Contents

The Inter Church Bioethics Council
Anglican Family Care
Vacancy: Priest in Charge at Whangarei Anglican
Vacancy: Priest Assistant at St Paul’s Symonds Street
Association of Licensed Lay Ministers – Education Day
Reminders
Keep us up-to-date

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The Inter Church Bioethics Council

The Inter Church Bioethics Council would ask Parliament to vote against the “End of Life Choice” bill based on the work done by the Health Select Committee, and that the Health Select Committee report be presented alongside the “End of Life Choice” bill. This is an important piece of legislation with significant arguments being made by those who support and those who oppose the legislation. A key question as we respond is to ask if we understand the reasons and arguments of those with opposing views. Listening with grace and can help move us forward. This is legislation where grace is required.

Make  a  submission  before 20  February  2018     https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/make-a-submission/document/52SCJU_SCF_BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill   

 

Anglican Family Care

We are thrilled to have received funds from the Bendigo Valley Foundation, along with a significant donation from a supporter, towards the purchase of five tablets for social workers to use when they visit clients at home.

The tablets have already made a real difference to the work of our front-line staff. Team Leader Tash Punter (pictured above right, with Hattie, a whanāu worker) said, “Being able to access resources online with clients in their homes is invaluable. Most of us take for granted these days being able to get information or connect with services with the click of a button, but for many of the families we work with this is just not an option, and they, and their children, are negatively impacted.” She went on to say,  “Our workers are finding it so useful to sit with our clients and access information from services such as IRD, and Work and Income, information about finances, mental health, and parenting… the list goes on.”

If you would like to make a donation to support Otago children and families living in difficult circumstances, please click here: https://anglicanfamilycare.org.nz/donate/

 

 

Vacancy: Priest in Charge at Whangarei Anglican

Applications are invited for the post of Priest in Charge at Whangarei Anglican.  Please read the Parish Profile to find out more about our community and our vision for the future.

All applications should be emailed to
With your application please include the following:

1.      Your curriculum vitae

2.      A letter of application setting out which position outlined in the Parish profile you are applying for, your reasons for applying for the position and what you will bring with you to realise our vision at  Whangarei Anglican.

3.      The names and contact details of three referees, one of which must be from within your current Ministry and at least one from a lay person not connected with your current Ministry.  Note that we will not contact referees unless you are shortlisted for the position.

The closing date has been extended to 24th January 2018

Vacancy: Priest Assistant at St Paul’s Symonds Street

St Paul’s is a vibrant parish in the heart of Auckland city with a strong heritage and a contemporary worship style. St Paul’s sits in the geographical hub of the University of Auckland and AUT and is uniquely positioned to connect with those who work and study in the central city.

We are looking for a full time Priest Assistant to join our ministry team. The ideal candidate will have ministry experience in a larger church context with the ability to take an up-front role in Sunday services and events, actively connect with ministry leaders and volunteers, oversee and develop ministry areas, and provide mature theological leadership.

If you’re interested, check out our website at www.stpauls.org.nz and email to request a job description. Applications close on Monday 29 January 2018.

Association of Licensed Lay Ministers – Education Day

Anglican Diocese of Dunedin, Diocesan Education Day, at Balclutha Anglican Church Hall on Saturday, 10 February 2017.  10.45 am – 3.30 pm.

Cup of tea from 10 am.  Bishop Steven will be with us for the day.   Bring your Bible, Prayer Book, lunch and any good news you may have about different areas you are doing in Ministry.  This day is for all involved in Ministry.

Workshops:

  1. How Liturgy Works
  2. Team Ministry
  3. Small Group

 

 

Reminders

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Keep us up-to-date

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