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Christchurch Cathedral hosts dawn prayers

A new day dawned for Christchurch Cathedral in the Square last week, as Dean Lawrence Kimberley, Bishop Peter Carrell and Bishop Richard Wallace led the first worship service to be held in the building since the 2011 earthquakes.

New book digs deep in 1 Peter

Bishop Kelvin Wright finds an insightful map to the complex terrain of the New Testament’s First Epistle of Peter in an in-depth study from Otago University’s Rev Dr Katie Marcar.

Selwyn expands charitable mission

The Selwyn Foundation is expanding its charitable funding to support more older people who are vulnerable or in need.

Mission backs dental health call

Auckland City Mission - Te Tāpui Atawhai has thrown its weight behind a report calling for dental health to be recognised as an essential part of public health in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Strandz training goes online

Strandz children and families ministry resource hub team have joined with the Diocese of Nelson’s Discipleship Pathway ministry training programme to create a series of online leadership training materials.

New book traces 'Becoming Pākehā'

Bishop John Bluck shares his view on Aotearoa New Zealand's bicultural journey as chronicled in his latest book, 'Becoming Pākehā'.

Young teens engage in Wonder

More than fifty 11-13 year olds from youth groups and parishes around the Diocese of Wellington has converged on the Foxton Bible Camp for a weekend of fun and games, worship and wonder for the first time since Covid-19 reached our shores.

In Memoriam: Bishop Peter Atkins

When former Bishop of Waiapu, Rt Rev Peter Atkins died in Auckland aged 86 this May, he left behind a legacy of 60 faithful years of ordained ministry. Taonga editor Julanne Clarke-Morris called on some of those who knew him to share their insights into Bishop Peter Atkins’ life and ministry. 
• +Peter Waiapu: energy, focus, mission 
• A Tribute to my Dad: Peter Atkins
• Archbishop David Moxon remembers Bishop Peter

Cathedral hosts ‘numinous’ artworks

Auckland-based Aotearoa New Zealand artist Karen Sewell has taken her artwork on spiritual themes south to show at St Paul’s Cathedral Dunedin.

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