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‘For service of heart, hand and mind.’

Selwyn Village opened its doors on 22nd May 1954.

That date became Founders’ Day, and every year The Selwyn Foundation celebrates the visionaries who made it happen, and everyone who’s contributed to our achievements since then.

In particular, Life Members and Companions of the Foundation are honoured at a service of thanksgiving held in Selwyn Village’s Chapel of Christ the King. They are presented with commemorative medals depicting the images of Bishop and Sarah Selwyn. Specially commissioned in bronze for the occasion, the inscription reads:

‘For service of Heart, Hand and Mind’

 – a sentiment often used by Bishop Selwyn in his sermons and speeches.

Founders’ Day is an homage to long-lasting traditions and honours those who shaped and enriched the Foundation, so that they will be remembered long into the future.

Life Member

Life Members are appointed by The Selwyn Foundation Board in recognition of outstanding service to the Foundation and the wider Selwyn community. Life Members are entitled to vote on any matter or question at any Annual Meeting or Extraordinary Meeting of the Foundation.

Current Life Members:
  • Mrs Sally Naulls
  • Richard Caughey
  • The Reverend Peter Coughlan
  • The Reverend Duncan Macdonald
  • The Right Reverend Richard Randerson


The Selwyn Foundation Board created this new category in 2014 to recognise people who have been generous to the Foundation in their spiritual guidance, leadership or in their gift of time, expertise or for their significant donation.

New Companions honoured in 2019

Monica Huch

For her 30 years of dedicated love and care for the residents of Christ’s Hospital, Brian Wells Lodge dementia unit and more recently of our new Brian Wells House memory support household in the Ivan Ward Centre. Monica’s loving care and humility is an inspiration to us all and we thank her for her continued commitment and support.

Current Companions:
  • Lois Cossey
  • John Whitehead
  • Mr Colin Bowring
  • Mrs Raewyn Fitzsimons
  • The Reverend Stephen Brooker
  • Dr Rod Perkins
  • Professor David Richmond
  • Mr Russell Florence
  • Dame Diane Robertson
  • Dr Chris Perkins
  • Mrs Jan Culpan
  • Mr John Avery
  • Mrs Katie Borobokas
  • Mr John Cameron
  • Mr John Cockcroft
  • Mr Jim Frater
  • The Right Reverend Bruce Gilberd
  • Dr Sue Hancock
  • The Very Reverend Geoffrey Hickman
  • Miss Dawn Jones
  • The Reverend John Marcon
  • The Right Reverend John Paterson
  • Joanna Pidgeon
  • Dr Gillian Reid
  • Professor Russell Stone
  • Mr Graeme Stormont
  • Mrs Beverley Yakas
  • The Reverend Frank Wright
In Memoriam

We would like to acknowledge the passing in the last year of Selwyn Companion, Mr George Langton.

George Langton was awarded the honour of Companion in 2014 for his 12 years of dedication and service on The Selwyn Foundation Board.

We are grateful for the life of George and for his valued contribution to the work of The Selwyn Foundation.

We also remember and give thanks for the work of former Life Members and Companions
  • Miss Betty Pyatt
  • Mr Ross Gregory
  • Mrs Margaret Dunn
  • Reverend Canon Ron Bambury
  • Miss Phyllis Goode
  • Reverend Canon Kenneth R. Small
  • Dr N C Baskett
  • Canon Douglas Caswell
  • Mr C K Harrison
  • Sir Bob Kerridge
  • Captain Stanley Banyard
  • Mr S R English
  • Mr Noel Herries
  • Mrs Shirley Lees