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Diocese of Dunedin

Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling: 14 January 2021

Welcome to our first issue of 2021 with a message from Bishop Steve. Also, hear about a significant appointment along with other important news.

Click here for a printable version of this newsletter. If you have any articles for inclusion in the first edition of 2021, please forward these to nz by 9 am 18 January. We appreciate any news and photos you have to pass on.

Remember that opportunities for daily prayer can be found on our Prayer Resources web page.


Bishop Steven Benford

A New Year to Experience God's Favour

by Bishop Steve Benford

Bishop Steve has been reflecting on Advent and Christmas - how we can bring our lives back into a new light?

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Video: Christmas 2020 Diocese of Dunedin

Advent and Christmas 2020

by Andrew Metcalfe

A video compilation of shared photographs (including social media) give a snapshot of Christmas celebrations last month.

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Rev'd Dr Anne Van Gend

Appointment of Diocesan Community Ministry Enabler

by Bishop Steven Benford

I'm delighted to announce that Rev'd Dr Anne Van Gend has been appointed as our new Diocesan Community Enabler.

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Video: St Hilda’s Collegiate Yesterday

St Hilda's Collegiate School 125th Anniversary

by Andrew Metcalfe

St Hilda's Collegiate School is turning 125 this year. It is celebrating this milestone with Old Girls, families, staff and supporters from Friday 19 March to Sunday 21 March.

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Heather handing out pixie hats to helpers

A Mainly Music Christmas at Taieri

by Sue McCafferty

Some photos to wrap up the Christmas season from Mainly Music at St Luke's, Mosgiel, where over 50 adults and (mainly) children met on 17 December 2020.

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Strandz Back to School Resources

Connecting with Young People

by Diocese of Waikato-Taranaki

The Diocese of Waikato-Taranaki have shared some resources from Strandz that look forward to the start of school this year...

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Relationships and Conflict Training Day

by Anne Gover

You are invited to participate in the ‘Relationships and Conflict’ Training Day to be held on Saturday 13 February 2021 at St Mark’s, Balclutha.

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The compass of Governance

Dunedin Diocesan Trust Board (DDTB) Trustee Vacancies

by Andrew Metcalfe

Could you contribute to the Diocese of Dunedin by being a Trustee of the Dunedin Diocesan Trust Board?

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Social Justice

Last Chance for Social Service and Disadvantaged Youth Funds Grants

by Social Justice Committee

The Social Justice Committee (SJC) has opportunities from time to time for parishes and other Diocesan organisations to apply for grants. A further funding round is taking place with the closing date of midday Friday 12 Feb 2021.

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House and Garden Tour

House and Garden Fundraiser for Anglican Family Care

by Anglican Family Care

Last chance to purchase tickets for the House and Garden Fund Raiser this Sunday afternoon... or volunteer to help

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Vacancies: 7 April 2021

by Various

A regular update of Diocesan vacancies and those further afield.

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Events and Calendar

by Various

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

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Connecting with the latest news

I te Pāpaho - In the Media

by Andrew Metcalfe

Keeping up to date with recent news about our parishes, organisations and the wider church.

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Antioch Christian Community

by Andrew Metcalfe

Are you a Young Adult moving to Christchurch for work or study? Are you looking for a Christian community to belong to? Antioch could be just what you are looking for.

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Dansey's Pass

The Creed and Crossed Fingers?

by Ven Dr Michael Godfrey

The final in the series by Michael Godfrey, journeying through the Nicene Creed.

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Church Property

Diocesan Property Consultation 2020-21

by Andrew Metcalfe

This week is the last opportunity to take part in our property consultation electronic survey. Everyone is welcome to take this survey.

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Privacy Act 2020

Privacy Act 2020: New Guidelines for Churches

by Rachel Jaquiery

The new Privacy Act 2020 took effect on 1 December 2020. The privacy principles remain the same but there are some changes to the way these are enforced.

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Supporting Your Mental Health

by Andrew Metcalfe

In the second part of 2020 the Diocese of Wellington had a helpful blog looking at mental health through a faith lens. We have links to all the articles in this series and have placed it on our Community Support and Resources webpage.

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