Anglican Women’s Studies Centre Newsletter – April 2017 Easter

I hope this Easter finds you well and in good spirits despite dire weather predictions for much of New Zealand from Cyclone Cook.  This Easter edition of our newsletter has the theme of creativity; from the Good Friday reflection by the late Etta Kumar; through to Kaye Dyers story about developing and celebrating the creative ways to equip women for mission and ministry; Eleanor Lane’s creations of beautiful stoles; and Ruth Hammond listening to that voice that told her to get up and... View article

Chrism Eucharist in Southland

Chrism Eucharist: + Kelvin’s final sacramental act in Southland as Diocesan Bishop. Wednesday 12 April, 7pm @ Holy Trinity Invercargill. Gather for a pot luck tea at 5:45pm. At this service we renew our vows before each other and consecrate Chrism oil for use in healing ministry. If you need a new supply of Chrism oil, please advise me. This service has also been a time when we have commissioned people for particular tasks and blessed appropriate objects. This time we will be commissioning... View article

The Future of the Diocese

The Diocese of Dunedin has been getting more than our fair share of media coverage of recent:

“A troubled and troubling Diocese”

“give up a cup of coffee to save the Bishop”

“The church is in dire straits – we are broke”

We certainly find ourselves in times of great change. We are facing issues that none of our grandparents would have thought possible. We are also facing changes that many of us would rather not face. But this is where we... View article

60th Anniversary of St Nicholas Waverley

3rd December 2017 at 10.30 followed by lunch at the Guthrie Centre Bayfield High School.

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Children & Faith

Mark Griffiths, an author, lecturer and leader in the Church of England is running workshops in Dunedin on Monday 15 May.   Mark comes highly recommended.  This will be a day of training for church leaders, children and youth ministry leaders, followed by an evening of worship, ministry, teaching for children and youth workers, parents and caregivers, grandparents and Bible in school teachers. The evening will focus on passing our faith through the generations.  More info including... View article