The Bishop of Ripon and Episcopal Area

The Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley


Bishop Helen-Ann, was Bishop of Waikato in New Zealand, an office she held from 2014 -2018. At the time she was the first woman priest ordained in the Church of England to become a bishop.

Helen-Ann, with her husband Myles who is a musician and church organist, went to New Zealand in 2010 to undertake research at St John’s College. In 2014 she became joint diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki, unique in the Anglican Communion with two equal bishops sharing jurisdiction across the whole of the diocese.

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