The Very Rev John Oliver Rymer was the Dean of Auckland from 1970 until 1991.
Rymer was educated at the University of Queensland ordained in 1948.
His first posts were curacies at Street Peter"s Cathedral Armidale and Street Paul"s Cathedral, Rockhampton. Headington. He was Vicar of Biloela from 1951 to 1954 after which he was the Chaplain of the University of New England.