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Rome Leadership course
Saturday 4 to Friday 10 November 2017
“Those who attended this course in 2015 and 2016 found it very helpful. The global church is at the forefront of new initiatives that witness to God’s enduring love for all humanity, expressed supremely through the life of Jesus. The development of leaders to fulfill this mission is a high priority for the Anglican Church.
I am excited that the Anglican Centre in Rome is again providing this opportunity for leaders and already there are people booked in so enquire now.”
Flyer with more details attached here.
Reformation 500 Conference
The 1517 Reformation was arguably one of the major game changers in Western and World History and has had huge implications also in the South Pacific. We, a group of New Zealand-based scholars and artists with a keen interest in the intersection between religion and society, are planning to take a closer look at the Reformation and its legacies.
We are organising a series of workshops, presentations, exhibitions and other events with a view to exploring the nature and impact of the Reformation on our communities. Our intention is that this exploration will accommodate a broad and inclusive range of contributions. Being ourselves of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds, we are encouraging a wide spectrum of participation. Our hope is that we will engage in a dialogical process that enriches our understanding of the ongoing significance of (re-)formative ideas and practices in religion and society.
Submissions are invited under two headings:
Reformation and the Art: We will create spaces for artistic presentation and discussion including concerts, exhibitions, performances and a poetry competition. We encourage artists to engage with key ideas and social practices of the Reformation (e.g. faith, grace, church) but also with aspects of secularised forms of Reformation discourses such as Protestant work ethic, welfare state, media society, freedom and conformity.
Rethinking the Reformation: Here we call for more traditional academic presentations and colloquia which will take the form of round-table discussions, workshops and conference-style scholarly presentations on historical and contemporary aspects of the Reformation. These include theological, cultural and political aspects of the topic. We particularly encourage contributions with a contemporary and South Pacific focus.
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Do you find living alone Difficult? Not ready for a rest home? Would you like your meals provided?
Do you worry about the unknown costs of running your hom? Ate you concerned about safety?
Abbeyfield offers a purpose built home for up to 12 residents, offering companionship, security and independence.
If you would like to know more click here for a copy of their poster and full contact details.
Leaning into the Spirit
4th International Conference on Receptive Ecumenism is being held in Canberra, Australia on the 6th to 9th of November 2017.
- Rev'd Prof. Michael Welker, Executive Director of FIIT University of Heidelbery and Author of God the Spirit
- Prof. Paul Murray, Direct of The Centre ofr Catholic Studies Durham University
- The Rt Rev'd Dr Peter Carnley, AC Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia (2000-2005) Anglican co-chair ARCIC II (2003)
- The Most Rev'd Sir David Moxon, The Archbishop of Canterbury's Representative to teh Holy See Anglican Chair of ARCIC III
- Dr Antonia Pizzey, Australian Catholic University Member of Australian Roman Catholic - uniting Church Dialogue
- Rev'd Dr Mary-Anne Plaatjies van Huffel, Stellenbosch University, Co-president World Council of Churches
- The Rt Rev'd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Waikato, New Testament Scholar
- Dr Paul Pulikkan, Director, Chair of Christian Studies and Research, Calicut University
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The Bellringers of Waikato Cathedral Church of St Peter invite you to visit the tower
The Bellringers of Waikato Cathedral Church of St Peter invite you to visit the tower.
When: Any Wednesday 7.30pm onwards
Any Sunday, 9.00-9.45am
Come and have a look at what actually happens in the tower.
To dispel a few myths about ringing:
You do not need to be super strong!
You do not need to have musical training!
You do not need to be a mathematical genius!
You do not have to fly through the air!
The ringers are looking for new recruits to join them - so why not give it a go – learn a new skill, a great team activity which keeps you mentally alert. Come along and experience a great social atmosphere. Ringers are welcome across the world in most towers where bells are rung in the English change ringing tradition. Suitable for anyone over the age of 10 years (up to 100!)
For more information: Contact Wendy Tyrrell, (Tower Captain) on 07 853 8375 or Mary Sluter, (Secretary), on 07 843 4263.
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Senior Ecumenical Chaplain
Canterbury Tertiary Education Chaplaincy Committee
Senior Ecumenical Chaplain
Based at Lincoln University
The Canterbury Tertiary Education Chaplaincy Committee (CTECC) is an ecumenical Christian entity responsible for providing chaplaincy services at Lincoln University and University of Canterbury. We are looking for applicants for appointment as Senior Ecumenical Chaplain based at Lincoln University, Lincoln, Canterbury.
