dr. Tom Wright (now Bishop Tom Wright) to New Zealand. I am currently responsible for the intercessory part of AFFIRM, and coordinate people to pray for Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

I am committed to Biblical Christianity and have a heart for people to find the healing and saving power of God through Jesus and the guidance and empowering of the Holy Spirit in their lives. I am an Anglican by choice, having not been brought up an Anglican. My reason for agreeing to be on the Board of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans New Zealand is because I am committed to Biblical authority and to the gospel never being brought into disrepute by how we, as a church, work though difficult issues.

Paul and I have been married for over forty years and they have five married adult children and eight grandchildren. All are strong Christians. Other than keeping up with family, my interests include gardening, walking, art, patchwork, music and creative crafts.    
Timothy Mora
I'm the Parish Priest for the Cobden-Runanga Anglican Parish in the Nelson Diocese on the West Coast of the South Island. I have been ministering on the Coast for 17 years and love the people and the place.

Currently I also serve as the Vicar General for the Diocese and serve on a number of Diocesan committees. I am soundly orthodox in my theology and am comfortable with however that is expressed in terms of worship style and churchmanship.

I trained at St John's Theological College in Auckland finishing with a Mtheol with 1st Class honours in Biblical Studies. I am married to Nicky who is employed as a youthworker and together we have three children in their twenties who have all flown the nest. Two are well established in churches and the third is finding her way slowly.

I have served on General Synod twice and understand well the challenges the church is facing as it's traditional Biblical worldview is undermined by a leadership and growing congregational constituency that has unwittingly adopted a secular humanist worldview with all its resultant beliefs and values.

The way ahead for the orthodox Anglican church is a difficult one and we need to apply all the wisdom and grace God has given us to the task.