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        4 October 2019
Artist's impression of proposed centre for peace and reconciliation
Te Whare Hononga | The House that Binds
The Cathedral Project at Taranaki Cathedral received yet another welcome boost during September when Taranaki building company Jones and Sandford donated $100,000 to the project.
"It (the Cathedral) has been a big part of our family's life for generations and with this donation we hope it will be here for the next generation and the generations that follow that," says Stuart Jones.
Roger Jones says "I have no doubt there will be more Jones and there will be more Sanford funerals, weddings and baptisms here so we have got to get this place open again."
We are sincerely grateful for this generosity!
The project has now raised nearly $9m of the $15m target and plans for a strengthened cathedral and redeveloped site are advancing well. The project will involve the sensitive earthquake strengthening of the historic stone Cathedral, the oldest stone church in New Zealand. The site development plan includes repurposing of the historic vicarage and a new building, Te Whare Hononga (the house that binds) which will reflect Te Ao Māori, the place of Ngāti Te Whiti, Te Atiawa as mana whenua. The result will transform the site into a significant heritage, education and tourism destination.
(Andrew Moffat, St Mary's)
Below: artist's impression of exhibition and teaching space in Te Whare Hononga.
There were some very special scenes at Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary on 1 September. Our gathering was bathed in sunshine at the Thanksgiving Eucharist and Service for Unveiling of a Memorial for Archdeacon Tikituterangi Raumati. It was a chance for whānau, the church community and people from throughout Aotearoa to reflect on the legacy and character of a man completely committed to "peace at all costs."
The Taranaki Daily News was there as well. You can check out their story online 
(Andrew Moffat, St Mary's)
SYNOD 2019
To watch Bishop Philip's Charge to Synod and read a short reflection click here.
Photo credit: Rev Peter Sampson (Claudelands)
St Mark’s Te Aroha is pleased to announce a concert on their historic pipe organ, by Bishop Mark Hatfield of the Lutheran Church of New Zealand on Sunday November 3 at 2pm.  Bishop Mark is an accomplished musician who is looking forward to the joy of playing our unique instrument.  He has not decided on his programme yet, but he has a pleasing variety in his repertoire. The cost of the concert will be $10 per person, children under 13 free, and includes afternoon tea after the concert. 
For more information please email Pat Elley –,
or St Mark’s email –
Pat Elley (Te Aroha)
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The protection of vulnerable people is absolutely critical. Children are among our most vulnerable and our church is committed to keeping them safe. Therefore, with considerable thanks to Waikato Cathedral, we welcome you to:
SafeHere Training
Delivered by Diana Langdon (National Strandz Enabler)
Saturday, November 2
St Peter's Cathedral, Victoria St, Hamilton
9:30-12:30: Keeping People Safe and Child Protection
12:30-1:30: Lunch (provided)
1:30-4:00: Leading safe teams and making safe appointments, risk management and incidents, coordinating safety. 
To find out more and register please click here.
Australian and New Zealand Association for Theological Education (ANZATFE) warmly invites you to attend this year’s biannual conference from 19-21 November on the theme: Ethics Matter! Formation of ethically-responsible ministry.  Please click on the link below for full information on the conference and to register.
For registration enquiries, please contact Rebecca deJong, Email:
On December 1 the Province will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of our Prayer Book - He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa. Several resources are being prepared to mark this important occasion including a summary of key points, a collect, a new hymn, new recordings of liturgy in Te Reo Maori, and a new daily prayer app for the Province!
To find out more about the Prayer Book and its impact, read He Taonga Tongarewa.
(More details about resources will be made available later in October.)
The Motion 7 Roadshow is intended to explain the effects of General Synod’s response to the question of same-gender relationship blessing. It is a 90-120 minute presentation and includes the opportunity for participants to provide their feedback to help the Bishop understand what their views are.

Diocesan Prayers

Family of God | Followers of Christ
  • Marked by Gratitude: please give thanks for those who offer themselves for ordained ministry as they approach the readiness for ordination interviews over the coming weeks.
  • Growing Disciples: please pray for the right words to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that we may grow as disciples and that we may grow disciples.
  • Transforming Communities: please pray that we may be communities that transform the spaces we live in to become more like the kingdom of God, and pray that we ourselves are transformed to be more like Christ in the process.
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