You are invited on a trip to a very special garden in Springfield on 21 November - a place of serenity, joy and productivity. This outing consists of a trip to Rev Dr Tom Innes' garden in Springfield on 21 Nov. leaving the church at 9.30am. You may come in the parish van ($10 [...]
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On Sunday November 22 at 7pm a special service is being planned for migrants and those new to our community from other countries. What a great way to provide a warm welcome and a language learning opportunity all rolled up into one! Students, past and present from the English Class, will be encouraged to [...]
Music Coordinator - Paid Minimum of 6 Hours/Week The Parish of Fendalton is a large and diverse suburban parish with a clear vision for outreach, service and growth and with an active and committed laity. The parish vision is ‘Following Jesus and extending God’s love.’ We are seeking to appoint a Music Coordinator for [...]
Eddie and Ripeka Bijl invite parishioners to a “Lift Your Spirits” concert in the church on Saturday 7 November at 7pm. This will be a Variety Concert and everyone is invited either to come and enjoy the concert or participate. Contact Ripeka on 027 601 6766 or email email@example.com and give your name and [...]
Armistice Day and Anzac Day: It was at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month that the guns on the Western Front fell silent in 1918. Armistice Day on 11 November became the acknowledged day of respect for the fallen in war, commemorated with red Flanders poppies. Australia and New [...]
Roberta Smith finds out what it’s really like in the battle against COVID-19 from front-line workers Dr Nigel Yeoh (GP), Susanne Paterson (Healthline Triage Nurse), Maggie Paton (Social Worker) and Michele McMaster (Veterinarian). What was the impact of COVID-19 in your workplace? Nigel: After our reduced practice hours, we are even busier than pre-COVID! [...]
On the 27 August I began an incredible 21 day course at Outward Bound in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Outward Bound is a global non-profit organisation that runs courses for all ages and abilities. Some of the activities I did included sailing, kayaking, coasteering, tramping, high ropes, and three nights alone in the bush. [...]
New Spiritual Home: About a year ago, Pamela and George O’Brien chose St Barnabas. Both are grateful for being made so welcome, the joy of worshipping in such a beautiful church and appreciate the traditional 9.30am service, as well as finding familiar faces. During Pamela’s 26-year tenure as Parish Administrator, St Peter’s Upper Riccarton, [...]
I’ve been busy boring dinner guests and other innocents, with the question ‘Why has our media not offered some well-informed religious commentary on the mosque murders and trial?’ Until, that is, the recent Press opinion piece ‘Is it time to change our attitude to faith?’ by Donna Miles-Mojab appeared – with its moving examples [...]