Now that we are back at Level 1 we are able to re-start many of the activities and events that have... read more
Activities at Level 1
Now that we are back at Level 1 we are able to re-start many of the activities and events that have been on hold! Have a read below for details.
As we go about our lives, please remember that, changing alert levels will not magically change the way everyone feels or make the impacts of Covid-19 disappear from everyone’s lives. It is perfectly normal for people to experience the same thing in vastly different ways. Keep up that wonderful spirit of empathy and remember to be kind – to yourself as well as others!
Community Café – reopens from 7.30am Tuesday, September 29th
Faith Crew, Pūkeko Stomp and Youth Groups are all back on – but they will be taking their usual break during term holidays (September 28th – October 12th)
Food For Thought – recommencing from Thursday September 24th
Men’s Breakfast – Saturday, October 17th
Mothers’ Union – Wednesday, October 7th
Saturday Luncheon – recommences from Saturday, October 3rd
Stop In Shop – open now
The Welcome Desk – will return from this Friday (September 25th) and be open Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10am to 12.15
Also please note in Level 1, Wednesday morning’s Eucharist service will be held in the Upper Hatherly Chapel.
You may have read in the recent Connected diocesan newsletter about how demand at New Plymouth Foodbank has skyrocketed since lockdown. If you’d like to make a donation, here is what they are currently short on; Milo, biscuits, flour, pasta sauce, sugar, corn and Pet food.
St Mary’s on Artefact
Earlier this year Bishop Philip and Wharehoka Wano spoke to Dame Anne Salmond for the episode of Artefact that aired this week. As well as being a brilliant piece of storytelling it is an inspiring example of how we can respectfully talk about painful or difficult aspects of our shared past. If you missed it, you can watch it On Demand now at www.maoritelevision.com.
2021 Home Diaries
June Moseley is still taking orders for the 2021 edition of the popular New Zealand Home Diary.
Plant Sale - Taranaki Hospital Chaplaincy Fundraiser
The St Andrews Church Plant Sale (to support the Taranaki Hospital Chaplaincy) is on this Saturday 26th September from 8am to 12 noon @ St Andrews Church Hall (corner Liardet and Courtenay Streets). Pop along, find something for your garden and support this very worthy ministry.
Unneeded Building Tools?
If you’re considering downsizing your tool collection, then Devon Intermediate would love to take them off your hands! The school is teaching students how to build useful items which can be used in the community. They are also looking for large lockable tool boxes for storing tools. To find out more contact Jilling Zwart on 021 2122037.
Contact Tracing Booklets
For those who prefer to go old school, the Government has printable Covid-19 Contact Tracing booklets available HERE. If you don’t have access to a printer, you can collect a printed booklet from inside the doors of the Upper Hatherly Offices (next to our Covid sign-in sheet and QR Code).
Interim Cathedral Dedicated Sacred Space
We are delighted that the Interim Cathedral is now a dedicated sacred space. As we no longer have outside groups using hall, we don’t have to move chairs before and after each service (yah!). We also we no longer employ a cleaner to look after the Peace Hall, Lounge and kitchen. This means we all need to take responsibility for tidying up after ourselves and leaving things as we found them. Your help with this is greatly appreciated.
If you currently have a key for any of our spaces, please let Jennifer in the office know so she can make a record of it. It is imperative for the safety and security of our staff and volunteers (and property) that we know exactly who has access to our buildings.
Midweek Eucharist services:
- Bishop's Eucharist – 7 am Tuesdays in Upper Hatherly Chapel.
- Eucharist – 10am, Wednesdays in the Interim Cathedral.
- Hakari Tapu – 12 noon, the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Interim Cathedral.
If someone you know doesn’t have internet/email but is still keen to read E-ffervescence we can arrange to have a printed black and white copy available for them to collect at Sunday’s service or from the Office on a Friday, please call our Comms person Michelle on a Wednesday between 9.30am-2.30pm (or leave their details with Jennifer in the office).