For a printable poster of all the key diocesan events in 2019, please click here. If you need the full and authoritative diocesan calendar, including liturgical dates and dates for courses such as Cursillo and Anglican Studies, please click here.
The dictionary tells us that “minister” means to attend to, serve, support, sustain. How are we called to minister in our daily lives, and in our whanau together? 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?
EfM (Education for Ministry – Exploring Faith Matters) is one of the tools that our diocese affirms as a profound way to deepen and resource our discipleship together. Exploring faith matters, learning to think theologically, discovering what God is calling us to be and do, day by day, and doing this together, is at the heart of EFM.
By building a community of honesty and trust where we can examine our own beliefs and practices, and their relationship to culture and the tradition of our Christian faith, EFM helps us to shape our ministry and effectiveness in journeying alongside the last, the lost and the least, engaging with the context in which we live with integrity, creativity and generosity.
We have a number of EfM groups operating around the Diocese and could have more if we had enough Mentors willing to facilitate.
There will be three mentor trainings in the Diocese this year. The first is in Wellington on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 January.
For more information about EFM, check out movementonline.org.nz/efm.
Sun27Jan20193:00 pmSt Augustine's Church, 12 Britannia Street, Petone
The St Augustine’s Petone family is excited about the appointment of Reverend Jethro Day as their new Vicar.
Speaking on behalf of St Augustine’s, Vicar’s Warden Roger Chandler said, “we are overjoyed to have the Day family come and join us. We see this as another chapter of blessing in our church’s journey. And we are very grateful for the Godly leadership we have experienced with Archdeacon John Wilson, and we wish him every blessing in his upcoming retirement.”
Jethro, Jess and their two young boys have been part of the St Thomas’s community in Newtown for the last few years. The Days will move to the Vicarage in Petone on 11 January 2019, and Jethro’s role commences mid January.
The Anglican Centre will be closed all day on the 5th of February 2019 for staff training. It will reopen after Waitangi Day on the 7th of February.
Wed06Feb201911am - 1pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul
Join us for the official launch of Better World 2019 Gap Year.
Come hear the vision, celebrate with us, and send out the participants as they embark on a 10 month adventure across 3 countries digging into issues of Social Justice, Global Mission and the Gospel.
Sat09Feb201910am to 2:30pmIona Centre, St Aidan's Church, 87 Miramar Avenue, Miramar, Wellington
A seminar for those visiting aged relatives or making parish visits to the elderly in rest homes or private homes is to be held in February 2019. The seminar is about "Spirituality for the Aged" and features Dr Raymond Pelly as a speaker, talking about "wellbeing and the well of being." Pam Hill, an experienced chaplain in BUPA retirement homes in Rotorua, will speak about her approach to discovering the ways in which the elderly find their way to God, and how this might be useful to attendees.
To register interest and for further information please contact Caroline Williams Telephone: 388 5329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed20Feb20197:00 pmEpiphany Church, 54 High Street, Kuripuni, Masterton
Join with the parish whānau in the Parish of the Epiphany as they celebrate the installation of their new co-vicars, Rev Hennie and Rev Sarah Nothnagel.
Read more about their appointment here.
Sat02Mar201910:30am - 4pmFoxton Golf Club, SH1, Foxton
The Annual Bishop’s Golf Day, playing for the Danny Te Hiko Memorial Cup, will be held on Saturday 2 March 2019 at the Foxton Golf Club, 111 State Highway 1, Foxton. Players will gather at 10.30am for an 11.00am tee off. The cost for the day is $20.00 per player.
It will be a multi-prize event with prizes such as ‘closest to the hole’ on a chosen hole, and ‘longest drive’ on another fairway, etc.
The day will also be a Dio Day Out with non-golfers encouraged come to spend time in Foxton Beach, and the outlet shops and coffee at Otaki, before joining the golfers at 3.30pm for the prizegiving party at the Foxton Golf Club.
