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A Christchurch-based group of church people has prepared a Gospel Manifesto for 2014 focusing on what they see as the five main priorities for election 2014. Read them on the Church website.

The Council of Assembly is delighted to welcome the Rev Wayne Matheson to the role of Assembly Executive Secretary-designate. Wayne will work alongside incumbent AES, the Rev Martin Baker, for a period of several months before Martin steps down. The appointment is subject to the October General Assembly’s ratification. “Appointing an AES-designate ensures continuity and a thorough handover to what is a complex and demanding role within the Church,” says Council of Assembly deputy convener, the Rev Dr Colin Marshall.

Commissioners, observers and associates to General Assembly are reminded to enrol before 5pm 1 August (next Friday) to avoid the $50 late registration fee. Also accommodation near the Assembly venue is filling up fast. Read about these things and more in the latest Assembly Week Update.

Watch two video updates by the Moderator-designate, the Rev Andrew Norton, on some of the exciting streams and workshops that are part of the Inspiring Mission programme at Assembly Week, 3 - 7 October. More about the workshops and streams, including online enrolment, is on the Assembly Week website.