Diocese News

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

Vacancy – Part-time Maori Chaplain (0.2) at the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic (fixed term for 2018).

Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy Trust Board. The OTCTB is an ecumenical Christian Board responsible for providing Chaplaincy at Otago Polytechnic and the University of Otago. The Baord seeks to further enhance its partnership and covenant relationship with Maori students, staff and community. To this end, we are seeking to appoint a part-time (0.2) Maori Chaplain. This is a fixed-term position for 2018. This position is open to men and women of Christian faith, lay or ordained. There is a... View article

Personal Assistant to the Bishop (part-time) – Anglican Diocese of Dunedin

This is a part-time position, (15-20 hours per week) providing administrative support to the Bishop.

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of Bishop’s diary, appointments and correspondence
  • Reception and hospitality
  • Travel and accommodation arrangements
  • Filing and record keeping
  • Assistance with completion of annual Yearbook
  • Assistance with organisation of annual Synod meeting
  • Various administrative... View article

Diocesan Registrar – Anglican Diocese of Dunedin

This is a full-time position, working as part of a senior management team to provide administrative support to the Bishop, Parishes and wider Diocese.

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of property matters such as valuations and insurance
  • Liaison with Parishes regarding health and safety obligations and employment issues
  • Organisation of the annual Diocesan Synod meeting and other events
  • Completion of annual Yearbook
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Guided holiday retreat in Italy

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7 – 12 October 2018 – “Peaks, shallows and deeps”, Lakeside reflections on Christian Discipleship today.  A guided holiday retreat hosted by the Church of the Ascension, Cadenabbia, Lake Como.  Lake Como is a beautiful setting and we wanted to share with visitors some of its hidden gems, which have inspired pilgrimage and reflection for centuries. Our recent 125th anniversary prompted us to look to the future and the need... View article

Inter-Church Bioethics Council – Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: End of Life Choice Bill 1/2


The Inter-Church Bioethics Council has put together some comments and resources to help people make submissions on the End-of-Life-Choice Bill. In order to encourage as many people as possible to make informed decisions and to write submissions, these documents and resources may be found on the Diocesan Website, under “Ministry Resources”.   Yours in Christ, Alec Clark

You can access all comments and resources on our website under Ministry Resources –... View article

The Inter Church Bioethics Council

The Inter Church Bioethics Council would ask Parliament to vote against the “End of Life Choice” bill based on the work done by the Health Select Committee, and that the Health Select Committee report be presented alongside the “End of Life Choice” bill. This is an important piece of legislation with significant arguments being made by those who support and those who oppose the legislation. A key question as we respond is to ask if we understand the reasons and arguments of those... 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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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


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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