21 Aug 2012
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Anglican News & Events – 22 August 2012
1. Determined Living: Faith, Discipleship and Ministry in a Consumer Age
Diocese of Nelson, Institute of New Anglicanism and Bishopdale College
Tuesday–Wednesday, 9–10 October 2012, All Saints Church, 30 Vanguard Street, Nelson
Determined Living focuses on the work of God in us as human creatures who are given life and direction by our creator God. In the midst of a diverse and exciting world, with all sorts of visions of human life competing for our allegiance, we intend to step back and ask what theology has to say about the purpose, shape, and direction of human life. The fact that society is asking all sorts of questions about being human opens up all sorts of opportunities for us to ask what God is saying.
Speakers: Professor Paul Trebilco, Dr Don Moffat, the Rev’d Dr Andrew Burgess, the Rev’d Dr Sue Patterson, the Rev’d Dr Graham O’Brien
Download brochure, registration form, or book and pay online from August 17th @ www.bishopdale.ac.nz/newanglicanism.htm
The Rev’d Dr. Andrew Burgess
Bishopdale Theological College,
PO Box 347,
03-548-8785 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Antioch Contemporary Service
Sunday, 2 September, 7.00pm, St Barnabas Fendalton (cnr Fendalton Rd and Tui St)
We have the privilege of being joined by Professor Peter Gill to discuss with us the relation of science and Christianity. Dr Gill is a very well respected quantum chemist working out of the Australian National University, and a committed Christian. (http://chemistry.anu.edu.au/people/professor-peter-gill)
The format will include a question-and-answer time.
All very welcome!
3. Theology House AND Anglican Resource Centre Have NEW Books
A Savage Country (The Untold Story of NZ in the 1820s) – Paul Moon
God is not a Christian – Desmond Tutu
Theories of Counselling & Psychotherapy: An Integrative Approach – Elsie Jones-Smith
Unprotected Texts: The Bible’s Surprising Contradictions about Sex and Desire – Jennifer Wright Knust
Join in the Company of Poets: The Gospel in Literary Imagination – Thomas Gardner
Desiring the Kingdom: Cultural Liturgies, Vol. 1 – James K Smith
Luke’s Gospel: NT Readings – Jonathan Knight
Eating Your way Through Luke’s Gospel – Robert Karris
The Preface to Luke’s Gospel – Loveday Alexander
Water is Thicker Than Blood: An Augustinian Theology of Marriage & Singleness. – Jana Bennett
Four Views on the Apostle Paul – T Schreiner, L T Johnson, D A Campbell & M Nanos.
Courageous; Honour Begins at Home (DVD) – Directed by Alex Kendrick. (recommended for fathers & sons or parish mens’ groups)
The Sisters of Sinai: How Two Women Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels – Janet Soskice
Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals – Shane Claiborne
Family Value Cards – Joy Cowley
The Struggles of Caregiving – Noonan
The Power of the Parable – Crossan
Petals of Prayer (for people living with dementia and their carers)
More Short Prayers for Public Worship – Nick Fawcett.
A Quiet Word 2: (Fully worked-out programmes for quiet days and reflective events.) – Nick Fawcett
4. Wool (and Enthusiastic Knitters) Wanted
A group of ladies who knit booties and mittens and knee rugs are in need of all the wool they can get.
The ladies knit for a number of schools. As an example: one school has just ordered 240 pairs of mittens for their Year 1-3 children.
Knitters are also welcome to join the group. Patterns are available.
Contact St Matthews Church office on 03-355-7004 or email email@example.com .
5. How to Manage Stress and Build Your Resilience
Thursday, 13 September 2012, 9.00am-12.00pm, Riccarton Racecourse, Christchurch
This workshop is designed to equip participants with practical ideas on how to navigate through tough times and achieve an improved state of well-being. This half day event covers:
· Sleep Smarter –optimising your own sleeping habits to increase energy and enthusiasm.
· Building Emotional Resilience – identify personal values and practical strategies to enhance personal value fulfilment inside and outside the work environment.
· Promoting Physical Wellbeing (exercise and nutrition) - simple, time-efficient and achievable activities to promote health and wellbeing – no matter how busy you are!
Each presentation will last approximately 45 minutes with a tea and coffee break between sessions.
Anyone can attend this workshop – it is open to employers and their staff, or even family members who could benefit from this workshop. We encourage you to promote this scheme in your workplace. .
You can register at firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Contacts Wanted for Participation in a Research Project
Jenny Cripps is looking for people to interview for a research project on stress and spirituality in the wake of the Canterburyearthquakes.
Along with your name, she would like to know initially if you are more likely to be available during the day or evening, and which areas of the city you live/work in (to help with setting up interviews).
