Phillip Bell

Phillip Bell

I was born in Temuka and taught by the Sisters of St Joseph, but most of my parish life has been in Rangiora. A highlight was leading the Rangiora  parish group to World Youth Day in Sydney 2008, through which I met my wife Clare.

Clare and I love our life in Mairehau and we enjoy walking to Mass when possible with our three children, two of whom attend St Francis of Assisi School.

This is an exciting time to be in the church with changes in the diocese and so many opportunities for evangelising.  I am committed to being open to the Holy Spirit and helping to ensure a welcoming, vibrant and missionary parish.