Canon Mark is to present a seminar on how the gospels of the New Testament came to be remembered, passed on and written down - Thursday 4 November at 7.30pm in St Barnabas Church. That Jesus of Nazareth is one of the most influential figures in history is beyond dispute. His life and teachings [...]
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All children, families and young people are invited to this outreach event which includes food, fun, faith, family craft and a meal – St Barnabas Hall – $5 per family. We begin at 3.30pm with the meal finishing at 5.30pm. This is a great opportunity for parents to bring children, grandparents to bring grandchildren [...]
Is the Pfizer vaccine effective? Is it safe? Why is it so important to vaccinate a high proportion of the population? Canon Mark answers these and other vaccination questions. "One of the punishments I suffered as a student, was to stay behind after school, scrabble around for 20 or 30 popsicle sticks in the [...]
What a glorious Spring day! I love how the days at this time of year are often chilly to begin with but by early afternoon you can feel the warmth and the growth of the natural world all around you. At times like that it feels great to be alive! But what you see [...]
“Te reo Māori is an uplifting, beautiful language” says Mike Davey, who feels privileged to have been able to embrace the culture and teach te reo throughout his career. Growing up in Whakatane in a strongly bi-cultural community, Mike learned local Maori stories and mythology at a young age. He attended Christchurch Teachers College [...]
Ben Wamamili: To me, Jesus is a source of wisdom, strength and hope. First, He guides my interactions with people around me. I know I am not like Him, but everyday I learn to be like Him – acknowledging the power of prayer, trusting in God whatever the circumstance and treating others as I [...]
International Day of Older Persons is a United Nations initiative celebrated around the world on October 1st. This is a time to acknowledge and to say thank you for the huge contribution older people make to our society Often older people can be thought of by society as, sick, fragile, powerless, ‘passed it’, are [...]
Once again we have been invited to stand alongside the Pakistan Church to invest in the next generation of Christian leaders at the Mirpurkhas Boys Hostel. Last year we gave $1,040. New students are enrolled and will begin as soon as the current lockdown ends, but there are insufficient funds to support their education. [...]