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What's Happening in the Diocese - 2013

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Bishop Justin @ Te Hopai Sunday
15 August 13

"A beautiful and humbling experience" is how Bishop Justin described his involvement in a Sunday service for the residents and patients at Te Hopai Rest Home and Hospital on Sunday 4 August.  |   Te Hopai Sunday  >
Breakfast Club in Martinborough

25 July 13

Children's Commissioner Dr Russell Wills joined 15 school pupils for porridge, toast and hot chocolate on Tuesday last week after accepting an invitation to experience the ritual of a local breakfast club run in a partnership between Martinborough Primary School and the Anglican Church of St Andrew's.   |  Breakfast Club  >

Bishop's Visit touches Parish

11 July 13

96 people, including the entire Shannon-Foxton Parish, gathered at the Venerable Bede Church in Shannon on 16 June for a special service of Confirmation and Re-Affirmation.

In the first such event in the Parish for 15 years, ....  |  Bishop's visit touches Parish  >

Installation of Reverend Rosie Dell as Vicar in the Parish of St Matthew's, Palmerston North 

27 June 13

The Installation Service for Reverend Rosie Dell, held on Sunday 16 June, was a celebration of a new partnership in ministry at St Matthew's, Palmerston North. The Parish gave an undertaking to share ...  |  Rosie Dell  >

Chris' Adventure in Thailand 

23 May 2013

Reverend Chris Carey-Smith is abandoning Wellington's cold wet weather in June and is heading to the warm climes of Thailand for six months to teach and help out in a school for refugees. Chris will be teaching English and possibly technical subjects such as Science, Maths and Religious Education. He may also become involved in resourcing the school....     |   Chris heads to Thailand  >

Diocesan Ministry Celebration, Thanksgiving and Farewell Service – 28 April 
02 May 13

A large group gathered at St Paul's to give thanks for the ministry, and to say farewell to Tony, David and Tony at the Diocesan Ministry Celebration, Thanksgiving and Farewell Service.   |   Diocesan Ministry Celebration  >

Gifting by Karori Anglican Churches 

02 May 13

A well-attended special service was held at St Mary's Church in Karori on Sunday to mark the gifting by Karori Anglican Churches of a bell to the Papakura Military Camp for use at...   |  Gifting of Bell  >

All the Fun of the Fair at St Matthew's, Masterton 
28 March 13

A brilliant sunny day was perfect for the St Matthew's Parish Fair, held on Saturday 16 March 2013 in the grounds of St Matthew's.   The Parish Hall was busy with all sorts of interesting white elephants and stylish pre-loved clothing. The barbeque was doing a roaring trade, the Bouncy Castle bounced....   |  Fun of the Fair  >
World Commonwealth day at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
21 March 13

These photographs show scenes from the national observance of Commonwealth Day 2013 which was held last Monday in a very colourful ceremony in the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul. The Service was ....  
|   World Commonwealth Day  >

Tumeke Taita Team Triumphs at Te Aute College
21 March 13

In early March the Tumeke Taita Touch team travelled to play Te Aute Maori Boys College in Hawkes Bay. The game was organised at the request of the coach Hepa Pene who asked if the team could play against an Anglican school as a way of thanking the Diocese for their support of the team. The team played well and...  |   Tumeke Taita Team  >

Wellington Archdeaconary BBQ
7 March 13

In the midst of their busy lives, some members of the Wellington Archdeaconry were able to take time out to share a BBQ, hosted by Archdeacon Robert and Liz McLay last Friday evening at the Brooklyn Vicarage.  |  BBQ  >

Bishop Justin at Rathkeale College  
7 March 13

Rathkeale College warmly welcomed Bishop Justin last week to commission the 12 new School Prefects for 2013 and to install a new Chaplain. Rathkeale is one of the Trinity family of Anglican Schools in Masterton, which includes .......    |    Rathkeale College Commissioning  >

Round the Bays for the Good Shepherd School
7 March 13

St Anne's, Northland-Wilton had a Parish team in Rounds the Bays again this year: six people completed the 7km course on the morning of Sunday 17 February, and Vicar Deborah ...    |   Round the Bays  >

Churton Park Anglicans
7 March 13
The congregation at Churton Park were reminded recently of how they began when, due to Hall renovations, they once again had to hold their Sunday service in classrooms.   |   Churton Park Anglicans  >

Vicarage, Seddon Street, Raetihi
31 January 2013

When the Vestry gave the tenant in the Vicarage notice to vacate the house in September 2012 little did we realise what God had planned for our Parish!

Almost as soon as the tenant had vacated the Vicarage, ....    |   The Vicarage, Raetihi  >
Archdeacon Monty Black
31 January 2013

Next month, the Venerable Monty Black will retire as Vicar of the Parish of Onslow and Archdeacon of Ohariu. Monty and Hilary are to be farewelled from the Parish this Sunday, 3 February.  Monty entered the ordained ministry just over 41 years ago. He has served 26 of those.......    |   Archdeacon Monty Black  >

 Reverend Lance Kevey
31 January 2013

Last Sunday parishioners and friends gathered in St David's Naenae to say thank you and farewell to Reverend Lance Kevey who has been their Priest in Charge....    |  Rev Lance Kevey  >

2012 Stories
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2011 Stories
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If you have a story that would inspire or encourage please contact Karen on email.

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