Diocese News

Upcoming Ordination

On Saturday 4th February 2017 at 4pm, Trish Ducker will be ordained to the holy office of Priest at Holy Trinity, Winton.

A warm invitation is extended to all to join Trish on this very special day.

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ALLM Training Day

Association of Licenced Lay Ministers Training Day  at Balclutha Anglican Church Hall on Saturday Feb 11th 2017, Cup of tea from 10.15. Time: 10.45am- 3.30pm. Theme, “MISSION WHERE WE ARE.” Bible Study with Bishop Kelvin.

Workshops: 1. Steve Maina : CMS 2. Bishop Kelvin: Where 2 or 3 are gathered 3. Dot Muir : Rwenzori and Diocesan Mission

Bring your Bible, Prayer book and lunch. This day is for all involved in ministry.

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Diocesan Farewell to Bishop Kelvin

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

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Ravi Zacharias: Dunedin Visit

Ravi Zacharias is a leading apologist for the Christian gospel and will be in Dunedin next year. He will be speaking at the Forsyth Barr Stadium on the Sunday 26th February 2017 and also on the Otago University campus that week, along with Jade Te Uri Karaka and Michael Ramsden. This visit is hosted by the Combined Dunedin Churches. For more details and promotional material, see here: http://ravizachariasdunedinvisit.weebly.com/

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En Hakkore Silent directed retreat 5-10 March 2017

There will be a silent directed retreat at En Hakkore Sunday 5 March to Friday 10 March 2017. Leaders will be Bishop Kelvin Wright, John Franklin and Mary Hepburn, RSM. Details and a registration form are available from Trish Franklin:   or 021 279 8343.

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St Mark’s Balclutha Women’s Retreat 2017

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/


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Hope Resources

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

Advance Notice

“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

Ramadan Hospitality

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

Fund our Bishop

This appeal to support the stipend of our Bishop has been going on for some time now. Thank you to all those who have been able to offer financial support to the Bishop over the next 5 years. Currently we face an annual shortfall of about $50,000 in funding to support the Bishop. It is likely that this shortfall will rise within the five year period we are looking at.

Currently 71 different people or groups have made a contribution. People have used weekly, fortnightly, monthly and... View article

Diocesan Prayers

Please keep the following people and their families in your prayers: Claire Johnson Kathy Vidal Phil Clark


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Diocese of Dunedin

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 debbie@calledsouth.org.nz

Applications close on 13th March 2017.

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Diocese of Waiapu

School Chaplain

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

Diocese of Christchurch

The Anglican Parish Of Kaiapoi

The parish of Kaiapoi is located twenty minutes north of Christchurch city. Nestled in the heart of the stunning Waimakariri District, it is a unique blend of rural and urban areas. The parish includes part of the eastern coast line of the South Island, the beautiful Waimakariri river as well as the farming areas, heading to the Southern alps, of Ohoka, Eyerton and Clarkeville.


A parish profile and an expression of interest form are... View article

Diocese of Auckland

Applications are sought for the position of Cathedral Dean. Full details are contained in the  profile document which can be downloaded here http://www.holy-trinity.org.nz Applications close on Friday 17 February 2017.



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Decade of Mission 2015-2025

From Advent 2015 to Advent 2025 the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has committed itself to remembering that partnering with the God of mission should always be our central theme.

Mission is enacted in different ways by different people. This site is dedicated to sharing and connecting reflections, stories and people over the next decade that will help us to build a picture of the heart of God – a God who crosses every boundary to be with and for us and... View article

Electoral Arrangements Committee

The Electoral Arrangements Committee has met again.

We have been informed that funding will be available from the St John’s Trust to fund our Bishop, as long as we continue the process of having a half time Bishop who uses their other half time as a ministry educator.

The date for the Electoral Synod has not been absolutely finalised. However we are proceeding with arrangements to allow an Electoral Synod to be called in 2017. The first part will be a process of discussion... View article

Anglican Care Network Newsletter

To access the Anglican Care Newsletter click on  ACN Newsletter

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Aaron’s Musings

Diocesan Youth Minister, Rev’d Aaron Douglas works ecumenically with church’s across Otago and Southland, to create opportunities for children and young people to discover and follow Jesus. Keep in touch with what’s happening around the place with Aaron’s newsletter ‘Aaron’s Musings‘.

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Diocese of Auckland

Diocesan School for Girls

Assistant Chaplain – Part Time / Full Time with Religious Studies Teaching

Diocesan School for Girls is a high performing independent Anglican School with an outstanding reputation for excellence in all aspects of achievement.  With state of the art educational and sporting facilities, the school provides a unique environment where girls can achieve excellence in a wide range of academic, cultural, spiritual and... View article

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