On Sunday Christian World Service launched an appeal for Fiji after Cyclone Winston caused widespread destruction. The category five storm affected most of the population. The death toll has reached 42 and continues to rise. Many more have been injured and are traumatised by their experience. The Fijian Government reports more than 13,000 people are sheltering in evacuation centres.
With wind gusts of up to 325 kilometres an hour and waves over ten metres, the cyclone smashed... View article
The Diocesan Office will be closed on Tuesday 1st March 2016.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The long-awaited report of the Way Forward Working Group has been released.
Today’s publication comes almost 18 months since the 13-member group began its work – and it proposes two new liturgies to be considered by May’s General Synod.
These liturgies have been designed to allow for the blessing of couples who have been married in a civil ceremony – according either to New Zealand law, or to the law in the Pacific Island nations which form part of this church. These... View article
Nationwide tour speaks to doubling New Zealand’s refugee quota
A discussion of the review of New Zealand’s refugee quota will travel to eight New Zealand cities in February and March.
Doing Our Bit spokesperson, Murdoch Stephens, will be advocating for a doubling of the quota, which has not grown in 29 years.
Speaking at universities, churches, and community centres, Stephens will be joined in each city by a local speaker who will discuss refugee issues in their... View article
10²1 – organ music every Tuesday lunchtime
Donald Cullington (Organist Emeritus, St Paul’s Cathedral, Dunedin) Fiona Pickering (Flute) Catherine Daly-Reeve (Soprano)
play music by George Frederic Handel for voice, flute and organ
Tuesday, 1st March – 12:50 – 13:10
Free entry / Donations
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rev’d Andrea McDougall as the next Vicar of the Oamaru/Maheno Parish. Date and details of Andrea’s Installation to be advised shortly.
DUNEDIN CHURCHES WELCOME REFUGEES
First Information evening – all welcome. Spread the word ! Place : All Saints’ Anglican Church, 786 Cumberland St, North Dunedin. Date and time : Wednesday, 17th February 2016 at 7.00 pm
7.00 pm Welcome and Opening Prayer
7.05 pm “Why welcome refugees?” – a Christian perspective Frs Ivica Gregurec and Michael Wallace
7.25 pm “Syria as I know it” Dr... View article
Can you please help us keep your shelves fully stocked for families in need? The Food Bank would like donations of the following items:
Staples such as: -Nappies (esp larger sizes) and wipes – laundry powder -Toiletries, e.g. shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors -Lunch box items (muesli and fruit bars, fruit jellies, Up and Go, small tetra packs of fruit juice, crackers and cheese packs)
-rice, pasta, breakfast cereal, laundry powder,... View article
For Lent 2016, the Diocese of Auckland has prepared an online, interactive calendar www.auckanglican.org.nz. This is intended to supplement the various Lenten education programmes offered in Ministry Units. Over the six weeks of Lent and the first week of Easter, the themes of Matthew 6:1-21 will be explored; almsgiving, authentic prayer, forgiveness, fasting and treasure. The calendar will invite participants to dive deeper in their faith via scripture, prayer practices, music, poetry,... View article
The season of Lent is approaching and Anglican Missions are about to launch their annual Lenten Appeal. This year they are introducing three exciting projects that are in need of your support. Parishes should receive a Lenten Appeal resource pack before the first Sunday in Lent including a Poster to hang in your church, a how-to guide with information on all three projects and how-to support the appeal and donation envelopes. As Lent is a season of prayer, weekly prayer points for each... View article
REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 10 FEBRUARY – ANY ENQUIRIES TO TRISH FRANKLIN ON 021 279 8343.
Saturday 27 February – Thursday 3 March 2016 At En Kakore, Orangapai Sanatorium, Ranfurly Led by John Franklin, Judith Anne O’Sullivan, Kelvin Wright, Jane Wilkinson (Depending on enrolment numbers) Cost $450
1. Dunedin Community Refugee Settlement Information Meeting 2nd February.
Hosted by the Dunedin City Council in conjunction with the Dunedin Refugee Settlement Group, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Red Cross.
AIM: 1. To provide refugee resettlement information to interested and engaged community groups and to those involved in the settlement sector. 2. An opportunity to discuss refugee settlement challenges and for... View article
As part of the process of preparing Holy Trinity (now secularised) for sale the Parish is trying to find good homes for the following items.
3 Sanctuary windows – Memorial to John Beaumont Thompson
Stained Glass Window of Good Shepherd – Memorial to Dean ACH Button d 1950.
Pipe Organ – 1897.
Reredos – Wooden, Carved: We Praise Thee, We Bless Thee, We Worship Thee
Pulpit with Eagle Book... View article
The UK Rural News letter just came through with a couple of very interesting FREE resources.
faith pictures www.faithpictures.org A resource from the English Church Army to help people share their faith. 6 weeks long and free. Everything is there on the website for downloading. As there are video clips as part of the material, and I know downloading can be a problem for some, I have downloaded it all and copied it to a DVD. If you like the look of the material and would like a copy... View article
John Sutton, Lay Minister Emeritus, late of Waitangi Station (Waitaki), died last Wednesday and will be buried from St Luke’s Oamaru on the 16th December. His service as a Lay Reader and Lay Minister spans 50 years, much of it at St Alban’s, Kurow.
May he rest in peace and rise in Glory.
Theme: Life, death and resurrection – the future of the rural church for the whole community. Wairarapa May 16-20-2016
“Life, Death and Resurrection: the future of the rural church, for the whole community”: the ecumenical organising group believe that we are called to raise our rural voices for the good of all. Rural churches are often seen as being small and invisible, and even as dying in a time when some denominations are committed to the urban and large, but we... View article
Connectible is our new online resource sharing platform, it is a FREE online curriculum for the whole Church and it is ready for you to test out!
Please visit connectible.nz
The system follows the Lectionary to help you easily find the resources that connect with a key Bible reference for each Sunday. Each week there are set of components that connect together. Use all of them or only a few.
You can find resources by selecting the date or by search.
This is a... View article
Mission Update – News from Anglican Missions for November 2015 is now available View it online here
More than a decade ago some Wanaka folk perceived the need for the community to have a place as a “base of operations” for the town’s not for profit social support agencies. In 2007 the St Columba’s community began to perceive a long overdue need to upgrade church facilities. Through the generosity of some of its earlier parishioners the church had been blessed with quite a large tract of largely underutilized ground in the middle of town. The spirit moved. Church and community... View article
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