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Philip Richardson (bishop)

Philip Richardson (born 1958 in Devonport) is a New Zealand Anglican bishop. Since 2008, he has been the Bishop of Taranaki; one of two co-equal diocesan bishops of the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki. Since 2013, he has also been the Senior Bishop of the New Zealand dioceses (Tikanga Pakeha); this makes him one of the three co-equal Archbishops and Primates of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.[1][2][3] From his consecration on 10 July 1999[4] until 2008, he was the suffragan Bishop in Taranaki under the diocesan Bishop of Waikato in the then-Diocese of Waikato.

Philip Richardson
Bishop of Taranaki and
Archbishop of New Zealand
ChurchAnglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia
DioceseDiocese of Waikato and Taranaki
In office1999–present (Taranaki)
May 2013–present (Senior Bishop)
PredecessorDavid Moxon (as Senior Bishop)
Other postssuffragan Bishop in Taranaki (1999–2008)
Personal details
Devonport, New Zealand


  1. ^ "The beginning of the story..." The Bishop’s Action Foundation. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  2. ^ "New Archbishop 'a community visionary'". Anglican Tonga. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  3. ^ "New Anglican Archbishop named". Taranaki Daily News. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  4. ^ ACANZP Lectionary, 2019 (p. 146)
Anglican Communion titles
New title Bishop in Taranaki
(suffragan bishop in Waikato)
role ended
New title Bishop of Taranaki
(co-diocesan bishop)
Preceded by
David Moxon
Prime of New Zealand (Pakeha)