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
    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.