Diocese News

Clergy Announcement

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.

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Refugees Update


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

Anglican Family Care Food Bank

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

Lent 2016: Diocese of Auckland Online Calendar

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

2016 Lenten Appeal

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

6 Day Silent Directed Retreat


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


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Refugees Update

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

Items from Holy Trinity Lawrence

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

Free Resources from the UK Rural News Letter

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

Death Notice – Thanksgiving for Ministry

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.

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2016 Christian Leadership Course in Rome

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Trans-Tasman Ecumenical Rural Ministry Consultation Registration

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 ready!

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

Latest News from Anglican Missions

Mission Update – News from Anglican Missions for November 2015  is now available  View it online here

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Wanaka Community House

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

Centre for Theology and Public Issues

Events coming up

i) ‘With the Bible in One Hand and the Newspaper in the Other: A Christian Vision of Democratic Public Life’ Dr Derek Woodard-Lehman, (Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia) Thursday 3rd December, 12 noon Moot Court, Richardson Building

ii) ‘Mirrors, Screens and Photographs: Facing the Other in an ‘Age of Terror’’ Dr Andrew Shepherd, (A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand) Thursday 3rd December, 5.15pm Moot Court, Richardson Building

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Advent Quiet Day @ Holy Trinity, Gore

Rev’d Angela Dutton will be holding an Advent Quiet Day at Holy Trinity Church, Gore on Monday 7th December.  We will commence at 10am with morning worship and conclude at 3pm with Holy Communion.  Please BYO lunch.  Tea & Coffee provided.  All welcome.

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Take a Minute – Buy the book!

Take a Minute to enrich your day!.

Rosie Staite, the South Canterbury based author of All Age Worship has just released her latest book… Take a Minute.

This book is something different. Open any page to discover Rosie’s photos, poems and reflections on topical themes and experiences. Put a copy on the table at home, workplace or in a waiting room, anywhere people have a minute to pause and reflect on life.

Give one to your neighbour or a friend. This book helps... View article

Bishops Statement on Climate Change

Love for our neighbour:

God’s people and God’s planet

A statement by the House of Bishops representing Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa, the Dioceses in New Zealand, and the Diocese of Polynesia in anticipation of the COP21 Climate negotiations in Paris, December 2015.

For the sake of all people and other species on Earth, we pray for an ambitious, fair, and legally binding agreement to be reached at the COP21 climate... View article

CWS appeals for the World this Christmas

Christian World Service is asking churches to give their full support to the 2015 Christmas Appeal launched this Sunday.

A young Sudanese girl heading to school in a refugee camp in South Sudan provides the image for the campaign.  She carries her seat on her shoulder and hope for a violence-free future in her heart.  In launching the 70th appeal, CWS invites New Zealand churches to get behind the work of partners making peace in homes, communities and nations.

The... View article

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