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March 2021
A Family in God who are followers of Christ

We Are Born To Live For Others

A Lenten Reflection from Archbishop Philip Richardson

We all know that Lent is a time of preparation, of reflection and of penitence. For example, the tradition of giving something up for Lent is a way of focusing our thinking and our being on God.
We approach the cross with Jesus over these 40 days. We seek to re-engage with the great mystery of our faith, “Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again:. It is a process of personal introspection at one level; how is my life confirming to the life of Jesus? How faithful am I to the call God has placed on my life? How loving am I really? >>> CONTINUE READING


A Call To Service   

The main of role of a deacon is service – if there were a job description it would probably read, "All duties as required." So what better people to feature in our mahi section?

In the first of an ongoing series, this month Ruth Smart and Tina Syratt will explain to us, in their own words, what being a deacon means to them. They will also tell us a little bit about themselves and their faith journeys so that we might get to know these hard-working disciples a little better  >>> CONTINUE READING

A Leap Of Faith 

Once upon a time, the now Very Reverend Wendy Scott, Dean of the Waikato Cathedral Church of St Peter and Vicar General was just plain old Wendy Scott.
The story of Dean Wendy’s faith journey teaches us it is never too late for anyone to embrace Jesus – and that great things can happen when we have the courage to listen and look for God

The Stations Of The Cross

The Stations of the Cross – also known as the Way of the Cross, the Way of Sorrows or the Via Crucis – is a series of, usually 14, images depicting Jesus from his trial in front of Pilate to his burial in the tomb. People walk from station to station, reflecting on Christ’s suffering and offering prayers. While the Stations can be prayed at any time, they are particularly appropriate for Lent, and often observed on Good Friday. 

The tradition began as a pilgrimage, with Christians walking the actual route Jesus took from Pilate’s home and ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre CONTINUE READING >>>

Please join us Monday-Friday at 9am for daily devotions. 
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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. 

Holy Week  

The creator of the first resource in this month’s mix, says that Anglicans do a great job of observing Lent but are not so good at celebrating Easter.

“Easter is more than just one day. We run the risk of liturgical imbalance and a skewed view of humanity and God if we focus heavily on Lent without also focussing on the resurrection life of Easter,” says The Reverend Sarah Park >>>CONTINUE READING

Parish Renewal Missions in  NZ 

Sharing of Ministries Abroad New Zealand (SOMA) are offering Parish Renewal Weekends to Anglican parishes in Aotearoa/New Zealand we are unable to travel overseas.
A parish mission can be tailored to suit but would typically include sessions on our authority in Christ, The Holy Spirit, healing, prophecy, deliverance, and experiencing the power of forgiveness.

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