Newsletter March 2020

VICAR’S ADDRESS
LENT
Again we no sooner do we finish the Christmas Seasons than we are getting prepared for Lent. It is good that we will again share Ash Wednesday evening service with the Catholic community.
Yes Lent is almost here and we will begin our journey to the great celebration of Christ’s resurrection on Easter Day. Lent is the season in the church calendar when we hear about Christ spending time in the wilderness as he prepared for his inevitable crucifixion. Anyone who is willing to stand up for the oppressed people and justice for all faces criticism and judgement from some faction of the community. The challenge that faces each of us today is that we are called to do likewise in our stand for justice for all people and not judging others.
To help us to reflect on Jesus’ time in the wilderness Ann and I have spent time over the past few weeks devising a resource to help us in reflecting. Ann has spent many hours pulling this together and preparing it for us. On Sunday 23 February people will have the opportunity to take one of these resources home and each day put a small piece on sand paper of each of the forty days in the wilderness and a small symbol of the Sundays in Lent. The forty days of Lent do not count the Sundays. This is because Sundays are considered to be mini Easter Days as we come to celebrate the Eucharist in memory of the last meal with Jesus’ disciples. If you are not in church on the 23rd you are welcome to collect one from Jan or the church office.
Our Season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on 26 February.
On Sunday 23 February we celebrate Shrove Tuesday, a couple of days early but it does allow the children to join in the event rather than having it on a school night.
In preparation for our Lenten studies 13 of us shared pizzas for dinner and then watch the DVD Les Misérables. We are now looking forward to discussing the characters involved from a Biblical perspective. You will find the characters and theme for each study later in the Messenger.
Many thanks to Ann Rollinson for the tremendous effort she has put in to providing us with a resource to help us to reflect on Jesus’ time in the wilderness. While we look forward to the Easter Season it is important for us to reflect on Jesus’ time in the wilderness to fully embrace the mystery and magnificence of Easter Day.
We again look forward to the Lenten displays erected by Ann in the meeting room and parishioners along with the Pukekohe Garden Club who do the garden display.
This year hopefully Renton is going to paint a labyrinth on the vicarage lawn. The displays will be open to the public from 28 March i.e. two weeks before Easter and one week after. The week after Easter is intended to provide an
opportunity for parents or grandparents to bring their children through during the first week of their school holidays.
It is with sadness that we farewell Noeline from the parish office at the end of February. I would like to express my
thanks to Noeline for all her work amongst us and I know that the parishioners join with me in saying a big thank you from us all. I would also like to thank Noeline’s husband Ross for his support and work around the complex as well, because he had lines painted, signs erected, drains cleared and repeatedly had the plates put back in place on the Queen St driveway into the church. They will both be missed but we do wish both Noeline and Ross a long and happy retirement together.
God bless you all.
Jan

MARCH BIBLE READINGS

1 March
First: Genesis 2: 15-17, 3: 1-7
Gospel: Matthew 4: 1-11
Theme: One Voice, One Choice
Lent 1
8 March
First: Genesis 12: 1-4a
Gospel: John 3: 1-17
Theme: Blessed to Be a Blessing
Lent 2
15 March
First: Exodus 17: 1-7
Gospel: John 4: 5-42
Theme: The Well of Living Water
Lent 3
22 March
First: 1 Samuel 16: 1-13
Gospel: John 9: 1-41
Theme: I Am Because We Are
Lent 4
29 March
First: Ezekiel 37: 1-14
Gospel: John 11: 1-45
Theme: Conversations that Unbind Us
Lent 5

ST ANDREW’S AGM ~ Sunday 15 March
These are important meetings in the life of the Church as we reflect on our financial position of the parish, the past year and our journey into the next decade. We have significant challenges to face as individuals, as a parish, as Pukekohe Community, as New Zealand and our world – God’s world in which God gave us the privilege of caring for all of Creation.
During the time leading up to this meeting please pray for wisdom in our discussion and in the decisions we make.
Let us also reflect on our lives and our place in God’s family.
What is God calling you to be and do in our community knowing that what we do is from the power of God’s wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit acting within us?
We are required to elect:
 People’s warden.
 Vestry members.
 Synod representative.
I would like to express my personal appreciation along with that of the Vestry and Parish to those who will not be seeking re-election for the coming year.

REST HOMES AND HOSPITALS
Palms Rest Home 10.30am Tuesday 3 March
Franklin Village 10.30am Thursday 5 March
Palms Hospital 11am Tuesday 10 March
Lakeside Rest Home 10.30am Wednesday 11March
Pukekohe Hospital 10.30am Wednesday 18 March
Possum Bourne Village 11am Tuesday 24 March
Possum Bourne Village 11am Tuesday 31 March

BUCKLAND AGM precedes the Parish meeting as they meet
on Sunday 8 March and discuss any issues they would like to
present to the Parish.

