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Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling: 17 February 2022

With a wealth of resources and workshops being planned, now is the time to get into good spiritual health as Lent approaches. We have some safety updates, Synod and Boundaries training reports. Remember to check our Events and Calendar page as some may now be cancelled or postponed.

Click here for a printable version of this newsletter.

A reminder of our regular updates: Bishop's Diary; Vacancies; I te Pāpaho - In the Media; Events and Calendar. These are all also available from our website.

If you have any articles for the next edition (3 March), please forward these to by 9 am Monday 28 February 2022. We appreciate any news and photos you have to pass on.

Remember that we are at the  Red setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Lights). We are wearing our masks to church, using our vaccine passes or attending mixed services, scanning or signing in, and considering options for worship under the Traffic Lights framework. Make sure you follow Government Advice to keep yourselves and others safe and look at what worship options are available. Opportunities for daily prayer can be found on our Prayer Resources web page.

The Diocesan Office is open to vaccinated people only, please contact us (03 488 0820) if you want to visit or arrange another way to talk to us. Click here for more information

Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling: ISSN 2744-6514. Published fortnightly on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.


Anglican Missions Relief items for Tonga to go in the container from Suva, Fiji (1 February 2022)

Appeal offers small respite for our Tongan whānau but still long way to go

by Andrew Metcalfe

Thanks to generous donations made to Anglican Missions’ Tonga Emergency appeal, our Tongan whānau can find some small respite in the relief packages currently on route to the disaster-ravaged nation.

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Ven. Dr. Michael Godfrey leads online boundaries

Diocesan Boundaries Training Goes Online

by Rev. John Graveston

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

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Synod in session

Second Session of Synod 2021 Completed

by Andrew Metcalfe

Better late than never, Synod 2021 concluded with the second session under Traffic Protection Framework Red conditions in the Scenic Circle lounge of Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday 12 February.

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Ash Cross

Diocese of Dunedin children's ministry leaders share Lenten and Easter resources and ideas

by Rev. John Graveston

Diocese of Dunedin children's ministry leaders met by Zoom this week to share their ideas for activities that have worked in previous Lenten and Easter children's ministry programmes, as well as new ideas for 2022.

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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 Canon John Meadowcroft.

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Lent 2022

Saturday 26th February: Lenten Quiet Day

by Maureen Harley

A day set aside to reflect on the invitation and the promise of Lent.

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Light House as a Sentinel

Lent Resources for 2022

by Andrew Metcalfe

We have heard about Lent resources for groups and individuals. Read on to find out more...

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Guest contributors to the video series - The Rev’d Canon Dr Joseph Zebedayo Bilal Kenyi, the Rev’d Dr Manfred Deselaers, Pastor Ray Minniecon, the Rev’d René August, the Right Rev’d Dinis Sengulane and the Right Rev’d Dr Eleanor Sanderson

Bishops Prepare for Lambeth 2022

by Anglian Communion News Service

Anglican Bishops around the world will discuss 'Leadership and Ministry in a Conflicted World' as part of their preparation for the 2022 Lambeth Conference.

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Communion Wafers

by Andrew Metcalfe

St Barnabas Anglican Church Fendalton are no longer manufacturing communion wafers

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World Day of Prayer 2022

by Christian World Service

How are you planning to mark the World Day of Prayer on 4 March 2022?

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Diocesan Training Day Saturday 26 February 2022 10am – 12 noon by ZOOM

by Anne Gover

A Zoom link will shortly be sent out to everyone who has registered for this day. The Training Day for Lay Ministers is open to anyone in the Diocese who is interested in attending, but it is recognised as an essential part of the Licenced Lay Minister annual training requirements (along with the separate Boundaries courses)

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Office Hours

Diocesan office hours and contact information

by Diocesan Office

The Diocesan office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm, please let us know if you want to visit (03 488 0820) and bring your face covering with you. We prefer to carry out face to face meetings via Zoom.

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Annual Statistics

Parish, Local Church and Diocesan Organisations Returns for 2021

by Andrew Metcalfe

Information about annual returns are being posted to Parish, Deanery, Cathedral District and Local Church administrators today. For electronic versions of this information, please read on...

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Video: Diocese of Dunedin Faith Communities 2022

2021 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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