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Diocese of Dunedin News Update 30 January 2019

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Please forward articles for inclusion in the next edition to by 9am Monday 4th February 2019. Thank you. 


Bishop Steven Benford

A note from Bishop Steven

by Bishop Steven

As you read this I will be on my way to the UK to attend a conference at Canterbury Cathedral for Bishops in the early years of their Episcopal ministry......

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Diocesan Office Hours and Contact Information

by Andrew Metcalfe

Peter Mann House is open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm. Read on for further information about variations to this and for other contact information.

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AAW - AGM and 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

by AAW

Saturday 2 March at St John's Roslyn, Dunedin. Please see the attached flyers for more information.

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St Pauls Cathedral, 'Friday 14th September 2018


by Cathedral

February 2019 marks one hundred years since the consecration of the ‘new’ St Paul’s Cathedral building in the heart of Dunedin’s Octagon. This occasion will be commemorated with a special Eucharistic Celebration to give thanks for the life of St Paul’s Cathedral.

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Diocese of Dunedin Crest

From the Dunedin Diocesan Trust Board

by Ginny Kitchingman

DDTB Income Fund Distribution Rate

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Viriditas Garden/HaShem Chapel

by Virginia Theis/Jo Fielding

Viriditas Garden Service on Sunday 7th April: Viriditas Garden is a tranquil, healing space at 186 Doctor's Point Road, Waitati. It includes the HaShem Garden Chapel that was opened in November 2018. There will be a short reflective service within the Chapel THIS SUNDAY, 7th April at 3 pm (others will be announced when confirmed). All are welcome.

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Southland Sunset

Murihiku - Southland Archdeaconry Happenings

by Keith Gover

Some events that you can plan to attend in Southland and elsewhere over the next few months...

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Ōtepoti - Dunedin Happenings

by Various

Some events taking place in Dunedin Parishes and other locations that we have been asked to advertise. Please contact us at if you have anything to add here.

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Parish and Local Church Returns 2019

by Andrew Metcalfe

Information about annual returns have been posted to Parish and Local Church administrators on Friday 18th January. For electronic versions of this information, please read on...

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Retreat at Vaughan Park Anglican Retreat Centre, Long Bay, Auckland Celtic Spirituality – Ancient Wisdom for Today’s World

by Rev Dr Hilary Oxford Smith

The ancient Celtic Christian spiritual tradition is deeply significant for our times, offering insights and spiritual practices that remind us of the unity of our origins, nourish our deepest longings for serenity, peace and oneness and nurture our respect and care for the whole of creation.

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Meeting - Prayer

A four-week long Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Introduction for Southland and Otago will be offered the 1st to 24th of March 2019.

by Marie Huie-Jolly

The CPE Introduction will develop pastoral competence and identity through learning of self-awareness in reflection on care for others. Details are described in the flyer and course application form that are attached. Feel free to share this email (and attachments) with others and to post the flyer in your context of service.

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Vacancies - 22nd May 2019

by Various

A regular update of Diocesan vacancies and those further afield.

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New Resource available

by Philip Garside Publishing Ltd

Rev Bill Bennett's new book of introductions to the Lectionary Bible readings:

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Ainsley & Steve Apirana On Tour In DUNEDIN 23 Feb – 3 March 2019

by Don Woodward

For times and places please see the attached itinerary.

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Prayer and Reflection Evening for Victims of Trafficking

by Andrew Metcalfe

An invitation to join with other Christians in Dunedin to hear more about human trafficking on Tuesday 12th February 2019 @ St Patrick's Church, Macandrew Road from 7 pm.

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Te Pae Tawhiti 2040 The Far Horizons 2040


A project to develop a roadmap for theological education and ministry training for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia 2020-2040.

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Interested in learning more about your faith?

by Richard Johnson

This free online flexible learning programme from St John's Anglican Theological College is now available in the Diocese of Dunedin, beginning in March next year. All it costs is your time...

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From Bishop Steven - Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

by Bishop Steven

Please find attached the Diocese of Dunedin Cycle of Prayer which is being distributed throughout the Diocese with my invitation and encouragement to use as part of daily prayer life in our faith communities, individually and collectively.

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Visiting Minister's and Expenses Claim Forms

by Dominique Aitcheson

The updated Visiting Minister's form for use from 26 July 2018 to 30 April 2019 is attached. There has been a slight increase in the mileage rate. The form has been updated on the website - Please use this new form for any visiting minster claims. The expenses Claim Form has also been updated and is also on the website (see below for link)

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