Key events:

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.

  • 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
    29
    Nov
    2018
    7:30 pmSt James Church, 71 Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

    How should we name God in public worship?  Can we be sensitive to contemporary issues of inclusive language while also valuing the Church’s rich liturgical and theological traditions?  This seminar will be led by Bishop Eleanor Sanderson, Rev Julie Rokotakala and Rev Jenny Dawson.  It will explore some relevant biblical background, address some history of our use of God-language, and address practical issues relating to the  naming of God in public worship.  Time will also be allowed for small group discussions.  All are welcome.

  • Sun
    02
    Dec
    2018
    3:30pm - 6pmSt James Church, 71 Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

    As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of women’s ordination to the priesthood in Aotearoa, we invite you to gather at St James Church in Lower Hutt - where the first women were ordained as priests in our diocese in 1978.  The service will be on Sunday the 2nd of December, and will consist of an afternoon tea and sharing of stories at 3.30pm, followed by a celebration Eucharist at 5pm.

    All are welcome, women and men, young and old. Please bring stories to share at the afternoon tea, and for the Offertory at the service: a) Sanitary products to be donated to the city mission; b) a button for every significant woman leader you want to celebrate (if you forget, there will be buttons available on the day) and c) written stories to be gathered for a collection of our ongoing story.

  • 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.

  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2018
    5:30pm - 7:15pmSt Peter's on Willis, Willis Street, Te Aro Wellington (and livestreamed on Facebook)

    This year's final Ngā Kōrero event, hosted by St Peter's on Willis, will be on the topical subject of prison reform.

    Our guest speakers will be:

    • Hon Andrew Little, Minister of Justice
    • Tracey McIntosh, Professor in Indigenous Studies Auckland University
    • Dr Kim Workman, Rethinking Crime and Punishment
    • Tania Mead, Director of Just Speak

    Mince pies and gingerbread from 5:30pm.

    Email your questions to ngakorero@stpetersonwillis.org.nz

    Click here to get your free ticket to the event via Eventbrite or watch it live on the St Peter's on Willis Facebook page.

    For more information, contact Rev Charles Waldegrave on 021 671 673 or email waldegrave.c@fc.org.nz, or check out the event page on Facebook.

  • 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.

  • Wed
    12
    Dec
    2018
    6:30 pmWhanganui Hospital

    The Whanganui Hospital Chaplains invite you to join them in singing Christmas carols around the wards of Whanganui Hospital this December the 12th.  This is a wonderful gift to patients.

    No RSVP is needed, just gather in the hospital at 6:30pm.

    If you would like to advertise this in your parish, feel free to use the poster attached and share this Facebook event.

    Questions can be directed to Rev Amail Habib on 06 348 3318 or amil.habib@wdhb.org.nz.

  • Mon
    24
    Dec
    2018
    6:45pm - 8:30pmWellington Regional Hospital, Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington

    The Wellington Hospital Chaplains invite you to join them in singing Christmas carols around the wards of Wellington Regional Hospital on Christmas Eve.  This is a wonderful gift to patients, and chaplains remark that they hear positive comments from patients for days following.  As the Chaplain Ross Scott tells us: "this will be the most important thing you can do this Christmas."

    No RSVP is needed, just gather in the hospital's main atrium at 6.45pm for a 7pm start.  The group will then divide into two, and spend about an hour singing in the various wards, concluding with a light supper.

    If you would like to advertise this in your parish, feel free to use the poster attached and share this Facebook event.

    Questions can be directed to Ross Scott on 04 385 5999 extn 82124 or ross.scott@ccdhb.org.nz.

  • Thu
    17
    Jan
    2019
    Mon
    21
    Jan
    2019
    Kāpiti College, Raumati Beach

    This is our diocesan family camp - it's the best way to start the year!  Come along, even if you can only come for the day.  There's ministry, teaching, worship and hangout time for all ages.

    Visit www.newwine.org.nz for full details.

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019
    Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019
    Wellington

    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.

    Email Jean on jean@stpetersonwillis.org.nz if you are interested, or download this registration form.

    For more information about EFM, check out movementonline.org.nz/efm.

  • Sun
    27
    Jan
    2019
    3:00 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.

  • Sun
    03
    Feb
    2019
    5:00 pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul

    As part of a missional order, members of Urban Vision renew their commitments at the beginning of each year. This year our dedication service is part of the 5pm Evensong at the Cathedral on Sunday 3 February. We would love to have our wider diocesan whānau join with us and support us as we re-dedicate ourselves to the particular vocation God has placed on our lives.

    5pm Evensong, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, Sunday 3 February (followed by drinks and nibbles).

  • Tue
    05
    Feb
    2019

    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.

  • Wed
    06
    Feb
    2019
    11am - 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.

  • Thu
    14
    Feb
    2019
    5:30pm - 7:30pmSt Peter's on Willis, Cnr of Willis and Ghuznee Streets, Wellington

    St Peter’s on Willis is continuing their regular series of political forums, with the next being:

    Measuring Wellbeing: Budget 2019

    The speakers will be:

    The event begins at 5:30pm with refreshments, followed by speakers at 6pm, ending at 7:30pm.  Get free tickets here, all are welcome.  If you can't make it, watch the live stream on the St Peter's Facebook page.  For more information, visit the Facebook event here.

