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!

Annual Corporate Holy Communion

1st AUGUST at 1.45pm we are celebrating our annual Corporate Holy Communion.
The Revd Heather Keith will preside and lead us in a time of meditation. Anyone is most welcome to join us at any of our meetings – men and women – everyone is welcome.

Mothers’ Union July Update

At the June meeting of our parish Mothers’ Union, we celebrated 50 years of membership of Margaret Manley. During our service, a 50 year badge was presented to Margaret by our Diocesan Mothers’ Union President, Mrs Heather Dawson. Also present was the Diocesan A.A.W. President, the Revd Sandy Williams who also spoke on the occasion. Flowers were also presented for the occasion.
Following the service we shared in a soup n rolls lunch provided by our Committee and shared in a fun general knowledge quiz. A great time was had by all.

Margaret receiving her 50yr badge

The Flowers

The procession of banners, Diocesan Presidents and our committee.

Prayer walk

In praying “come Holy Spirit” not only do we invite God to have his way in his world, more crucially we invite God to have his way in us.
Calvin T Samuel BA MBA PhD
Principal, London School of Theology
On Saturday 27 May, Epiphany parishoners met at the Church to walk prayerfully around the wonderful place that we live in. This was our part of “lighting up the North Island with prayer” as part of the Diocesan week of prayer, and our way of participating in the global community of Anglicanism with the Archbishop of Canterbury “Thy Kingdom Come 2017”. To celebrate, in groups we walked around our Church, having been given great maps by Paul that showed us the hidden nature spots, and together we walked and prayed.
We prayed for the parishoners we knew, and those we did not. We prayed for those who had beautiful gardens, acknowledging the joy they brought us as we peered at the natives and birdlife, and we prayed for the houses and gardens where they were less tidy. We prayed for the health and well being of those inside and their families. We prayed for the kindergarten, the school and the dental clinic, the other churches we passed, and those members of Masterton community who grew and developed the streets and parks over the past hundreds of years. We were fortified by afternoon tea and joined by Elaine and Pam. It was lovely to spend time together as a church community, and hope this will be the first of more prayerful walks around our town.

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.