Diocese News

Anglican Family Care

Yesterday (Tuesday, 21 March) was World Social Work Day. The theme was “Promoting Community and Environment Sustainability”. Our awesome team of social workers were out and about in Otago as usual, visiting vulnerable children and their families and supporting them for a sustainable future. Find out more about World Social Work Day 2017 at http://ifsw.org and find out more about the work we do at www.anglicanfamilycare.org.nz

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Investing in People and the Planet – lecture reminder

Saturday 25th March, 4pm

Venue: Lecture Room G106, Ground Floor of G Block, Otago Polytechnic, Union Street East (corner of Harbour Terrace)

Lecture by author Robert Howell promoting his book Investing in People and the Planet. “In a world threatened by ecological disaster, global inequality and human tragedy, how can we make a difference? The bank that we select, the pension fund and insurance that we choose, the investments that we support, and the voice that we raise... View article

St Michael’s Clyde

St Michael’s Clyde – Thursday 23rd March   ‘Art in our midst’  An Exhibition of Porcelain and clay Dolls by Prue Miller – local artist. Opening 5pm followed by wine and nibbles.

View Exhibition  11am – 4pm Friday 24th, Saturday 25th& Sunday 26th. Gold coin donation     –   All Welcome

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Celtic-Style Eucharist

Friday 24 March, 12.10 in the Chapter Room at St Paul’s Cathedral: the quarterly ecumenical Celtic-Style Eucharist will this time be a reflection on Life, Time and Change. Helen Watson White will lead, with Revd Mary Greet presiding at communion. Entry by the lower side door nearest the Octagon, or through the church and down either the carpeted (kitchen) stairs or the marble stairs near the main doors. Please bring a symbol of the harvest season.

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Anglican Centre Rome Leadership Course.

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

Shane Claiborne: Christian Social Activist

Come and hear stories of radical contemporary Christian living.  Shane Claiborne, a Christian social activist from the US, will be at Holy Name Church, Dunedin North at 7pm on Wednesday the 15th of March.  Shane will speak to us on ways he and his grassroots community, The Simple Way, advocate for service to the poor, environmental responsibility and a nonviolent society.  He is also a leading figure in the New Monasticism movement.  Come and be inspired by some of his remarkable... View article

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops

Semester One

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

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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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

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