All those interested in joining Bishop Justin for an eventful day or wanting more information, please email Rebecca on email@example.com with their contact details before Thursday 21 February 2019.
The first golf day was organised by Archdeacon Danny Te Hiko, before he died suddenly that year on Christmas Day after a short illness. He was a previous Archdeacon for Mission, Vicar of Churton Park and Vicar of Pauatahanui.
For intermediate and high school age: an afternoon of fun and competition between parishes.
Fri15Mar2019Sun17Mar2019Ngatiawa River Monastery, 82 Terrace Road, Reikorangi Valley, Waikanae
This year's festival runs over three days from the 15th to the 17th of March with the theme of Imago Dei: Honouring the image of God in our neighbours. We will explore what that looks like in our local contexts, and on the global scale, with a particular look at the global refugee crisis.
Read more at www.passionfest.co.nz
Gatherings for all of us in three locations throughout the diocese, for all to reaffirm our baptism vows, and for clergy to reaffirm their ordination vows. Each service is held in a different location to allow as many people in our movement to attend. At these services, the bishops bless the Chrism oil that is used for anointing throughout the coming year.
Thu18Apr2019Mon22Apr2019Manfeild Park, Feilding
Every Easter, Manfield Park turns up the volume when youth from across the lower North Island move in for five days. Easter Camp is buzzing with crazy activities, hang outs with mates, mean music and top speakers – it’s about building community and connecting with God.
Visit www.ec.org.nz for full details or talk to your youth leader.
Sat11May20199:30am - 4pmSamuel Marsden Collegiate, Marsden Avenue, Karori, Wellington
This event is for all teams and their leaders – including Vestry members, wardens, children’s ministry volunteers, youth workers, those who serve the cups of tea, clergy, those in lay ministry… if you are part of a team that serves in your church, you’re invited to Team Training Day – there’s something here for you!
Go to movementonline.org.nz/teamtrainingday for all the details.
Thu16May2019Fri17May20199:30am - 3:30pmAll Saints on The Square, Palmerston North
Rev Nigel Dixon, Vicar of All Saints Palmerston North, writes:
Last year our staff attended a conference in Australia which we found invaluable. It was an intensive on becoming a church planting movement based on some of the lessons from Timothy Keller's journey in New York. Two of the leaders in Keller's international network are coming. Andrew Katay is an Australian Anglican minister, we thoroughly enjoyed his input, and Guna Raman who leads the Asia network.
This would really be useful for priests or vestry members.
The conference occurs on the 16th and 17th of May 2019, from 9:30am - 3:30pm each day. Registration is open from 9am.
The cost is:
- $90.00 Early bird
- $110.00 (after 30 April 2019)
To book, contact the All Saints office on 06 358 2203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The remarkable success of the churches in New York has been a phenomenon. A key influence has been the leadership and approach of Timothy Keller. This conference will explore his approach to doing church in the city, for the sake of a city. Andrew Katay and Gunna Ramen head City to City Networks that are part of Timothy Keller’s global networks. It will be a great experience learning from two gifted practitioners.
For intermediate age: 24 hours of crazy - need we say more?!
We join with Christians around the globe for ten days of prayer.
For high school age: going deeper in your faith.
For Synod representatives, with Wardens and Vestry members welcome. The meetings are held in each archdeaconry, with half the diocese meeting today, and the other half meeting next Saturday the 17th. Details to come.
For Synod representatives, with Wardens and Vestry members welcome. The meetings are held in each archdeaconry, with half the meetings occurring on the 10th of August, and the other half occurring on this date. Details to come.
Sat24Aug2019Sun25Aug2019El Rancho, Waikanae
A national youth leaders’ training event.
Sat21Sep2019Sun22Sep2019Parish of Ruapehu
Our Synod representatives and active clergy gather in Ohakune.
Thu10Oct2019Sat12Oct2019El Rancho, Waikanae
Joining with CMS for our annual camp for ministry leaders and their families.
Sat23Nov201910am - 3pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul
Our annual family celebration for everyone.