From TUIA Anglican General Synod Office, PO Box 87188. Meadowbank, Auckland 1742. 09-5214439
The Anglican Church, working with ecumenical partners, is planning extensive 2014 celebrations including a National Civic Commemoration on Sunday December 21, and holding an Ecumenical Christmas Day Service on Dec 25, to mark the 200th anniversary of the first church service held in New Zealand, held by Reverend Samuel Marsden at Oihi Bay on 25 December 1814. They have set up a website where you can track their plans as they develop; see www.gospel2014.org for further news of the Oihi site.
The Reverend Sarah Park has prepared a pilgrimage resource to the historical sites in the Bay of Islands.
This is now loaded on to the Auckland Diocesan website, and can be downloaded as either a Word document (for copying and pasting) or PDF.
You’ll find it under Latest News. Here’s the link: http://www.auckanglican.org.nz/?sid=1229
This resource is available for individuals or groups to use. Please feel free to share this with any who might wish to use it.
The General Synod/ Te Hinota Whanui 2014 held the following service at Oihi Bay 12 May 2014:
The REPORT is released: (4 April 2014)
Sir Anand Satyanand, Chair, speaks about the Commission:
Submissions are to submitted in writing, (by June 1, 2013) in the first instance to The Ma Whea? Commission,
c/- The General Secretary, PO Box 87-188, Meadowbank, Auckland, 1742, or firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: the last day for receiving submissions to be considered in the report of the Commission is June 1, 2013!!
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