If you or someone you know might be willing to participate in this project, contact Jenny on 027-243-0970 or email@example.com .
7. Post-Earthquake Survey of Churches
A local Christian woman, Melissa Parsons, (Harmony Church) has formed the intention of collating stories from churches of all denominations across the city, to compile a book in time for Easter 2013.
The book will have a two-fold focus: firstly, to record what various churches have lost, suffered, and are still dealing with, and secondly, to honour the amazing contributions that they made to help their communities despite the challenges.
It is Melissa's hope that the greater joint awareness raised by this book would further encourage all churches that "we did OK", and provide a useful tool to assist in planning our combined mission to our city in future. She is partway through sending a research survey (5 pages, thorough, but not laborious) to every congregation in the greater Christchurch area, and invites your parish's input, either in written form, or online at http://tinyurl.com/cwdyp2s
8. West Melton Garden Tour
Saturday, 29 September, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Please wear suitable shoes.
Devonshire teas and plant stall at St Pauls, West Melton
$10 per person
Tickets available from Gail 03-347-8443 or Penny 03-347-8139
9. Annual Race Day at Riccarton Park
Saturday, 6 October, Riccarton Park
The always successful Race Day will be held at Riccarton Park this year. Parishes are warmly invited to make up a party and support this event. Hopefully, the earthquakes have gone and there will be no reason not to attend.
The all-up cost will once again be $25 per person, which includes a private room, entrance, race book, and sumptuous buffet meal (usually costing $27 itself).
RSVP to Parish of Upper Riccarton-Yaldhurst on 03-348-5653 by noon, Friday, 28 September at very latest.
10. Font and Bell available to good parish home…
The Ministry Unit of Ross & South Westland has a font and bell to give to any church in Christhchurch that may have lost theirs in the quakes.
For more information please contact the Wardens
• Bev Manera, People's Warden, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 03-755-4011 or
• Rex Douglas, Bishop's Warden, phone 03-755-4141.
11. NZ Brass Festival
Friday – Sunday, 21 – 23 September in Wellington
Showcasing the world’s finest brass players in concerts and educational workshops. Great for all ages.
Go to www.nzbrassfestival.org.nz for tickets and information.
12. The Certificate in Pastoral Care of Ageing People, Module Two
Friday, 12 October, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday, 13 October, 9.00am – 3.0m
Friday, 26 October, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday, 27 October, 9.00am – 3.00pm
In this second module we continue to prepare ourselves to better offer ministry to people in our parishes who are elderly, and to people in neighbouring Rest Home/Hospital Complexes.
Module Two will be held over four days at a Christchurch venue to be confirmed.
Module Two: Communication of Spiritual and Pastoral Care
Session 1 Compassionate listening and helping, the role of reminiscence
Session 2 Special issues in communication such as hearing loss.
Session 3 Nurturing the spirit through liturgy, music and prayer.
Session 4 Transition from home to residential complexes.
Session 5 Building helping relationships with families and carers.
Session 6 Teamwork: managing personal responses and accountability.
Participants will need to have completed Module One.
Cost: $30.00 to cover materials and administration.
There are still spaces available, so do feel free to register or send enquiries to the Rev’d Anne Russell-Brighty, Anglican Elder Care Project on 03-3848-396 OR email@example.com
13. Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Auckland
Opening Saturday, 27 October 2012
The Auckland Diocese has prepared two brochures outlining some introductory information about ACC and how people can engage with it.
Go to http://www.anglican.org.nz/News/ACC-Anglican-Consultative-Council-Auckland-2012 to download these low-res (relatively small) documents.
The Anglican Consultative Council is the Communion’s only fully representative international body, with members elected from every province or member church. The ACC includes archbishops, bishops, clergy and lay people from every corner of the Anglican world.
The ACC provides the only opportunity for Anglicans to talk through their mission and ministry opportunities and challenges in a forum which includes lay people and clergy who are not bishops. Attending an ACC meeting is a very rich experience, and a chance to forge friendships with Anglicans in other parts of the world.
14. The Christchurch City Mission BROWN PAPER BAG APPEAL
Tuesday, 4 September – Tuesday, 18 September
Due to the increased demand on our Foodbank, this year we're asking for help with groceries. The Brown Paper Bag will be delivered in The Press on Tuesday, 4 September.
Once filled, the bags can be dropped of at any New World supermarket before 18 September, or at our reception at 275 Hereford Street any time before Christmas, or the City Mission can collect them from Parish Offices. Please ring 03-365-0635 to arrange for collection.
Thank you for your help with this appeal.
Michael Gorman, City Missioner
15. Opening and Dedication of the New Purpose-Built Te Waiora House
Saturday, 1 September, 2.00pm, Hororata Rd (just North of St John’s Church), Hororata
The Te Waiora Trust would like to invite you to attend this special occasion in the life of the Te Waiora ministry.
