The Anglican Diocese of Wellington has developed Pandemic Protocols for the Diocese. (Updated 2016)
In relation to Archdeaonries:
Communication and Administration:
All Regional Archdeacons are to name a second and third successor. Archdeacons are to ensure that they hold current home and office email addresses, and contact details for Archdeaconry clergy.
Geographic Archdeacons will provide the conduit for information between:
• the Bishop and the wider Diocese
• the parishes/mission units and the Bishop
All Regional Archdeacons are to name a second and third successor, and the names are to be submitted to the Bishop.
Regional Archdeacons are to be in daily contact with:
• the Bishop
• parishes and mission units in their Archdeaconry
This is not applicable at this level.
Daily Prayer in time of an Emergency
If the flu pandemic strikes, it is likely that households will be encouraged not to mingle with others. Schools will be closed, and places of business including supermarkets, and even church services may be forbidden. In such a situation anxiety levels will rise and our people will be looking for spiritual resources to help them through, resources they can access and use in their homes.
Our NZ Prayer Book is a rich resource and parishes could help to ensure that every parish household has one and a bible.
Daily prayers can help give structure to our days; especially when folk have more time for thinking and reflecting in troublesome circumstances.
- Daily Devotions (A NZPB pp104-137)
- Midday Prayer (A NZPB pp147-166)
- Night Prayers (A NZPB pp167-186)
- And of course the Psalms are a useful resource for adults.
For families with young children
- Family Prayer (A NZPB pp 187-191)
- The Family Liturgy (A NZPB pp771-72)
In times of a crisis: when a member(s) of a household are seriously ill, there is the people's blessing on p745, and prayers on pp 747-48.
If a member of the household is dying: prayers from pp 813-821 may be used, and if someone dies and their body needs to be removed for burial immediately then Prayer Before a Funeral pp 822-825 can be used as liturgical farewell, until a memorial service can be held at a later date.
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