Lent is often a period of preparation for Baptism & Renewal of Baptismal Vows at the Great Easter Eve Vigil or Easter Day. Baptism is a Sacrament. ‘A sacrament is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace’. A sacrament is a sign in that it points to something other than itself,… Read More We Are Open – Come Worship With Us
Shrove Tuesday: In some places, people have a carnival on party Tuesday. They call it the Mardi Gras festival. Mardi Gras means ‘fat Tuesday’ and people often eat fattening foods such as pancakes to use up certain rich foods as they plan to live more simply in the 7 weeks till Easter. Shrove is an… Read More Come Back To Church During Lent!
Dear All As you are aware Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield have announced that from Wednesday 8 September our part of New Zealand has dropped to Covid-19 Delta Alert Level 2 (albeit with some changes). The new normal will include: Face Coverings mandatory i.e. wear a mask. Scan everywhere you go, especially… Read More A message from David van Oeveren
I will keep this epistle short. We will not be worshipping in person this week, we will continue online in the manner we have been. Over the next few days Alister, Tracey and I will work through the Diocesan Guidelines as to the ability to meet in person from next week onwards. Please give us… Read More A message from David van Oeveren
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Mark 8:27-38 Questions A priest asked a rabbi, ‘Why do Jews always answer a question with a question?’ The rabbi replied, ‘Why shouldn’t we?’ Jesus was given to doing that…Dear Friends Thank you for joining us. We are pleased to offer worship resources online again this week, your copy is attached to… Read More A message from David van Oeveren
A message from Ven. David van Oeveren This week we return to the Gospel of Mark and hear Jesus’ 2nd major speech.Jesus is first speaking to the Pharisees and some of the Scribes, the audience changes to the crowds,and then he speaks to his disciples… Dear Friends As we move through this second week in… Read More Doers of the Word
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)John 6:56-69 An Outrageous Claim It’s an outrageous claim. “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I inthem. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of theFather, so whoever eats me will live because of me’This is John’s take on… Read More A message from David van Oeveren