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The South Calling - Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka

Diocese of Dunedin Weekly Newsletter 19 February 2019

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Please forward articles for inclusion in the next edition to bishops.pa@calledsouth.org.nzby 9am Monday 25th February 2019. Thank you. 

Contents

John Graveston

Appointment of Diocesan Child Youth & Family Educator

by Andrew Metcalfe

Bishop Steven Benford has great pleasure in appointing John Graveston as Diocesan Child Youth and Family Educator.

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Clergy Announcment: Rev'd Joanna Fielding

by Bishop Steven

Last week the Reverend Jo Fielding announced her resignation from the ministry team at Otago Peninsula Anglican Parish. Jo is returning to the UK later in October with her husband David Fielding who has been appointed to a post at Manchester University. Jo will be finishing her Dunedin based roles at Easter.

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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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Spare Car in Dunedin?

by Andrew Metcalfe

Rev'd Sue McCafferty (Interim Priest at Taieri) is in desperate need for a loan car while hers is undergoing repairs.

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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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Vacancies

Vacancies -23 July 2019

by Various

A regular update of Diocesan vacancies and those further afield.

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Electricity

Savings for your Parish in Electricity and Gas

by Andrew Metcalfe

The Anglican General Synod office have passed on information about a collective deal that any Parish can explore to get better pricing for electricty and gas supplies.

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New Police Vetting requirements - FAQs

by Bishop Steven

Best practice and Diocesan policy is that everyone holding a Bishop's Licence (Clergy or Lay) or involved with other active ministry in a Church (eg Children's Church) is required to have a Police vetting check undertaken every three years. Please read on for further information and FAQs plus a summary presentation given at the Lay Ministers Conference on 22nd February.....

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The Octagon, Dunedin

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 registrar@calledsouth.org.nz if you have anything to add here.

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THE CLARK SCHOLARSHIP

by Diocese of Waikato

A scholarship for the children of Clergy

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Anglican Aotearoa

Te Korowai o te Rangimārie – The Cloak of Peace: cultivating bonds of affection through theologies for partnership and bicultural development.

by ACANZP

Theological Colloquium: October 1 & 2, 2019

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Do you have a Chalice and Paten needing a new home?

by Rev'd Barbara Dineen

Leslie Groves are hoping someone may be able to help in the search for a Chalice and Paten for the Chapel in their hospital.....

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Lenten Study Guides 2019

by Theology House

Theology House has again produced a Lenten study guide - this year it is focused on the Holy Spirit and the study follows through Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, written by Bishop Kelvin Wright and Bishop Peter Carrell.

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#SheToo podcast series

by Andrew Metcalfe

#SheToo is a seven-part podcast series exploring some of the biblical texts that include violence against women. These 'texts of terror' have, at times, been used to oppress women or have just been ignored. But what happens if we take a closer look?

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Lay Ministers' Training Day 23 February 2019

by Anne Gover

Thank you to those who have already registered. A reminder that registrations were due last Friday 15 February at the latest. Please see attached flyers for more details.

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Diocese of Dunedin Letterhead

Opportunities to serve your Church in our Diocese

by Andrew Metcalfe

The Diocese of Dunedin has a variety of community services (including aged care facilities) and educational facilities who are governed by different Boards of Trustees, Governors and Proprietors. Board members are appointed on a two to three year term, with many people providing wonderful support to our Diocese by serving on these over the years.

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Lenten Retreat/Quiet Day (offered on behalf of the Southern Coastal Deanery) Saturday, March 2nd 10am to 4pm

by Southern Coastal Deanery

All are welcome at a Quiet Day as we enter the period of Lent preparing for Easter.

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Diocese of Dunedin 150th - Bishop Montage

Diocese of Dunedin 150 years

by Andrew Metcalfe

A small working group is looking at how we can celebrate our 150th around the time of our 2019 Synod (13-15th September). Read on for links to our articles on former Bishops serving the Diocese of Dunedin...

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Anglican Aotearoa

REMINDER: Anglican Clerical Directory - Update - Notice to all Clergy - Due this Thursday 28 February 2019

by Nicola Wong

The General Synod Office is preparing the database for the next biennial publication of the Clerical Directory. On page 1 of the attached form, you will find provision for detail to be listed/amended for your individual listing in the publication.

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Social Transformation

Applications for Social Service Funds Grants and Child Care Grants: Closing Date for applications is March 20th.

by Andrew Metcalfe

The Social Transformation Committee (STC) has opportunities from time to time for parishes and other organisations to apply for funding.

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Selwyn College

Selwyn College Consultation Panel Update

by Andrew Metcalfe

The first meeting of the Selwyn Consultation Panel is due to take place on Thursday 28th February.

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World Day of Prayer

by World day of Prayer

Local women’s groups have been learning about Slovenia in preparation for the World Day of Prayer, which will be held on Friday, 1 March throughout the country.

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State of the Nation Report 2019

by Andrew Metcalfe

Alan Johnson will present on the latest data, analysis, and commentary on our children and youth, crime and punishment, work and incomes, social hazards, and housing.

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Diocese of Dunedin Crest

Reminder: Due 1 April 2019 : Applications for Licensed Lay Ministers

by Anne Gover/Nicola Wong

Reminder: Due 1 April 2019 - Licensing Matters for Diocesan Lay Ministers: Important Notice to all Faith Communities. Please see below for some updates.

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Getting Connected

Helping Connect People in the Diocese of Dunedin

by Andrew Metcalfe

The Diocese of Dunedin is able to offer a virtual meeting room for people who need to get together, but where distance may be a barrier.

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Photo medley of Synod 2018

Diocesan Council and Trusts Board Meeting 9 July 2019

by Andrew Metcalfe

The Diocesan Council and Trusts Board meet on the second Tuesday of each month. Read on for some brief notes from the latest meetings.

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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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Anglican Aotearoa

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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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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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

Diocesan Prayers

by Diocese of Dunedin

If you know of anyone who would like their name to be included in this space, please contact registrar@calledsouth.org.nz

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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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