This rewarding and varied role is a half time stipendiary position which may be held in conjunction with other commitments. The role is to promote and nurture the well-being of students and staff in cooperation with Lincoln University and encompasses pastoral care and spiritual support. You may also be asked to officiate at events, help with education and resourcing of others on campus and will be expected to actively promote understanding and dialogue in a diverse and multi-faith community.
If you are a person who thrives on:
- Nurturing spiritual well-being
- Relating well to people within a diverse community
- Leading and growing a team of volunteers
- Facilitating pastoral care for all students and staff
- Building a caring community
then we would welcome an application from you that indicates your skills and suitability for this role. You should indicate when you are available to take up the position.
This position is open to men and women of Christian faith. There is a preference for those with theological qualifications and/or experience working in a University context. Applicants must be in good standing within their Christian denomination.
Closing Date: Sunday 30th June 2017. Please send your CV and a covering letter plus two references to Christopher Hannen, Chair, Canterbury Tertiary Education Chaplaincy Committee (CTECC).
If you would like to discuss this position with the Chair, please call Chris on (03) 903 2702.
Ancient Paths and New
SPIRITUAL GROWTH MINISTRIES
RESIDENTIAL RETREAT 2017
‘ANCIENT PATHS AND NEW’
Facilitated by members of the SGM team
at St Mary’s Diocesan School, Stratford
SATURDAY 15th July 7pm [have your own dinner first] to TUESDAY 18th July 2pm [after lunch]
COST – incl. all meals, accommodation & spiritual direction
Clergy/licensed lay ministers : $100
[subsidised by the Waikato/ Taranaki Diocese]
Others : $170
[a subsidy from SGM is available on application]
Please register promptly with Rev’d Canon Sue Pickering :
phone (06) 758 4952, ph/text 021 450 760
or email: email@example.com
Bring : pillow, sleeping bag/duvet, towels, Bible, NZPB, writing materials, home baking or nibbles if you wish.
NOTE : This retreat will include substantial silence, creativity and time for individual spiritual conversation with a trained spiritual director.
Support a Refugee Family settle into Hamilton!
Support a Refugee Family settle into Hamilton!
Here’s another great opportunity coming up to help out in our community and to become a Refugee Support Volunteer (RSV) with NZ Red Cross. The role is to support a UN-quota refugee family during their first 3 months of resettlement in Hamilton: setting up a house, introducing the new arrivals to NZ culture, assisting them with doctor’s registrations, school enrolments, finding their way around their new community etc. More information on our website: https://www.redcross.org.nz/what-we-do/in-new-zealand/refugee-programmes/volunteer-help-former-refugees/
A free training course with the Red Cross starts on Tuesday, 4th July to prepare volunteers for the refugees arriving in Hamilton in August. In five training sessions, you hear about the refugee experience, your role as a refugee Support Volunteer and how we can help with resettlement in Hamilton.
The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday 4th July,
Tuesday 11th July,
Tuesday 18th July,
Tuesday 25th July and
Tuesday 1st August.
Timing: For all five sessions you can choose to come either in the morning from 9:30am-12:30pm or in the evening from 6-9pm.
Location: NZ Red Cross building on 422 Te Rapa Road.
If you are interested and available to support a refugee family for at least 3 months (up to six), please contact Shally Arora via email: Shally.Arora@redcross.org.nz or phone/text at 07 960 7285/021 228 2065.
If you live too far from Hamilton and it wouldn’t work for you to be a Refugee Support Volunteer, please contact Shally to ask for the information sheet “Other ways to help Refugees”.
CFFC Retirement Seminar
The Commission is pleased to hold another of its highly regarded FREE public seminars in Hamilton on 15 August at the Hamilton Workingman’s Club pavilion starting at 6pm. The seminar is targeted for anyone considering retirement villages as their next move, and by starting at 6pm we hope some family members will join in to learn more about the regime.
This is NOT a marketing event. The Commission delivers objective information and practical tips about the personal, legal and financial implications of becoming a village resident or not. There is plenty of question and answer opportunity.
Tea and light refreshments on arrival from 5.30pm for registered attendees.
