Electoral College 2017

We hope you will use the following prayers in your private devotions and in your gathered worship.

Prayer for the Electoral College:
Most gracious God,
your risen Son gives gifts of service and leadership to your Church,
grant the wisdom of your Holy Spirit to all who will discern and choose our next Bishop.
Lead us, O God, as we journey together and seek your way for all.
We ask this through him who came not to be served but to serve, Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

Prayer for the calling of the next Bishop of the Dunedin Diocese
Gracious and loving God, call to serve among us as our bishop a true shepherd,
a faithful disciple, a person of prayer,
and one who will share the transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ
with the people of Otago and Southland.
Equip us, with our new bishop, to be a Church that is joyful in worship,
united in witness,
and courageous in service to the world,
to the glory of your name. Amen.

Key Dates

February 7-18     Archdeaconry Consultations in order to develop material for the Profile of the Diocese and “person description’ of the next bishop

March 20            Nominations open

April 17               Nominations close

May 26-28         Electoral College to be held at Holy Cross, Mosgiel

Bishop Jim’s letter 7 Feb 2017