  • Wed
    20
    Feb
    2019
    7:00 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.

  • Sun
    24
    Feb
    2019
    Tue
    26
    Feb
    2019
    Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Every couple of months, a new intake of former refugee families arrive in Wellington where the New Zealand Red Cross works with them to settle them into their new homes.  Our movement works together with our Catholic brothers and sisters to collect household items, and during this intake period, to sort them into prescribed household lots.  This takes place on the Monday and Tuesday of each intake, starting each day with morning tea and introductions at 9:45am.  It involves checking items for appropriateness (like no toy guns et cetera), ensuring everything is there, and packing it up ready for collection.  It’s perfect if you’ve got time during the day and can manage a short burst of activity, once every couple of months (or just when you can manage it).  Morning and afternoon tea and lunch are provided.

    Contact Patricia Cooper on patricia@wn.ang.org.nz or visit movementonline.org.nz/refugee for more details.

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019
    10:30am - 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 rebecca@wn.ang.org.nz 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.

  • Sun
    03
    Mar
    2019
    2:30pm - 6:30pmPetone Rugby Football Club, Udy Street, Petone, Lower Hutt

    Its that time of year again. THE GAMES!!

    Join us at Petone Rugby Grounds on Udy Street in Petone for an afternoon of great fun as youth groups compete against each other for top team, top costume, and team spirit awards.

    The Games is a great time for our year 7's - 13's to come and have a blast hanging out, competing, eating some bbq food and then finishing it all off doing some bombs in the McKenzie baths.

    Register from 2:30pm with the games kicking off at 3:00pm

    For registrations, click here.  To

  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019
    Sun
    17
    Mar
    2019
    Ngatiawa 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

  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2019
    2:30pm - 3pmAll Saints on the Square, Palmerston North

    On Sunday the 17th, All Saints on The Square in Palmerston North will host a city-wide, ecumenical prayer vigil for the people of Christchurch.  The service will involve some short prayers and liturgy, and some Taize-style worship.  An offering will be taken for the Palmerston North mosque, which will be using all its resources to support the families in Christchurch affected by the shootings.

    Hazim Arafeh, the former President of the Islamic Association, is normally based in Palmerston North but has flown to Christchurch to lend his support.  He will Skype into the service to offer his gratitude for the congregation's support.  All are welcome.

  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    2019
    Wellington

    The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services is leading a project to reduce food insecurity and hunger to zero.  The first step is to hold a hui to begin the conversation to seek long term sustainable solutions to end food poverty and to ensure that all New Zealanders are empowered to source sufficient nutritious food in an ongoing way.

    You are invited to register your interest for the project and for the hui, and you can do that on the Kore Hiakai: Zero Hunger Project website, here.

    The project includes as its partners the Wellington City Mission, the Auckland City Mission, and the Salvation Army.  You can read more about it in this Movement Online story.

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019
    Sun
    31
    Mar
    2019

    Neighbours Day Aotearoa is a collaborative campaign bringing neighbours together over the last weekend in March each year. A growing a movement of neighbourliness throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand.

    Whether you live in a suburb, on a city block, in an apartment or on a rural property, you have neighbours – and knowing your neighbours matters.

    For full details, visit neighboursday.org.nz.

  • Mon
    25
    Mar
    2019
    11am - 2pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul

    2019 Theme : Listen, observe, act — in step with God

    All Mothers’ Union (MU) members in Diocese of Wellington are encouraged to gather together on Lady Day.  The purpose is to clarify the position of MU in the diocese, to work together to find a better organisational structure and to enable the diocesan Mothers’ Union members to be ‘re-affiliated’ as part of the MU Provincial structure—as well as celebrating Lady Day.

    We will begin the day with our General Meeting to ratify the position of the Acting Diocesan Mothers’ Union President and elect members of the Council (Executive Committee). Ann Desmond will report back from the 2nd MULOA gathering in Brisbane in January, where she represented the Diocese of Wellington. The meeting will be chaired by Bishop Eleanor Sanderson. Over lunch, there will be some time for fellowship - please bring your own packed lunch. Tea, coffee etc will be provided. The day will conclude with a Eucharist service at 1pm in the Lady Chapel on the theme of Lady Day, with Bishop Ellie celebrating.

    Please RSVP to anndesmond4@gmail.com so we can ensure we set up for the correct number of people. We look forward to seeing you!

    Please note: In the Cathedral Car Park there is only limited ‘casual’ parking ($3 per half hour/ maximum casual daily charge $35). There are other car parks in the vicinity.

    Lady Day: Since medieval times, 25 March has been known as Lady Day, and for centuries it has been seen as very special indeed.
    The name comes from the medieval Church’s celebration of the Annunciation, which Christians believe was the moment the archangel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would bear a son. Once the Church had fixed the liturgical date of Christmas at 25 December, the Annunciation logically fell around 40 weeks earlier. Since the seventh century, it has been celebrated on 25 March.

