Letter from the Priest-in-Charge

Dear Friends, Significant events in our lives stay in the memory, and sometimes even the dates of those events are locked in as well. Today, 28 August, is one of those for my family. It is the day on which we arrived in New Zealand, at the invitation of the Bishop of Wellington, thirty-five years … [Read more…]

Letter from the Priest-in-charge 21 August 2016

Dear Friends, Yesterday we celebrated the Feast of S. Bernard of Clairvaux and, at the end of the month, we keep the Feast of S. Aidan. These figures in Christian history have been influential on my own understanding of living one’s faith, and I was pleased when they were both included among a number of … [Read more…]

Letter from the Priest-in-charge 14 August 2016

Dear Friends, When Alistair was sharing details of his recent walk on one of the routes of the Camino de Santiago, he made a comment about the prayer our Parish Choir offers in the vestry before entering for worship. He said it was so easy to say the familiar words without entering fully into their … [Read more…]

Letter from the Priest-in-charge 7 August 2016

Dear Friends, Two days ago, the Olympic Games opened in Rio. All the revelations about drug-taking in sport have soured the build-up to these Games and may have created an atmosphere of cynicism towards new records. Inevitably there is suspicion that drugs will still be used in the hope they evade detection. This is disappointing … [Read more…]