Prayer which +Helen-Ann wrote about the refugee crisis and sent to Prime Minister
God of compassion and mercy, Your children cry out in their distress. We pray for your guidance in bestowing wisdom upon… our leaders. May their hearts be attuned to Your will. May they respond with open arms to welcome those who flee terror and war. We ask your protection on all those without homes, and we who have shelter give us a hunger for justice. May the power of Your Holy Spirit inspire us... View article
A Government-appointed consultant will be brought in to break the deadlock over the ruined ChristChurch Cathedral – and Bishop Victoria Matthews wants a way forward by Christmas.Bishop Victoria Matthews is determined that the deadlock over the ruined ChristChurch Cathedral should be broken by Christmas.
And she has announced that an independent Government-appointed consultant will be brought in to negotiate a way forward for the earthquake-ravaged... View article
Canon Lawrence Kimberley has been chosen as the next Dean of Christchurch.
And that news – which was announced by Bishop Victoria Matthews in the Transitional Cathedral last evening, at the opening service for the Christchurch Diocesan Synod – was greeted with a prolonged burst of applause.
Bishop Victoria told the congregation that the Dean’s position had been advertised internationally, and applications had come in from four continents.
Many of those seeking the... View article
Anglican and Roman Catholic leaders call on the Prime Minister to offer more refugees sanctuary in New Zealand. Taonga News | 03 Sep 2015Anglican and Roman Catholic leaders have urged the Prime Minister, John Key, offer more refugees sanctuary in New Zealand.
In a letter to Mr Key, Archbishops Philip Richardson and Brown Turei (Anglican) and John Cardinal Dew (Catholic) say the refugee crises in the Middle East and Africa require “a global... View article
I am the vicar of St Barnabas Stoke Church in the Nelson Diocese. My family and I are trying to plan a trip to Dunedin, Catlins and Queenstown between the 27th Dec and the 14th Jan. We are looking to house swap with a family that would perhaps like to holiday in the Nelson area or alternatively have a house or bach available to rent. We do have 5 children but are happy to squeeze in and not fussy!
If this is something you maybe interested in please email Rev’d Philip... View article
See photos at: http://www.anglicantaonga.org.nz/News/Common-Life/Youth-enjoy-high-tea-with-bishops
By: Rev. Jayson Rhodes [Provincial Communications & Media Advisor to the Anglican Church)High tea with the bishops was a highlight for youth leaders attending The Abbey this weekend [29-30 Aug] at El Rancho, Waikanae.
Teacups, teapots, and scones covered in jam and cream were all part of the chance for youth leaders to ask questions of bishops and to set the conversation... View article
Restoration of cathedral artworks complete.
St Paul’s Cathedral conservation committee chairwoman Dr Stella Cullington stands in front of some of the church’s restored paintings yesterday. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
St Paul’s Cathedral restoration of artworks complete
St Paul’s Cathedral conservation committee chairwoman Dr Stella Cullington is wondering what to do with herself now the... View article
by Jenny Collier: The News (Central Otago)
While she may be the new vicar of the Dunstan Anglican parish in Central Otago, the Rev Penny Sinnamon is not new to the area or its people. Mrs Sinnamon has spent many years farming in the Omakau› Poolburn district with husband Lionel, but she now has a different flock to tend. Installed as the new part›time vicar at St Aidan’s Anglican church in June, Mrs Sinnamon replaces the Rev Ross Falconer who returned to Whangamata after 16... View article
The Food Bank is desperately in need of laundry powder at the moment. Donations can be dropped off to Anglican Family Care at 266 Hanover Street.
Thanks for your support
Dear Friends in Otago and Southland,
We have been so grateful for all your prayers over the past few months. During the worst weeks when Rachel was so critically ill, and we seemed to live at the hospital, the amazing wave of love and concern helped us to keep going. We can never repay such support and although you are too many to thank individually, we do want you to know how much it meant to us all.
Now that’s all behind us and Rachel is doing wonderfully well, and... View article
In recent times, the Anglican Missions Board has co-ordinated Common Life Missions Conferences (CLMC) on behalf of our Provincial Church. These conferences are a celebration of Mission, calling together Church and Mission people from our Province and from across the globe.The primary focus for CLMC2015 will be the Anglican Consultative Council’s Statement of Mission now incorporated into the Constitution of our Province, but also a uniting feature of the World-wide Anglican Communion.There... View article
God has made everything beautiful in its time. He has set eternity in the human heart. Ecclesiastes 3:11.
Our summer festivals are all about communities coming together, getting to know one another, laughing, worshipping, becoming equipped for the year ahead where we seek to see God’s kingdom in everyday lives. They’re quite simply uplifting and give us as individuals, families and communities space to deepen our understanding of what an authentic kiwi Christian life really looks... View article
Email from Hilda England
I am currently in Blenheim with Daphne(Putiputi) and Kevin Thompson. I am on a trip to try to promote prayer and other support for Edric Baker. He is now very frail and can only walk a few steps. My goals are to try to set up groups to support his work and to pray for him and his work. He urgently needs two people – a replacement doctor and also someone who will work the computer and manage public relations, and do fund raising. Edric has been told he has a... View article
My name is David Wright and I have been a member of The Parish of The Wakatipu and Arrowtown resident since 2001 when my wife, Kim, and I settled in New Zealand. Under the guidance of our former vicar, Bishop David Coles, I became a licensed lay minister some six years ago.
I was born in the north of England and attended an Anglican grammar school dating back to the time of Queen Elizabeth I. I then went to complete my studies in biochemistry at universities in England and the US. I... View article
One of the interesting things happening in our changing Christian landscape, is the increased interest in Religious Orders. This is coming mainly from young people. Some older people are also exploring possibilities for themselves as they seek to deepen their relationship with God.
At a recent conference of Anglican Religious Orders in New Zealand, it was decided it would be helpful to produce a brochure including the range of Religious orders in New Zealand, with an Anglican... View article
An idea that has been gaining traction in the Uk is “Holiday at Home”. It is run during their Summer break time (Our Christmas and January). Where most of the social support groups for the elderly are either scaled back or close down. Parishes or a group of denominations in an area put on events for the elderly during this period, maybe for a week, or for a couple of days. Some of it is just entertainment, service to those in need. Others also include some sections which share the gospel... View article
We are pleased to advise that Anglican Family Care Centre has successfully negotiated a new Collective Employment Agreement with the Public Service Association. The new CEA is in place until 1 January, 2017.
The Annual Vaughan Park Residential Scholarship.
The Governance Board of Vaughan Park Anglican Retreat Centre invites applications for the annual Vaughan Park Residential Scholarship.
The scholarship provides the successful applicant with a supportive environment, including accommodation and meals, for a period of three consecutive month’s full time study at the Centre.
Applicants may be lay or ordained, will hold a recognised level of tertiary education, be committed to... View article
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