  • Tue
    26
    Mar
    2019
    7-9pmSt John's Church, Feilding

    Looking to update specific ministry skills? Then this could be for you! Training is facilitated by Archdeacon Wendy Scott for lay people and those newly ordained and builds on the diocese’s Team Training Days.  4th Tuesday of each month at 7pm with supper and finishes at 9pm with night prayer.

    Register at the Oroua Parish Office 06 323 4026 / anglicans@oroua.org.nz

  • Thu
    28
    Mar
    2019
    9am - 12:30pmAnglican Centre, 18 Eccleston Hill, Thorndon, Wellington

    Each year, the Anglican Centre staff offer an orientation day to clergy and other leaders who have entered their roles or who are new to the diocese within the last year.  Orientation Day is a great time for meeting key diocesan leaders and finding out who does what in the Anglican Centre, and how things work; and it’s also a great opportunity to meet others from around the diocese.

    The day is especially beneficial for:

    • All clergy who are new to their role in the last year
    • Vicars, Priests in Charge or Parish Leaders who have been appointed to their role in this diocese for the first time in the last year
    • Parish Administrators and Treasurers, as they have an ongoing relationship with Anglican Centre staff
    • Ministry leaders (such as youth, children’s, or any ministry) who are new to their role in the last year
    • Wardens and other leaders who are involved in the governance of their parishes.

    This year’s Orientation Day will be on Thursday, the 28th of March from 9:00am, finishing with lunch (provided) at 12.30pm, at the Anglican Centre in Wellington.  For those who can make it, we’ll begin with morning prayers next door at the Cathedral from 8:15am.

    Following morning prayers, the day begins at 9:00am at the Anglican Centre, and will involve the opportunity to meet and have discussions with diocesan leaders about their roles and how they serve you.

    A note re parking:
    Parking in Thorndon is tricky, and parking at the Anglican Centre is limited. You may be able to park either in street parking or in nearby parking lots (such as behind the Cathedral on Molesworth Street and Collina Tce), and these have an hourly cost.

    We recommend public transport if this is possible for you – we are only minutes away from both the bus and train station., and many suburban train stations have park and ride facilities, allowing you to park for free and then step onto a train or bus.  Alternatively, working on filling a car would be great for both parking and the environment.

    RSVP:
    If you are able to join us for all or part of the day, would you please RSVP to Paul Carey by emailing paul@wn.ang.org.nz.

     

  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019
    Tue
    16
    Apr
    2019
    Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Every couple of months, a new intake of former refugee families arrive in Wellington where the New Zealand Red Cross works with them to settle them into their new homes.  Our movement works together with our Catholic brothers and sisters to collect household items, and during this intake period, to sort them into prescribed household lots.  This takes place on the Monday and Tuesday of each intake, starting each day with morning tea and introductions at 9:45am.  It involves checking items for appropriateness (like no toy guns et cetera), ensuring everything is there, and packing it up ready for collection.  It’s perfect if you’ve got time during the day and can manage a short burst of activity, once every couple of months (or just when you can manage it).  Morning and afternoon tea and lunch are provided.

    Contact Patricia Cooper on patricia@wn.ang.org.nz or visit movementonline.org.nz/refugee for more details.

  • Mon
    15
    Apr
    2019
    Wed
    17
    Apr
    2019

    15th April, 7pm, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
    16th April, 7:30pm, St Mark's Carterton
    17th April, 7pm, St John's Feilding

    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.

    Parish communicators:

  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019
    Mon
    22
    Apr
    2019
    Manfeild 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.

    Key dates:

    • 24th February: Earlybird registration closes
    • 24th March: Standard registration closes
    • 10th April: "Oops I'm really late" registration closes

    Visit www.ec.org.nz for full details and promotional materials you can use in your church, youth group or on social media, or talk to your AYM youth leader.

  • Fri
    19
    Apr
    2019
    Sun
    28
    Apr
    2019

    The Anglican Centre will close to the public from Good Friday, the 19th of April, and will re-open on Monday the 29th of April.  The Anglican Centre usually remains closed through until Easter Tuesday to give staff a decent break after the busy Easter period, but given that ANZAC Day is the Thursday following Easter, it has been decided to remain closed throughout that week.

    No Movement email will be sent on Thursday the 25th of April.

  • Sun
    21
    Apr
    2019
    6:30am - 7:30amMt Victoria Lookout, Wellington

    Sonrise Easter Service will be held at the Mt Victoria Lookout on Easter Sunday 21 April at 6:30am. Organised and led by Elim International Church in conjunction with the Council of Wellington Churches. For more information e-mail cwc1449@gmail.com or call 027 2018766

    Download this poster for your church noticeboards.

  • Sat
    04
    May
    2019
    Anglican Centre, 18 Eccleston Hill, Wellington

    As Christians we strive to live in a good relationship with the environment.  But every year, 3,200kg of waste goes into our landfills – for every New Zealander! *

    Reducing our rubbish may seem hard – but we’ve gathered the best experts we can find to help us do more than just reduce – we want to revolutionise the way we see rubbish.  In fact, the very idea of creating waste is an idea that we want to send to the tip once and for all.

    So we're embarking on a four-month challenge to form teams and tackle our waste, starting with a training session for team leaders on the 4th of May.

