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It is hard to believe but there are families who are cold this winter in Christchurch. Our link parish St Ambrose, in the eastern suburbs, is in touch with families who are finding it hard to heat their homes and have asked for donated blankets especially for babies and children. If you can help [...]
All men are invited to a Pizza Night on Thursday 22 July in the Tui Room. The topic is "Future Challenges Facing the Diocese and Anglicanism" presented by guest speaker Alex Summerlee – Vice-Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese. Alex has served as Vice-Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese since 2017, providing advice to Bishop Victoria [...]
GET ONE GIVE ONE – WHAT? Anglican Missions has begun an appeal, suggesting that we donate the average unit cost of a Covid vaccine in the majority world = $10, in thanksgiving that we will receive ours for free. GET ONE GIVE ONE – WHY? Covid-19 is not over till it’s over for everyone in our [...]
In the depths of mid-winterish Christchurch, when the cloud and fog hang low over the city, we can be tempted to hunker down at home and go into hibernation with the cat! For some of us that’s just the right thing to do, especially those of us who need to steer clear of winter [...]
Hi Cleone and welcome to St Barnabas! Tell me a bit about yourself. I was born in Cambridge in the Waikato on a farm called Mona Vale. After the second World War I boarded for 7 years at Waikato Diocesan School for Girls, where I had lots of fun. I used to play the pedal [...]
Olive Lawson reports on the recent successful employment seminar for our migrant community “I’m having trouble with my boss. I don’t know what to do.” “Do I have to put my referee’s details on my CV?” “Are there any companies in Christchurch that need my skills?” “Where do I start? What do I do? All my [...]
Leaving your home can be an emotional time for many reasons. Our homes are places of many memories, special events and achievements, and for some a much loved and treasured garden. Award-winning poet, historian and author, Dr Jane Simpson first sensed the need to write a liturgy to farewell a home 20 years ago when her parents [...]
‘Mother’s Day is a day for many people to show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures.’ Roberta Smith talked to three St Barnabas mothers: Pamela McKenzie, Christine Fokkens and Tania Wright. Pamela: Mother of four, has 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Christine: Christian has four children - 27 (married), 25 (living in Germany), 17 and 15 years. Tania: Tania has [...]
Joe and Marina started coming to St Barnabas in August 2020. In Timaru, they went to St John’s, Wai-iti Road and feel St Barnabas has many similarities. The 8am service appeals to them as it is a more orthodox service and is ‘silent’. This style of worship is very important to them. “We like the [...]