Anglican Bishops from the Pākehā dioceses that span Aotearoa New Zealand have issued pastoral guidelines and regulations for how Anglican communities can manage public events and gatherings under the Covid-19 traffic light system.
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In the lead up to Christmas, the Auckland City Mission - Te Tāpui Atawhai worry they won’t be able to meet the needs of the increasing number of families struggling to make ends meet under the prolonged Covid lockdown.
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Wellington-based spiritual director Adrienne Thompson feels uplifted as she raises her gaze above her phone screen and its daily news grind.
The Rev Glynn Cardy has written a ‘Book of Blessings’ that entice the reader to consider the divine blessings that can arise from the ordinary things of life.
Auckland City Mission – Te Tāpui Atawhai, has reported that Auckland’s latest Alert Level 4 has led to a regrettable new record of 6000 food boxes going to families in need since lockdown began.
The Diocese of Nelson has launched ‘Discipleship Pathway’– a new fully online ministry education platform that aims to make ministry training available for free – from anywhere and under any level of Covid-19 restriction.
The Auckland City Mission - Te Tāpui Atawhai has moved swiftly to make sure they keep serving Aucklanders in desperate need despite the seven-day Level 4 snap lockdown.
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Taranaki Anglican Rosemary Richards has been honoured with a volunteering award for her work as a group facilitator and mentor for the ‘Seasons for Growth’ programme supporting children dealing with grief.