    Head to movementonline.org.nz/waste to find out more, and to sign up.

  • Sat
    11
    May
    2019
    9:30am - 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.

  • Thu
    16
    May
    2019
    Fri
    17
    May
    2019
    9:30am - 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 info@allsaintsnz.com.

    This event is co-hosted by Anglican Movement and the Parish of All Saints, Palmerston North.  Download this poster and this double-sided flyer to promote this event in your church.

    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.

  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019
    Sun
    26
    May
    2019

    For intermediate age: 24 hours of crazy - need we say more?!

    For information and tickets, click here.

  • Tue
    28
    May
    2019
    6-9pmParish Lounge, St John's Church, 16 Camden Street, Feilding

    Informative, practical and interactive training for everyone working with children, youth and adults in your church. Not just for children's workers - this session is suited to everyone in ministry!

    Dinner is provided, and the cost is $40 per parish - we will invoice your parish upon registration. To register, email Natalie on families@wn.ang.org.nz.

    You can find out more on this poster.

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019
    Sun
    09
    Jun
    2019

    We join with Christians around the globe for ten days of prayer.

  • Fri
    31
    May
    2019
    Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019
    St John's Church, 16 Camden Street, Feilding

    (Postponed from 3rd and 4th of May)

    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 has been one training day already this year, followed by this one, and one more to come.

    For more information about EFM, including registration form, flyers to print and contact details, check out movementonline.org.nz/efm.

  • Sun
    02
    Jun
    2019
    12-2pmSt John's Church, 16 Camden Street, Feilding

    If you're at the northern end of our diocese, join the Parish of Oroua in celebrating Thy Kingdom Come and praying together, at a "Northern-end-of-the-dio" family picnic.  There'll be chances to pray in the church as well as enjoying games and BYO food.  Bring your food, your friends and your picnic blankets and come ready for fun!

    Download the poster

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019
    10am - 2pmSt Hilda's Anglican Church, 35 Cruickshank Road, Upper Hutt

    Rev Lance Lukin is to facilitate a suicide safeTALK training session for LivingWorks, an international suicide intervention organisation; in Upper Hutt.  There are two sessions available: this one in June, and a following one in July.

    New Zealand’s suicide rate continues to rise, and our youth suicide rates are some of the highest in the developed world.  Yet, ‘suicide’ is a word like cancer. We don’t like to say it, and talking about it makes us uncomfortable.  safeTALK provides training in how to talk about suicide safely and appropriately, in hopes of making suicide-safer communities.  This training is aimed at anyone who is keen to make a difference.

    Cost $75

    For more information or to make a booking, contact Lance on 022 620 2440.

    You can download the information leaflet here.  For more about LivingWorks and the safeTALK programme, click here.

  • Sun
    16
    Jun
    2019
    Tue
    18
    Jun
    2019
    Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Every couple of months, a new intake of former refugee families arrive in Wellington where the New Zealand Red Cross works with them to settle them into their new homes.  Our movement works together with our Catholic brothers and sisters to collect household items, and during this intake period, to sort them into prescribed household lots.  This takes place on the Monday and Tuesday of each intake, starting each day with morning tea and introductions at 9:45am.  It involves checking items for appropriateness (like no toy guns et cetera), ensuring everything is there, and packing it up ready for collection.  It’s perfect if you’ve got time during the day and can manage a short burst of activity, once every couple of months (or just when you can manage it).  Morning and afternoon tea and lunch are provided.

    Contact Patricia Cooper on patricia@wn.ang.org.nz or visit movementonline.org.nz/refugee for more details.

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019
    6pm - 8pmNew Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Customhouse Quay, Wellington

    For full information, head to the story about this event on Movement Online.

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019
    9:30am - 4pmSamuel Marsden Collegiate, Karori, Wellington

    Jesus calls us to follow him, as a community of people journeying together.  How can we best support children as we walk alongside them, work with them and reflect Jesus in all we do? Discover how discipleship experienced in this way can grow lifelong faith.  Whether you are an experienced leader or just starting out there is something for you. Use our group discount and come as a team and make the most of everything you learn.

    This is some of the best training available in New Zealand, and is relevant to anyone working with families, intergenerational, intermediates, primary and pre-school ministry.

    Subsidy:

    Anglican Movement will subsidise the cost of attending by $40 per person for the first 50 children's ministry leaders from our diocese to register.  Just use the word "anglican" in the promo code field when you register.

    Visit the Scripture Union WAY2GO website for all the details.

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019
    9am - 4pmSt Hilda's Church, 35 Cruickshank Road, Upper Hutt

    Latest statistics would tell us that one third of all marriages within New Zealand end in divorce, and the majority of these divorces occur within the first five to nine years of marriage. Pre-marital education drastically reduces the potential for the issues that lead to divorce becoming a problem.

    PREPARE/ENRICH is a customized couple assessment completed online that helps couples to identify strength and growth areas in their relationship. It is one of the most widely used programmes for premarital counselling and premarital education in the world.

    Rev Lance Lukin will be running two sessions enabling individuals or couples to complete their training to be facilitators.  This session will be on the 22nd of June, whilst a repeat session will be held on the 27th of July.

