Who are we?

  • We are a religious order in the Anglican Communion.
  • We are involved in the contemporary world, seeking to promote unity and reconciliation and in caring for the marginalised.
  • We are committed to the spiritual search in the Christian tradition and seek to follow the way of St Francis of Assisi in humility, love and joy.

Brian – lives a hermit life at our friary in Hamilton. He has a ministry of prayer and preaching. He Brianhas formerly been our Minister Provincial and Minister General. Brian is involved in priestly ministry at the friary and Te Ara Hou Village. He is engaged in spiritual direction and retreat conducting.

email: brian@franciscan.org.nz *

* Brian’s emails are processed by Damian Kenneth.




Damian Kenneth – is our administrator, editor of Franciscan Angles and looks after our website. He is a member of the Anglican Action Council.

email: friary@franciscan.org.nz




Tertiary Brother

PhilTSSF Phil – is a professed member of the Third Order of the Society of St Francis. He has a ministry of spiritual direction and counselling. He provides assistance to the diocese through relieving Sunday duties in parishes. He looks afters visitors and guests and is our librarian. He also cares for the maintenance and the gardens.


email: phil@franciscan.org.nz




Companion Brothers

Doug Pratt

Douglas Pratt – is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Waikato and the Canon Theologian of the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki. He lives as part of our community while he is in Hamilton.

Our Webster is pleased to receive comments or enquiries. webster@franciscan.org.nz

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