Here are the latest key events coming up in our diocese, as well as other events of interest to the diocesan family. If you need the diocesan calendar with meeting dates, liturgical dates and dates for courses such as Anglican Studies, please click here.
For posters and fliers that contain all the major event dates for 2018, click here.
Sat17Nov201810am - 3pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul
We are looking forward to our inspiring family festival celebration on Saturday the 17th of November, 2018 at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul as we celebrate our Diocesan Thanksgiving, as well as our Ordination service. This day is our opportunity for everyone to come together as diocesan family to celebrate the ordination of those responding to God’s call to be the gatherers of the faith community; and to celebrate how God has been answering our prayers with and through us over the last five years, transforming us and our local communities as we partner with Him. Visit movementonline.org.nz/familycelebration for more.
Sun18Nov20183:30pm - 8:30pmThe Southern Cross Bar, Wellington
The Free Store Fest is an extravaganza of beers, beats and wondrous treats. We have a special brew from Garage Project, a line up of Wellington's great musicians playing throughout the event. We have The Barter Barber, poetry, raffles and an epic pub quiz with sweet prizes! All proceeds go to The Free Store and the awesome mahi they do to redistribute $2.6 million worth of quality surplus food from 70 inner-city eateries to those in need each year. The Free Store is rooted in Blueprint and St Peters on Willis communities, so come and support your Anglican whānau by joining us for the fun this year! You can download this poster (jpg format) with further information.
Tue20Nov20185:45pm - 7:30pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul
Education for Ministry is one of the tools that our movement affirms as a profound way to deepen and resource our discipleship together. Exploring faith matters, learning to think theologically and discovering our Christian vocation is at the heart of EFM.
Come and join us at our information evening and experience a taste of EFM.
When we hear: Go now to love and serve the Lord, and we reply: Amen. We go in the name of Christ, we are committing, as individuals and as communities, to join with Jesus in washing one another’s feet (John 13:4), to minister to one another. What might this look like in our specific contexts, and how are we resourced to do this? How are we called to minister in our daily lives, and in our whanau together? And how do we grow in our awareness of what it means to be partners with Christ in attending to, serving, supporting, and sustaining each other?
The information evening will be held at the Brian Davis Room, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, on Tuesday 20 November at 5.45 – 7.30pm. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.
Wed21Nov20187:30 pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul
Kia ora! You are invited to an epic evening featuring missional leader and communicator, Paul Sparks. If you’re interested in starting a neighbourhood initiative, exploring how you can more deeply connect with your local community or you are well on your way and are keen to connect with a tribe of like-minded people, this evening is for you!
Paul Sparks is a leading voice in the growing ‘parish movement’. He has done tours and training in over 1,000 communities around the world and is basically a walking clear-file of ideas on how followers of Jesus can ‘neighbour well’ in their local contexts. Paul’s mission is to help the local church become a life-giving presence in, with, and for the neighbourhood.
Paul is the co-founding director of the Parish Collective, a network platform that identifies, connects, and resources local parish expressions. He is the co-author of the award-winning book The New Parish: How Neighbourhood Churches Are Transforming Mission, Discipleship, and Community, a lecturer at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and has over 30 years combined experience as an Ordained Pastor and Community Builder. He and his co-conspiring partner Elizabeth Sparks serve in a historic Catholic Worker Community in the hilltop neighbourhood of Tacoma, WA.
We’d love to have you join us for a night of storytelling, discussion and inspiration. Doors open at 7 (there might even be snacks for the early-birds).
Hope to see you there!
This event is for all years 12 and 13 students plus first-year university students who are involved in youth ministry leadership and want to commit to the year-long Stars development programme. For more details contact Luke and Amilie Paynter, the diocesan youth ministry co-ordinators, on email@example.com.
The Wellington City Mission's Street Day Collection is coming up on Friday 7 December, and you can help!
Our City Mission team rely on hundreds of volunteers to help collect across the Wellington region and they'd love to have you as part of the team. All the funds collected on Street Day support the Mission's Christmas Star Appeal.
They can match you up with a time and location that suits you - there are collection sites around Wellington City, Porirua, and the Hutt Valley. There's also the opportunity for businesses, groups or clubs to manage their own collection sites.
Please visit our page on Sign Up to see the different collection sites available and sign up for one that suits you: http://signup.com/go/mSpdLRQ
Alternatively you can contact our Street Day Coordinator Ella directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can't volunteer, then please look out for our collectors on the day for your chance to donate and help people in need this Christmas.
To find out more about our Christmas Star Appeal please head to www.ChristmasStar.co.nz
Sun09Dec20187:00 pmThe Banquet Hall, Parliament, Wellington
Attached in an invitation to Carols in Parliament to be held on Sunday 9 December 2018 at The Banquet Hall, Parliament at 7pm, hosted by Kris Faafoi MP, and organised by the Council of Wellington Churches. The Council asks that people are seated by 6.50pm.
RSVPs are essential by 4 December for security reasons. There are a limited number of spaces.
For enquiries, please email Robyn Radomski, Secretary of the Council, on email@example.com.