Our Team

Dean of WaiapuThe Very Reverend Di Woods can be contacted at dean@waiapu.com. Di provides leadership and outward focus towards the people of Napier and Hawke’s Bay.

The Reverend Canon Precentor, Jenny Chalmers, is responsible for  the Cathedral’s day to day ministry. You can contact Canon Jenny at  jenny.chalmers@waiapu.com 

Our Parish Administrator –  Charlene is settling in as our new administrator and she is the friendly voice on the end of the phone. You can contact the office on 06 835 8824 or 021 754 161, or admin.cathedral@waiapu.com.

Anthony Tattersall, our Director of Music, is in charge of anything and everything to do with the music in the Cathedral. Anthony can be contacted on 027 300 1163 or via the Parish Administrator.

Dean Di Woods in central aisle with Aotearoa Chapel behind
Dean Di Woods


The Cathedral has two oversight bodies, the Chapter and the Vestry.

  • The Cathedral Chapter is concerned with the Diocesan and community-facing ministries.

  • The Vestry is responsible for the parish ministry and day-to-day running of the Cathedral.

2022 Vestry members

  • Alison Thomson (People’s Warden)
  • Raewyn Towers
  • Susan Wylie 
  • Christine Kerr
  • Dale Meredith 
  • Lesley Carthew
  • Pip Brooker
  • Denise Wheeler (Napier South representative)