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On Thursday Clemency and I will be leaving to travel by road to the Bay of Islands. We will be participating in the services to be held on Sunday the 21st and on Christmas Day to mark the 200th anniversary of the landing of Samuel Marsden in New Zealand. This marks the last leg of our diocesan pilgrimage, and, as a visible reminder of the people of the South, I will take with me Te Harinui, the staff I carried from Stewart Island to the Waitaki River.
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I missed a plane on Monday. I came up to Auckland on Friday evening to spend the weekend with my mother, and take her to the Salvation Army’s carol service at her retirement village on Sunday. Staying with my daughter and son in law at St John’s, we left for the airport with what seemed like enough time. But traffic. It took nearly 80 minutes to do a journey that need only have taken 30 minutes. So I got to Gate 29 – along with three other people – just as the flight had... View article
I’m Peter Ross, I’m married to Lorna and we have three grown up children, Isabel, Keren and Chris, who have all fled the coop. We live in our own house in Balclutha and I worship at St Marks there, where I support Vicar Griff in his ministry, am the Small Group Coordinator, and am on Vestry. I am in the final stages of completing a PhD in theology at Otago University and am a Professional Engineer by secular profession. In the latter capacity I work part-time at the Clutha District... View article
When: 21st December 9.30am
Music for the festive season will be performed by a youth choir and solo performers (the children are trained by our organist Jocelyn).
Everyone is welcome to join us. Refreshments will be served after service.
Christmas Eve Service will be held on the 24th December at 9pm. This will be Rev’d Gillian Swift’s last service with us.
Last year St Peters Caversham introduced a new Service into its annual cycle – a Watchnight Service to see in the new year. That will happen again this year at the slightly later start time of 10.30 pm.
Such Services have a long lineage. John Wesley originated them in 1740 to provide Methodist Christians with a godly alternative to the drunken gatherings common on New Year’s eve. Such Services were sometimes called Covenant Renewal Services, and given the... View article