Letter from the Vicar – 12 March 2017

Dear Friends,   Welcome to S. Michael’s as we continue our journey in Lent. Today we hear the Gospel story of the Transfiguration. This seems a marked contrast to last week’s Gospel story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness. If last week’s focus was on sin and temptation, this week’s is on the vision of … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar – 19 February 2017

Welcome to S. Michael’s,   In the past week we have been astonished by the large fires on the Port Hills and very saddened by the loss of life and property in them. We are also just a few days away from the sixth anniversary of the deadly earthquakes of 22 February, which are still … [Read more…]

Parish Notices

Please pray for: Novice Mele, making her simple vows 4 February, 10:30 am CSN Retreat House The Parish Office is open Tuesday-Friday 9am-12pm for the month of January Youth Group begins again in the new school year. Please email Shaun Graveston at shaungraveston@yahoo.co.nz if you would like to join this group. This year we are … [Read more…]

Letter from the Priest-in-Charge 4 December 2016

Dear Friends, ‘Through us God spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing Christ.’ (2 Corinthians 2: 14). Advent is the season when we prepare for the stunning revelation of God’s love for humanity through the birth of Jesus. But this will have no impact on us unless we allow God’s love to … [Read more…]

From the Priest-in-Charge and Wardens

Dear Parishioners, It gives us much joy to announce that the restoration and strengthening of our Old Stone Building (OSB) will be starting over the next couple of weeks. This work is being carried out by Naylor Love Construction under the watchful eye of the diocesan Church Property Trust. Stage one involves site management. In … [Read more…]

Letter from the Priest-in-Charge

Dear Friends, The belief that prayer makes a difference, that it achieves marvelous results, is continually being verified by experience, however difficult it may be to explain how and why it does so. (Alec Vidler) Prayer is a significant aspect of Christian life. Jesus emphasised in his teaching the importance for persistence and perseverance in … [Read more…]