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.

Video sermons

Stream the videos on our YouTube channel, or download from Dropbox (no account needed). You can also watch them on this page below. This year, our sermons follow the Lectionary Gospel readings for each Sunday of Lent.

Promo tools

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

Week 4: Rose Morris – coming soon

Week 6: Bishop Justin Duckworth – coming soon

Printable templates

You’ll find the templates needed for weeks 3, 4 and 6 of the studies here:

Small group studies

Our study guide books are now sold out. To purchase a digital PDF copy for $10 incl. GST, please email us on reception@anglicanmovement.nz or phone 04 472 1057.

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:

And share this Facebook event on your parish Facebook pages.