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Episcopal Vision Exploring Future

Asset Review considers relocation of Diocesan Office

The governance body of the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki, led by Bishop Helen-Ann and Archbishop Philip, is seriously exploring the possible relocation of the Diocesan Office. This is part of the major asset review that was announced at Synod 2016. While finance is a significant factor in the decision-making process, the location of the Bishop of Waikato, and the space in which her team’s ministry is offered is also critical.

2017 represents the third year of our Episcopal Vision with its special emphasis upon connection to community. As a way of celebrating and honouring that connection the Bishops propose that a stronger relationship with a regular worshipping community in a parish with higher social needs is most appropriate. One of the locations being considered as a new home for the Diocesan Office is the Parish St David’s and St George’s, Dinsdale, Hamilton. We are deeply grateful for the hospitality and grace extended by that parish as we explore this exciting opportunity together.

Therefore, although no final decision has been made we feel it is important to be transparent about our vision, and desire to be good stewards of our resources. It is hoped that a final decision will be reached later in December, and ask for your prayers as we discern God’s will in this matter.

Story Published: 1st of December - 2016

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