The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
The Rev. Walter Stanley Bean
The Rev. Walter Stanley Bean, of St. Mary's, Addington, was born at Enfield, near London, and accompanied his parents to New Zealand in 1858, when he was about one year old. He was educated at Christ's College, and ordained deacon in 1881, and priest in 1883, by the late Bishop Harper. He was for two years curate at St. Michael's, Christchurch, for five years vicar of Sheffield, Springfield, and Hororata, and vicar of Kumara, Stafford and Waimea, for four years. In 1892 he was appointed vicar of Addington, where he has been continuously in charge. Mr. Bean has always taken a great interest in volunteering, and has been chaplain to the Canterbury Engineer Volunteer Corps for nine years. He is also chaplain to the Samaritan Home, Addington. Mr. Beam was married at Kumara on the 31st of March, 1891, to the eldest daughter of the Right Hon. R. J. Seddon, the Premier of New Zealand.