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July Newsletter

Dates for your Diary…..

Saturday 22nd July 9.30am-3pm Quiet Day. ‘Mary Magdalene: Companion on the Way’ at Mary Potter Community Centre, $10.00. Leader: Jenny Wilkens. BYO lunch, drinks & morning tea provided. Come for the whole time or as much as you are able.

Sunday 30th July  Conversation with Synod reps Ian Lothian & Marion Fairbrass re Synod matters over a snack lunch and a glass of something convivial at Deb Wood’s.


Thursday 13th July Pre-Synod meeting for Christchurch Archdeaconry, 7pm, St Barnabas, Fendalton. All members of the Diocese are welcome to attend. The meeting covers items such as financial information including the draft 2018 Diocesan Budget and Bills & Motions received for Synod and is an opportunity to hear what is on the Synod agenda. There will be a 35-minute video about the Cathedral shown, with the contents by individual speech (not the whole video) put up on the website.

Coming Up…..

Saturday 1st July  6.00pm Contemplative Eucharist. Few words, time for silent prayer and reflection, quiet music, light a candle, receive anointing if you would like to.

Sunday 2nd July  Spirituality Centre team meet after our eucharist.

Friday 7th July 10am-12noon Craft Group at Annette’s. Byo craft; come along and enjoy a cuppa! 

Sunday 9th July Soup Lunches  An opportunity to share food and warm fellowship together.  Cost $10 per person, for St Luke’s funds.
We need both ‘hosts’ and ‘guests’.  Please contact Lesley Allan if you would like to host a lunch or be a guest, or sign up at church. For your diary, we are planning further soup lunches for August 13 and September 10. 

Wednesday 12th July 7.00pm Vestry meet in the Committee Room, after Eucharist and 6.30pm light meal together. 

Tuesday 25th July 7.00pm St Luke’s Community Trust AGM at Knox.


Home Movies: If you have a DVD movie you’d like to share and host a home movie session over the winter, please let Roz Lefay know the movie title and a suggested date & time, and she will coordinate events. 

Pilgrim Course: The Creeds If you’d like to join an afternoon or evening group exploring the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds over 6 weeks, please contact Jenny W so books can be ordered before beginning in August.

Respectful Conversation: I enjoyed the Respectful Conversation held at the Transitional Cathedral on June 29 for the parishes of St Luke's, St John's Latimer Square and the Cathedral regulars as part of our diocese's response to General Synod's request. At the heart of the conversation was same-sex relationships and their place, or not, within the Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. The programme helped to put us all at ease with a sung Evensong,  a nice meal and time to socialise beforehand. The conversations took place In groups of four, and I found the set times to speak and to listen very helpful. The three questions for discussion didn't take the issues head-on but left plenty of room for participants to express their ideas and beliefs in a very safe, prayerful and supportive environment.
Pamela Hindin-Whitewood

Pastoral Care: For pastoral matters contact any of the pastoral group: Francie Conolly (325 2832), Jenny Drury (366 3098), Michaele Watson (981 5675), Carole Graham (03 312 1553 or 027 204 8047), Jenny Wilkens (366 2253 or 021 025 18826)

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