The Rev Dr Allan Davidson, who retired in 2009 after 27 years' lecturing at St John's Theological College in Auckland, has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Allan was provided excellent teaching for the school of Theology and the preceding consortium. New Zealand church history is his central interest. This can be seen from his many publications of which the best known is Christianity in Aotearoa: A History of Church and Society in New Zealand now in its 3rd edition
Dr Davidson supervises post-graduate students and is editing a history of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland.