Media Releases

Give presents and be present this Christmas says Presbyterian Church

Friday 16 December 2016

Bucking current thinking that gift-giving at Christmas is consumerism at its worst, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, Rt Rev Richard Dawson, believes that presents are a welcome and important part of Christmas.

“Presents are a great way to remind others that they are important to us.

“This year as you consider your gift giving, think about how the simple act of giving someone a present, or simply being present, can make them feel wanted, loved and cherished,” says Richard.

Presbyterian Church re-elects leader as Moderator-designate

Saturday 19 November 2016

In an exceptional move the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand has re-elected its recent leader as its future leader.

The Very Rev Andrew Norton of Auckland has been elected Moderator designate and will take up the role of Moderator in 2018. The result of the election was announced at the Church’s General Assembly 2016 in Dunedin on Friday 18 November.