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Bishop's News November 2013

have been reflecting on my life recently. I recognised that if I wasn't careful, I would get to the end of my life having survived it but never actually having been present to it. I am trying to take time to focus on finding the delight in each day – attempting to be present to the joy God has placed, not just ticking the boxes as I race to accomplish more. (I know many of you already know this; I am just a slow learner!)   |  Bishop's News November 2013  >

Bishop's News October 2013

Greetings Family 

Sorry about the delay in writing this as I was a little distracted last week. I am still reflecting on last week's journey focusing on penal reform so in the future I will share some thoughts. The only thing at the moment I would say is how great it was to see individuals and Parishes across the Diocese wrestle with the issue over the week – well done.

At Synod I talked about us needing to again reflect on how we are becoming the people God is calling us to be. In 2014 as a Diocese we want to strengthen our commitment to our discipleship in Christ. We recognise that good discipleship and Christian formation doesn't just happen in a vacuum.   |  Bishop's News October 2013  >


Bishop's News September 2013

Bishop's Letter

Greetings Family 

I write as I sit in the sun on a beautiful spring day, appreciating the goodness of God. In the last few weeks, God has been constantly challenging me with the justice claims of the Gospel. 

The other night, my 17 year old son cajoled Jenny and me to sitting down and watching a documentary online 58: The Film click here for more information. I must admit I was looking forward to watching something a bit more lightweight and entertaining. However my boy insisted. Yet again I was deeply challenged by the need of the global poor, and was convicted of my complacency compared to my son's hunger for justice. 

This weekend I attended the Anglican Social Justice Commission Hui in Auckland. Representatives of most Dioceses and Hui Amorangi were present, and we discussed what was happening at the grassroots in relation to justice initiatives; we talked about raising awareness of the upcoming week around Penal Reform (13 to 20 October); 

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Bishop's News August 2013
Matthew 13:24-30
Jesus told them another parable: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.    

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Recent News Articles

  • Bishop Justin announces New Dean of the Cathedral of St Paul, Wellington.  
  • Recently Bishop Justin was interviewed by The Dominion Post - here is her article. 
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Bishop Justin Duckworth

  • Episcopal Ordination
  • Interview with Bishop Justin prior to Ordination

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No reira waiho ko te aroha o Te Matua Kaha Rawa hei korowai mou.
May the love of Almighty God enfold you!