Windy weather welcomed Bishop Justin Duckworth on his first visit to St Andrew's in the Paddock on Sunday, 7 July 2013.
A beautiful rainbow framed cars parked in the paddock
As part of his first visit to St Andrew's, Bishop Justin confirmed members of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
The media fascination with Bishop Justin Duckworth continues, with a recent article in the Dompost.
By the glow of a candle stub cradled inside a coconut shell, Justin Duckworth says sorry for letting anxiety and stress get in the way. And at morning prayers the next day, in the tiny chapel he helped build in the foothills of the Tararua Range, the Bishop of Wellington asks God for insight into a difficult problem.
As we approach the shortest day and the heart of winter, I pray that we each may experience afresh God’s love, grace and compassion in the darkness of our own lives.
Often, as a Bishop, I get asked three questions: the first normally revolves around my appearance – having dreadlocks and bare feet or jandals; the second is my view on the same sex issues facing the Church; and the distant third is around my seeming addiction to sausage rolls ... Read more
Wellington’s Anglican Cathedral has a new dean. He is the Rev Digby Wilkinson, 49.
His appointment was announced to the cathedral community this morning, and the team charged with finding the new dean are celebrating Digby’s acceptance of the job.
They’re also freely acknowledging that he’s an unusual choice. Read more
Kia ora te whanau
I have been reflecting on giving up coffee around two years ago. I gave up when I started consuming five or more cups a day, and noticed that I was feeling ‘wired’ most of the day and also had a low level of anxiety through the day. So I was surprised last week to again feel ‘coffee wired’ and initially thought that Alayne may have been spiking my herbal tea with caffeine! She assured me that she certainly had not, and the disappointing thing was that I had had no coffee!
This is a light-hearted video look at the long and involved path to becoming the Pope. Processes - thank goodness - are rather simpler for appointing the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Kia ora koutou katoa
What a stunning summer!
Our family has had a great holiday, a few of our highlights were tramping the northern circuit around Mt Ngauruhoe, resting at Omori and attending
Services get under way again at St Andrew's on Sunday, 10 February, with a Eucharist at 10 am.
Ash Wednesday is on February 14 and a service will be held at 5.30 pm.
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd starts on Thursday, 14 February, with a new Level One group at 2 pm and the older children at 3.30 p.m.