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Warden's Parish News 25 September

Dear Friends

This week we welcome Rev Jonathan Boyce to preside over our services – thank you Jonathan.
Please remember that daylight saving starts this weekend so don’t forget to put your clocks forward one hour on Saturday night.
We are back in Level 1 (long may we stay here) and so will be able to share the peace with a handshake if we are comfortable with doing this, have communion in two kinds and get together for morning tea after the 10am service.  Please continue to check in with the QR code or by signing the attendance register.  Sanitiser and wipes are available for your use at the back of the church.

All Saints
We have a final figure for the parish share of the sale of All Saint’s - $1,067,779.23.  This money will be invested in ASMIF with parish getting the interest on the money as income to run Onslow Anglicans.  This income will go towards to replacing the rent from BHK, All Saints’ vicarage and the cell phone tower at All Saints.

Age Concern – Steady As You Go classes
Starting on Tuesday 20 October at 11.00am in the parish hall.
Steady As You Go classes are designed to improve balance and leg strength, flexibility, general fitness and well-being. 
The classes consist of a combination of sitting, standing and walking exercise and take around an hour.  They are ideal for complete beginners, are ongoing and are established by one of Age Concern staff members.
The idea is that at the end of 10 weeks you will be able to see how much you have improved and, hopefully, after the initial course classes will be peer led.
No need to enrol just turn up 10 mins before the class starts.  A gold coin donation/koha would be appreciated.

Services times
October and November will continue to be as they are now – 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays at 8am and 10am with the second Sunday being our combined 9am service.  November has 5 Sundays so services on 29th will be using reserved sacrament.   The lovely Rosie Newport will be with us on 22nd November.

Wednesday Eucharist - This will be held on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 10:00 a.m.

Wellington City Mission 
Please remember the Wellington City Mission when you do your grocery shopping – their food supplies are still very low. If you are able to please bring some grocery items to fill their shelves. Food items that the regularly run short of include:

  • Breakfast spreads
  • Muesli and Weetbix
  • Milk powder and sugar
  • Tinned soup
  • 2-minute noodles
  • Tinned tomatoes/pasta sauce
  • Pasta
  • Tinned fish/meat/vegetables
  • Biscuits
  • Muesli bars
  • Up & Go breakfast drinks
  • Laundry powder
  • Bodywash
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Baby wipes

Thank you in advance for your generosity.


Give us courage, O Lord, to stand up and be counted,
To stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves,
to stand up for ourselves when it is needful for us to so.
Let us fear nothing more than we fear you,
let us live nothing more than we love you.
For thus we shall fear nothing also.
Let us have no other God before you,
whether nation, or party, or state, or church.
Let us seek no other peace but the peace which is yours,
and make us its instruments,
opening our eyes and our ears and our hearts,
So that we should know always what work of peace we may do for you.
Alan Paton 1903-1988

God bless,

Flora and Lee

Flora 021 246 9846 –
Lee 021 029 91480 -   

Service Times
The Sunday Service Times for September & October are:
27 September       8am and 10am                 Rev Jonothan Boyce presiding
4 October              8am and 10am                 Rev Kay Webster Boyce presiding
11 October            9am combined                  Rev Tony Gardiner Boyce presiding
18 October            8am and 10am                 Rev Esma Collins-Marks presiding
25 October            8am and 10am                 Rev Jonothan Boyce presiding
Wednesday Eucharist
This will be held on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 10:00 a.m.
7 October           Tony Date
21 October         Tony Hooper
We are very grateful to all of you who continue to support us financially, as the Parish needs to continue to meet various costs including wages, rates, some utilities, etc.  For those who can continue to provide support in these difficult times it would be much appreciated if envelope giving could be converted to direct debit to the parish bank account.
Onslow Anglicans Bank Details for tithes and donations
Onslow Anglicans BNZ 02-0536-0257007-000
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