This page exists to promote upcoming events inside the diocese, as well as other events which may be of interest. For the authoritative source of diocesan events and dates, please visit the diocesan calendar on our website.
Sat30Sep20179:00am - 4:00pmSt Paul's Church, Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu
Priests officiating marriages of couples in the Anglican Church are required, in the Marriage Canon, to ensure the couple has undergone marriage preparation. The Diocese is pleased to offer two opportunities for Facilitator training in the Prepare-Enrich marriage preparation and enrichment programme with Max Palmer. There are now two versions of the programme and we are offering training in each.
- Saturday 30 September at St Paul’s Church, Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu from 9.00am to 4.00pm – full version
- Saturday 14 October at the Diocesan Team Training Day, Palmerston North for four hours – short version
Training is open to lay people (check with your parish priest) and clergy (and their spouses). In both cases it is preferable for those doing the facilitator training (where they are couples) to do the Prepare Enrich Questionnaire themselves, so a speedy response with your email address, will ensure this.
The cost is subsidised and is just $50.00 per person. This includes all materials you will need on a flash drive, and a free first assessment. Parishes may help with payment from their training budgets.
All enquiries to Archdeacon Julie Rokotakala on email@example.com or 021 118 3657.
Sun01Oct20177:00 pmSt Mary Magdalene Church, 67 Cambridge Ave, Ashhurst
Our very own Paul Carey and his songwriting collaborator have spent nearly two years working on an album based on the Lord's Prayer, and now it's time to present their work. Each piece is a song based on one phrase of the Lord's Prayer, and the whole album is performed in the form of a Prayer Song Evening event – come and listen, pray, or even sing along.
Sun01Oct20173:00 pmSt Peter's on Willis, 211 Willis Street, Wellington
All are warmly invited to the installation of the new Co-Vicars of St Peter's on Willis Street: Ven Stephen King, Rev Jean Malcolm, and Rev Charles Waldegrave. The service will be held at 3pm on the 1st of October. Click here to view the invitation.
Sat07Oct201712:00pm - 8:45pmSt John's Centre, 129 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington
A Rocha Aotearoa, an offshoot of the international Christian environmental conservation organisation, will host their annual hui and 10th birthday celebration 6-8 October in Wellington.
As part of this, on Saturday 7 October, A Rocha Aotearoa invites you to join them for a one-day conference at St. John’s Centre. This gathering “Beyond Blame: Christianity and the Future of Creation,” focuses on “the role of Christian faith today in inspiring and shaping ecological action.” Registration $25 for waged and $10 for unwaged. Afternoon tea included and for those who pre-register a light lunch will be provided. Please read through the website to find a full programme. Register online or at the door.
Thu12Oct2017Fri13Oct2017Parishes of Ruapehu, Taihape, Rangitikei and Oroua
Archdeacon Wendy Scott is organising an exploratory and celebratory trip for those wishing to hear the stories of small parishes seeking to make a difference in their communities.
The journey will begin in Raetihi on Thursday the 12th of October, looking at inter-generational worship in small spaces, and attendees will then take in various events by travelling through the central North Island before arriving in Palmerston North for Team Training Day on Saturday, the 14th of October.
For full information, view the event poster here.
Fri13Oct2017Sat14Oct2017Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Lower Hutt and Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral, Wellington
David Haas, composer of contemporary liturgical music, will present three workshops in greater Wellington on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October. Details of the workshops and venues are below. Registrations please by 11 October to Ann Williams at the Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington on firstname.lastname@example.org, advising which workshop(s) you are registering for. Entry by koha.
Friday 13th October
Venue: 7.00-9.00pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral, Hill Street, Wellington (hot drink available from 6.30pm)
Workshop 1 - “When we are weak, we are strong: Praying and Singing the Mystery of Suffering”
At the heart of our song, is the mystery of suffering and brokenness – this is what we call “the paschal mystery”. During this session we will sing, pray and explore repertoire that digs deep into this mystery of being human, and how throughout the liturgical year and in celebrating the sacraments, we sing “Christ crucified”, and “Christ risen” in the music that we choose and lead in worship.
