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Tuesday 18 August 2009

The Lectionary for 2009-10, which starts in November, is available for download. The Lectionary is a method by which, over a period of three years, much of the Bible is read aloud in Church. Full coverage requires Bible readings every day of the year. This Lectionary, being oriented towards worship, includes readings for every Sunday and major festivals when they fall during the week. The one exception to this is Holy Week, which is given in full.

The included calendar shows the dates of the church’s...

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Thursday 13 August 2009

Much has been happening round the country in response to the decision of General Assembly 2008 to restructure presbyteries. The Presbyteries Task Group has published an email newsletter, Reform of presbyteries August news, with the latest news on the new super-presbyteries that are being formed. You can...

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Tuesday 11 August 2009

Our Winter 2009 Gallery features selected examples of colourful illuminated addresses, both hand painted and / or printed, as well as hand coloured architectural plans, colourful printed membership cards and associated artwork, all of which are held in the collections of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand Archives Research Centre.

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Monday 27 July 2009

The Church Property Trustees have prepared a paper that gives a statistical overview of parish life, as of April 2009. Detailed statistics for 2008 are also available, as are the forms for parish statistics for 2009.

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Monday 20 July 2009

In conjunction with the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, Presbyterian Support Northern is looking for someone with in-depth understanding of the Presbyterian Church to fill an Auckland-based Community Mission Liaison role. This newly created position will support Presbyterian parishes in developing and implementing community mission initiatives. Find more information about current job vacancies.

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Friday 03 July 2009

Church statistics for 2008 are now available. These statistics provide detailed information on membership and finance for Presbyterian parishes and presbyteries. The data is presented as an overall summary and also broken down by presbytery (region). Statistics forms for 2009 are also available for download.

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Friday 03 July 2009

We needed to shift the website to a new software platform, because we were having technical support difficulties with the old platform. This kind of shift is a large undertaking, with every page having to be transferred from the old system to the new; every link re-linked; and every file and image re-uploaded.

It made sense to update the design of the site at the same time, because the design would have to be rewritten for the new platform anyway. We choose to give the site a cleaner look-and-feel, so that it would be easier for you to find the information you’re looking for...

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Wednesday 01 July 2009

This month, Moderator the Right Rev Dr Graham Redding talks of the fine example set by the Very Rev Michael Thawley, whose funeral he attended in June; and of his visit to Presbyterian school Turakina Maori Girls' College.

Assembly Executive Secretary the Rev Martin Baker talks of the upcoming Connect youth conference, the imminent relaunch of the website, and of work underway on Press Go.

Other highlights include the upcoming Calvin Conference and multimedia show in Dunedin, a farewell from Global Mission Office Advisor the Rev Andrew Bell, and a large number of notices....

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Friday 26 June 2009

If you are concerned about the swine flu and about how churches should react, please have a look at this recent issue of our Presbyterian People newsletter, which covers issues churches need to be aware of and how they can use their resources to help their communities. Your best source of information about the epidemic is the...

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Wednesday 17 June 2009

2017/18 lectionary and calendar

The new lectionary (Year B - Mark) will commence 3 December 2017. Download lectionary and calendar for 2017 - 2018.

Previous lectionary calendars

Download the lectionary and calendar for 2016 - 2017

This is Year A - Matthew...

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