Rural MInistry | Exploration and Celebration
Hear the stories of small rural parishes seeking to make a difference in their communities
Thursday 12th - Friday 13th October
Thursday: Raetihi Anglican Church & Retreat Centre, Central North Island
1pm-5pm Intergenerational worship in small places
Diana Langdon, Strandz National Children's worker 6-8pm Raetihi parish story retreat in the wild
Friday: following breakfast travel to Taihape Parish
Tracey Peter's story of farmer, priest and army chaplain Travel to Marton, Rangitikei to have lunch and share with the woman of the parish who host a monthly meal for over 70 women as a parish outreach 6pm Dinner at the Parish of Oroua to hear stories of congregational leaders growing lay ministry and discipleship
For more information and to register interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org
TIME: Commencing Friday evening October 13 and concluding Sunday afternoon October 15
MEETING: Holy Trinity, Stratford (Corner of Regan St and Juliet St)
Synods in the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia were the first in the Anglican world to enable Bishops to call the House of Clergy and representatives of the House of Laity together to assist them in the governance of the Church. Bishop Selwyn, the architect of the Constitution of the Church in these islands, was determined that Bishops should not have to govern alone. As he famously said; “It remains then to define by some simple principle the terms of our co-operation. They are simply these; that neither will I act without you, nor can you act without me”.
Synod 2017 documents will be made available when possible and no later than 15th September 2017..
For more information please go to the Synod 2017 website.