News and Notices

Last month (Sunday 17th October) St Francis Church celebrated its Sixtieth Jubilee – sixty years since the current church building was erected in Main Street, Tairua. Remembering, reflecting and rejoicing were enjoyed, within suitable Covid parameters, followed by a bountiful spread and viewing of photographs, log books and so on.

Covid parameters settling in:

Oh, and, if you’d like a real Kiwi blessing, check this out: The Blessing

9/11 Commemoration

On Saturday 11th it was twenty years since those horrific terrorist air attacks on US soil – two on the twin towers in New York, one on the Pentagon in Washington DC, and one which had been aimed at the White House but was taken down by passengers on board to crash in a Pennsylvania field. There were nearly three thousand fatalities, and on that day it’s probably no exaggeration to say the world lost whatever innocence it still had.

To commemorate this anniversary, St Francis Church had an art installation in the foyer of the church on Main St until Saturday evening. Locals and Level 2 visitors were invited to view it.
The artist statement plus a poem in honour of the fallen can also be read here:

Quiet time in church life right now, mid-winter, Covid Levels. Bible Study and/or exploration studies held mid-week when possible. Please contact the numbers on the Home page for current details.


Meditation groups convene at St Francis House every Wednesday morning, 8 – 9am. [On hold during periods of Covid lockdown.]
All are welcome to join with this group.

New to meditation? Introduction sessions are available.
Contact Joan 0211392875 for more information.

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