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Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling: 30 September 2021

In Mental Health Awareness week, Bishop Steve reflects on Faith and we remind ourselves of all the resources God gives us. 

Click here for a printable version of this newsletter. If you have any articles for inclusion in the next edition, please forward these to  by 9 am Monday 4 October. We appreciate any news and photos you have to pass on.

Remember that we are at Alert Level 2: We are bringing our face coverings to church, scanning or signing in, while continuing with non-contact forms of worship including communion in one kind only. Many places are now open for worship, check out our website for options. Make sure you follow Government Advice to keep yourselves and others safe. 

Opportunities for daily prayer can be found on our Prayer Resources web page and for Sunday worship here.

Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling: ISSN 2744-6514


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Supporting Mental Health in Our Communities

by Andrew Metcalfe

Rev'd Dr Meg Harvey has contributed an article for "Anglican Life" (Diocese of Christchurch) on the importance of talking about mental health within faith community contexts.

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Video: A question with Bishop Steve 29 September 2021

How is Faith part of creating Positive Mental Health?

by Andrew Metcalfe

Is Faith a part of our mental health? What if we feel we don't have enough faith? We ask Bishop Steve about this during Mental Health Week 2021.

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August Camelia

Supporting Your Mental Health

by Andrew Metcalfe

Are you or someone you know struggling right now? We have more information, suggestions and inspiration that may help...

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The Straight and Narrow Path

Discipleship Pathway

by Brad Wood

Discipleship Pathway is a free, video based, online training resource where some of New Zealand's best church leadership trainers share their skills, stories and tools. Read on for more information.....

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Video: Second Sunday in Advent

Gospel Conversations

by Michael Godfrey

The Latest Gospel Conversations for the Second Sunday in Advent Te Rātapu Tuarua o te Haerenga Mai: Luke 3:1-6

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In The Media

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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Events and Calendar

by Various

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

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Climate Karakia

Karakia for our climate: Vigils for COP26

by Jordan Redding

Karakia For Our Climate is an ecumenical group of young Christians organising nationwide prayer events in support of strong climate action, including an in-person event at Knox Church, Dunedin, on 12 November. We now have some words you can put in your pew sheets.

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Anglican Missions 100 years

Anglican Missions Board

by AMB

Please read on for the most recent update from Michael Hartfield...

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Video: 'Give one. Get one' End of September 2021 Milestone

Get one. Give one. Campaign

by Anglican Missions

The Get one. Give one. Campaign is an opportunity for Anglicans in Aotearoa New Zealand to pay it forward to others as we receive our vaccines for free (and now all over 12 years can book in!). Over $126k has been given so far to the Get One. Give One. campaign ...can you help increase this even more?

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Education for Ministry

by Education for Ministry

Open Invitation to EFM Mentor Training

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Postponed: Boundaries Workshop Series for 2021

by Ven Dr Michael Godfrey

Given the Alert Levels and Delta situation the Workshops scheduled over the next few weeks are being rescheduled. New dates will be advised - watch this space!

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Spring blossom 

REMINDER: Diocesan Ministry School: Saturday 20 November 2021, 10am - 4pm.

by Michael Godfrey and Anne Van Gend


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Unite against COVID-19

Coronavirus Covid-19 Update: Level 2 Alert Information and Links to advice

by Diocesan Office

We moved to Alert Level 2 at 11.59 pm on Tuesday 7 September 2021. This has meant some adjustments for faith communities, with a requirement for contract tracing, up to 100 people only indoors and encouragement to wear face coverings. The Diocesan office is open Monday to Friday 9 to 3 pm, please let us know if you want to visit (03 488 0820) and bring your face covering with you.

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Spiritual Practices

Spiritual Practices: Deepening our relationship with God

by Andrew Metcalfe

The Diocese of Wellington have a great new resource on their website about Spiritual Practices. Growing in spiritual maturity is one of our tasks as Christians seeking to develop in our relationship with God. Whether you are a new Christian or have been one for a while, there is something for you here.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Updated: Frequently Asked Questions - COVID-19 Vaccination and the Christian Response

by Andrew Metcalfe

Not sure where to go for the right information about vaccines? We have the latest update in the following article.

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