I would be very pleased if you could help encourage your networks and local communities to register for this highly valued public education event. Registration is easy by calling 0800 268 269 or using our on-line system on our website or Event finder website:
More information is available here:
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Pilgrimage to Jordan and the Holy Land
Message from Mike Hawke
Some of you may know that I lead pilgrimages to the Holy Land. About 20 years ago during a Sabbatical Patsy and I went on our own. It was great but pretty demanding as we negotiated various backpackers, rental cars, holy sites etc. I vowed then that I would return with a group of folk who otherwise would never get there on their own. So in 2010 I started taking groups. This will be the 5th such Pilgrimage and Praise the Lord we have had very few worries, in spite of what the media say.
One of our pilgrims last year had never travelled outside NZ. So concerned was she that her family would talk her out of it, she didn't tell them till a few days before leaving !!! For her it was a lifetime highlight. She emails me occasionally with memories.
Come join Patsy and me on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land next year: May 5-28 2018 approx. Here is the itinerary and registration form for the 2018 Pilgrimage Tour.
We will go to Jordan: walk the Petra Valley, then cross the Jordan river and stay in the old city of Jerusalem for 4 nights. We then head to Bethlehem, Nazareth and Galilee ( where we can renew our baptism vows).
You can also sign up for Greece- Athens where we will go to the Areopagus (Acts 17).
We will spend a day in Corinth as well. We end up on the island of Patmos where John was imprisoned and where he wrote the book of Revelation.
There may be folk in your parishes who would love to come. Please advertise this in your Diocese. It could be a dream come true for them.
Rev Tim Mora, Mark and Pip Chamberlain came on the last Pilgrimage, as well as Clergy and lay folk from all over N Z.
More info from
Mike Hawke 021 711 726
Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson
St. Christopher’s Avonhead
St Christopher’s is a dynamic Anglican church of 300+ people who love the Lord Jesus. With schools and the University close by, our vision is to reach out to the next generation with the good news of Christ as well as continue growing as a church into Christ-like maturity.
Following the appointment of a new Vicar earlier this year, we are eager to grow our staff team to work in equipping God’s people for our shared vision.
We’re aiming to appoint a full time Associate Minister. Could this be you, or someone that you know? If yes, we’re eager to talk.
We are prayerfully seeking a Christian minister who:
Loves the Lord Jesus and has a desire to see God’s people grow into Christlike maturity.
Has a heart to reach people from many backgrounds with the good news of God’s grace.
Has evidence of a life of discipleship in following Jesus.
Welcomes the Protestant, Reformed and outwardly engaged stance of modern Anglican mission and ministry.
Has been used by God in bringing people to new life in Christ, and growing people up in Christian faith, love and service.
Servant-hearted, humble and energetic in taking risks to grow the influence of the gospel with the next generation.
A theological degree to a Bachelors or higher level at an evangelical College.
Able to teach the Bible with clarity, conviction and care.
A willingness to work collaboratively in a team environment with an ability to train leaders and co-ordinate ministry teams.
Anglican ordination and some years of experience are desirable.
It is envisaged that the right person might take a leading role in pastoring our families congregation, with responsibility for young adults also. The role has flexibility for the right applicant, in order to make best use our collective abilities in the Lord’s service.
This is a full-time role, working collegially with the Vicar. The role has the normal requirements and expectations around ethical Christian character, as well as routine police vetting checks for working with children.
For more information about our church, contact our Parish Manager through our website or via our office firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (03) 358 8780 or +64 3 358 8780.
Please send your application the Bishop of Christchurch with a CV, and a statement about your faith and personal approach to ministry: email@example.com. Closing date is Monday 31st July 2017.
Archbishop Emeritus Sir David Moxon KNZM to be keynote speaker
Archbishop Emeritus Sir David Moxon KNZM to be keynote speaker at The Selwyn Foundation’s 2017 Ageing and Spirituality conference
A study of spiritual icons, Pope Francis and the late Maori Queen Te Arikinui Te Atairangikahu, and analysis of opportunities for healthy and life-giving spirituality in the third age will be discussed by Archbishop Emeritus Sir David Moxon KNZM, who will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Ageing and Spirituality conference hosted by The Selwyn Foundation’s Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality on 1 September 2017.
Delegates at this unique and inspirational conference will enjoy a full-day’s programme of thought-provoking presentations on the theme of ‘Spiritual Leadership in Aged Care’ by an exciting line-up of acclaimed speakers from both New Zealand and Australia.