There will be a short Service of Dedication, a few short speeches, and an opportunity to look through the House. Afternoon Tea will be served.
All friends and supporters are most welcome.
Graham Button (for the Trust) ph. 03-352-6504 firstname.lastname@example.org)
16. Billeted Accommodation Needed…
For an international PHD student wanting to come and work with the church for 8 months as part of his doctoral work on how churches engage with policy and issues of injustice.
If you can help, please contact the Anglican Centre on 03-348-6960.
17. Short term house available NOW!
3 bedroom house to rent in Ilam Rd.
Sunny, 3 heatpumps, fully furnished, phone and internet, fenced backyard.
Ideal for short term if you are having EQC repairs completed, available until December 2012.
Please contact Andrea 021-0655-471.
18. Vicar, Waimate District Cooperating Venture
Closing date: Monday 2 September 2012
The Bishop and the newly-formed Waimate District Cooperating Venture (Anglican and Presbyterian) seek a full-time, ordained minister. The parish is geographically large consisting of
St Augustine's (Waimate),
St Mary's (Esk Valley),
St Peter's (Pareora),
St James (Maungati),
St Michael's and Waihao Downs Church (Waihao Downs),
Hunter Church (Hunter), and
Glenavy Church (Glenavy).
The April 2012 Synod passed the resolution approving its formation.
The parish seeks an energetic, experienced, prayerful person to direct and help the parish grow in Christ-Centred Mission. The successful applicant will need to have an understanding of rural ministry and co-operative ventures and above all be a person of God led by a calling to take Christ into the community in the power of the Spirit.
To obtain a parish profile and receive an application form, please contact:
Bishop Victoria Matthews,
Anglican Diocese of Christchurch,
PO Box 4438,
New Zealand 8140
email: email@example.com or ring 03-348-6960
19. Hills Community Church, Mapua (Nelson/Tasman) seeks Minister
Applications close Friday, 7 September 2012
Has God been stirring you in a way that seems to indicate that change is coming? Do you feel you have achieved God’s work in your current position and you are ready for the next opportunity?
Hills Community Church (HCC) is a growing church in the township of Mapua, Nelson/Tasman. We have a rich diversity of faith backgrounds and perspectives, and are seeking a new minister to grow the church further and advance God’s kingdom within the local community.
For further information & an application pack, email Jared, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish profile available on www.nelsonanglican.org.nz under “Vacancies”
20. ITIM – Workplace Support – Board Position
Applications close Friday, 31 August 2012
Inter-church Trade and Industry Mission (ITIM), trading as Workplace Support, are seeking expressions of interest from the Anglican community for a Board Member.
Workplace Support is an Employee Assistance Provider specialising in providing independent and confidential staff support to employees of many businesses and organisations throughout the South Island. It would be beneficial if the new Board member would bring skills in one of the following areas: Information Technology, Sales and Marketing, or Employment Law. We are a not-for-profit incorporated society and this is a voluntary position. Please view our web site at www.workplacesupport.co.nz
If you would like to discuss this role further please contact:
John Bennett, Board Chair on 027-522-6947.
If you would like to contribute to our mission as our staff “care for people at work”, then please send a brief CV with a covering letter outlining what you could bring to our mission to:
PO Box 2208
21. Ecumenical Hospital Chaplain at the Mason Clinic, Auckland Regional Forensic Services of the Waitemata DHB
The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 7 September 2012
NOTE: The previously advertised vacancy at Mason Clinic and Waitakere Hospital has been cancelled and replaced by this advertisement for a full-time Chaplain at Mason Clinic.
Applications are sought from experienced chaplains and other suitably qualified ordained clergy, for a full - time chaplaincy position covering the Mason Clinic, Auckland Regional Forensic Services in Point Chevalier. This position is being offered on the basis of a 3-year term initially. The chaplain will work as an integral part of the Clinic’s multi-disciplinary team providing holistic care for people in the Mental Health Services.
Applicants should have a degree in theology or ministry and have completed a minimum of one CPE Course and have at least 3 years experience in Hospital Chaplaincy, parish or other relevant ministry positions. Experience working with psychiatric patients in a forensic psychiatric unit will be a considerable advantage.
The successful applicant will work Monday to Friday and will be the full-time Chaplain, working in partnership with the Maori and Pasifika Health teams and the Roman Catholic Chaplain, as well as supervising a small team of Voluntary Chaplaincy Assistants. The chaplain will also take a turn on the after hours and weekend emergency on-call and Sunday worship rosters at the Waitakere Hospital. A good team player is essential.
No assistance with relocation expenses can be provided. Applicants residing overseas will not be considered.
