Diocese
St Mary's Hawera Earthquake-prone, closes

Following the reception of a Detailed Seismic Assessment (DSA) which rated the strength of the building at only 15% of current building code, the trustees of St Mary's Anglican Church in Hawera have declared the building closed immediately (as of Saturday 17 February). The foundation stone for this church was laid on the 8th of September 1902 by Bishop Wallis. The church was opened with a series of services on the 1st of July 1903. Evensong featured a sermon by Archdeacon... read more

Looking back, looking forward to new start

A reflection from The Right Reverend Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, the Bishop of Waikato The season of Advent is my favourite time of the Church’s year: a time of new beginnings as we anticipate Christmas, a time of watching and waiting. Of course it is also the time of year when the weather is getting warmer (we hope) and the pop and sizzle of sausages on the BBQ once again becomes a sign that the outdoors is where you’ll find most people... read more

Youthful revival encouraging leaders

Catherine and Mike Whaley have been part of the Holy Trinity community for 13 years. Together they are leading the charge in growing groups for children and young people. They explain what’s taking place at the New Plymouth church. Sunday groups Humungous Love Club is for preschool to primary age children. Led by Catherine the group listens to stories, prays & makes stuff. Usually it's something to take home. “We are always talking about how God loves us and how we... read more