Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South CallingWinter, Crown Range, Lakes District by Andrew Metcalfe

I te Pāpaho - In the Media

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

Local & Wider News

Creation story performance a winner: The Maori myth of Earth’s creation has inspired (St Hilda's Collegiate) Dunedin pupils to stage a prizewinning performance (ODT, 7 Juy 2022)

Wellington Diocese Assistant Bishop appointed as Suffragan Bishop of Hull, Diocese of York, United Kingdom (Anglican Movement, Wellington, 29 June 2022)

Building Community Around Food in Wellington: The Free Store has been in the news lately. Set up in a converted shipping container outside St Peter’s on Willis, the Free Store redistributes surplus food from cafes and restaurants around Wellington to anyone who wants it. They’ve put together a great video that explains what The Free Store is all about (Anglican Movement, Diocese of Wellington, 29 June 2022)

The Free Store | Building Community Around Food in Wellington Conscious Mind Creative

Art installation to be displayed in cathedralSt Paul’s Cathedral will take on a more celestial atmosphere next month, when a major art installation is transferred from display at Italy’s Venice Biennale to Dunedin (ODT, 27 June 2022)

Leading in Uncertain Times: Bishop Justin (Diocese of Wellington) was filmed in a series of messages from Chrism through to the Wellington Diocese Training Day that speaks about the world we are currently inhabiting and how we can respond. Regardless of where you are currently at, these messages will help us unravel the fabric of our cultural reality. (Anglican Movement, 22 June 2022). Have a look at transcripts of these messages here. 

Commitment ‘a start’ to engaging with Matauranga Maori: Matariki is an opportunity to explore and begin to embrace and live into the values that underpin the celebration, writes Lynne Taylor. (ODT, 17 June 2022).

Snippets shared from Christchurch

News for churches…

  • Be inspired!—local Vicars and Priests-in-Charge really can change the world!
  • Let’s support our church leaders to exercise self-care.
  • Let’s thank our church deacons and recognise their work.

For a giggle…

  • The much-maligned, original-sin, forbidden-fruit, red-delicious apple seeks pardon from the Pope.

Older Snippets (a few weeks since our last newsletter!)

  • From the Jewish Chronicle—apology without action is meaningless
  • Christian singer Chris Rice accused of assault
  • A Deacon for dementia in Wairarapa
  • Worship—in fear and trembling? Or are we too casual? An opinion piece from Greg Morse DesiringGod.org
  • Children engaging with Prayer from 24-7prayer.com—How to Pray
  • “How we do digital ministry” an interview by Bosco Peters and Charlotte Elia of Faith Growth
  • Christchurch City Missioner Corinne Haines spoke about the cost-of-living crisis—at the CCM, demand at the foodbank goes up 30% year on year. The majority of clients work, and many have two incomes, but still can’t make the budget stretch. The interview from breakfast can seen here.

National Anglican News at Taonga 

Pentecostals & Anglicans open dialogue

This week the Anglican Communion met to engage in international ecumenical dialogue with the global Pentecostal World Fellowship for the first time as a joint Commission.

CWS opens East Africa Appeal

Christian World Service has opened an appeal to help people struggling to survive amidst the drought-driven food crisis hitting Africa’s Sahel region and the Horn of Africa.
· Children die from hunger as families flee drought

Speakers critique church on sexual abuse

St John’s Theological College and Trinity Methodist Theological College have begun a three-part series of public seminars that address the causes and consequences of sexual abuse in the church.

Peace campaigner priest gains OBE

Wellington-based veteran peace campaigner, ecumenist and Anglican priest, Rev Dr Paul Oestreicher has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his lifetime of work advocating for peace, human rights and reconciliation (see also the article in Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka)

The Wider World

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