Reformation events

Presbyterian events

Across the country, Presbyterian and Uniting congregations are marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with special events and services. (If your congregation is holding an event to mark the Reformation, then please email us so that we can add it to this page.)

Reformation 500 - a lecture with Peter Matheson
When: Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 7:30pm
Where: Community of St Lukes, bookings email

Martin Luther Festival
St Heliers Presbyterian Church is hosting a festival to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Events including a concert, dinner, public lectures and special services will be held.
When: 30 July until 3 September 2017.
Where: St Heliers - check out the full programme.

Preaching the Faith The Hymns of Martin Luther
A Hymn festival in the 500th Reformation Commemoration Year 1517-2017
When: Sat, 1 Apr @ 7:30pm
Where: St Andrews in the City Presbyterian church, Palmerston North

Young musicians from Auckland Chinese Presbyterian Church (ACPC) and other churches performing Luther's hymns and Reformation music
When: August (date TBA)
Where: Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Chinese Presbyterian Church (ACPC) is working toward planting an apple tree in an inner city garden. Luther said 'If I knew the world was going to fall to pieces tomorrow, I would still plant an apple tree today". The tree ACPC aim to plant will be called Hope. The intention is to have a whiteboard there where people can write up ideas of where they see hope in the inner-city. (This event is subject to Council approval which is currently being sought)
When: TBA
Where: Griffith Garden, inner city Auckland

If your congregation is having an event that you would like to share, email with the details.

Other events

Reformation 500 (Auckland)
Learn about Luther through words and music
When: Sat, 25 Mar @ 7:30pm
Where: Moutainside Church, cnr Harris Road and Ellerslie-Panmure Highway

Luther After 500 Years – The “tragic necessity” of the Reformation
A series of public lectures and seminars
When: Various dates in March, April, May
Where: Otago University, Dunedin

Reformation 500 (Palmerston North)
A series of public lectures and events – all welcome. View it here
When: Various dates Mar-Sep
Where: Palmerston North

Joint Commemoration – national church leaders
From Conflict to Communion
When: Sun, 4 Jun @ 3pm
Where: Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Wellington

500 Years On: Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation
When:March - June 2017
Where: University of Otago Library, Dunedin

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