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Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling: 7 April 2022

Our pānui celebrates creation and conservation at St Luke's Otatara, along with holy week resources and other news.

Click here for a printable version of this newsletter.

If you have any articles for the next edition (21 April), please forward these to by 9 am Monday 18 April 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). Have a look at options for worship under the Traffic Lights framework. We have information-resources for isolating at home. Opportunities for daily prayer can be found on our Prayer Resources web page.

The Diocesan Office and Resource Centre is open by appointment: 
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.


A monthly children and family’s service used the forest last month for a ‘caring for creation’ theme.  

St Luke’s - the chapel in the bush

by Richard Johnson

In the last year, the bush surrounding the little Anglican church of St Luke has been transformed from a weed infested eye-sore, in a community restoration project.

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Holy Week 2022

Resources and Inspiration for Holy Week 2022

by Andrew Metcalfe

Have a look at resources and information you may enjoy this Holy Week and Easter… especially if you are not able to join gatherings in person. We would also love to receive any photos from your area on your Holy Week activities.

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Children and Families Easter Activity Packs

by Rev. John Graveston

As Easter draws near the Diocese the Diocese has sent out Children and Family Easter activity packs to Ministry Units.

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Chrism Eucharists 2022

by Bishop Steven Benford

A warm invitation to all to join with me at a Chrism Eucharist this Holy Week.

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All Equally Human cover

We are all equally human

by Andrew Metcalfe

Susan Jones is taking orders for her new book, We are all equally human, book two of the coffee shop trilogy.

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Practical help....

Spare furniture looking to rehome?

by St Peter's Parish Caversham

Could it help to furnish the vicarage at St Peter's Caversham?

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Video: Psalm 31 | Bible Society of Ukraine

Fast and Pray for Ukraine

by CWS

CWS invites you to fast and pray for Ukraine and for peace this Friday and every Friday through Lent. You may want to use Psalm 31 in your prayers...

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Helping hands 

Do you have a couple of hours to spare on a Saturday?

by Cathedral

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Thy Kingdom Come 2022

by Thy Kingdom Come

Who is in your prayers right now to be drawn into the love of Christ?

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Monthly On-line Service

by Bishop Steven

Join us and others on Sunday 24 July for our next on-line service.

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Social Justice

A passion for Social Justice?

by Andrew Metcalfe

As annual general meeting season is upon us and faith communities are looking at who can take on particular roles, the Social Justice Committee is keen to connect with more Social Justice representatives.

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Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling

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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St Hilda's Appeal 2022

St Hilda's 125th Anniversary Chapel Appeal

by Andrew Metcalfe

St Hilda's is asking for donors to help make a new spiritual and learning heart of the school a reality.

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Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling

Regular Features

by Andrew Metcalfe

The place to come for our our regular features.....

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