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Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling: 4 February 2021

A challenge to create your own mihi this Waitangi Day, plus more on our farewell to St Michael and All Angels in Clyde. We also share the latest notes from Diocesan Council and Trusts Board plus a whole range of opportunities as the year really gets going...

Remember that we are still at Alert Level 1: Keep scanning COVID-19 tracer apps, stay at home (and get tested) if you feel unwell, be safe at church - no intincting (dipping) bread into wine and use the sanitiser provided.

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 Tuesday 9 February. We appreciate any news and photos you have to pass on.

Remember that opportunities for daily prayer can be found on our Prayer Resources web page.

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Te Reo

Make and Learn your own Mihi for Waitangi Day

by Andrew Metcalfe

Last September during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Māori Language week, we were encouraged to join in a Māori Language Moment. This weekend, why not go a little further?

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Rev’d Penny Sinnamon and Bishop Steve Benford

Sadness and Gratitude at Secularisation

by Andrew Metcalfe

On Friday 29 January the St Michaels and All Angels' Church was farewelled at Clyde, after 157 years of a visible Anglican building presence.

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Church with a clear view...

Diocesan Council and Trusts Board Meeting 9 March 2021

by Andrew Metcalfe

The Diocesan Council and Trusts Board meet monthly as the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Dunedin.

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Children and Youth Training Opportunities

by John Graveston

There are several training opportunities coming up - read on for more information.

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Anglican Missions 2021 Lenten Appeal

by Anglican Missions

Please prayerfully consider Anglican Missions 2021 Lenten Appeal.

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Ageing and embracing faith

The Selwyn Foundation invites you to join their second Ageing and Spirituality Webinar

by Andrew Metcalfe

The Selwyn Foundation invites you to join them on Wednesday 10 February 2021 from 7pm – 9pm for an interactive webinar where Selwyn Foundation Spiritual Director Reverend Caroline Leys and Hospice NZ Clinical Advisor Professor Rod MacLeod will discuss the topic ‘Spiritual strength: does it matter?'

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Social Justice

Last Chance for Social Service and Disadvantaged Youth Funds Grants

by Social Justice Committee

The Social Justice Committee (SJC) has opportunities from time to time for parishes and other Diocesan organisations to apply for grants. A further funding round is taking place with the closing date of midday Friday 12 Feb 2021.

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Relationships and Conflict Training Day

by Anne Gover

You are invited to participate in the ‘Relationships and Conflict’ Training Day to be held on Saturday 13 February 2021 at St Mark’s, Balclutha.

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House and Garden Tour

House and Garden Fundraiser for Anglican Family Care

by Anglican Family Care

Last chance to purchase tickets for the House and Garden Fund Raiser this Sunday afternoon... or volunteer to help

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BiBle Society 175 Years

Bible Society Celebrates 175 Years

by Andrew Metcalfe

Founded in 1846, just six years after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the New Zealand Bible Society is celebrating 175 years (known as a dodransbicentennial!) this year. Festivities will take the form of a four-month long road trip to visit 17 towns and cities around the country, starting in April.

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From the Diocesan Ministry Educators Desk: Lent 2021

by Michael Godfrey

Lent is fast approaching, we have updated this article with some resources we are aware of.

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The compass of Governance

Dunedin Diocesan Trust Board (DDTB) Trustee Vacancies

by Andrew Metcalfe

Could you contribute to the Diocese of Dunedin by being a Trustee of the Dunedin Diocesan Trust Board?

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St John's Theological College FlexiLearn

by Rev'd Richard Johnson


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Connecting with the latest news

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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Vacancies: 7 April 2021

by Various

A regular update of Diocesan vacancies and those further afield.

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Annual Statistics

Parish, Local Church and Diocesan Organisations Returns 2021

by Andrew Metcalfe

Information about annual returns were posted to Parish and Local Church administrators in January and have started coming in after annual general meetings. For electronic versions of this information, please read on...

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Anglican Aotearoa

REMINDER: Anglican Clerical Directory 2021-2022

by Nicola Wong

Notice to all Clergy - Due 28 February 2021. The General Synod Office will be producing the next edition of the Clerical Directory early this year. Please read on for what you need to do.

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Church Property

Diocesan Property Consultation 2020-21

by Andrew Metcalfe

This week is the last opportunity to take part in our property consultation electronic survey. Everyone is welcome to take this survey.

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Secret Revealed for Successful Charities

by Andrew Metcalfe

The Diocese of Dunedin has a huge variety of organisations, all wanting to thrive. What is one secret of success that we can learn from?

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Protect yourself and others from COVID-19

Coronavirus Covid-19 Level 1 Update

by Diocesan Office

At Level 1 we need to continue to take care of each other and ourselves. We have updated our Level 1 information to remind each other what we need to do....

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