Update: Boundaries Workshop Series for 2022

Reminder of next workshops - 21 May in Dunedin plus an opportunity for an online workshop.....

The scheduled Boundaries Training Courses are:


Saturday May 21st at 9am - 12pm at St Mark's Green Island

  • Please arrive in plenty of time to begin the session promptly at 9am.
  • Please bring your facemask with you to wear, when you are not having morning tea.
  • Morning tea will be provided.
  • Other best practices for Covid will be in place, eg spaced seating, ventilation, hand sanitiser.
  • The session will finish at 12pm, please make your own arrangements for lunch.

Opportunity for an Online Workshop via Zoom

Recognising that Covid is making it difficult for everyone to be able to attend in person Workshops, there will be a final Boundaries Workshop offered in this series before Pentecost via Zoom. The date is to be confirmed, please register your interest. 

To register for any of these workshops:

Please contact Nicola Wong  bishops.pa@calledsouth.org.nz or 03 488 0826. 


The Diocesan Ministry Educator, Ven Dr Michael Godfrey, and the Diocesan CYF Educator, Rev'd John Graveston are leading a series of Diocesan wide Boundaries Workshops. Attendance at a Boundaries workshop every three years is an essential requirement for those wishing to hold, or holding, a Licence or Permission to Officiate from the Bishop.

Bishop Steve writes:

Lay Ministers:

It is an essential requirement to ensure that you have attended a Boundaries Workshop within the last three years if you wish to be re-licensed or are being Licensed for the first time with a Lay Licence. Current Lay Minister Licences expire this Pentecost and attendance at one of the sessions before Pentecost is necessary if you wish to be licensed. 


Until now, it has only been a requirement for Clergy holding a Licence (not a PTO) to complete Boundaries Training every three years. In view of the increased responsibilities being undertaken by those with a PTO, I have come to realise that this does not meet current best practice. As Clergy undertaking ministry, whether full time, part time, or on occasion, we have an obligation to protect all who we minister to and amongst.

And so, from the beginning of 2022, it is a requirement that all Clergy with a PTO or Licence attend a Boundaries Workshop every three years, as a minimum. If you haven’t attended a course in the last three years, you will need to ensure you attend one of these sessions so that your Licence or PTO is able to remain current or be renewed.

If you are not sure  when you last attended a Boundaries workshop, please contact Nicola Wong, EA to Bishop Steven, for information  bishops.pa@calledsouth.org.nz or 03 488 0826