Diocese News

Diocesan Ministry Conference 2018

24-26 July 2018

Burn’s Lodge at  Holy Cross Centre Church Street Mosgiel

Enrolment forms are now available from Alec Clark, Diocesan Ministry Educator or your Clergy.

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Barbara Dineen Priest Ordination

It is with great pleasure that Bishop Steven will be ordaining Rev’d Barbara Dineen as a Priest on Sunday, 13 May @ 4.00 pm at St Paul’s Cathedral.

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Appointment of Vicar of Waitaki North Oamaru

I am very pleased to announce that Rev’d Graham Silkstone will be installed as Vicar of Waitaki North Oamaru at St Mary’s Oamaru on Saturday May 12th at 2pm.

Graham and his wife Christina come to us from the Diocese of Wellington. Please join with me in welcoming them to the Diocese.


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Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy

Hospital Chaplain (Mental Health) Porirua Hospital (16 hours per week)

The Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy (ICHC) comprises a broad composition of Churches. We are committed to promoting, maintaining and developing, relevant, flexible, and competent Chaplaincy services within the Aotearoa New Zealand healthcare environment. The primary purpose of our ministry is to foster good health through excellence in pastoral care. Our Chaplains stand alongside other healthcare... View article

Parish of Lyttelton, St Saviour’s at Holy Trinity, Part-time Vicar (20%)

The Parish of Lyttelton is a welcoming community, small in number but strong in spirit. The parish is praying for a capable and enthusiastic part-time priest willing to take on a big challenge in a small church. Lyttelton is a busy port town with a 24/7 operation. It is the main port of the South Island and serves Christchurch, the nearby city of approximately 350,000 people and much of the South Island. Lyttelton, officially a suburb of Christchurch, has its own distinct identity. It is... View article

New Pihopa o Aotearoa named

The Archbishops have announced who is to become the next Pihopa o Aotearoa. He’s one of the youngest bishops ever chosen as a leader of a provincial church.  • Our new Archbishop’s journey

The Archbishops have announced the election of the Rt Rev Don Tamihere as the next Pihopa o Aotearoa, or leader of the Maori Anglican Church.

Bishop Don, who is 45, and who has Ngati Porou ties, now succeeds the late Archbishop Brown Turei not only as Anglican Bishop... View article

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures – Department of Theology & Religion –

We are excited to announce that this year’s Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures will be delivered by renowned theologian and pianist Professor Jeremy Begbie. Professor Begbie’s lectures are a multimedia show delivered from the piano which he uses to blend theology and music in an inspiring exploration of Christian theology. We recommend that you get the dates for the lectures in your diaries now. 

Monday, 23 April – Thursday, 3 May 2018.  “What is Transcendent about the... 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: 

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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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


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,

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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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