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Posts by Tim Frank

Encourage-mint 01.04.2020

I have always loved music. From brass bands to Gilbert & Sullivan to Handel’s Messiah to Country & Western to Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, etc. I often like to have it up loud—whether via radio, CDs, or online. Alison prefers it not to be too loud ! But we compromise ! Of course, my list also…

Not cancelled

Great to connect in these times of uncertainty—maybe the wonderful butterfly of good things that emerge from our chrysalis will be a more caring, connected society that actually thinks about each other more. This poem seems to sum it up well: Conversations will not be cancelled. Relationships will not be cancelled.Love will not be cancelled.Songs…

Church services suspended

Due to the national response to the COVID-19 crisis all church services at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Papanui, have been suspended until further notice. On the instruction of the Bishop of Christchurch the church will be closed until further notice from Tuesday, 24 March 2020, even for personal prayer. It will still be open on the Tuesday for any last minute arrangements,…

COVID-19 and church services

The Bishops have advised that as of Monday, 23 March 2020, there will be no public worship services at Anglican Churches in New Zealand until further notice. The Prime Minister has advised that we are on a Level 2 pandemic alert. That means, in particular, that people over 70 years of age or at high…