Cursillo graduates

Karen Lundie and Annabel Hawkes attended a recent Cursillo weekend in Featherston. 

What is Cursillo? I hear you ask…

Cursillo is a short course in Christian Living, an international movement that brings together men and women from around the Diocese for three days of bible study, prayer, Christian renewal, and fellowship, encouraging Christian community.

It is led by veterans of the course, called Cursillistas, and included loads of laughter, food, and discussion. Both Karen and Annie highly recommend it!

Diocesan Art Project: Get Cross everybody!

Emma Mead was the Epiphany under 35 Synod rep and has been busy organising a craft project being completed in time for the Wellington Diocese ordination service on November 17. We are making crosses for interested people to decorate in any way that symbolises and celebrates the mission of the church . Crosses need to be done by 5 November. Anyone wanting a blank cross can contact the parish office.

A Rest Is As Good As A Change

You never know what or who you might find at Epiphany in the next month. With the Priest-in-Charge (Larry) away for a well-earned break, there is a different preacher every Sunday.

Today it was the turn of Rev Scott Thompson, who preached on Confession, with a story and poem thrown in, while Rev Sue Beauclerc presided.

The exciting cast for the 8am and 9.30am services for the next month is:

Sunday 30th Sept Rev Merv Jones presiding and preaching. Don’t forget Daylight Saving starts!!

Sunday 7th October Andrea Kidd preaching, and Rev Sue Beauclerc presiding.

Sunday 14th October Rev Steph Thomson preaching and presiding. And don’t forget the Son Shine Children’s service at 11 30 am on the 14th (led by Andrea Kidd)

Sunday 21st October Rev Sue Beauclerc preaching and presiding.


The process for finding a new vicar

Diocesan Nominator Roger Wigglesworth Comes to Town!Diocesan Nominator Roger Wigglesworth visited Epiphany parish on Sunday 9th September, 2018. He discussed the process of finding a new vicar for the parish. The process takes on seven stages…

  1. The four parish nominators (Michael, Annie, Wayne, and Brent) meet with Roger to discuss the current environment in the parish
  2. They develop a Prospectus for the parish
  3. Advertisements go out: hopefully by mid-October 2018
  4. Applications pass through the Bishop’s office
  5. The four parish nominators and Roger short-list and interview: this is a private process to respect everyone’s current jobs
  6. A decision is made and the recommendation goes to a group of 10: four diocesan nominators, the four parish nominators, and the two Bishops.
  7. An announcement is made, hopefully before Christmas 2018.
  8. We all celebrate and Praise the Lord!

Son Rise Children’s Service Is Here and Now

Son Rise Children’s ChurchSon Rise Children’s Church took its maiden voyage today at Epiphany. Eight fabulous kids and their families came together in song and dance and noise and fun, and not a little of the Holy Spirit. Andrea and Martin Kidd put together a service with Bible reading, prayer, live music, bubbles, and chocolate fish.

Next service is November 11th at 11 30 am. Come and join in the fun, and bring a friend!


Mothers’ Union at Epiphany

The Mothers Union has its next meeting next Tuesday October 2nd at 1 45 pm. Meet in the church, and the Annual General Meeting will follow.
And a heads-up for the organized and nostalgic among you: in November the Mothers Union at Epiphany is celebrating 70 years of Christian Care for Families in our community. More information will follow soon.







Kids Song and Story

Epiphany Church Hall
Kids Song and Story operates every Friday morning during the School Term from 9.30 until 10.30
We provide a caring Christian environment for Pre-schoolers (new born – six) and their Parents/Caregivers
During our session we sing, move to music, enjoy finger play and stories.
Our team of helpers provide morning tea. Children can play with toys inside and enjoy the outdoor play area while Parents/Caregivers can chat and make new friends.
A coin donation can be made if desired.
More information? Phone Pam 3786740 or turn up on the day.
All Welcome.