About Us

What we do

Incorporated in 1984 as a charitable trust to establish a centre in the city of Wellington, St Andrew’s Trust for the Study of Religion and Society addressed a broad range of issues related to the study of religion and society. 

While St. Andrew’s Church is Presbyterian Christian, the Trust enjoyed exploring spiritual paths and recognised all spiritual seeking as valuable.

Lectures and Lecture Series

Each year the Trust arranged a combination of lectures, seminars and conferences with local, national and international speakers.


Speakers were encouraged to present their ideas within a framework of current societal trends and with reference to the relevance of religious belief and practice in an increasingly secular and globalised environment.

Other events were organised on issues and themes that relate to the core areas of the Trust’s work. Lectures are generally held at St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington.

From these lectures we produced booklets, CDs and DVDs. Some of these are offed as freely downloadable PDFs, audio and video.

With the retirement of Sir Lloyd Geering in 2013 the Trust has struggled to attract good audiences despite trying many different things and the Board has come to the conclusion that the Trust be wound up in 2020.

The website will be maintained as an accessible a repository of information.