Synod lives up to its theme of “Family Banquet”
The sun was shining and the skies were calm over Belmont Archdeaconry as about 280 representatives gathered for this year’sRead more.
Celebrating our successes: Part 1 of Bishop Justin’s Charge to Synod
Bishop Justin delivered the first of two Bishop’s Charges to Synod on Saturday morning, and used the opportunity to celebrateRead more.
The tūī are coming in to roost: Bishop Justin’s Charge Part 2
To begin the second part of his Bishop’s Charge, Bishop Justin invited Rev Nigel Dixon to share a story thatRead more.
Hope-brokers: our response to the tide of mental distress
On the second day of Synod, the bishops hosted a presentation and small group discussion on mental health. Presenting toRead more.
Remembering those no longer with us
Early in the proceedings of this Synod, Bishop Eleanor read the names of some of those who had departed sinceRead more.
Synod dinner raises funds for Trade School Kitchen
On Saturday night, Synod members attended a Martin Bosley-created dinner at Chilton St James School and were invited to contributeRead more.
From consumers to contributors: exploring our role in the trafficking chain
A Synod hotspot presentation by Rev Chris Frazer, Deacon for Social Justice “I am a man, am I not yourRead more.
Celebrating 40 years of women’s ordination to the priesthood
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the ordination of woman priests in this province, and in our diocese. AtRead more.
Board of Trustees update and challenge
Rev Jon Hartley gave a video presentation on the work of the Board of Trustees in the last year. HeRead more.
Voice of refugees heard at Synod
Archdeacon Stephen King and the Diocesan Refugee Resettlement Co-ordinator, Patricia Cooper, presented to Synod an update on our work withRead more.
Towards less waste: hotspot presentation and waste reduction motion
The good work of many to reduce our waste was celebrated at Synod, as a motion was proposed that notRead more.
Protesting Petroleum: one family’s experience
The Hickman family attended the Petroleum Conference in Wellington earlier this year – well, they didn’t exactly attend. They wentRead more.
Synod News in Brief
Diocesan Priorities for 2019 Synod adopted the following motion relating to our priorities for next year: THAT this Synod adoptsRead more.
Synod debates motion on sexual identity and pastoral care
Synod considered Motion 19, entitled the Sexual Identity and Pastoral Care Motion. This motion was proposed by Neill Ballantyne, aRead more.
Taking it to streets in prayer
By: Duncan Brown, Diocesan Communications Advisor Saturday afternoon at Synod saw members split up for three optional activities. One groupRead more.