Driving Miss Daisy Services

Driving Miss Daisy is able to offer the following services during the Level 4 lockdown. 

During this period we are classed as an essential service, so we can provide the following:
– Delivering/collecting prescriptions- Taking people to and from their medical appointments
– Grocery shopping (we can either shop for you or we can collect a click and collect/ishop order)
– Taking pets to the Vet
– Collecting supplies
– Running essential errands 
We have the option of emailing or posting a invoice at the end of April. We are able to provide contactless deliveries. If you have any questions please feel free to email me.

Catherine Forsyth

Catherine Forsyth​ Franchisee ‑ Hastings, Driving Miss Daisy NZ Ltd
P: 06 878 5029 | M: 027 234 6017

From Alister, our Parish Priest – We are Moving Alert Level 4

 At 11.59pm today (Wednesday 25th March) we find ourselves in a radically new situation.

            We must stay at home (unless involved in essential work).

            Where we stay tonight is where we must stay from now on.

We must only have physical contact with those we are living with while we remain at Level 4.

We will not starve. Supermarkets will remain open.

We are physically isolating ourselves from others. As time goes on, many will find this hard. That’s when we need to remember, we are doing this not only to protect ourselves from Coronavirus (COVID-19) but most especially for the sake of weaker and more vulnerable people. To put it bluntly. To disobey this directive is selfish and could lead to the death of others.

We are physically isolating from others, and when we go for a walk or shop at the supermarket, we keep a distance of 2 meters. We are not spiritually and emotionally isolating. Stay connected.

            Use the phone. Ring one another up.

            Send texts and emails.

            Follow Facebook – especially St Matthews Anglican Church, Hastings   

            Or visit our website every day – https://stmattshastings.com/

As we approach Easter remember that our God is the God of Love who suffers with us – who journeys with us – who shares our lives with us.

In darkness and in light,
in trouble and in joy,
help us, heavenly Father,
to trust your love,
to serve your purpose,
and to praise your name,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

Other ways of doing church

We will keep an eye out for other ways of being Anglican at the moment. Here are a couple of ideas to start of with.

Anglican Diocese of Waiapu has some great stuff on it’s Facebook site. Today’s Spiritual Practice is all about Gratitude and is hosted by Deborah Broome, Ministry Educator.

http://movementonline.org.nz/ This is from the Wellington Diocese and has a live service every Sunday morning.

The Daily Offices. A Facebook site that uses the NZ Prayer Book to share Morning at 7:30am, Midday at 12:30pm and Night Prayer at 8:30pm. This comes from Diocese of Auckland Young Anglicans for Social Justice.

Our good friend Bosco Peters at https://liturgy.co.nz/streaming-services-online-spiritual-resources-in-coronavirus-times has a collection of online services and resources on his page as well.

Don’t forget that Archbishop Philip invites us at 7 pm every Sunday that worship services are suspended, to light a candle and pray. He writes: Please light a candle in your home and pray with and for others. Pray for your families, your neighbours, our country, and those ill with the virus. Pray for our health professionals and all those on the frontline who are working tirelessly to care for our community. Pray for the lonely and the frightened. Pray for the courage and grace to be a comfort and a light to the world.