    Over 4 million couples have taken the PREPARE/ENRICH Programme since it began in 1980.

    PREPARE/ENRICH helps couples:
    Identify strength and growth areas
    Explore personality traits
    Strengthen communication skills
    Resolve conflicts and reduce stress Compare family backgrounds
    Comfortably discuss financial issues Establish personal, couple, and family goals

    The next facilitator training will take place on:

    Saturday 22nd June 9am-4pm
    St Hilda’s Anglican Church
    35 Cruickshank Road
    Upper Hutt

    Cost $150 per person/couple
    For more information, or to book a space, contact:

    Lance Lukin 022 620 2440

    To download the information leaflet, click here.

  • Tue
    25
    Jun
    2019
    Mon
    15
    Jul
    2019
    Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
    Photo exhibition and event celebrating refugee background workers 

    Stunning photos by Ehsan Hazaveh, telling the stories of refugee background workers in Wellington, will be displayed at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul for at least two weeks from 25 June. The exhibition is a collaboration between Changemakers Resettlement Forum and the Living Wage Movement Aotearoa.

    The public are welcome to view the exhibition during Cathedral open hours: 8:45am-5pm weekdays, 11:30am-3pm Saturday and 8am-6pm Sunday. A koha is welcome to support Changemakers Resettlement Forum.  View the Facebook event here.

  • Tue
    25
    Jun
    2019
    7-9pmSt John's Church, Feilding

    Looking to update specific ministry skills? Then this could be for you! Training is facilitated by Archdeacon Wendy Scott and Rev Sarah McMenamin for lay people and those newly ordained, and builds on the diocese’s Team Training Days.  4th Tuesday of each month at 7pm with supper and finishes at 9pm with night prayer.

    Register at the Oroua Parish Office 06 323 4026 / anglicans@oroua.org.nz

    Download the poster

  • Fri
    28
    Jun
    2019
    Sun
    30
    Jun
    2019

    For high school age: going deeper in your faith.

  • Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019
    6:00 pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Our hope and prayer is that our young people are able to meet God is a real and vibrant way through our new youth church initiative. We want to create a new generation of disciples who are ready and willing to go where God is calling them and we want are excited and empowered to engage in their local church.  Following each youth church gathering, our rangatahi are encouraged to gather in their parishes the following Sunday morning and participate in a small group study on the theme of the previous week's service.

    Find out more on the AYM Youth Church Facebook page.

  • Thu
    11
    Jul
    2019
    5:30pm - 7pmSt Peter's on Willis, 211 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington

    Join us at the Living Wage Aotearoa AGM. There will be entertainment and delicious Living Wage Rogue and Vagabond pizza. We will be electing board members - nationally and locally. And it will be a great chance to reflect on a very successful year and look forward to what we can achieve next.

    RSVP for catering: Katy Miller on katy.miller@vuw.ac.nz

    Download the flyer here.

  • Fri
    12
    Jul
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Michael's Church, 81 Upland Road, Kelburn, Wellington

    What is the future for Christianity in Europe?  Join Chris Wigram, director of European Christian Mission, at St Michael's Kelburn, on Friday 12 July, at 7.30pm. There will be wine and cheese - it is, after all, a Friday.

  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2019
    6:00 pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Our hope and prayer is that our young people are able to meet God is a real and vibrant way through our new youth church initiative. We want to create a new generation of disciples who are ready and willing to go where God is calling them and we want are excited and empowered to engage in their local church.  Following each youth church gathering, our rangatahi are encouraged to gather in their parishes the following Sunday morning and participate in a small group study on the theme of the previous week's service.

    Find out more on the AYM Youth Church Facebook page.

  • Thu
    18
    Jul
    2019
    3pm onwardsAnglican Centre, 18 Ecclestlon Hill, Thorndon, Wellington

    After so many years of combined service to our diocese, it is highly fitting that we celebrate with our friends Karen Stewart and Rob Moonlight on the occasion of their retirement and part-retirement, respectively.  Karen leaves us after twelve years of service as our office manager - among the many hats she wears and has worn, and Rob is partially retiring from his long service as diocesan property manager.

    The farewell afternoon tea will be held on the 18th of July at the Anglican Centre, but RSVPs are essential.  If you would like to attend, please email Paul Carey on paul@wn.ang.org.nz by the 4th of July.  All are welcome.

  • Sat
    20
    Jul
    2019
    10am - 2pmSt Hilda's Anglican Church, 35 Cruickshank Road, Upper Hutt

    Rev Lance Lukin is to facilitate a suicide safeTALK training session for LivingWorks, an international suicide intervention organisation; in Upper Hutt.  This is the second of two sessions available, the first having been offered on the 8th of June.

    New Zealand’s suicide rate continues to rise, and our youth suicide rates are some of the highest in the developed world.  Yet, ‘suicide’ is a word like cancer. We don’t like to say it, and talking about it makes us uncomfortable.  safeTALK provides training in how to talk about suicide safely and appropriately, in hopes of making suicide-safer communities.  This training is aimed at anyone who is keen to make a difference.

