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.

Key events:

For posters and fliers that contain all the major event dates for 2018, click here.

  • Sat
    11
    Aug
    2018
    Hataitai, Naenae, Masterton

    The second round of pre-Synod meetings occur this Saturday, the 11th of August.  Visit movementonline.org.nz/synod2018 for full time and place details for these meetings, as well as information that is required for the meetings.

  • Sat
    11
    Aug
    2018
    2 - 3:30pmEmmaus Centre, St Christopher's Anglican Church, Tawa

    For people involved in pastoral ministry.
    Presenter: Jane Wilkinson, Spiritual Director
    Content will include:
    * Our stance as a listener
    * Attending
    * Minimal encouragers
    * Open ended questions
    * Summarising
    * Seizing opportunities to talk about spiritual matters
    This is a free event – bring your whole team
    Bookings are necessary: hayley.balmer@xtra.co.nz

  • Sun
    12
    Aug
    2018

    Our diocese partners with the Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington to support the New Zealand Red Cross in their work to settle former refugee families into new homes in the Wellington region.

    Teams of people from throughout the diocese gather household items or fundraise to set up homes for former refugee families, and during the intake week, the items are gathered at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, sorted into household lots and checked, before more teams collect the items and take them to the families' new homes to set up, all ready for the families to arrive on the Friday of each intake week.

    For more information about this work and how you can help, visit movementonline.org.nz/refugee.

  • Sun
    12
    Aug
    2018
    4:00 pmSt John's Church, 16 Camden Street, Feilding

    The new Dean of Wellington, Very Rev David Rowe, will be preaching at St John's Feilding at Choral Evensong on Sunday the 12th of August.  As a way to welcome him to the diocese, the Archcddeacon of Manawatū, Rev Wendy Scott has invited all Anglicans from the north of the diocese (and anywhere else for that matter!) to join her and David for drinks and nibbles prior to the service on Sunday.

    The service will begin at 5pm, and attendees are welcome for drinks and nibbles to meet David from 4pm.

  • Fri
    17
    Aug
    2018
    7-9pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Morph, the Cathedral’s innovative theology event based on the TED talk format, is returning for a second year. Themed “A Sent People,” this year’s event features theologians from across New Zealand and around the world. The event is designed to strengthen the church through theological reflection, and increase our faithfulness.

    At the event, theologians have 15 minutes each to take to the stage and deliver a short, sharp message on their chosen topic – and this year’s speakers won’t disappoint. Confirmed so far are Benjamin Corey (United States), Di Rayson (Australia), Mark Harris (Auckland), Courtney Menary (Ngatiawa River Monastery) and Geoff Troughton (Wellington).

    The event is on the 17th of August at 7pm, is free, and full details are on the Cathedral website - www.wellingtoncathedral.org.nz/morph.

  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018
    10am-3pmSt Francis Xavier School Hall, 69 Main Road, Tawa, Wellington

    Caritas have invited Anglicans to attend their Social Justice Week workshops on disability and participation.  For more information, click here.  Registrations are required - click here.

  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018
    7:00 pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Kia ora! It’s great that you’re keen to take part in this year’s Kids’ Sustainable Wearable Arts Show. This is the third year we have run our show and we are looking forward to some exciting new ways for you to participate this year.

    What: Wearable Arts Catwalk Show

    When: Saturday 18 August 2018
    5pm rehearsal and BBQ dinner for entrants and families
    7pm catwalk show

    Where: Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
    cnr Hill and Molesworth Streets, Thorndon

    How much: It’s free to enter your costume. We will ask for a koha from the audience which will go towards Sustainable Coastlines

    Who: Years 0-8 - we are inviting individuals, church children’s groups, schools and beyond. Please spread the word. You can work as individuals or teams - it’s up to you!

    Why: To raise our voices for climate care as kaitiaki / guardians of God’s earth!

    We have put a lot of information on the cathedral website (https://wellingtoncathedral.org.nz/fashion/) which includes details about how to register, some tips about creating your costume and what will happen on the day.

  • Fri
    24
    Aug
    2018
    Sun
    26
    Aug
    2018
    El Rancho Christian Camp, Waikanae

    The Abbey is a national event for Anglican youth ministry leaders.  For full information and registration details, visit anglicanyouth.org.nz/theabbey.

