CHRISTMAS SERVICE FLYERS
Christmas Service flyers have been printed and we need your help delivering them to letterboxes around Karori. Please grab a handful of flyers on Sunday and let us know which streets you can deliver to. Thanks!
Friday, 10 December starting from 6pm
This year, we are running an interactive walk-through Nativity Land experience!
During this event we will be moving groups of 25 people between the scenes of the Christmas Story. This will involve being outside as well as inside and we will have timed tickets to ensure a smooth flow. This is something for all the family to enjoy and we will be serving mulled wine and mince pies!
Register your attendance by visiting our website karorianglican.org.nz and selecting the Nativity Land button on the Home Page.
NEW WINE – BIG DAY OUT – CHANGE OF VENUE & DATES
New Dates: 23-24 January, Lane Park, Upper Hutt
New Wine has made some changes to their 2022 Festival. It will now be held over 2 days, 23-24 January 2002 (Wellington Anniversary weekend) in Upper Hutt. Karori Anglican will be attending this two day event and we do hope that you can all join us! Camping is available for those who would like to stay overnight. There will be worship sessions, workshops, kids ministry and some great speakers. To find out more and to register go to https://newwine.org.nz/big-day-out NOTE: Early bird rates are available for full time attendees who pay in full by 30 November 2021.
PLANNING FOR COVID-19 SURVEY
Thank you to everyone who took part in the survey, we had 75 respondents, some from people who attend multiple services. This has given us a good picture of our congregations and their views. We have shared our summarised results with the Diocese to help inform their decisions. 99% of people who completed the survey were fully vaccinated. Below are the results from the survey. Decisions on how we will approach our services following the move to the traffic light system will be made on the 2 December, when the Diocese will provide further instructions. Meanwhile, let’s remind ourselves to follow the guidelines for Level 2 and take care of one another.
9am Service (41 Responses)
38% medically vulnerable
95% would be willing to attend a service where a vaccine passport IS required
51% would be willing to attend a service when a vaccine passport is NOT required
85% would be willing to attend a service with children under the age of 12
64% would be satisfied with a recorded or streamed service
10.30am Service (45 Responses)
34% medically vulnerable
96% would be willing to attend a service where a vaccine passport IS required
54% would be willing to attend a service when a vaccine passport is NOT required
89% would be willing to attend a service with children under the age of 12
91% would be satisfied with a recorded or streamed service
Evensong (9 Responses)
33% medically vulnerable
100% would be willing to attend a service where a vaccine passport IS required
63% would be willing to attend a service when a vaccine passport is NOT required
78% would be willing to attend a service with children under the age of 12
56% would be satisfied with a recorded or streamed service
- Face masks are strongly recommended.
- You can mix with friends and whānau but please be considerate of others and leave enough space for people to keep their distance if they want to.
- On arrival it is mandatory you sign in through the Covid Tracer App or write your details on a Record Keeping Slip.
- Communion will be by one element only.
- Morning tea will be served (St Mary’s only)
- If you are sick please stay at home.
TE KORŌRIA UPDATE
This week concrete was removed from the bottom car park (old tennis court site), and old foundations of the hall are gone. If you would like to see photos and a short video, then please head to our website page (which shows the latest social media posts). or see what’s happening by visiting our Te Korōria facebook page.
Fences and signage have now been erected around the church grounds and there is reduced access to vehicles along the south side of the Church (where the big grass strip is and the road down to the main road). Please take extra care when driving up or down – speed limit is 5kmh. Walkways have been constructed to ensure that everyone can make their way around the site safely. You may find that the office car parks are limited during the day as we now have staff from all three offices using this space.
Fancourt Street – Restricted Parking – Monday to Friday 7am-5pm
Under the traffic management plan, parking is restricted on Fancourt Street Monday-Friday 7am-5pm. If you do park there and a truck is trying to get through they will tow your car around the corner. Obviously, this slows down the building work, so please be mindful of where you park.
We are extremely grateful to individuals and families for their faithful generosity to this project. In the last two and a half years over $700,000 has been gifted by parishioners to this project. Although we have borrowed money in order to get this project started, we believe that God’s plan for us is to be debt-free, so do continue to uphold our fundraising and construction efforts in your prayers. There have been donations totaling over $30,000 in the last few weeks which is amazing.
We continue to fundraise for Te Korōria, and there are many ways you can give or get involved in fundraising, just get in touch with Kate Kate@karorianglican.org.nz if you want to know more.
We have a very skilled project control group (Mark Lovard, Ian Millard, Gregor Coster, Kate Harvey-Green, Ian Cook and Geoff Lee) who are ensuring that all spending on the project is being monitored closely and spent wisely as the project progresses.
An easy way to support us (if you are on social media), is to like, follow and share our Facebook or Instagram pages.
KARORI PARK & OTHER POEMS – JOHN DAVIDSON
John Davidson has just published his 8th collection of poetry and is selling the books at a discounted rate to interested congregation members for $20 a copy. There are 57 poems in the collection of all types, however, one of them is called ‘St Mary’s Karori’. There are also eight or nine others that have church/religious themes in whole or part, from a variety of perspectives. There will be a few copies in book shops, such as Marsden books, but the cost there will be slightly more at $25 a copy, as it would be from the publisher. Unfortunately there can be no book launch due to Covid-19 restrictions.
If you would like to order a book, please contact John at his email address John.Davidson@vuw.ac.nz and he will provide his bank account details for bank transfer or you could pay John by cash. He would be happy to bring along copies to church and hand deliver to Karori and nearby suburbs.
SCRIPTURE UNION NZ – SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS
Registration has now opened for the SUNZ Summer Youth Camps! These camps are held throughout New Zealand during December and January and are well known to be a lot fun! Places are limited so if you are interested in finding out more, brochures can be found in the gathering area or contact SUNZ directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 782 2677.
We are thinking of getting some caps printed and want to know how many of you might be interested in purchasing them before we place an order. We thought they would be great to wear when we are out in the community working on mission projects (like with Karori Kaitiaki – cleaning up the environment) and we will also be super sun smart! The cap will be a dark navy blue with our Karori Anglican logo on the front. The cost will be $20 per cap. Could you please let Heidi know ASAP if you are interested in purchasing one (or more) – we need a minimum of 30 to place an order.