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 [...]
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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 [...]
How did the school cope during lockdown? We have an amazing staff and they met the challenge to commence online delivery immediately to ensure continuity in learning for the boys. Routine is very important, especially in terms of wellbeing, and maintaining that contact with their teachers assisted the boys in developing a new online [...]
Mai te Rangi ki te Whenua (From heaven to earth) Mai Whenua ki te Rangi (From earth to heaven) Paiheretia tatou ki te ora (Binding us in wellness) Paiheretia tatou ki te rangimarie (Binding us in peace) Paiheretia tatouki te whakaponon e (Binding us in faith) These are the opening words to the New [...]
Use social media to keep in touch with young people, but don’t be fooled into believing this can provide real connection. Social media is powered by advertising revenue so treat it for what it is, a marketplace. We must be present in the marketplace, as Christians must be present everywhere in society, but we [...]