Archbishop Moxon will also draw on his experiences as former Archbishop of the New Zealand Dioceses of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia and his current role as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See and Director of The Anglican Centre in Rome.
‘As I enter life's last quarter myself, I am very grateful for the opportunity to share in what will be a remarkable day of reflection, sharing and discovery together,’ says Archbishop Moxon.
This annual conference, with its focus on ageing and spirituality, is unique in New Zealand and looks at spirituality in the broadest sense of the term. It will be of interest to chaplains and pastoral caregivers, members of faith organisations, health and aged care workers, academics and all those involved in caring for older people.
General Manager of The Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality, Hilda Johnson-Bogaerts, says: ‘Spirituality forms part of a journey of wellbeing and is an essential part of ageing well. Our conference goes beyond religion and looks at the many other aspects of spirituality that are meaningful to the older person, with a focus on improving the quality of our interactions with others and helping people to age well.’
This holistic view of spirituality is evident in the conference programme, with topics ranging from pastoral care, self-care, mindfulness training and art therapy in an aged care setting, to spiritual care in healthcare and the importance of having life tasks and their impact on positive ageing. Among the speakers are Professor Bruce Stevens, Director of the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies at Charles Sturt University, Canberra, and Dr Richard Egan of the Department of Preventive & Social Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago.
The conference will take place in the Selwyn Village Theatre (43 Target St, Point Chevalier, Auckland) from 8:30am – 4:30pm, on 1 September 2017. Seats are limited, with an ‘Early Bird’ rate of $150 available until 7 July 2017 ($175 full price) which includes attendance at the conference, lunch, tea/coffee, conference notes and delegates' satchel.
For further information, contact The Selwyn Foundation’s Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality on 09 849 9245, email firstname.lastname@example.org or view www.selwynfoundation.org.nz/learning/knowledge-exchange/conferences-courses/ageing-and-spirituality-conference-2017/ageing-and-spirituality-conference-2017/
Media release 27 April 2017
Office arrival, campaign manager indication that project progressing
A new office and campaign manager are visible signs The Cathedral Project is gathering momentum
On Thursday April 27, shortly after 8am, a temporary building was lowered onto the site of the Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary to house an office for campaign manager Jan Mason. A blessing and mihi whakatau took place with Archbishop Philip Richardson, Cathedral Kaumātua Tiki Raumati and Reeves Canon Wharehoka Wano officiating.
The Cathedral Project – A Taranaki Taonga is the name of the major campaign to raise funds and enhance historic St Mary’s and its surroundings on Vivian St New Plymouth.
The first step is earthquake strengthening and reopening the 170-year-old stone church – the oldest in the country. While the work is being done it makes sense to future proof the building and its site with further steps planned, says Dean Peter Beck.
“We want to build on our existing vision of an outwardly facing cathedral that welcomes people of all faiths and none. This is our chance to create a flexible space that allows for contemporary or traditional worship, a meeting or musical performance.”
Stage two of the project is intended to be an atrium hospitality space behind the cathedral. Designed as a light filled jewel, it will become a premier welcome and function space in the region and provide for increased viability.
“The total vision is of a single cathedral site with worship, mission, education, visitor hospitality and tourism all accommodated on the beautiful and historically significant area,” says Cathedral Dean Peter Beck.
He welcomes the arrival of the campaign office, which will be adjacent to the existing Hatherly Hall area of St Mary’s on Vivian St, New Plymouth.
“Fundraising has begun and while the target is substantial, there’s no doubt that Taranaki connects to St Mary’s and its surroundings. This is their chance to be involved, to come and talk to campaign manager Jan Mason, find out what’s happening and see how they can contribute.”
The head of the NZ Anglican church, Archbishop Philip Richardson, who is also the Bishop of Taranaki, is optimistic about what The Cathedral Project can achieve.
“Reopening St Mary’s has never been in any doubt. The remediation work will be done with sensitivity and a ‘light touch’ in terms of any changes, and it will only enhance its beauty and significance to our community.”
Peter Tennent is chairperson of the Campaign Executive Committee spearheading the fundraising campaign.
He says playing a leadership role in the multi-faceted project is an exciting prospect. “Those of us involved are all motivated by the heart, the emotion, the lifting of this community and country - and less by the bricks and mortar of this project.”