    Cost $75

    For more information or to make a booking, contact Lance on 022 620 2440.

    You can download the information leaflet here.  For more about LivingWorks and the safeTALK programme, click here.

  • Sun
    21
    Jul
    2019
    6:00 pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Our hope and prayer is that our young people are able to meet God is a real and vibrant way through our new youth church initiative. We want to create a new generation of disciples who are ready and willing to go where God is calling them and we want are excited and empowered to engage in their local church.  Following each youth church gathering, our rangatahi are encouraged to gather in their parishes the following Sunday morning and participate in a small group study on the theme of the previous week's service.

    Find out more on the AYM Youth Church Facebook page.

  • Tue
    23
    Jul
    2019
    6pm - 9pmSt James Church Hall, 71 Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

    This training is for all Anglican clergy, vestry members and anyone working with children and their families - however it could also be useful for anyone in any form of pastoral care.

    Dinner is provided.
    Cost: $40 per Anglican Parish/Mission Unit (we will invoice parishes directly)

    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.

    We want to encourage you to bring your whole team - so we are putting on dinner and time to network with each other. Please share this invitation with your ministry teams!

    You must register online here.

    Download the poster invite here, and/or you may like to include this image in your pewsheets and online newsletters.

    Please contact Colette Stevens, Diocesan Children and Family Ministry Facilitator, if you have any questions: colette@wn.ang.org.nz

    By the way, we are looking to run this workshop on several occasions across the diocese this year.  Here are the details as we've got them so far:

    • August 24th – Whanganui, 2-5pm (To be confirmed)
    • November 9th – Masterton, 10am-12pm

    Team Leaders training (the next step, for key ministry leaders)

    • September 28th – Johnsonville, 2-5pm
    • November 9th – Masterton, 2-4pm
  • Thu
    25
    Jul
    2019
    7:00 pmSt Michael's Church, 81 Upland Road, Kelburn, Wellington

    Andy and Shona Miller, NZCMS Mission Partners in Costa Rica, are giving some background to their work on Thursday 25 July, 7pm, at St Michael's in Kelburn.

  • Sat
    27
    Jul
    2019
    9am - 4pmSt Hilda's Church, 35 Cruickshank Road, Upper Hutt

    Latest statistics would tell us that one third of all marriages within New Zealand end in divorce, and the majority of these divorces occur within the first five to nine years of marriage. Pre-marital education drastically reduces the potential for the issues that lead to divorce becoming a problem.

    PREPARE/ENRICH is a customized couple assessment completed online that helps couples to identify strength and growth areas in their relationship. It is one of the most widely used programmes for premarital counselling and premarital education in the world.

    Rev Lance Lukin will be running two sessions enabling individuals or couples to complete their training to be facilitators.  This session will be on the 27th of July, which is a repeat of the session offered on the 22nd of June.

    Over 4 million couples have taken the PREPARE/ENRICH Programme since it began in 1980.

    PREPARE/ENRICH helps couples:
    Identify strength and growth areas
    Explore personality traits
    Strengthen communication skills
    Resolve conflicts and reduce stress Compare family backgrounds
    Comfortably discuss financial issues Establish personal, couple, and family goals

    The next facilitator training will take place on:

    Saturday 27th July 9am-4pm
    St Hilda’s Anglican Church
    35 Cruickshank Road
    Upper Hutt

    Cost $150 per person/couple
    For more information, or to book a space, contact:

    Lance Lukin 022 620 2440

    To download the information leaflet, click here.

  • Sun
    28
    Jul
    2019
    6:00 pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Our hope and prayer is that our young people are able to meet God is a real and vibrant way through our new youth church initiative. We want to create a new generation of disciples who are ready and willing to go where God is calling them and we want are excited and empowered to engage in their local church.  Following each youth church gathering, our rangatahi are encouraged to gather in their parishes the following Sunday morning and participate in a small group study on the theme of the previous week's service.

    Find out more on the AYM Youth Church Facebook page.

  • Sat
    03
    Aug
    2019
    9:30am - 3:30pmSt John's Church, 16 Camden Street, Feilding

    In-depth training for ministers & celebrants - read more here.

  • Sun
    04
    Aug
    2019
    6:00 pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Our hope and prayer is that our young people are able to meet God is a real and vibrant way through our new youth church initiative. We want to create a new generation of disciples who are ready and willing to go where God is calling them and we want are excited and empowered to engage in their local church.  Following each youth church gathering, our rangatahi are encouraged to gather in their parishes the following Sunday morning and participate in a small group study on the theme of the previous week's service.

    Find out more on the AYM Youth Church Facebook page.

  • Sat
    10
    Aug
    2019

    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.

    Today's meetings will be for:

    • Kapiti Archdeaconry
    • Manawatū / Whanganui Archdeaconries
  • Sun
    11
    Aug
    2019
    Tue
    13
    Aug
    2019
    Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Every couple of months, a new intake of former refugee families arrive in Wellington where the New Zealand Red Cross works with them to settle them into their new homes.  Our movement works together with our Catholic brothers and sisters to collect household items, and during this intake period, to sort them into prescribed household lots.  This takes place on the Monday and Tuesday of each intake, starting each day with morning tea and introductions at 9:45am.  It involves checking items for appropriateness (like no toy guns et cetera), ensuring everything is there, and packing it up ready for collection.  It’s perfect if you’ve got time during the day and can manage a short burst of activity, once every couple of months (or just when you can manage it).  Morning and afternoon tea and lunch are provided.

