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Ven. Dr. Michael Godfrey leads online boundaries
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Diocesan Boundaries Training Goes Online

Rev. John Graveston —

On Wednesday the 16th of February the Diocesan Boundaries training was held via Zoom for the first time ever.

On a nice warm Dunedin evening, 46 participants from across the Archdeaconry (and the Diocese) gathered via Zoom to take part in the first Diocesan Boundaries Training for 2022. A major difference for this training was its use of Zoom rather than being in person. The decision to run the training by Zoom came down to the number of participants and the outbreak of Omicron in the community. While it was a different experience on Zoom, we were able to spend plenty of time in breakout groups alongside our learning.

This training was led by the Ven. Dr. Michael Godfrey and the Rev. John Graveston and covered the following points:

  • Safeguarding (Different types of abuse, indicators of abuse, how to react to disclosures, and procedures for responding to suspected abuse)
  • Power imbalance with a focus on Spiritual abuse

There are still two more opportunities to attend the Diocesan Boundaries Training. We will confirm if these are in person or on Zoom closer to the dates of each training.


POSTPONED Saturday March 19th will now be SATURDAY MAY 21st  9am - 12pm - at St Mark's Green Island. 

Southland Archdeaconry:

Saturday May 14th 9:30am – 12:30pm At Holy Trinity, Gore

Please RSVP to Nicola bishops.pa@calledsouth.org.nz or 03 488 0826 to register.

Please note these are Vaccine Pass only events. 

Rev. John Graveston, Email Signature  — Image by: Rev. John Graveston