  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018
    10am-3pmCatholic Diocesan Centre, 33 Amesbury Street, Palmerston North

    Caritas have invited Anglicans to attend their Social Justice Week workshops on disability and participation.  For more information, click here.  Registrations are required - click here.

  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018
    9:00am - 3:00pmWesley Broadway Church, 264 Broadway, Palmerston North

    The Methodist Church of the Lower North Island presents a workshop presentation by Dr Emily Colgan, from Trinity Methodist Theological College.  The cost is $10 per person and details are available on this event graphic.

  • Sun
    26
    Aug
    2018
    7:00 pmAll Saints' Church, 47 Te Rauparaha Street, Ōtaki

    Our very own Paul Carey and his songwriting collaborator spent nearly two years working on an album based on the Lord's Prayer.  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.

    For more information you can check out their Facebook page, or check out this event graphic.

  • Tue
    28
    Aug
    2018
    7-9pmARISE Centre, 3 Pito-One Road, Petone, Lower Hutt

    We're bringing the persecuted church to life.
    You're invited to a night of faith building stories, worship and prayer with our special guest from India.

    Hear how God is growing His church in the midst of persecution.

    FREE entry. Register online now, seats are limited!
    Doors open 6:30pm | Start 7pm

    Sandeep Kumar | India
    With a decade of experience in the ministry, Sandeep will share how Christians are struggling under persecution in a nation where Hindu extremists have vowed to end Christianity.

    Mike Gore | Open Doors CEO
    With almost 10 years experience and having met persecuted believers from Iraq to India, Tajikistan to China, Mike has learnt many different lessons from the persecuted church.

  • Fri
    31
    Aug
    2018
    Sun
    02
    Sep
    2018
    Hiruhārama/Jerusalem, Whanganui

    Read more here about the Anglican Studies taster weekend.

  • Sat
    08
    Sep
    2018
    9:30am - 4:00pmSamuel Marsden Collegiate School, 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!

    We hold two training days every year, one in the north of the diocese and one in the south - but each one is different.  The day is full of useful workshops across a spectrum of topics, from governance and leadership to prayer, ministry and social justice topics.

    Check out the Team Training Day website for full details.

  • Fri
    14
    Sep
    2018
    Sat
    15
    Sep
    2018
    Ramsey House Anglican Chaplaincy, Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Parade, Wellington

    Join our conversation as we explore how Christian faith is embodied in life, culture and nature.  The symposium is co-hosted by Ramsey House and the Wellington Theological Consortium, and runs on the evening of Friday the 14th of September and the morning of Saturday the 15th of September, including lunch.

    For more information, email Rev Dr Joe McGarry on joe@wellingtoncathedral.org.nz or visit www.wellingtontheology.org.nz.  Here's the "save the date" flier.

  • Sun
    16
    Sep
    2018
    7:00 pmSt John’s Church, 49 Fox Street, Featherston

    Our very own Paul Carey and his songwriting collaborator spent nearly two years working on an album based on the Lord's Prayer.  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.

    For more information you can check out their Facebook page, or check out this event graphic.

  • Sun
    16
    Sep
    2018
    5pm - 6:15pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul

    For more details, visit the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul website.

  • Thu
    20
    Sep
    2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pmLoaves and Fishes, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

    The Joshua Catholic Men's Fellowship will hold their next meeting at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul and invite Anglican men to join them.  Their guest speaker will be the Catholic Archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew.

    To read more about the event, click here.

  • Fri
    21
    Sep
    2018
    7:30pm - 9:30pmSt Paul's Church, 1 Langdale Avenue, Paraparaumu

    For those who have attended a Cursillo before, or for those who are interested in knowing more, come join in for an evening of worship and fellowship at this Ultreya (Spanish for "onward") event.  To find out more about Cursillo or Ultreya events, read here.

    For further details, contact Christine Vaughan-Dawkes on (04) 905 4261 or cvaughandawkes@gmail.com.

  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018
    Sun
    23
    Sep
    2018
    Chilton St James School, Lower Hutt

    Our diocesan Synod will be occurring on the 22nd and 23rd of September in Lower Hutt.  This event is for all Synod representatives and active clergy, as well as other appointed representation.  For full information, visit movementonline.org.nz/synod2018.

