Author(s): Geoffrey M. R. Haworth
In this, the first study of World War II's impact on the life of a Church in New Zealand, 'Marching as to War?' connects what the Church was saying and doing with what was happening in the society beyond its pews. Author Archdeacon Dr Geoff Haworth has anchored his research in interviews with men and women with personal memories of the war, as well as gathering together letters, reports, drawings, sermons, radio broadcasts and magazine articles from archives and private collections. He has also included numerous photos, most previously unpublished, that give a fascinating insight into the people behind the institution.
Born in Cambridge in the Waikato, Geoff Haworth taught English and history in four North Island secondary schools before training for ordained ministry in the Anglican Church. He has also spent a year as travelling New Zealand lecturer at the Commonwealth Institute, based in London, and visiting schools throughout England and Wales. Geoff is now Associate Ministry Adviser for the Diocese of Christchurch, a canon of Christchurch Cathedral, Archdeacon of Mid-Canterbury, and enabler to three ministry units. Until recently, he was vicar of St Paul’s, Papanui, in Christchurch, and has also served in the Diocese of Auckland.