The campaign office is supported by Clelands Construction, which has provided the building and site positioning.
The earthquake strengthening work is being overseen by Cathedral Remediation and Design Manager Jenny Goddard.
Engineering works proposed for the cathedral are complex but will be largely invisible from the outside.
The total project cost is $15 million, with the first priority the reopening of the cathedral.
Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary on Vivian St, has been closed since January 31, 2016 after a Detailed Seismic Assessment (DSA) determined it needed earthquake strengthening.
Although the site's offices and Hatherly Hall have remained open, Sunday services are being held across the road in the Peace Hall.
St Mary’s was built in 1846 and is the oldest stone church in New Zealand.
For further information contact:
The Reverend Peter Beck, Dean of Taranaki Cathedral, 06 758 3111 or 021 654 445
Peter Tennent, Campaign Executive Committee chairperson
021 759 610
Items wanted for Fiji
Dear Diocese newsletter people,
I have had a request from the Diocese of Polynesia office for some spare items that could be given for the Fiji clergy.
Would you please be able to put the following notice in your next Diocese newsletter:
Items wanted for Fiji
The Diocese of Polynesia office has asked if we are able to assist with the following:
a spare laptop that could be donated to their clergy in Fiji
any spare home Communion sets – especially for taking communion to the sick or housebound; and
any spare altar linens
If you can help with any of these items, please contact the Anglican Missions office at email@example.com or phone Linda on (04)4735172.
St Paul’s Collegiate is an independent Anglican secondary school situated in Hamilton, New Zealand. Regarded as one of the country’s leading schools, it currently has a roll of 700 students, 320 of whom are boarders. Boys only in Years 9 and 10, St Paul’s is co-educational in the senior school (Years 11, 12 and 13).
The Chaplain plays a crucial part in the daily life of the school, nurturing and attending to the spiritual and pastoral needs of the school community through taking services three times per week in the magnificent Chapel of Christ the King, providing spiritual guidance, teaching religious education and being a central member of the pastoral team. We need someone who will actively promote and encourage a caring, inclusive and respectful community whilst supporting its ethos and culture by involvement in co-curricular activities.
Our ideal Chaplain will be an ordained Priest of the Anglican Church with a grounding in Parish ministry / schools. An inspiring preacher and confident public speaker the successful candidate will need a strong blend of pastoral, teaching and coaching skills -with the confidence and ability to use technology and a blend of multimedia in the delivery of their message. Knowledge, skills or experience in the area/s of youth ministry, teaching or education would also be an advantage.
Our current Chaplain is returning to the UK at the end of the year so we’d ideally like our new Chaplain to join the school at the start of Term 1, 2018.
A competitive remuneration package is on offer for the successful candidate, including salary (NZD $80,000 – $85,000 per annum) plus the provision of a large, modern four bedroom family home (utilities included) and support with relocation (if required). You and your family will be welcomed into our close-knit onsite community and you’ll enjoy the benefits of living and working at such a prestigious school.
A full position description and conditions of service, together with background information on the school can be obtained by contacting Kathryn Conaghan, HR and H&S Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or +64 7 957 8861.
Applications Close Friday, 30 June 2017 and should be sent to email@example.com
Waikato University Book Group
Uni Book Group – Brother Andrew hosts a book-reading group on Tuesdays at 4pm in the Lady Goodfellow Chapel at the University of Waikato. All are welcome, not just the usual suspects! We’ve just started reading Jack Caputo’s “What Would Jesus Deconstruct?: The Good News of Postmodernism for the Church.” You can find it on Kindle, or get a hard copy from Book Depository here: https://www.bookdepository.com/What-Would-Jesus-Deconstruct-John-D-Capu/9780801031366?ref=grid-view&qid=1498004117000&sr=1-1 The venue is warm and comfortable, coffee and tea are provided, and parking on campus is just $2 (though if you get in early, you can park in front of the chapel for free). We aim to finish by 5:30!
$400 for a Serving of Spinach!? (13th June 2017)
Please support the UW Chaplaincy team for Operation Refugee!
When two worlds meet! (12th June 2017)
Bishop Helen-Ann reflects on her time as Chaplain to the Magic netball team
To speak out or stay silent? (11th June 2017)
Bishop Helen-Ann reflects on the current euthanasia debate