Manuhuia Bennett

Chaplain, Person

1916 –


Who is Manuhuia Bennett?

Rt Rev. Manuhuia "Manu" Augustus Bennett ONZ CMG was a New Zealand Anglican Suffragan Bishop in the second half of the 20th century. He was born in Rotorua on 10 February 1916 into an ecclesiastical family: his father Frederick Augustus Bennett was the inaugural Bishop of Aotearoa. He identified with the Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao and Ngāti Rangitihi iwi. Educated at the University of Hawaii and ordained in 1940, he was a Curate in the Diocese of Waiapu before becoming a Chaplain to the New Zealand Forces. When peace returned he was a Māori Missionary at Rangitīkei. Later he was Vicar of St Faith’s Rotorua before being appointed Suffragan Bishop of Aotearoa in 1951. He retired in 1981 and died on 20 December 2001.

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Feb 10, 1916

on July 23, 2013


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