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: + 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 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
3rd December 2017 at 10.30 followed by lunch at the Guthrie Centre Bayfield High School.
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
Thank you to everyone who has been able to offer financial support to this campaign to fund the Bishop over the next 5 years. It is exciting to see that a total of 78 people, couples or groups have been able to offer some level of support. We are very grateful.
16 contributions have been one off payments and together these come to $10,700.
There are 17 annual givers, 25 monthly givers, 10 fortnightly givers and 10 giving weekly.
The total of regular givers funding will... View article
A warm welcome is extended to everyone (not just clergy) to join in the Chrism Eucharist and the Reaffirmation of Ordination Vows, at St Paul’s Cathedral on Thursday 13th April, at 12.10pm.
(Clergy are invited to wear an alb, red stole and gather in the Dean’s foyer for the procession)
Issues of War and Peace Professor Murray Rae, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday April 7 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday April 8 Burns 7 Seminar Room, (Albany Street), University of Otago
Islam and Christianity Dr Adam Dodds, Senior Pastor, Elim Church 7:00 – 9:00 pm Monday May 8, 15 & 22 Elim Church Conference Room, 67 Harrow Street
The Psalms and the Life of Faith Revd Dr James... View article
Te Whaariki is the National Governance Board for Te Kāhui Rangatahi o Te Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa. We are looking for an experienced Administrator to work in a part-time, 20 hours per week capacity. This is a flexible homebased position.
What you’ll be doing:
• General administrative duties such as emails, phone calls. • Report writing • Taking meeting minutes • Booking travel, accommodation and venue hire • Making the application for annual funding • Setting up... View article
St John’s, 373 Highgate, this Friday 31st March at 7pm.
This is a Fundraising event for Roslyn/Brockville Youth Group trip to Vanuatu.
EFTPOS will be available
On Monday, 27th March, Anglican Family Care staff members Jane Hutton (far right), Lucy Summers (centre) and Jackie Greenall (far left) attended chapel at St Hilda’s Collegiate School to speak about family violence and the “It’s not OK” campaign. Pupils of the school were given a pack of information about the campaign, as well brochures and posters to distribute around their community about the work Anglican Family Care does with at-risk families Otago. We are... View article
We will learn from… Past leaders who shaped the church in earliest times and continue to influence us: St Peter, St Paul, St Benedict, Sts Francis and Clare of Assisi, and St Augustine. We will study… Contemporary church leaders: Archbishop Justin Welby, Pope Francis and others. Objectives for the course: ● To support both emerging and experienced leaders, in understanding and sustaining effective leadership practice. ● To help leaders understand their vocation within... View article
A warm invitation is extended to all TO THE DIOCESAN FAREWELL, FOR BISHOP KELVIN WRIGHT on the 28th April 2017 at 6.30pm AT THE CATHEDRAL OF ST PAUL THE APOSTLE The liturgy will be followed by light refreshments and speeches in the crypt of St Paul’s. Please RSVP by Friday 13th April to Debbie on (03) 488-0820 or
Affairs of the Heart Date: 17th- 19th March 2017 Location: En Hakkore, Waipiata, Central Otago. Cost: $110 Follow link for registration form, http://calledsouth.org.nz/downloads/diocesan-forms/st-marks-balclutha-womans-camp/
Kids ‘n Grief Workshop March 14, 2017 3pm-5pm $40 per person Loss and Grief centre 49 Tay street, Invercargill
An in-depth, interactive workshop covering how children and youth of different ages process grief and loss including suggestions to support them. Relevant resources also available to purchase or order
R.S.V.P. before March 7th Limited Spaces caroline loo @ 021 210 1523 ... View article
“Turning Towards Life: Renewing Ourselves as we Work for a Sustainable Planet”.
During March 2017 the Dominican Sisters of Aotearoa New Zealand area bringing two speakers to New Zealand. They will be in Dunedin 23-25 March 2107 as well as Oamaru and Invercargill.
Margaret Galliardi and Sharon Zayac both have a long involvement with movements for ecological justice and the spirituality that sustains in the work for a more hopeful future for earth and its people. In... View article
As you know, during the month of Ramadan observant Muslims fast during daylight hours. The fast is broken at sunset each night with a large meal called an Iftar. Muslims are urged to invite others to break fast with them. The Iftar is an opportunity for non-Muslims to get to know their Muslim neighbours. In many countries Christians host their Muslim neighbours for Iftar meals. The simple gesture of sharing a meal builds solidarity and understanding between people of different faiths.... View article
Please keep the following people and their families in your prayers: Claire Johnson Kathy Vidal Phil Clark
Vicar of Waitaki, North Oamaru.
Applications are sought for the position of Vicar of Waitaki North Oamaru. This is a part-time position with a recently renovated vicarage located in Oamaru (4 bedrooms, study and heat pumps) A profile of the parish is available from firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on 13th March 2017.
A rare opportunity has become available for a School Chaplain to join our outstanding school community.
Woodford House is an innovative boarding and day school for girls that provides safe, challenging and holistic educational experiences, and encourages individual excellence, citizenship, independence and global connectedness.
Woodford House and the Bishop of Waiapu are seeking a dynamic School Chaplain who will be committed to the full... View article
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