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April 2021
A Family in God who are followers of Christ

Honouring A Dreadful Sacrifice

An ANZAC Reflection from Monty Black

My earliest memory of ANZAC Day includes waiting on the footpath in Stratford mid-morning bitterly cold with my two brothers and my mother. My dad was a regular soldier, and veteran of WWII, and was responsible for the parade unfolding before me. Interestingly he never attended any ANZAC parades or services once he left the army, unimpressed by the behaviour of his former comrades as they commemorated their past “glories” and desperately tried to rekindle the camaraderie of their war years. He sought a quiet time alone with his family to remember his dead comrades >>> CONTINUE READING

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The Strengthening Of St Peter's In Raglan

So often God’s plan is much more easily seen with the benefit of hindsight. That was certainly the case for Raglan’s Church of St Peter. 2020 Got off to a bumpy start for St Peter’s (even by Covid-times standards!) but in less than a year Reverend Kathleen Gavin says, not only are they back on track, but more energised and galvanised than they have been for some time.
 
St Peter’s doesn’t have any paid clergy or lay people involved and is entirely run by volunteers. At the start of 2020 they were ready to embark on the process of implementing a new visioning and mission action plan   >>> CONTINUE READING

A Journey Of Faith

In the second part of our ongoing series about the Deaconate, Blythe Cody and Kim Wright share their faith journey with us and tell us more about themselves and what being a Deacon in the Anglican Church means to them >>>READ ARTICLE

The Story Of Tarore


Bishop David Moxon says the story of Tarore of Waharoa is one of the most unique and powerful he’s heard and "amongst the taonga of the Church in Aotearoa”. It a real life story, set in our own backyard about the power of God’s Gospel message of forgiveness and reconciliation.
 
Tarore was the daughter of Wiremu Ngākuku, a  Rangatira of Ngāti Hauā.  Tarore attended a mission school (opened at Matamata by A.N. Brown and his wife Charlotte in April 1835 ) and learned to read. In 1836 she was given a copy of the Gospel of Ruka (Luke) published earlier that year. As a 10 year old she would recite from memory portions of the Gospel to crowds of 200–300 of her people  CONTINUE READING >>>

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Please join the Bishop each Sunday night at 7pm to light a candle & pray for the world. CLICK HERE to join. 

Diocesan Resources Available  

When was the last time you visited our Diocesan Ideas and Resources Page? It’s an A-Z (well, okay, an A-W) of free, tested and endorsed resources put together by talented folk throughout the Anglican Church.

As well as seasonal resources (for example you can click here to see the ANZAC resources available) there are resources and ideas for spiritual enhancement for people of any age, at any stage of their faith journey; from baptism and confirmation through to information for people being called to a life of vocation or discernment >>>CONTINUE READING

Chrism Mass & Ordination Services

Chrism Mass gathers us as the family of God to reaffirm our commitment to Christian service and receive anointing. The Bishop consecrates the oil of Chrism which is then used throughout the year for anointing. That tradition goes back 1800 years to the early church’s practice >>> CONTINUE READING
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