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Events and Calendar

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Read on for events throughout the Diocese, including community events which may be of interest.....

Let us know anything that your Parish, community service or other organisation is doing and we will place it here. Make sure you visit this page regularly and keep all that is going on in your prayers.

Link to Diocesan Office Calendar

Regular meetings and events at/organised by the Diocesan office in a monthly calendar format

Link to Christian Calendar 

Dates for feast days and other Christian observations 


Shared Worship Opportunities

Daily Morning Prayers: Tuesday to Saturday at 9 am via Zoom with Bishop Steve. No computer or smart phone? Telephone 04 886 0026 (it may be a toll call depending on your plan), then key in the meeting ID: 959 771 603 66

Daily Evening Prayer: Tuesday to Friday at 5 pm with Bishop Steve. Meeting ID: 934 8425 0283

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE: 7pm @ All Saints Invercargill on the first and third Sundays of each month except January. 


After some maintenance work these monthly Quiet Days have resumed are open to all. The next will be on the Friday 24th October 10am - 4pm as long as we remain in Covid Level 1 or 2 (numbers may be restricted).

All are welcome to join us on this day of quiet in community which will begin and end with a brief time of coming together and are otherwise spent in silence pursuing our own programmes.

Some reflective material is available.

Venue: St Margaret’s Anglican Church, 4 Seaview Terrace Brighton.

Bring those materials you require and your own lunch. Hot drinks provided.

Participants are invited to make an offering of a Koha to defray expenses.

For further information or to register (necessary during Covid Level 1 or 2) please phone Maureen Harley 03 456 0573; 021 1071 401 .

(Covid 19 permitting, the next guided retreat day will be on Saturday November 28th)


See our website page for details on connecting electronically to a variety of worship services.


Southland Based Events


Saturday 31 Octber 6:30pm. Cost $35. Advise the All Saints Office of your attendance. 03 214 3117 allsaintsinvercargill@gmail.com .

TEAR FUND JUSTICE CONFERENCE: A Watch Party hosted by St John's Invercargill Saturday 31 October 10am - 3pm at The Pod, 260 Ness St Invercargill. 

The Justice Conference is a global movement of Jesus followers pursuing Justice together!
In 2020 we’ve gone digital so the whole country can join the conversation from the comfort of their own home or gathering with others in their location. 
Check out the programme, register and donate at www.thejusticeconference.org.nz. For more information, click here. 

You need to register to get

a) links to the live sessions to participate in the Live Chat, and
b) access to ALL sessions after the event!

If you wish to attend the Watch Party please get in let Aaron Douglas (padre.aaron.douglas@gmail.com or 021 326 307) or Dot Muir (garydotmuir@xtra.co.nz or 027 405 5218). If you want to join the conference but can't make the Watch Party do make sure you join from the comfort of your own home/office.

FLEXILEARN: BUILDING INTERGENERATIONAL CHURCH COMMUNITIES, Zoom Monday Nights 2 November to 7 December 7 - 9pm lead by, Diana Langdon, National Children and Family Ministry Enabler and Lorna Gray, National Youth Facilitator. For further details, see Equipping for Ministry below.  

ARCHDEACONRY MEETING: Tuesday 3 November 12 - 2pm @ Holy Trinity Invercargll. All are welcome. Watch this space.

PRAYER BREAKFAST: Saturday 7 November 8 - 9am @ Holy Trinity Invercargill. All are welcome.

SYNOD. THE FUTURE OF SELWYN COLLEGE: Saturday 14 November. Watch this space and pray for all involved in this decision.

FAITH THINKING: THE WATER WE SWIM IN. Friday 27 November 7 - 9pm and Saturday 28 November 7 - 9pm. facilitator Dr Adam Dodds covering radical deconstruction, tribalism, consumerism and freedom idolatry. See Faith thinking attachment for further information and link to registration.

PROPERTY CONSULTATION: The tentative date for this is Saturday 5 December 9:15am after Prayer breakfast at Holy Trinity Invercargill. See separate article with more information about this. 

This is about property and its sale. We need to consult across the diocese about what should be the availabilty and use of the proceeds from property sales. Remember the sale of property does not have to mean the abandonment of ministry. Before the above date of 5 December it would be helpful to this consultation if parishes, vestries and other forums could talk about the potential long term scenarios for your parish/congregations. There is time to put "property" on your vestry agenda. Watch this space.

Dunedin Based Events 

A conversation with Judith, NZCMS mission partner in a south Asian country.

All are welcome to join us as Jude updates us on her journey in the last few years, her work among the poor in a rural area and her journey through Covid 19.

On Saturday October 24th all are invited to hear her story of faith (This will take place as long as Dunedin is in Covid Level 1 or 2 ). Afternoon tea to follow.

Time: 2pm

Place: Holy Cross St Kilda church (previously hall) 4 Bellona St. (Entrance from Bellona St or Ajax St).

Judith will have some craft items for sale - a chance for some early Christmas shopping! - cash only please.

Contact: Maureen Harley 021 1071 401 or 034560573.


Quiz Night


Join the Otago Peninsula Parish on Friday 30th October at St Nicholas’ Hall (65 Dunrobin Street, Waverley) at 6 pm for our Missions fund-raising quiz! We will start with homemade soup and rolls (provided) and finger-food, followed by the quiz. This year’s theme is “ABC”, where the answers to your questions need to begin with A, B or C. So start making up your questions to bring along to test out your fellow parishioners and friends! Bring a gold coin entry, a small plate of finger food, plus money for raffle tickets. Contributions to the Grocery Raffle hampers can be brought along with you on Quiz Night. 

For more information, please talk to Ralph Gordon (027 555 5052) or Joan Carter (027 554 4705). All donations will go towards supporting the important work that Anglican Missions do. We look forward to seeing you there!



Anglican Women's Studies Centre - Book Launch - Tuesday 20 October 

'Talanoa, Telling our Stories, Korerohia a tatau purakau'. It contains over forty stories by women over the now more than forty years since women were ordained to the priesthood in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. See attached flyer for more information.

AFFIRM and the Community of St Mark invite you to celebrate the official handing over of the Anglican Community of St Mark by AFFIRM NZ. Dinner and Conference "Good News, Now!" Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November in Christchurch. See attached flyer for more information.

We invite you to attend the Christian World Service Supporters’ Council 7:30 - 9:30pm, Friday 30 October 2020 Wananga Room, Aldersgate at 309 Durham St, Christchurch or by Zoom. Details in attached flyer.


Equipping for Ministry 

THEOLOGY PROGRAMME AT OTAGO UNIVERSITY Pre- Christmas Summer School paper - Christian Theology and Science see this link 

FAITH THINKING: THE WATER WE SWIM IN at First Church in Invercargill.

Friday 27 November 7 pm to Saturday 28 November 12noon. Presenter Dr Adam Dodds, Dunedin Elim Pastor covering radical deconstruction, tribalism, consumerism and the idolatry of freedom.


Flexilearn for 2020: 

See this article Building Intergenerational Community via Flexi Learn for more information


Community Events 

Read on for details about events of interest 

Social Justice Conference 31 October 2020, 10am - 3pm, online.

Ki Te Whenua  — Image by: Nicola Wong

For more information about this online conference, presented by Tearfund, please see this link



The latest newsletter from South Centre is attached below.


See also https://www.calledsouth.org.nz/organisations/ 

For Southland News to pass on, contact Keith Gover: keithgover@xtra.co.nz or 027 222 4055

For all other news, contact the Diocesan Office