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Diocesan Events and Calendar

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Read on for events throughout the Diocese, including further education and ministry training as well as a link to a calendar for regularly scheduled meetings.

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

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Services of Recollection, Renewal and Commitment

Tuesday 25 August from 10 am at St Andrew's Church in Cromwell. This will include a number of elements of the Chrism Eucharist where baptism and ordination vows were renewed. There will be thanksgiving for our COVID-19 journey this year, especially for the church and political leadership and the team of 5 million that has brought us to this point of relative safety. This will be followed by a Pre-Synod meeting for all Synod Reps in the Central Otago Archdeaconry. 


Taize Altar — Image by: Susan Slaughter

TAIZE SERVICES have started again at Holy Trinity, Invercargill, on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, starting at 7:30pm.

The last service will be on 13th September.

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


Dunedin Combined Churches - Dunedin Prayer Summit

On the 1st July around 9 churches gathered to pray for God to renew, reform and revive His church today. This month, an open invitation is extended to all the churches across Dunedin and Mosgiel to join us for a prayer summit.

Held over three nights, we will humble ourselves, seek God's face and pray together (2Chron 7:14) that the Lord might restore, bless and save his people (Psalm 80:3).

When: 4th, 5th , 6th August: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday night from 6.00pm- 7.00pm.

Where: New Life Church, 48 Stafford Street, Dunedin

Restore us, O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved. Psalm 80:3

For the remainder of the year, these prayer meetings will be held on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

Stu Crosson, Richard Dawson, Adam Dodds & Murray Gordon

( on behalf of the Combined Dunedin Churches.)


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


South Centre Invercargill - latest newsletter, July 2020


Equipping for Ministry 

Faith Thinking in person and on Zoom

A Taster in Biblical Hebrew

taught by Dr Katie Marcar, Teaching Fellow in Biblical Languages, Theology Programme, University of Otago.

Over three Thursday evenings, August 13, 20 and 27, 7.00-9pm.

On Campus: In Burns 5, Burns Building, Albany Street, Dunedin

On Zoom: A Zoom link will be sent to those who register.

This course, made up of three two-hour sessions, is aimed at those who have never studied Biblical Hebrew before but are interested in how learning ancient Hebrew can enable a deeper engagement with the Hebrew Bible. This course will look at how knowledge of Hebrew leads to deeper appreciation of the book of Jonah. No prior knowledge is assumed. You can come in person, or join in via Zoom.

Cost for the three sessions: $20

To register go to:


This course is jointly organised between the Theology Programme and some Dunedin Churches, and supported by Continuing Education at the University of Otago. 


Flexilearn for 2020: 

Doing Theology: 12 weeks of 2hr online tutorials on Mondays from 20 July to 22nd of Oct.
Developing Inter-generational Community: 6 Weeks of 2hr online tutorials from 2 Nov to 9 Dec.

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