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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. Some events have been removed as they will not be possible in person under the COVID Protection Framework (Traffic Lights).

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 


Daily Morning Prayers: Tuesday to Saturday at 9 am via Zoom with Bishop Steve. Meeting ID: 959 771 603 66
No computer or smart phone? Telephone 03 659 0603(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
No computer or smart phone? Telephone 03 659 0603(it may be a toll call depending on your plan), then key in the meeting ID: 934 8425 0283

our website page for details on connecting electronically and in-person to worship.



See separate article for more information


Cursillo 2022 Dates

February 19 - Ultreya in Central Otago

May 21 - Ultreya by Zoom

August 20 - Ultreya by Zoom

October 7-10 - 3 day weekend in Gore

November 5 - Ultreya after 3 day weekend 


Greetings from the Theology Programme at the University of Otago!

The Theology Programme offers a full range of papers in Theology, both on-campus and through our distance learning programme. Perhaps you, or someone you know, might be interested in studying Theology with us.

Along with our distance learning brochure and a Poster with our 2022 papers, we have also attached a brochure on our Postgraduate programmes. These are in the areas of Ministry, Chaplaincy, and Faith-Based Leadership and Management. These programmes are all designed as professional qualifications for those who are involved in a range of ministries and in leadership.

Further information on our courses is also available at: https://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/study/

Enrolments for Semester 1, 2022 are open. To enrol go to https://www.otago.ac.nz/apply/

If you have any questions or would like further information, please write to me at paul.trebilco@otago.ac.nz. It would be great to hear from you.

Very best wishes and many thanks

Paul Trebilco

Theology Programme, University of Otago


6 Day Silent Directed Retreat

20 February – 25  February 2022 has now been cancelled. For any enquiries about this, contact Trish Franklin franklytrish@gmail.com


St John's Theological College FlexiLearn

The courses for 2022 from St John’s Theological College have been released.

They are:

- New Testament

- Te Reo Māori

- Being Anglican

- Preaching

The New Testament course begins in early February and the Te Reo Māori course in early March.

See this article for more information. 



A reminder that when we are hosted on the premises of other congregations we accept their approved Covid plan and remember Covid plans may alter as alert levels and traffic light information changes.


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

Latest South Centre Newsletter (November) is attached below. 


Quiet days for personal retreats

Take time apart with God in the lovely environment of St Margaret’s Anglican Church and Retreat centre (4 Seaview Terrace) Brighton. This is your time of personal quiet with God in community.

Friday January 22nd 10am to 4pm

We begin and end our time with a brief sharing and the rest of the time is spent in silence. Some reflections will be available. Each one uses the time and facilities as best works for him/her. Bring your own lunch. Koha appreciated.

Under Covid 19 uncertainty it is essential to register your intent to participate as numbers may be restricted. Please contact Maureen Harley 021 1071 401 or 03 456 0573 maugernz@gmail.com

Please see the attached list for all Retreat Days in 2022.

Guided Retreat Days

At St Margaret’s Brighton (Otago). Quiet reflections based round special times of the Church year under the guidance of a Spiritual Leader.

Saturday February 20th Lenten Guided Retreat Day 10am to 4pm

Please see the attached list for all Guided Retreat Days in 2022.


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