People of the parish

Our Vicar is Rev. Russell Pickersgill-Brown & supported by his wife Anna

Russell and Anna were married in 1983 and have two sons: Ben and Josh. Russell has a Bachelor of Ministry and a Diploma in Ministry, both from Laidlaw College, Christchurch. He was in leadership positions since coming to faith in St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Mosgiel in 1986 and gained practical ministry experience as Associate Pastor at Papanui Baptist Church from 2007-2010. Russell was then called to the role of vicar of the Mount Herbert Parish, Banks Peninsula, beginning in February 2011. Russell & Anna have been involved, jointly, in many areas of ministry and enjoy sharing their faith and their lives together with others.

Russell and Anna followed God’s call to Motueka in 2016 and Russell was inducted as vicar here on 30th January 2016.


Rev. Russell Pickersgill-Brown

email: motuekavicar@gmail.com

Assistant Priest

Rev. Neil Bowdler

Parish Administration and all bookings and inquiries
Office number:

TXT or call 0204 727474 (0204PARISH)

Email: motuekaparish@gmail.com

Community Pastor

Pastor Daryl Collingwood
Office number: 0204 727474 (0204PARISH)
Email: motuekacare@gmail.com

Vicar’s Warden

Laurie Gabites 027 5266808

Peoples Warden


Finance Manager

Paul Townend

Ministry and Service Leadership Team

Russell Pickersgill-Brown

Anna Pickersgill-Brown
Phillipa Adams
Jennifer Harris
Neil Bowdler
Daryl Collingwood

Property Team

Christopher Budgen
Gary Adams

Marketing Team

Russell Pickersgill-Brown
Colin Bartlett

Health and Safety Team

Russell Pickersgill-Brown
Laurie Gabites

Synod Representatives
Laurie Gabites