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Posts from February 2020

Something new …

If you are reading this, you have found our website. We are trying to keep it up to date and relevant. The Vicar’s message that’s currently in the pew sheet is now also on-line, as well as the sermons. We are all called to encourage another build each other up. Some of us can best do that in written form. There has…

Tim Writes …

With the increasing spread of the coronavirus, there is some concern about how this may affect us as church. The Bishop has published the following guidelines:  “We should always follow good public health and hygiene habits. For public worship, the Bishop advises: 1. Wash hands, particularly celebrants (I am doing this). 2. Use hand sanitizers. (As soon as we can get some…

Do the things we own own us?

Moving house is always a great time for a clean-out. I have moved frequently through my life and so had many opportunities for a clean-out. Nevertheless, it is always amazing how much stuff we have amassed in a relatively short span of time. As I go through the belongings I always weigh up whether we might use an item in future or…

Breaking Bread

Breaking Bread Jesus frequently ate with his disciples and the crowds, breaking bread and sharing it with those around him. At the last supper Jesus “took bread, gave thanks and broke it and gave it to them …” (Luke 20:19). Similarly, the first church met together to break bread and remember the Lord’s death, resurrection and coming. Breaking bread together meant sharing…

Church Bells

CHURCH BELLS We lived in Switzerland for 2½ years, where I studied for my doctorate at the University of Bern. We lived in Thun, a city by a lake. We decided to come back to New Zealand, where I would complete my studies at St John’s College in Auckland. New Zealand is a beautiful country, but so is Switzerland and it was…