Diocese News

Church leaders plead for refugees

Anglican and Roman Catholic leaders call on the Prime Minister to offer more refugees sanctuary in New Zealand. Taonga News   |  03 Sep 2015

Anglican 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

House Swap

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

Youth leaders enjoy high tea with bishops at The Abbey

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

St Paul’s Cathedral (Dunedin) restoration of artworks

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

A word with Rev. Penny Sinnamon of Dunstan Parish

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

Anglican Family Care

Food Bank

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

 

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Message from the Connor’s

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

Common Life Mission Conference, 6 – 9 October 2015, King’s College, Auckland

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

New Wine Festivals 2016

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

Clinic in Kailakuri

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

Introducing David Wright

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

Religious Orders in Aotearoa New Zealand

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

Holiday at Home

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

Anglican Family Care – Resolution

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.

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Vaughan Park Scholarships

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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From Bishop Kelvin

Over the past couple of weeks I have been in Colorado, at St. Benedict’s Monastery where I have been undertaking a ten day silent Centering Prayer retreat. The retreat was one of the highlights of my spiritual life to date, and one of the great things that happened for me was meeting Father Thomas Keating whose books have been a source of nurture for me for many years now. A DVD on the life of Fr. Thomas, called “A Rising Tide of Silence” is now in the diocesan library. I... View article

From the Bishop

During this past month I have taken some annual leave. In the second week of August I drove to Nelson to see my mother and this week past Clemency and I travelled to Sydney to attend our grand-daughter Naomi’s third birthday party. It was wonderful to reconnect with family but it did mean that the tasks for this month had to be condensed into just two weeks, and quite a bit has been happening.

The Rev’s Eric Kyte has resigned as Vicar General in order to devote his energies to his... View article

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