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Rev Tim’s Web Talk
This is my first posting and I am thrilled to be reflecting on a wonderful loving spirit filled month that I have been privileged to be part of. The Parish of Taradale is part of the Waiapu Diocese which is divided into three Regions. Hawkes Bay which extends from the Parish of Woodville in the South, to Westshore in the North. Eastland which extends from Wairoa Northwards to the East Coast Parish. Bay of Plenty Region which includes Taupo , Rotorua and South to Opotoki, North to Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, and over to Edgecumbe/Kawerau. In terms of numbers attending Worship services Taradale is the second biggest in the Diocese. This only tells part of the story of this caring busy Parish. There are a good many study groups who meet regularly and the wonderful Church buildings are busy with Parishioners engaged in a wide range of activities as well as the buildings being utilised by many community groups.
It is a joy on Sundays at All Saints’ to join the 8 clocker’s for a more traditional Anglican Eucharist with singing with organ accompaniment and then the ten o’clock Eucharist with a talented music group, where singing is of a more contemporary nature. First and third Sundays at 11.30 will find me at the beautiful small heritage Church of St Thomas’ with the small but dedicated congregation. Sunday nights I’m back in the pew enjoying quiet time with a lay led service of Chorus, readings and discussion. Mid week highlight is the Eucharist at ten on Wednesday. This is not even mentioning the Men’s breakfast twice a month, the Women’s groups who meet regularly, the walking group and of course a group who meet every Thursday with the interesting title Men’s Play group! It’s ‘wall to wall’ people here at The Parish of Taradale. Messy Church once a month is great to be involved with on a Saturday afternoon and there is even dinner! On Friday nights I’m never sure what I will find, except I know it will be two groups of young people having fun in a safe faith filled environment. G Force running from 6.30pm and an older group Revive! from 7 pm. It’s a wonderful way to spend Friday night.
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