Bruce Gilberd is offering a seminar/retreat at the Anglican Conference and Retreat Centre, Vaughan Park, Long Bay, Auckland, the weekend after Easter: 9 – 11 April. Details can be found here. [Click on this link.]
- Fiji Relief
We are accepting donations to assist the relief efforts in Fiji after the recent cyclone. With crops and trees destroyed there’s a long term food need as well as reconstruction of their housing.
Please give generously, all donations will be sent on to the Anglican Missions Board who are already part of the relief work partnering with the Australian Anglican missions and Tearfund in Vanua Levu and Taveuni .
The best way to make your donation is by Internet banking into the St Francis account
Tairua Anglican Church 03 1577 0435222 00
Please put your name and/or your giving number, plus ‘Fiji’ in the Reference box.
If cash is your best way, please include the same details on an envelope and bring to church or give to Albie Marr.
We give thanks for all who are working to restore the living conditions and bring hope to our sisters and brothers in the Pacific after this destructive weather event.
opening of the new entrance foyer
The weekend of Dec 5th and 6th saw the opening and dedication of the recently completed church entrance way (on the 5th) and a ‘renewal service’ for the members of St Francis Church (on the 6th). Both events were well attended. At the opening, the welcome and explanatory remarks were given by Rev Bruce Gilberd, former Bishop of Auckland. Then local leader, Barry Pollard, spoke of the building process and thanked various contributors. Auriol Farquhar read a piece from the Bible describing the dedication of the original Hebrew Temple, in Israel; after which Jackie Francis organised the ‘Unwrapping’ of the new building.
A very long strip of blue bunting had been wrapped around the whole church building, and Jackie gathered various members from the crowd – mostly children – and counted them down to pulling the bunting bow, at which the bunting fell off the entrance and the new entrance was declared Open!
A sumptuous afternoon tea followed for the several dozen people gathered for the event.