  • Sun
    30
    Sep
    2018
    2pm - 4:30pm109 Hill Street, Thorndon, Wellington

    AYM HOUSES - how intentional community is shaping, transforming and challenging our young leaders to live the best life that God has for them.

    FACT: COMMUNITY CHALLENGES YOU TO BE MORE LIKE JESUS. HEB 10:24-25
    Nothing makes you more like Jesus than the daily grind of interactions with others. God also gives us church/community as a way to become more like Him.
    God’s Word reminds us that we are put in relationships in order to encourage one another in our pursuit of God and His Kingdom. It’s within the context of church/community that we are given the opportunity to be refined as followers of Christ.

    If you feel like you might want to jump on board the AYM Houses waka for one heck of an adventure, then join us for a fancy afternoon tea and an honest Q+A of what it could look like for you in 2019. Bring your mates if they are curious too!

  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018
    Sun
    07
    Oct
    2018

    A bus trip for junior youth that makes pitstops at key mission sites throughout our diocese, ending with a "camp" inside the Cathedral.  For more information, contact Chris Casey, the diocesan intermediate ministry co-ordinator, on chris@wn.ang.org.nz.

  • Tue
    16
    Oct
    2018
    6:30 pmOnslow Anglican Church Hall, 35 Box Hill, Khandallah, Wellington

    This training is for anyone involved in children or family ministry – particularly key leaders from each parish.  Facilitated by Diana Langdon, the National Strandz Enabler, it will focus on how to keep children, their families and ourselves safe. We will look at our roles and responsibilities as leaders, creating a culture of safe practice, discuss possible scenarios, and how to manage incidents when they occur.

    Please click to register here.  The cost is $40 per parish.

    This is the first specific C&F safety training offered in the diocese in the last two years, so even if you have done some training in safe practice in the past, this will be a great refresher which includes the most recent information.We want to encourage you to bring your whole team - so we are putting on dinner and time to network with each other.  Please contact Colette if you have any questions: colette@wn.ang.org.nz.

  • Thu
    01
    Nov
    2018
    7:30pm - 9pmSt Michael's Church, Kelburn, Wellington
  • Fri
    02
    Nov
    2018
    Sun
    04
    Nov
    2018
    Our Lady's Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington

    Raymond Pelly is an Anglican priest with long experience in spiritual direction.  In silence and through music, art and story, Raymond will invite us to explore our responses to God in the realities of life.

    Click here for the event flier.

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018
    11am - 2pmHome of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington

    We offer this breathing space for all who care for a loved one, a chance to gently explore, together with God, the way this role is changing your life, hopes, dreams...and your relationships with the one you care for and others.  Led by Gill Schaap and Veronica Parton at the Home of Compassion, Island Bay, on Saturday 3rd November; 11am – 2pm.  Cost $10. Hot drinks provided, bring your own lunch.  Any enquires and to register contact Veronica Parton 021 238 6675 or email vjpdap@gmail.com

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018
    6:30 pmWellington Central Baptist Church, 44 Boulcott Street, Wellington

    Click here for full information.

  • Tue
    06
    Nov
    2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pmSt Stephen's Church Hall, Marton
  • Sun
    11
    Nov
    2018
    11:00 am

    Aotearoa New Zealand is soon to experience the Centenary of the Armistice, which ended the First World War, on Sunday 11 November 2018. The Ministry of Culture and Heritage are charged with staging official events for this unique and important occasion, and are inviting our churches to take part. Find out how your church can be involved here.

    The Anglican Pacifist Fellowship has released a set of resources for commemorating Armistice Day, which are available here.

  • Sat
    17
    Nov
    2018
    10am - 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.

  • Sun
    18
    Nov
    2018
    3:30pm - 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.

  • Tue
    20
    Nov
    2018
    5:45pm - 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.

    Further information is available from Raewyn Berkahn (email: rpberkahn@xtra.co.nz or phone (021) 245 2677) or Rev. Jean Malcolm (email: jean@stpetersonwillis.org.nz)

  • Wed
    21
    Nov
    2018
    7:30 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!

  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2018
    Fri
    07
    Dec
    2018

    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 luke@wn.ang.org.nz.

  • Fri
    07
    Dec
    2018
    Wellington

    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 ella@wgtncitymission.org.nz.

    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

  • Sun
    09
    Dec
    2018
    7:00 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 cwc1449@gmail.com.