The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
The Rev. W. A. Pascoe
The Rev. W. A. Pascoe, Honorary Canon of Christchurch and Vicar of Avonside, was born in London, and educated at St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, England. He came to New Zealand in 1870, and was ordained in January, 1871, by the late Bishop Harper. Mr. Pascoe was vicar of Waimate from 1871 to 1875, and of Hokitika from 1875 to 1877. He acted as locum tenens at St. Luke's, Christchurch, from 1877 to 1878, when he was appointed to Prebbleton-cumTempleton. Mr. Pascoe has been in charge of his present parish since 1880, and Avonside is so extensive that its vicar's life is necessarily a busy one. Mr. Pascoe visited England in 1883, and again in 1900, and was much benefited by both trips. He is a member of the Diocesan Standing Committee and Honorary Chaplain to the Linwood Rifle volunteer corps. Mr. Pascoe is married, and has a family of three sons.