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  • The 2013 Nelson Missions Festival

    By Rev Mike Hawke 29 October 2013

    The Boy Band from the Parish of Havelock set the mood for the Mission Festival GO Fest in the Nelson Diocese last Saturday. With exuberant playing, matched by great singing, the opening songs of 'Amazing Grace' and 'By the Rivers of Babylon' got us off to a great start. Following this were stories of mission. Archbishop Philip shared his experiences in India as a young ordinand... more»
    GO Fest
  • The Waikato/Taranaki Mission Festival at Te Kuiti

    By Rev Mike Hawke 28 June 2013

    Just under 50 mission minded people from all over Waikato and Taranaki Dioceses descended on Te Kuiti to be greeted by our new Archbishop Philip on the 22nd of June 2013. He reminded us of his formative experience as a student at St John's College when he spent a period of time in India. I followed this up with the biblical imperative regarding overseas mission... more»
    Make Time for Missions
  • The 2013 Christchurch Missions Festival

    By Rev Mike Hawke 4 June 2013

    280 voices singing “How can we sing the lord's song in a strange land” opened the first missions festival held at St Christopher's Avonhead church in Christchurch on the 25th of May 2013. Bishop Justin Duckworth from Wellington wowed the crowd with his stories, humour, and challenges regarding the importance of partnerships in overseas mission. A drama followed with people doubling up in laughter... more»
    Looking Up, Looking Beyond