Rev. Cameron Pickering joins College from his role as Assistant Priest at the Christ Church Transitional (Cardboard) Cathedral.
He previously taught History, Geography and Religious Education – from 2006–2017 – at St Andrew’s College. In that time, Rev. Pickering was also the Assistant Housemaster, residential boys’ boarding, Years 9–11.
After being called to the Anglican Seminary in Auckland at the end of 2017, he undertook a Postgraduate Diploma in Chaplaincy at the University of Otago and a Certificate in Clinical Pastoral Education through the New Zealand Association of Clinical Pastoral Education. In 2020, Rev. Pickering was Assistant Curate at the Parish of Merivale in St Albans, Christchurch.
Gaining a Bachelor of Theology through the University of Otago in 2003, and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary) at the Christchurch College of Education the following year, he has continued studying at tertiary level in New Zealand and England.
“People are at the heart of God’s agenda. I minister from this love with people at the heart of mine. Christ’s College vision for each boy, encouraged and challenged to be aspirational in all they do, resonates with my own vocation as a priest and educator.
“There is much written of the journey, through adolescence and indeed life. Journeying together is a prayerful reflection of the spiritual ethos at Christ’s College. I believe it is in the community of relationship – the communing; and the questioning and pondering – the reasoning, that Jesus himself draws near. As we journey together, we are formed more and more into the likeness of the One for whom College is named.”