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Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling: 18 February 2021

It's Lent, with opportunities to reflect, pray and give to others. We hear back from the recent Diocesan Training Day plus there are reminders of other events coming up.

Remember that we are back at Alert Level 1: Keep scanning COVID-19 tracer apps, stay at home (and get tested) if you feel unwell, be safe at church - no intincting (dipping) bread into wine and use the sanitiser provided.

Click here for a printable version of this newsletter. If you have any articles for inclusion in the next edition, please forward these to bishops.pa@calledsouth.org.nz by 9 am Monday 22 February. We appreciate any news and photos you have to pass on.

Opportunities for daily prayer can be found on our Prayer Resources web page.

Contents

Anglican Missions 2021 Lenten Appeal

by Anglican Missions

Please prayerfully consider Anglican Missions 2021 Lenten Appeal.

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Video: Diocesan Training Day  - Relationships and Conflict 13 Feb 2021

Diocesan Training Day: Relationships and Conflict

by Andrew Metcalfe

On Saturday 13 February around 80 people from all corners of the Diocese joined in a training day for Lay Ministers and others involved in local ministry held at St Mark’s Balclutha. Read on for part one of a report on this event...

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Protect yourself and others from COVID-19

Coronavirus Covid-19 Level 1 Update

by Diocesan Office

At Level 1 we need to continue to take care of each other and ourselves. We have updated our Level 1 information to remind each other what we need to do....

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Joy

Alert Level 1 Frequently Asked Questions

by Diocesan Office

Church Services, Liturgical Practice and Hospitality, Funerals and Weddings, Pastoral Visits, Church Groups, Administration Activities, Outreach, Education/Events and access to Church Buildings are allowed at Level 1 while we continue to look out for the well being of everyone. Please note, while communion can be in two kinds, we are asking you not to intinct (dip your wafer or bread into the wine).

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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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Vacancies

Vacancies: 7 April 2021

by Various

A regular update of Diocesan vacancies and those further afield.

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Prayer

Bereavement

by Bishop Steven

It is with deep sadness, but also great thankfulness for many years of faithful service, that I write to let you know of the death of Reverend Ian Stephenson.

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Video: Rubbish Challenge Step 1

10 Steps to Less Waste in 10 Months

by Silvia Purdie

One of our Five Marks of Mission is to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and re-new the life of the earth. Here is Step 3 of the challenge for the month of April.

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Bishop Steven Benford

Bishop Steven's Diary 1 - 7 April 2021

by Nicola Wong

To invite Bishop Steven to an event or make an appointment to see him, please contact his EA Nicola Wong bishops.pa@calledsouth.org.nz or 03 488 0826. Thank you.

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Synod @St Matthew’s Dunedin

2020 Yearbook Now Available

by Andrew Metcalfe

The Yearbook is now available via our website with a link to it in the article below. Hard copies are available on request from the Diocesan office.

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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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Anglican Aotearoa

REMINDER: Anglican Clerical Directory 2021-2022

by Nicola Wong

Notice to all Clergy - Due 28 February 2021. The General Synod Office will be producing the next edition of the Clerical Directory early this year. Please read on for what you need to do.

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BiBle Society 175 Years

Bible Society Celebrates 175 Years

by Andrew Metcalfe

Founded in 1846, just six years after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the New Zealand Bible Society is celebrating 175 years (known as a dodransbicentennial!) this year. Festivities will take the form of a four-month long road trip to visit 17 towns and cities around the country, starting in April.

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St John's Theological College FlexiLearn

by Rev'd Richard Johnson

OFFERING THREE 5 CREDIT COURSES TO LINK INTO FROM HOME IN 2021

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Annual Statistics

Parish, Local Church and Diocesan Organisations Returns 2021

by Andrew Metcalfe

Information about annual returns were posted to Parish and Local Church administrators in January and have started coming in after annual general meetings. For electronic versions of this information, please read on...

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