Kia ora koutou – Taranaki (and the rest of the country outside Auckland) will move to Covid Alert Level 2 as... read more
We are back at Level 2 for at least the next week and have made the decision to plan as if we will be at Level 2 this coming Sunday, March 7th .
IF WE RETURN TO LEVEL 1, ALT_Mary: Lent WILL BE ON THIS SUNDAY (MARCH 7TH) AT THE EARLIER TIME OF 7PM. CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE HERE FOR UPDATES.
Still happening this Week
- Bishop’s Eucharist 7am Tuesday March 2nd Upper Hatherly Chapel
- Wednesday Eucharist 10am Wednesday March 3rd Upper Hatherly Chapel
- Mothers’ Union 30pm Wednesday March 3rd Peace Lounge
- World Prayer Day 10am Friday March 5th Interim Cathedral
- 8am Service Sunday March 7th
- 10am Family Service Sunday March 7th – PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER IN THE WEEK TO SEE WHAT DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE REGARDING FAITH CREW
Not happening currently during Level 2
- Pukeko Stomp
- The Community Café
- ALT_Mary: Lent Follow us on Facebook @altmarychurch and check out our ALT_Mary: Lent event page HERE.
A number of readers are required for two services – 10 am Sunday 28 March and /or 8 pm Thursday 1 April. The 10 am involves reading as a particular character, the 8pm a bible reading. Please let Jacqui know if you are interested in participating in either/both.
Conflict & Consolidation
A group from St Mary’s will be attending this 3-day multi-event commemoration of the start of the NZ land wars on March 16th, 17th and 18th – we would love for you to join us for some/all of it. We’ll be emailing out details soon but in the meantime you can see the schedule HERE.
Community Café gifts $3k
The café has just donated $1,000 to each of these extremely worthy charities; Barnardos NZ, Unicef Pacific’s Cyclone Harold appeal and Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctor’s Without Borders). Thanks to all of you who support the Community Café with your time and patronage.
Age Concern Seek Enthusiastic 65+ Leader
Age Concern Taranaki is looking for an volunteer to peer lead the established (chair based) Strength and Balance exercise class designed for over 65 year olds. The time commitment is approx 1.5 hours each Tuesday. Training and support will be given. Contact Jennifer in the Office for more information.
Level 2 Services
A reminder that at Level 2 all of our regular weekend and week day services continue. We will adhere to all Level 2 guidelines re: physical distancing, checking in, hygiene etc and ask that you do too if you visit us.
World Prayer Day We will be marking World Prayer Day next Friday (March 5th) with a service in the Interim Cathedral at 10am. All welcome.
Want To Be A Faith Crew Leader? Cath is still looking for a volunteer to help her run Faith Crew on Sundays at 10am. All you need is energy and enthusiasm – Cath will work alongside you and supply oodles of support and guidance. Call or email Cath (021 024 35698 and firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out more.
Easter Youth Camp The Central easter Camp is happening again over Easter Weekend at Manfield Park in Fielding. Young people interested in attending can head to www.ec.org.nz to check out the awesome programme jam packed with speakers, workshops, cool activities, sports, night time revelry and of course worship. Speak to Cath (021 024 35698 and email@example.com) or Lance (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out more about joining Mosaic and registering for camp.
Bakers & Kitchen Helpers Wanted Cath is looking for people who’d like to volunteer for the Pūkeko Stomp Kitchen Helper Roster or send in home baking for the pre-school group. If you can spare an hour every few weeks – or if you’re after any info about our young people and families programmes get in touch on 021 024 35698 email@example.com.
3-layer Cotton Face Masks in a variety of colours, handmade by one of our parishioners, are for sale for $10 in the Office – all money raised will go towards the Pipe Organ Refurbishment Fund.
Community Café The Community Café is up and humming every Tuesday morning from 7.30am-9.45am. Enjoy items from our changing menu of sweet and savoury options like pancakes, crepes, porridge, beans and sausages or toast and preserves. All items are a (suggested) $1 donation and all money raised goes to local and international causes.
Archdeaconry Events 2021 There will be a new format for meeting together this year. Read about the rationale behind the changes and see what we have planned HERE.