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The Sea of Faith Network (NZ)

The Sea of Faith Network is an association of people who have a common interest in exploring religious thought and expression from a non-dogmatic and human-oriented standpoint


Officer Bearers

Offices within the Sea of Faith Network are divided into three groups:
  1. Those who lead Local Groups.
  2. Members of the Steering Committee
  3. Other Offices

Local Groups

Local Groups are described here.

Steering Committee 2013-2014

Note: Our Constitution permits members to serve only four years consecutively on the Steering Committee. An amendment at the 2010 AGM permitted the Treasurer to serve for eight years. Where appropriate below, the AGM-year of expiration is shown in brackets. Membership beyond the current year depends on re-election.


The Arrangements Committee Chairperson is appointed by the Steering Committee and (if not already a member) is co-opted ex-officio to the Steering Committee. That person selects suitable persons from the district in which the next Conference is to be held to perform the detailed work needed to ensure the success of the Conference.
Chairperson Laurie Chisholm [2015]
117 Collins Rd, RD4, Christchurch 7674
Phone (03) 325-2141
Mobile 021-201-0302
email laurie.chisholm@ihug.co.nz
Skype laurie.chisholm1
Secretary Jock Crawford [2015]
P.O. Box 12-246 Chartwell Square Hamilton 3248
Phone (07) 854-7553
email jockcrawford@actrix.co.nz
Treasurer (also Membership Secretary.
Peter Cowley [2014]
1/30A Dunns St, Upper Hutt 5019
Mobile 022-6102-910
email pcowley@paradise.net.nz
Arrangements Committee Chairperson Marjorie Spittle
email marjie@ihug.co.nz
Local Groups Co-ordinator Maureen Roxburgh [2014], 12 Merideth Way, Paraparaumu Beach, Kapiti Coast 5032,
phone 04-297-2037,
Mobile 027-782-8612
Other Steering Committee Members Stephen Warnes [2013] North Shore
Jock Crawford [2015] Hamilton
Bernadette Krassoi [2015] Napier
Doug Sellman [2017] Christchurch
Gretchen Kivell [2107] Dunedin

Other Offices

Life Members At the 2001 Annual General Meeting, Life Membership of the Sea of Faith Network (NZ) was conferred on Lloyd Geering.

At the 2002 Annual General Meeting, Life Membership of the Sea of Faith Network (NZ) was conferred on Don Cupitt.

At the 2006 Annual General Meeting, Life Membership of the Sea of Faith Network (NZ) was conferred on Noel Cheer.

At the 2010 Annual General Meeting, Life Membership of the Sea of Faith Network (NZ) was conferred on Ian Harris.

At the 2010 Annual General Meeting, Life Membership of the Sea of Faith Network (NZ) was conferred on Alan Goss.

At the 2013 Annual General Meeting, Life Membership of the Sea of Faith Network (NZ) was conferred on Fred Marshall.

Resource Centre Manager Suzi Thirlwall,
34 Briarley St., Tauranga,
Phone/Fax (07) 578-2775
email susanthirlwall@yahoo.co.nz
Archivist Alison Eng,
163 Rangiora-Woodend Road, Woodend, North Canterbury 7610,
Phone/Fax (03) 312-7227
email alison.eng@xtra.co.nz
Membership Secretary Peter Cowley (also Treasurer qv)
Newsletter Editor and Webmaster. Noel Cheer
26 Clipper Street, Titahi Bay,
Phone (04) 236-7533
Mobile 0274-483-805
email noel@cheer.org.nz
Newsletter Distribution Yvonne Curtis, phone (04) 383-5080