We have been created to know freedom in life, and to live in pure relationship with God, one another, and creation.  But we don’t always live in that way.  We choose to fracture these relationships, and Scripture uses language of bondage when describing it.  As God’s people, repentance is part of our story. We repent when we choose against God’s ways, and in this repentance we are restored to new life. Once again, we know our created freedom.

How to order

To pre-order your Lent devotional study booklets for 2020, please download this form and/or send your order details to resources@anglicanmovement.nz. Booklets will be posted out in the first week of February.

Video sermons

Video sermons are being produced for each week of Lent and will be available to stream on YouTube or download for local playing in February.

Promo tools

To help you promote the small group studies in your church, help yourselves to any of the following tools:

Chrism Services

Our Chrism services come at the end of our Lenten journey, and offer a perfect opportunity for our Lenten study groups to gather at one of three Chrism services, held in three locations throughout the diocese

They are a chance for every member of our movement to gather and re-affirm our baptism vows, and for ordained clergy and the bishops to re-affirm the vows made at their ordination. It is also the time at which Bishop Justin and Bishop Eleanor bless the oil to be used in the coming year for anointing the sick, and for baptisms and ordinations.

As we journey towards Easter, Chrism offers a reminder of our place in the church family: our joining together reminds us of our active role in being brothers and sisters in Christ as we recommit ourselves to our walks with Jesus.

Clergy are invited to robe in alb and red stole.


  • 6th April, Wellington Cathedral of Paul, 7pm
  • 7th April, St mark’s Carterton, 7:30pm
  • 8th April, St John’s Feilding, 7pm

Other promotional resources:

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