    Contact Patricia Cooper on patricia@wn.ang.org.nz or visit movementonline.org.nz/refugee for more details.

  • Sun
    11
    Aug
    2019
    6:00 pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Our hope and prayer is that our young people are able to meet God is a real and vibrant way through our new youth church initiative. We want to create a new generation of disciples who are ready and willing to go where God is calling them and we want are excited and empowered to engage in their local church.  Following each youth church gathering, our rangatahi are encouraged to gather in their parishes the following Sunday morning and participate in a small group study on the theme of the previous week's service.

    Find out more on the AYM Youth Church Facebook page.

  • Thu
    15
    Aug
    2019
    Sat
    17
    Aug
    2019
    St Peter's on Willis, Te Aro, Wellington

    For full information, visit movementonline.org.nz/anglocatholichui.

  • Sat
    17
    Aug
    2019

    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.

    Today's meetings will be for:

    • Belmont Archdeaconry
    • Ohariu and Wellington Archdeaconries
    • Wairarapa Archdeaconry
  • Sun
    18
    Aug
    2019
    6:00 pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Our hope and prayer is that our young people are able to meet God is a real and vibrant way through our new youth church initiative. We want to create a new generation of disciples who are ready and willing to go where God is calling them and we want are excited and empowered to engage in their local church.  Following each youth church gathering, our rangatahi are encouraged to gather in their parishes the following Sunday morning and participate in a small group study on the theme of the previous week's service.

    Find out more on the AYM Youth Church Facebook page.

  • Sat
    24
    Aug
    2019
    Sun
    25
    Aug
    2019
    El Rancho, Waikanae

    A national youth leaders’ training event.

  • Sat
    24
    Aug
    2019
    2pm - 5pmWhanganui TBC

    This training is for all Anglican clergy, vestry members and anyone working with children and their families - however it could also be useful for anyone in any form of pastoral care.

    Cost: $40 per Anglican Parish/Mission Unit (we will invoice parishes directly)

    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.

    We want to encourage you to bring your whole team - so we are putting on dinner and time to network with each other. Please share this invitation with your ministry teams!

    We'll let you know when you can register for this event.

    Please contact Colette Stevens, Diocesan Children and Family Ministry Facilitator, if you have any questions: colette@wn.ang.org.nz

    By the way, we are looking to run this workshop on several occasions across the diocese this year.  Here are the details as we've got them so far:

    • November 9th – Masterton, 10am-12pm

    Team Leaders training (the next step, for key ministry leaders)

    • September 28th – Johnsonville, 2-5pm
    • November 9th – Masterton, 2-4pm
  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019
    9:30am - 4pmCentral Baptist Church, Palmerston North

    Our second training event and family gathering for all teams and their leaders.  Visit movementonline.org.nz/teamtrainingday for all the details.

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019
    Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019
    Parish of Ruapehu

    Our Synod representatives and active clergy gather in Ohakune.

  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019
    2-5pmSt John's Church, 18 Bassett Road, Johnsonville, Wellington

    This training is for all Anglican clergy, vestry members and team leaders working with children and their families.

    This is step two of the "Best Practices" training sessions run throughout the diocese this year, which are open to all ministry / pastoral care team members.

    These workshops are on:

    • July 23rd - Lower Hutt, 6pm - 7pm (dinner provided)
    • August 24th - Whanganui 2pm - 5pm (TBC)

    To register for this training, click here.

    Please share this invitation to your team leaders.

    Please contact Colette Stevens, Diocesan Children and Family Ministry Facilitator, if you have any questions: colette@wn.ang.org.nz

    This team leaders' session will also be run in Masterton on the 9th of November.

  • Sun
    06
    Oct
    2019
    Tue
    08
    Oct
    2019
    Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Every couple of months, a new intake of former refugee families arrive in Wellington where the New Zealand Red Cross works with them to settle them into their new homes.  Our movement works together with our Catholic brothers and sisters to collect household items, and during this intake period, to sort them into prescribed household lots.  This takes place on the Monday and Tuesday of each intake, starting each day with morning tea and introductions at 9:45am.  It involves checking items for appropriateness (like no toy guns et cetera), ensuring everything is there, and packing it up ready for collection.  It’s perfect if you’ve got time during the day and can manage a short burst of activity, once every couple of months (or just when you can manage it).  Morning and afternoon tea and lunch are provided.

    Contact Patricia Cooper on patricia@wn.ang.org.nz or visit movementonline.org.nz/refugee for more details.

  • Thu
    10
    Oct
    2019
    Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019
    El Rancho, Waikanae

    Joining with CMS for our annual camp for ministry leaders and their families.

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019
    2pm - 4pmChurch of the Epiphany,

    This training is for all Anglican clergy, vestry members and team leaders working with children and their families.

