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Monday 14 September 2015

Presbyterian Women invites applications from those wishing to be a self-funded member of the 2016 Presbyterian Women of Aotearoa NZ Delegation to the United Nations.

Presbyterian Women has consultative status with the United Nations body responsible for initiatives for the advancement of women.  As a member of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Presbyterian Women has a responsibility to be represented to evaluate progress, set standards and formulate policies to promote gender equality and the advancement of women worldwide.

CSW60 (2016) the sixtieth session of...

Thursday 10 September 2015

Click to download the Spring edition of Spanz magazine. We celebrate the first women of the Presbyterian Church who were ordained as ministers and elders, and we find out about two new resources that aim to inspire the church in mission: Justice & Action and Presbyterian Shapers. We share the story of a church that is mentoring at-risk young women. You can also discover more about the recent Connect youth leaders conference, and...

Tuesday 01 September 2015

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand has had its website recognised at the Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) awards.

ARPA, which draws its membership from 82 denominational and general interest Christian publications from throughout Australia and New Zealand, held its conference in late August in Brisbane. ARPA’s annual awards recognise excellence in Christian magazines, newspapers and electronic publications including websites and blogs.

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand was awarded Silver in the best website category for...

Monday 31 August 2015

Applications are now open for Training in Mission 2016, a training and formation programme run by the Council for World Mission. Applicants must be aged between 18-30 years and able to spend seven months away from home. Download the programme brief and application pack from the Church website and contact Global Mission Coordinator Rev Phil King ...

Monday 24 August 2015

Do you create and keep records for your parish? Want to find out how to manage paper, digital and other records? Interested in making sure the archives and memories of your church are preserved?

Presbyterian Research Centre archivist Eva Garbutt will be holding two workshops for Northern Presbytery parishes on Wednesday 9 September, 7pm at St John’s Presbyterian Church, 120 Great South Road, Papatoetoe, and Thursday 10 September, 7pm at St Giles’ Presbyterian Church, 1 Flanshaw Road, Te Atatu South.


Monday 10 August 2015

This Act is currently before Parliament and is likely to be passed into law later this year. This legislation has ramifications for churches due to potential liability in the event of accidents resulting in injury to employees, volunteers and parishioners. A task group to the Inter Church Bureau (formerly the Inter Church Working Party) is investigating the impact of the Act and communicating and guiding churches accordingly. Download the initial ICB communication sent to all...

Friday 07 August 2015

7 August 2015


In this past week we have received news from Myanmar of severe flooding. Initial reports indicate that around 156,000 people have been affected, with this number expected to rise.

The area where the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar offices are based is in the midst of this disaster. The Town of Kalaymyo, where we have had many visits over the years was flooded with waist-deep water. Churches and homes have been destroyed in the Chin state. I have received an email from the General Secretary Ling Zaw describing some of the impact of the flooding....

Monday 27 July 2015

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Wednesday 22 July 2015

From 1-5 Feb, 2016, Professor John Swinton of the University of Aberdeen will teach an intensive course in Dunedin entitled: A Practical Theology of Disability and Mental Health – What does it mean to be Human? The course is jointly offered by the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago, and the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership. 

John is Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care in the School of Divinity, Religious Studies and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. He is the founder and Director of the Centre for Spirituality, Health and...

Wednesday 22 July 2015

Are you ready to dig deeper this winter? "Every Day Matters" is a winter series of evenings for digging deeper into your spiritual growth & development. Moderator Rt Rev Andrew Norton will lead reflection and Rev Malcolm Gordon will lead sung worship. July 28, and August 4 & 11 from 7pm-9.15pm at Greenlane Presbyterian Church, 211 Great South Rd, Auckland. The evenings include workshops with Andrew, Kids Friendly coach Jill Kayser, Malcolm Gordon, Mark & Carolyn Kelly-Johnson, Anne Overton of PSN and Rev Kyoung Han. Each evening will include food, inspiration, resourcing, sung...


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