Parish Newsletter - December 2018 




Dear All

A couple of notices for your attention, please....

1.    The Study Group is planning a series of studies during Lent and Holy Week. They will be following the booklet "Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton - Lent and Holy Week" which contains weekly studies.   It begins with Ash Wednesday, so the first session will be at Margaret's home, 1.30pm on Thursday 7 March.   Anyone interested is invited to join the group - all welcome - please contact Margaret Allan (Ph.3773975 or 027748 6951. email: or Janice Robb (Ph. 03. 3136037 or 0212620348.  email:   If you would prefer to work through the book on your own, you might like to order a copy for yourself.  Copies can be ordered through Ecclesia Books - estimated cost between $12 and $18 each.  If you want a copy either for use with the group or for your own use, please order promptly.  

2.    If anyone is still intending to contribute towards a parish contribution to the City Mission 'Back-to-School' Appeal, please do so this coming Sunday.   Just put your contribution in an envelope marked  "City Mission BTS" and place in the offertory plate on Sunday morning.
Please add a note if you want a receipt for tax purposes.

3.   Our friend Graham Hollobon will give an hour-long organ recital at St Michael & All Angels at 2pm on Tuesday, 19 February.   Gold coin entry as a fund-raiser for the Canterbury Charity Hospital.


Epiphany is also a time for us to think of making a donation to the Anglican City Mission 'Back to School' appeal which we have supported in recent years.   This is a fund to assist with uniforms and school materials for children of City Mission clients so they can start the school year on an equal footing with their peers.   Again, a donation in an envelope clearly marked  "City Mission BTS" placed in the offertory plate on a Sunday morning between now and the end of January will be gratefully received and forwarded on to the City Mission as part of our parish donation.   Receipts issued on request.


Perhaps tomorrow might be a good time to bring an offering for the City Mission Food Basket also.

Let us be generous of spirit as we consider the needs of others, both locally and further afield, this Epiphany-tide.


PARISH NEWSLETTER  Closing date for contributions to the next parish newsletter is shortly. Talk to Roz or Therese if you have a book review, article, poem, quote etc which they may be able to incorporate.


THE NZ LECTIONARY 2019 is now available should you wish to order one for your own use.   Cost is $9.   Talk to Jenny.


Please see the noticeboard for poster from the University of Otago setting out courses under the banner of "Explore faith, yourself and the world...." - both Campus and Distance Learning.


We are also reminded that the food basket which sits at the entrance to the Chapel each week is there for donations of food for the City Mission Food Bank. Canned, preserved, dried food - (not fresh or frozen), or toiletries such as soap, toothpaste, or toilet-paper are always in demand. Our gifts are delivered to the City Mission by Jim Conolly on a regular basis. Of late, the majority of donations have come from the elderly who take advantage of the weekly shopping trips we offer, with the occasional donation from a kindly parishioner. How about we make a concerted effort to fill the basket from among ourselves?

Coming Up…..

10.05am in Knox Chapel, following the Sunday Eucharist

Notice is hereby given that a Special General Meeting of the church members of the Parish of St Luke the Evangelist will be held on the 24th day of February at 10.05am in the Chapel at Knox Church, Bealey Avenue, for the purpose of considering a motion concerning the possibility of a rebuild in conjunction with the Anglican Centre, on St Luke’s land at 248 Manchester Street, at which meeting all members of the church registered in this parish for a period of not less than two months are entitled to speak and vote.

Dated:  14 February 2019  



NEWSLETTER:  A reminder that copy for the next newsletter is to be with the editors (Roz:  :  Therese: as soon as possible.


Our mid-week Eucharists are celebrated at 6.00pm Tuesday10.00am Wednesdayand at 9.30am Thursday All services in the Chapel at the Knox Centre.


PASTORAL CARE: For pastoral matters contact any of the pastoral group: Francie Conolly (325 2832), Jenny Drury (366 3098), Michaele Watson (981 5675), Helen Roud (027 657 7947).


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