Saturday 14th October
Venue: Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Knights Road, Lower Hutt (there will be a break for a hot drink between sessions)
Workshop 2 (9.30-10.50am) -“How Different Are We: The Blessed Unity of Sung Prayer”
More and more, we are trying to grapple with the many different tastes that people hold when it comes to music and liturgy; the rising cultural and musical diversity that makes up both the beauty and the challenge of our global Church. How are we, “one in Christ?” When there is so much diversity and so many different spiritualities in our music, our worship, and in what we believe? How does liturgical music help to bring us together, so that we can truly, “put on Christ” and be that light to the world?
Workshop 3 (11.10am-12.30pm) – “Music and the Mass: Step by Step”
This workshop is designed to be a step-by-step, “walk through” of the Eucharistic Liturgy. We will examine the four major ritual units (Gathering, Word, Table and Mission), and do an inventory of what the ritual moments call for in terms of music, and ultimately, their deeper and more prayerful purpose.
More information to come...
Mon16Oct201711:00am - 2:00pmSt Andrew's, 11 Steyne Avenue, Plimmerton
An invitation for those who care for a loved one, to spend a few hours creatively exploring with God, what scripture says about their role as carer. The view is through a Christian lens but the material would suit any seeker of God
Led by Gill Schaap and Veronica Parton. Hot drinks provided, please bring you own lunch.
For more details and to register contact Veronica Parton on email@example.com or 021 238 6675.
Wed18Oct20179:30am - 3:00pmOtari-Wilton's Bush, Wilton, Wellington
Refresh your soul in the beautiful surroundings of Otari-Wilton's Bush.
A team of experienced retreat leaders - Jane Wilkinson, Andrew Pritchard, and Graham Millar - will lead a quietish day for reflection and inspiration. Come to Otari-Wilton's Bush Bowling Club Rooms at 122 Wilton Road on Wednesday the 18th of October from 9:30am to 3pm. Parking, lunch and leadership is provided for a donation of $20.
This day is offered by the Wallis Trust.
Please register with Graham Millar on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 04 479 7131.
Fri20Oct2017Sat21Oct2017St John's College, Auckland
The Manakura (Principal) of St John’s College invites you to attend a conference for theological reflection on the Three Tikanga Church to be held at St John’s from 20-21 October 2017.
Keynote speaker: Dr Cathy Ross
Cathy is Tutor in Contextual Theology at Ripon College Cuddesdon and Lecturer in Mission at Regent’s Park College, Oxford.
The conference recognises the 25 years of Te Pouhere (the Anglican Church Constitution). Its focus is what is happening bi-culturally and what is needed. The conference begins at 2:00pm on Friday 20th of October and concludes with a thanksgiving service on Saturday afternoon.
The conference will be preceded by an academic colloquium discussing papers reflecting theologically on the Three Tikanga Church structure.
To register contact: Helen Edwards, email@example.com
Tue24Oct2017Wed25Oct20179:00am - 4:00pmWellington (24th), followed by Palmerston North (25th)
Are you looking for new ideas, plans and actions for how your church can practically live out its faith? Do you worry about building a church that is engaged with its community and will remain engaged into the future? Do you wonder how your church can help build the kingdom of God in Aotearoa, New Zealand?
If so, you are invited to join with other church leaders, pastors, volunteers and involved lay people for a one-day conference. Come and be inspired, informed, and equipped to lead your church into effective stewardship, a refocus on God’s mission in your community and hope for the future.
Christian Savings, in partnership with Carey Centre for Lifelong Learning and Laidlaw College, is bringing together a range of experts from different church backgrounds to address some of the difficult questions of mission and ministry in the twenty-first century. What is the place of the church in a changing culture? How do we best manage our finances? What does strategic planning look like for a church? If we can’t do everything, what should we focus on? The day will start with some theory: church, society and culture. We’ll then move into practice: faith in action, money (investment and stewardship), and where to find help. The day will end with inspiration: real life case studies of churches doing well.
As Desmond Tutu says in his recent book, The Book of Joy, God has hard-wired us as human beings to be at our best, our happiest, when we are helping and caring for others. This conference has at its heart the mission of God, and what that looks like when our churches express it well in their communities.
Christian Savings is pleased to offer subsidised ticket prices of $30 per person, because we believe every church in New Zealand can benefit from asking these questions and receiving expert guidance on how to answer them for their communities.
Download the conference flier, including speaker profiles, here.