An information pack is available from:
The National Executive Officer
Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy
Phone: 04-801 8008
Fax: 04-381 4842
22. Ecumenical Hospital Chaplain at the Nelson Hospitals in the Nelson - Marlborough DHB
The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 28 September 2012
Applications are sought from experienced chaplains or other suitably qualified ordained clergy for this full-time Chaplaincy position at the Nelson Public Hospital, Alexandra Hospital, and the Acute Mental Health Unit. This position is being offered on the basis of a 3-year term initially.
E-mail: email@example.com for complete advertisement and Profile of Chaplaincy at Nelson Hospital.
Applicants should have a degree in theology or ministry and ideally have completed a minimum of one Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) course. Experience in working ecumenically in hospital chaplaincy, parish ministry or other relevant ministry positions is also required.
The successful applicant will be the full-time Chaplain, working in partnership with a Maori Chaplain and a Roman Catholic Chaplain and supervising a busy team of Voluntary Chaplaincy Assistants. Together they provide Christian ministry, spiritual support and pastoral care to patients, families and staff in the Nelson hospitals and healthcare facilities in the Nelson Marlborough DHB area. A good team player is absolutely essential. The chaplain will also take their turn on the after - hours roster for emergency calls.
Consideration may be given to a contribution towards relocation expenses. Applicants from overseas will not be considered.
An application pack is available from:
The National Executive Officer
Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy
Phone: 04-801 8008
Fax: 04-381 4842
23. Family and Community Annual General Meeting
(please note change of date)
Thursday, 23 August 2012, 6.15 pm, St Annes Church Hall (cnr Wilsons and Centaurus Rd) St Martins, entry off Wilsons Road
Guest Speaker: Michael Gorman, Christchurch City Missioner
Refreshments will be served 6.15 - 6.45 pm
Please RSVP by Monday, 20 August for catering
Phone Kay 03-332-7143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
24. The Annual Vaughan Park Residential Scholarship
Applications for the 2013 Scholarship will close on 24 August 2012
The Governance Board of Vaughan Park Anglican Retreat Centre invites applications for the annual Vaughan Park Residential Scholarship, which provides the successful applicant with a supportive environment, including accommodation and meals, for a period of three consecutive months of full-time study at the Centre.
Applicants may be lay or ordained, will hold a recognised level of tertiary education, be committed to an approved subject of study, and able to be resident at Vaughan Park for the period of the Scholarship. Applications will be made in writing to the Scholarship Grants Committee of the Vaughan Park Governance Board and will include: a short biography, an abstract and overall context of the study, and be supported by at least two and no more than three references.
The following choice of three-month periods is available: March – May and July – September. Please indicate your preference with your application.
For full information including Criteria for Application and Conditions of Grant, please contact: The Rev. John Fairbrother.
email@example.com or 09-473-2600
Or submit a Scholarship Enquiry using the form at
under the Scholarships tab.
25. Ellel Ministries Aotearoa New Zealand hosts two seminars with Ken Symington
Friday 24 August – 6.30pm registration for 7.00-9.00pm. St John's Church, Ferry Rd, Woolston.
Cost $10 (reduced rates available)
Topics covered include:
*How God illuminates scripture,
*Quiet times ,
*How God leads by His peace,
*Understanding your spirit and soul and body,
*Dreams and visions,
*’Words’ from other people,
*God’s use of His creation and creativity,
*Discerning the difference between God’s voice and the voice of the accuser
Saturday 25 August - 9am registration for 9.00am-4.30pm, Spreydon Baptist Church, Lyttleton St, Hoon Hay
Cost $40 (reduced rates available)
Topics to be covered include:
*The journey from Egypt to the land of promise. The mirror image,
*Who is the Boss? - Understanding the Lordship of Jesus,
*How to boil a frog!,
*The value of a soul,
*Growing pains – the war within,
*A divided life?,
*Would you believe it? – Believing what Jesus believed,
*Dealing with wounds and offences,
*Controlling your thoughts.
To learn more about Ken Symington, check out his website
, which includes a very interesting testimony of his journey, as well as reviews of his book "Loved Like Never Before".
26. Bumper Book Sale
Saturday, 25 August, 9.00am – 4.00pm, Prebbleton Public Hall, Springs Road, Prebbleton
The parish of Halswell-Prebbleton is offering a large selection of books, jigsaws, DVDs and Cds – both new and old.
27. Archives Workshop
Saturday, August 25 2012
If you were unable to come on the original date, there is still room for additional participants on this new date. It will be a practical day making items which will help you look after paper, photographs, textiles, and artefacts, both in your parish, and for your own family history.
Cost: $20.00 per participant.
Contact the archivist at firstname.lastname@example.org
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