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Monday 05 September 2016

This weekend Spanz magazine was awarded the 2016 Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) Silver Award for 'Best Written News Story', for a story on the Dingwall Trust: “Trust supports youth transition to independence” (Spanz, summer 2015).

The ARPA judges commented: “A topical issue quoting primary sources and providing supporting data and information placing the story within the local context and with wider impacts. The type of news story that can change...

Thursday 04 August 2016

Following on from a request by General Assembly to review the Beneficiary Fund, a series of changes are proposed that will alter the retirement and support offered by the Church to its ministers, including changes to the Beneficiary Fund.

Fund members and annuitants, presbyteries, parishes and synods have recently received information that broadly signals the proposed changes. A detailed information pack that explains the changes in more detail will be available in August....

Monday 25 July 2016

Applications for the 2016 round of Presbyterian Foundation grants are now invited, and application forms can be downloaded from the Church website. The Presbyterian Foundation is a trust fund, the interest of which is distributed to support the mission of the Church, particularly innovative mission at the local...

Friday 08 July 2016

Dear Friends

I am writing to you as your Moderator-Designate to encourage you to come to Dunedin on 15-19 November for our General Assembly, which is being held at Otago University.

I warmly invite you to register now on the Assembly Week 2016 website for either the business of Assembly (as a Commissioner), or for the Hope Conference streams and workshops (as...

Tuesday 21 June 2016

In May we conducted a survey to help us find out what each of our churches thinks about Presbyterian Church communications. Thank you to the 304 people from our 400 Presbyterian and Uniting parishes who filled in the survey – it was very pleasing to get such a big response. You can read a summary of the survey results.

Monday 30 May 2016

Love Reaches Out art and writing competition is an initiative of Kids Friendly and Family Works.  Children are invited to creatively explore this year’s theme of "LOVE IN ACTION". 

Open to children & young people with the Presbyterian Church, Family Works or Presbyterian Schools.

Submit painting, drawing, sculpture, poem or story. There are prizes to be won! Entries close 26 August 2016.

See Kids Friendly for more information and entry form

This year we’ve also created five...

Monday 30 May 2016

Thursday 12 May 2016

Presbyterian Support New Zealand is inviting applications from parishes for grants from the Tindall Foundation.

Application material may be viewed or downloaded from the Presbyterian Support website, and applications close on Friday, 26 June 2016.

Presbyterian Support New Zealand (PSNZ) is a Faith Funding Manager and provides funding to community and social service organisations throughout New Zealand in the area of Supporting Families and Social Services. The Tindall Foundation allocates money to Presbyterian Support to distribute to qualifying initiatives...

Monday 02 May 2016

The Presbyterian Church’s Global Mission has contributed financially to a visit to Aotearoa New Zealand by the Rev Socratez Yoman, West Papuan human rights defender.

From 8 and 20 May the Rev Socratez Yoman will meet with politicians, students, human rights groups, Church leaders, iwi representatives and officials and also address public meetings in nine centres: Auckland, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Timaru, Dunedin, Tauranga and New Plymouth. See more, including dates and times of public meetings, at:...

Tuesday 19 April 2016

Read below or download a pdf of the Anzac Day (25 April 2016) message, “Dead Poets Speak“ from the Rt Rev Andrew Norton, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. Please share this message through your networks. 

Dead Poets Speak...


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