It’s a great time to be updating the web page – just after All Saints’ Day (with St Thomas’ Day just around the corner)! That must mean that Christmas isn’t too far away…
As always, we celebrated our patronal season with our annual fair which raised over $7000 – final total pending but it will be very similar to last year’s amount. The atmosphere was wonderful and the variety of stalls available was exciting too.
Huge thanks to those who helped out in any way – running stalls, providing items, bringing someone along; the list is endless. Rebekah Walker and Laura Mathers did another fabulous job of organising them and, in paying tribute to them, I need to remind everyone that next year we need someone to take on that task as these ladies have decided to take a
Synod has come and gone. We hosted about 120 for the conference and there was marvellous catering undertaken by a team of ladies. The conference itself went well – details are in Waiapu News.
And, of course, we have a new bishop. Bishop Andrew has already visited us and it is great to welcome him on board. We must remember to keep him in our prayers as he familiarises himself with his new role.
As well as welcoming Bishop Andrew we have said farewell to Oenone Woodhams as the ministry advisor and Jenny Dawson as our regional dean. They will both be missed.
Rosie and I escaped to Australia for a week and visited friends and family. It was lovely to see new places but renew friendships with those we have known for so many years.
Our latest In Touch is about to be published – please take the opportunity to keep up to date with our other latest news – including details of a colossal G-Force coup!
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