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Upcoming Events ..

Parish events ...


29 November
7pm-9pmGod’s Presence/Present Evening is beingheld on Tuesday 279th November 7 - 9pm.The evening is for people of ALL AGES, notjust children; that we would like them tothink about who they could give invita􀆟onsto; and to please bring appropriate donations for the gifts or donate money for us tobuy appropriate gi􀅌s, preferably by Sunday27th November, when we are setting up.If you are donating goods and debatingabout whether they are suitable or not justconsider if you would like to receive the itemas a present. If you can help with donationsof goods or on the night please contact
Raewyn - raewyn.rowney@outlook.com oron 022 600 5306
Ailsley - ailsley@hotmail.com or on0223814685
3 December9am-12pmChurch working bee to tidy up the grounds for Christmas !!
11 December12pmWhanau Funday. Whanau Funday is a chance for us to gather with our Trentham community and share hospitality, a wee Godspot and a game, catch/up or family activity. At the moment we are trying Sunday BBQ’s after 10.30 church as people are more free then and may be passing through our section. Next one is December 11th. All welcome. Please bring your families and pray our free brunch bears fruit! NOT just for 10.30ers!!
18 December10am9 Lessons and Carols will be held at10am on 18 December in the Church followed by ashared morning tea.
24 December11:30pmChristmas Eve service
In the Church.
25 December9amChristmas Service
in the Church.

1-22 January 202310amJanuary Services - there will beone service each Sunday in January at 10am in the Church. Normalservices will resume the 29 January.
29 January9am and 10:30amRegular Church and Church Hall services resume.

Please click 'here' to access archived recorded services.

Church Calendar ...

12 November2:30pmNZCMS meeting
Margaret Poynton will give a talk on her experiencesas Women and Children’s Worker inDogura, Papua New Guinea,
On:- Saturday 12 November 2022, 2:30pm
At:- The Loaves and Fishes,St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral,Hill Street, Wellington
19 November2pm to 4pmTransitional Deacons ordination. The celebration will occur at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul on the 19th of November, 2022 from 2pm, followed by afternoon tea. Priests will be ordained in their local contexts, 20-27 November. Check the calendar for more details.
20 November10:30 to 12:00pmCelebrate the ordinations of Rev. Lorna Gray and Rev. Mannie Marara in Masterton. St Matthew's, Masterton, 37 Church Street, Masterton, Wellington, 5810, New Zealand 

19-23 JanuaryAll dayNew Wine Camp.
Thursday, 19 January 20237:00 pm  to
Monday, 23 January 202312:00 pm.
Wairarapa College83 Pownall Street, Masterton, Wellington, 5810, New Zealand

See the Anglican Diocese of Wellington  web page for the church calendar and upcoming events.

Covid-19: Our Global Response. We’ve handled the Covid Crisis well in NZ, but our global friends are suffering greatly. We’re partnering with four key projects where our help is needed: In Fiji, Mozambique, Gaza City and India, COVID-19 has hit them hard. Let’s share our financial blessings with those who are hardest hit. Click here for more information.

Christian World Service  is the official development organisation for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, as well as for a number of other Christian churches. Click here for details.

Climate Change Response

Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill After public consultation, this bill replaces the original Zero Carbon Act. The Bishops are asking Anglicans to make submissions to the Select Committee considering the bill.  See the pamphlet available in the Church foyer for more information relating to make a submission.

An explanatory video can be found here.

And a sermon from Bishop Ellie here.

This Week ..

see the newsletter for details of this weeks readings