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Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling: 3 March 2022

News to keep you inspired and informed... with opportunities for service as well. 

Click here for a printable version of this newsletter.

A reminder of our regular updates: Bishop's Diary; Vacancies; I te Pāpaho - In the Media; Events and Calendar; Gospel ConversationsThese are all also available from our website.

If you have any articles for the next edition (17 March), please forward these to by 9 am Monday 14 March 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). We are wearing our masks to church, using our vaccine passes or attending mixed services, scanning or signing in, and considering options for worship under the Traffic Lights framework. We have information-resources for isolating at home. Make sure you follow Government Advice to keep yourselves and others safe and look at what worship options are available. Opportunities for daily prayer can be found on our Prayer Resources web page.

The Diocesan Office is open to vaccinated people only, 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.


Video: A question with Bishop Steve - Lent 2022

Lent 2022

by Bishop Steve Benford

As the church season changes, we ask Bishop Steve: Wars, Pandemics... what's the value of Lent?

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Anglican Family Care

Can you help Anglican Family Care support isolating whānau?

by Andrew Metcalfe

Anglican Family Care are making up self isolation kits for whānau who have been infected by COVID-19.

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Sunflower, national flower of Ukraine

The Invasion of the Ukraine

by Diocese of Dunedin

A message from the primates of Aotearoa-New Zealand calling for prayer for the developing situation in the Ukraine, and a media release from leaders of four of New Zealand's main Christian denominations.

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Options for Ministry - session led by Anne van Gend

Lay Ministers Training in a Virtual World...

by Andrew Metcalfe

On Saturday 26 February the Diocese of Dunedin Lay Ministers' training was moved on-line, with nearly 60 people participating by Zoom.

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Video: Ordinary 14, July 3 2022. Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Gospel Conversations 2022

by Michael Godfrey

Ordinary 14, July 3. Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

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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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Ven. Dr. Michael Godfrey leads online boundaries

Diocesan Boundaries Training Goes Online

by Rev. John Graveston

On Wednesday the 16th of February the Diocesan Boundaries training was held via Zoom for the first time ever.

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Housing for People

Social Housing Grants - Social Justice Committee

by Social Justice Committee

The Social Justice Committee (SJC) is able to offer some assistance for Parishes/Organisations within the Diocese of Dunedin involved or looking to be involved in Social Housing Initiatives. You can apply for a grant at any time.

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Disability Justice

Extend the benefits of ACC to all disabled New Zealanders

by Kathleen Laing

A petition is circulating to the Houses of Representatives requesting that funding for New Zealanders disabled by congenital conditions or illness be equal to that of funding for all who qualify for the support of ACC.

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World Day of Prayer 2022

by Christian World Service

How are you planning to mark the World Day of Prayer on 4 March 2022?

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Young Adults Mid-winter dinner 2021

Dunedin Anglican Young Adult Group 2022

by Rev. John Graveston

The first gathering of the Dunedin Anglican Young Adult Group is coming up, starting with a Fish and Chip Dinner. If you are a Young Adult or know a Young Adult make sure they come along.

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Operation London Bridge

Operation London Bridge

by Andrew Metcalfe

This is something you may not have heard of, but it's the code name for the protocol in place in the event of the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

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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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Staying Safe at Home

Resources for Isolating and Managing at Home

by Andrew Metcalfe

We are still in Orange with continued cases of COVID-19 in the South. We have some useful resources if you need a test, or to isolate, or have recovered.

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