    Cost: $40 per Anglican Parish/Mission Unit (we will invoice parishes directly).  This includes both the morning session for all team members and this session in the afternoon.

    This is step two of the "Best Practices" training sessions run throughout the diocese this year, which are open to all ministry / pastoral care team members.

    These workshops are on:

    • July 23rd - Lower Hutt, 6pm - 7pm (dinner provided)
    • August 24th - Whanganui 2pm - 5pm (TBC)
    • November 9th - Masterton 10am - 12pm (just before this session)

    Click here to register.

    Please contact Colette Stevens, Diocesan Children and Family Ministry Facilitator, if you have any questions: colette@wn.ang.org.nz

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019
    9:30am - 12pmChurch of the Epiphany, 54 High Street, Masterton

    This training is for all Anglican clergy, vestry members and anyone working with children and their families - however it could also be useful for anyone in any form of pastoral care.

    Cost: $40 per Anglican Parish/Mission Unit (we will invoice parishes directly).  This includes both the morning session for all team members and the team leaders' session in the afternoon.

    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.

    We want to encourage you to bring your whole team - so we are putting on dinner and time to network with each other. Please share this invitation with your ministry teams!  You can also place this image in your newsletters.

    Click here to register.

    Please contact Colette Stevens, Diocesan Children and Family Ministry Facilitator, if you have any questions: colette@wn.ang.org.nz

    By the way, this is the last of several of these workshops being run throughout the diocese this year.  If there's still time, you might want to check out the other dates / locations:

    • July 23rd - Lower Hutt, 6pm - 7pm (dinner provided)
    • August 24th - Whanganui 2pm - 5pm (TBC)

    Team Leaders training (the next step, for key ministry leaders)

    • September 28th – Johnsonville, 2-5pm
    • November 9th – Masterton, 2-4pm (follows on from this training event)
  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019
    10am - 3pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Our annual family celebration for everyone.

  • Sun
    01
    Dec
    2019
    Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019
    Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Every couple of months, a new intake of former refugee families arrive in Wellington where the New Zealand Red Cross works with them to settle them into their new homes.  Our movement works together with our Catholic brothers and sisters to collect household items, and during this intake period, to sort them into prescribed household lots.  This takes place on the Monday and Tuesday of each intake, starting each day with morning tea and introductions at 9:45am.  It involves checking items for appropriateness (like no toy guns et cetera), ensuring everything is there, and packing it up ready for collection.  It’s perfect if you’ve got time during the day and can manage a short burst of activity, once every couple of months (or just when you can manage it).  Morning and afternoon tea and lunch are provided.

    Contact Patricia Cooper on patricia@wn.ang.org.nz or visit movementonline.org.nz/refugee for more details.

  • Sun
    23
    Feb
    2020
    Tue
    25
    Feb
    2020
    Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Every couple of months, a new intake of former refugee families arrive in Wellington where the New Zealand Red Cross works with them to settle them into their new homes.  Our movement works together with our Catholic brothers and sisters to collect household items, and during this intake period, to sort them into prescribed household lots.  This takes place on the Monday and Tuesday of each intake, starting each day with morning tea and introductions at 9:45am.  It involves checking items for appropriateness (like no toy guns et cetera), ensuring everything is there, and packing it up ready for collection.  It’s perfect if you’ve got time during the day and can manage a short burst of activity, once every couple of months (or just when you can manage it).  Morning and afternoon tea and lunch are provided.

    Contact Patricia Cooper on patricia@wn.ang.org.nz or visit movementonline.org.nz/refugee for more details.

  • Sun
    19
    Apr
    2020
    Tue
    21
    Apr
    2020
    Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Every couple of months, a new intake of former refugee families arrive in Wellington where the New Zealand Red Cross works with them to settle them into their new homes.  Our movement works together with our Catholic brothers and sisters to collect household items, and during this intake period, to sort them into prescribed household lots.  This takes place on the Monday and Tuesday of each intake, starting each day with morning tea and introductions at 9:45am.  It involves checking items for appropriateness (like no toy guns et cetera), ensuring everything is there, and packing it up ready for collection.  It’s perfect if you’ve got time during the day and can manage a short burst of activity, once every couple of months (or just when you can manage it).  Morning and afternoon tea and lunch are provided.

    Contact Patricia Cooper on patricia@wn.ang.org.nz or visit movementonline.org.nz/refugee for more details.

  • Sun
    14
    Jun
    2020
    Tue
    16
    Jun
    2020
    Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

    Every couple of months, a new intake of former refugee families arrive in Wellington where the New Zealand Red Cross works with them to settle them into their new homes.  Our movement works together with our Catholic brothers and sisters to collect household items, and during this intake period, to sort them into prescribed household lots.  This takes place on the Monday and Tuesday of each intake, starting each day with morning tea and introductions at 9:45am.  It involves checking items for appropriateness (like no toy guns et cetera), ensuring everything is there, and packing it up ready for collection.  It’s perfect if you’ve got time during the day and can manage a short burst of activity, once every couple of months (or just when you can manage it).  Morning and afternoon tea and lunch are provided.

    Contact Patricia Cooper on patricia@wn.ang.org.nz or visit movementonline.org.nz/refugee for more details.