Diocese News

Architecture, Art and Theology – Public Lecture

Sunday, 10 December, 3.00 pm, Dunedin Public Art Gallery

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery Society has planned a unique Christmas event.  We would like to extend a special invitation to the members of the Anglican Diocese of Dunedin to attend this event. Much of the world’s great art, literature, music, and architecture was inspired by religious conviction. The riches of that tradition are evident here in Dunedin too, especially through the city’s ecclesiastical architecture. In... View article

ASIST- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Upcoming workshops in Dunedin -  22-23 November, 2017

Goals and objectives:  In the course of the two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:

  • Understand the ways personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
  • Provide guidance and suicide first-aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
  • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement... View article

Intergenerational Advent

The final Children’s Ministry Network meetings for the year will be held in Dunedin on Thursday, 2 November, and Invercargill on Sunday, 5 November, will focus on Advent and Christmas resources.  In addition, there will be a whole day of resourcing and inspiration for Central Otago (hosted in Cromwell on Saturday 4 November.  For details visit:  http://www.kidsfriendly.org.nz/intergenerational-advent-2/  RSVP appreciated for catering by Wednesday, 1 November: 

Bioethics and Christian Theology – Summer School 2018, 8 Jan – 16 Feb.

The paper is available both on Campus and via distance anywhere in New Zealand (or overseas). A pdf with further information is attached.  Available both on Campus and via distance. Topics covered include: Euthanasia, Sanctity of Life, Abortion, IVF and Genetics, Theological Conception of the Person, Autonomy, Suffering and Health, Beneficence and Duty of Care and Dementia

Prerequisite: at 200-level; any two 100-level papers in any subject; at 300-level; any one 200-level... View article

Clinical Pastoral Education, Otago & Southland

NZACPE course for Otago and Southland (based in Dunedin), 18 January – 24 March 2018, to be conducted by Chaplain Mary R. Huie-Jolly,

Clinical Pastoral Education aims to enhance pastoral identity and competence through supervised exploration of ministry practice.  Participants will gorw in self-awareness of how they relate to others through use of a peer group for support and feedback, and integrate theology and behavioural science with spiritual care.

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Anglican Family Care

Does your parish have a Facebook page?  We would love to connect with you on Facebook if you do. Our page is: www.facebook.com/anglicanfamilycare/ Please contact Lucy Summers on with your page address so we can “like” it. Thanks very much!

Expansion of services

Anglican Family Care is delighted to have been asked by the Ministry for Vulnerable Children – Oranga Tamariki to expand its social support services for vulnerable children... View article

Clinical Pastoral Education Training

There will be an opportunity for people to undertake CPE training in Dunedin during January – March 2018. The trainer will be Rev Mary Huie-Jolly.

For more information about CPE please go to http://www.cpe-nz.org.nz/

​ “CPE is an action-reflection method of learning pastoral practice under supervision which:

  • integrates pastoral work and theology, with relevant medical, psychological and behavioural sciences
  • engages participants in reflection... View article

Kakanui Crib for rent

Kakanui Crib: Did you know that it is possible to rent the Diocesan Crib?  Where: Corner of Harbour Terrace and Stirling Street, Kakanui  Rates: $30.00 per adult per night, $10.00 per child, sleeps a maximum of eight.  Contact Russell Cundall for bookings phone 027 800 2767

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Mission Committee Funding Grant Applications

Application for Funding Grant from the Mission Fund and the Mission Committee Collated Questionnaire are now both available on the Called South Website under ‘Diocesan Forms’ in ‘Downloads’, or by right clicking on the above links.

Debbie Flintoff

Diocesan Office

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Anglican Youth Workers conference “The Abbey”.

This event is in its fifth year in 2017 and will be sure to be another great opportunity to be both equipped for the work as well as encouraged and acknowledged for the selfless work that all youth workers in the church offer.

Meet discuss, laugh, pray, encourage, worship and eat with 200 other Anglican youth leaders who love Jesus and who love working with young people!

The Abbey 2017 starts on Friday 25 August at 8pm and finishes on Sunday 27 August at 2pm. We’re... View article

Items wanted for Fiji

The Diocese of Polynesia office has asked if we are able to assist with the following:

  • a spare laptop that could be donated to their clergy in Fiji
  • any spare home Communion sets – especially for taking communion to the sick or housebound; and
  • any spare altar linens

If you can help with any of these items, please contact the Anglican Missions office at or phone Linda on (04)4735172.

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Pilgrimages to the Holy Land

Some of you may know that I lead pilgrimages to the Holy Land.  About 20 years ago during a Sabbatical Patsy and I went on our own.  It was great but pretty demanding as we negotiated various backpackers, rental  cars, holy sites etc.  I vowed then that I would return with a group of folk who otherwise would never get there on their own.  So in 2010 I started taking groups.  This will be the 5th such Pilgrimage and Praise the Lord we have had very few worries, in spite of what the... View article

Common Life Liturgical Commission

The CLLC has received and reviewed copies of the set of NZ Hymns and Liturgical music resources produced by Rev’d Bill Bennett, listed below and online here: http://www.anglican.org.nz/Resources/Lectionary-and-Worship/Music-and-Settings

Hymns and Liturgical Music by Bill Bennett:

Ngā Tāngata Tapu – Songs and hymns of the pioneers of faith, particularly in the Waiapu Diocese – $15

Saints Praise – Songs and hymns commemorating the major saints of the Church... 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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Dunedin elects new bishop

He will come from London to be the next Bishop of Dunedin – but Steven Benford is no stranger to the city.

Archbishops Winston Halapua and Philip Richardson have announced the election of the Rev Dr Steven Benford as the next Bishop of Dunedin.

Bishop-elect Steven, who is 56, currently serves as vicar of St Joseph the Worker, Northolt, in the Diocese of London, where he is also a Bishops’ Advisor for Ministry, a new incumbents’ ministry mentor and spiritual... 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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St John’s, Milton Annual Fair

St John`s Anglican Church

Bazaar and Sale

Saturday 8 October

9.30am-11.30am

Milton CARE Hall. Union St.

 Lolly Scramble for Children 10am

Great home baking:

     cakes, biscuits,  jams, pickles, pies..

Plants ready for your Garden.

Sausage Sizzle

Raffles: Grocery Hamper,

Meat Voucher,

Bathroom basket, ... View article

Overseas Mission Motivators Meeting has been Cancelled

Due to the Quiet Day also being held on Saturday 27th August, the Mission Motivators Meeting has now been cancelled.

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Scripture Union Fundraising and support for Rev Aaron Douglas; Dinner with Tim Shadbolt.

Scripture Union NZ (SUNZ) and Otago Southland Youth Consultant Rev’d Aaron Douglas invite you all to a night of good food and music and special guest speaker Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt. Date: Sat 20 Aug Time: 6 – 9pm Venue:Holy Trinity Invercargill.

For more information see attachment. FundrasingdinnerA5

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Bible Lands Pilgrimage

Scene of divine revelations, home of the People of the Book, background of the marvels recorded in the Bible… lands sacred to Jew, Christian and Moslem. Visiting this region, retracing the footsteps of Jesus, the patriarchs and the prophets, is more than just a journey; it is a pilgrimage to the very source of faith…

PART ONE: In the Footsteps of Jesus, the Patriarchs and Prophets 13 March to 17 April 2017, 35 days ex Tel Aviv (estimated cost $8000pp... View article

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