‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’
The Holy Bible : New Revised Standard Version, Mt 25:34 (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1996, c1989).
Outreach is fundamental to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is our Christian responsibility to address the needs in our community and advocate for the disempowered. This means that Christianity is recognised as the foundation to everything from hospitals and ambulance services through to the abolition of slavery. In the Diocese of Waikato & Taranaki we maintain that proud tradition in innumerable ways:
To find out more about the work the church undertakes in your community please contact your local parish.
in an emergency
NZ Police: (07) 858 6200
CAT team: 0800 50 50 50 (24 hours)
WINZ, 317 Victoria St (only receive visits in person during office hours)