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Family

When we say ‘family’ at Trentham Anglicans, we are using it on three different levels ...

Families

Firstly, there is family in the many and varied ways in which it occurs in today’s society – not just Mum, Dad and the kids, but blended families, one-parent families, one or two grandparents parenting … .

As a Parish, we seek to support families through a range of programmes, from Twinkletoes for pre-schoolers and parents/grandparents/carers, through Messy Church, where families attend together, to All Age 10.30am services.

We also hold strongly, however, to the concept of family in the words that we are all asked to say to anybody who has just been baptised - Child of God, blessed in the Spirit, welcome to the family of Christ.

Parish Family

We seek to live as a Parish that not only supports families but is family – the family of Christ for those of us in the Anglican faith community in Trentham and the surrounding suburbs.

Over and above our worshipping life together, which almost includes hospitality for parishioners and visitors, we seek to build parish family through special events, such as:

  • The Shrove Tuesday Pancake Party
  • Sunday movie afternoons
  • Friday night Fun, Fish and Fries.

We’d love you to join us at any of these – see the Events page for what is coming up.

Other regular opportunities to gather as part of the parish family, available for those not at work during the day, are the Men’s Lunch and the Ladies'  Lunch.

We also seek to support those within our parish family who are going through difficult times. Please contact the Vicar if there is a need in the parish family that you think may be being overlooked.

Diocesan Family

Lastly, as Anglicans, we are part of the wider Anglican Diocese of Wellington. The diocese is made up of parishes and other mission units in the lower part of the North Island, and is led by Bishop Justin Duckworth, and his Assistant Bishop Ellie Sanderson. We are aware that we are part of the wider diocesan family, and periodically parishioners are encouraged to attend diocesan events, such as Team Training Days, which give a wide range of opportunities for learning about new ways of ministry and mission.

To learn more about the Diocese, go to http://wn.anglican.org.nz/

To get weekly news from the Diocese and to find out how to have it emailed to you each Thursday, go to  http://movementonline.org.nz/

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