Bryden Black is an Anglican Minister, ordained in the diocese of Harare in 1977. The short version of his life may be summarised: a third in England and Europe, where he schooled; a third in Africa, mostly Zimbabwe; a third in Australasia. Bryden has served in the Church of Zimbabwe, England, Melbourne and Christchurch. He currently divides his time between farming sheep, beef cattle and deer in North Canterbury and Mid Canterbury, tutoring in theology and ministering in the diocese of Christchurch. Married to Cathy, who is a Medical Practitioner, they have four adult children.