ANNUAL REPORTS
VICAR’S REPORT TO THE PARISH AGM 2020
The past year has certainly been a year of highs and lows.
What the parish has achieved has only been possible thanks to the valuable contribution made by so many people. Thank you for your generosity. We had a ministry review in 2018 and this was followed up with a parish meeting at the beginning of 2019.
While we acknowledged the many strengths that the Parish has, we also identified areas in which we felt the life of the parish could be enhanced. Considerable progress has been made in some areas and some rebuilding of other areas are now necessary as we have had people needing to pull back through ill health, moving, or in some cases passing away. It has been very sad to lose so many parishioners over the last few months who have given so much to the church. Many of these have been over a substantial period of time and some a shorter length of time but a very motivating ministry for us.
The ministry team has continued to offer support. This group consists of representatives from various areas of church life, including each congregation, sustainability, family, social, social justice, worship, fundraising and communication. The purpose of these gatherings is to bounce ideas around, offer support across the areas of ministry and personal life.
I must express appreciation for the work of Judith and Alistair across a range of ministries. Late last year they decided that the time had come for them to retire from the management of the Op Shop. This was a ministry to which they both gave a huge amount of time and their relationship building with so many of the volunteers was amazing. They also assisted with the catering for musical performances and any other church functions. Alistair also does a lot of research for the Parish, filling in forms and documents and writing reports.
Many of the people involved in our outreach programmes into the community are from the community. I am very grateful to Gillian McFadden and Jane Greenwood for picking up the Op Shop ministry. This ministry continues to grow and develop.
In order to store the goods for the out of season stock a new shed is to be constructed around by the back car park. The Op Shop staff are looking forward to its arrival. This will be placed where the old garden shed was and a new garden shed will be placed closer to the gardens. More details of these developments will be presented in the meeting.
After much discussion and considerable investigation we are moving forward with investigation as to how to meet the government requirements for earthquake strengthening of the church and to repair structural damage that has already occurred. Again further information will be presented in progress with the feasibility report with an update at the AGM.
Thank you Richard for your work on this project.
Areas that we felt we needed some work on included spiritual growth. There has been increased study groups, as well as the development of the prayer net and the increased use of the prayer chain. Unfortunately Pam Leaman, who was providing some leadership in this area, has moved and is no longer able to lead this ministry although she is still very active in this area in her new community. Hopefully we will soon have another person willing to take up this role and we will be able to continue the development of prayer ministries.
Ann Rollinson’s continued development of resources and displays certainly enhance our reflective times and
strengthening of our relationship and awareness of God’s presence. Again Ann is working on the indoor displays
depicting Christ’s journey in the final days of his life on earth.
The Pukekohe Garden Circle assists parishioners with the display in garden on the vicarage lawn. Garden group
members also assist with the preparation of meals each week for the Selwyn Group.
We continue to have several combined events with the Catholic Church – Ash Wednesday at the Catholic Church, Nine Lessons and Carols at St Andrew’s and three contemplative style services Palm Sunday, Pentecost and Advent.
2019 saw us having a combined day with Bombay/Pokeno, Tuakau and Mauku in visiting each other’s churches and exploring the surrounding areas. We have continued to meet on a regular basis and are planning to combine for another event around October this year. During January we had notices as to when each of the churches were having services and events in January. We intend sharing notices of events in the ministry units so people can be aware of events that may interest them.
There are so many people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to continue to help the Church function in very practical ways – the gardens, cleaning, lawn mowing, washing the services linen, cleaning the brass and silver, arranging the flowers , providing our Sunday music, maintaining our sound system and communication systems, putting up notice boards, offering fellowship, readers and intercessors, running groups, volunteering in our outreach programmes, providing morning teas and other catering, running or assisting with fundraising events and so the list goes on. Thank you all.
The complex continues to be extensively used by the community and it is good to see that it is always busy.
Hospitality by way of providing opportunities to encourage people to build personal relationships has also been a focus, soup lunches, outings, fellowship groups all enhance this. We are grateful to the Franklin Community Choir for enhancing our worship music at Christmas and Handel’s Quire and Consort for their performances through the year.
It is with sadness that we farewell Noeline from the Parish office at the end of February. As Noeline’s husband is retiring at the end of February they have decided that they would like to take the opportunity to travel and spend more time together on their hobbies. I am grateful that Noeline has offered to support work in the office when they are available and are actually at home. We are very grateful for the time and effort that Noeline  has put into her work, the way in which she has offered support with any of the activities that occur through the Parish and is often working way after the time that she should have finished for the day. Noeline has seen much change in the office and the requirements of the position over the time that she has been with us, especially with respect to the requirements of financial reporting. This has occurred since the introduction of consolidated accounting and she has taken a greater level of involvement in the Central Vestry Trust Board Accounts.
Pauline’s alerts have helped us in sending out reminders of coming events and notifying of happenings in the Parish.

Thanks to the wardens, Glenis and Pauline and Renton for all that you do; to all of Vestry – thank you for your commitment and service. I have really enjoyed working with you. Each of you bring different gifts and contribute so much to God’s work in the Parish and beyond.For those who are interested in statistics, in 2019 there were :
Number of people on the roll
Males 98
Females 162
TOTAL 260
Funerals 16
Weddings 2
Baptisms 3
Confirmations 3
Groups using the complex
Parish based groups weekly some for up to 6 times a week 9
Other groups on a regular basis 15
Occasional 10
TOTAL 34
I am so grateful for the support of so many wonderful parishioners but especially to Bob, without whose support I would not be able to achieve nearly as much.
Blessings to you all

Jan

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Presented at St Patrick’s Catholic Church Pukekohe at 7pm on Friday nights during Lent beginning 28 February.
All are welcome

SPECIAL EASTER AND LENT SERVICES
at St Andrew’s
INDOOR EASTER DISPLAY
in the meeting room from 28 March
OUTDOOR EASTER GARDEN DISPLAY
with labyrinth on vicarage lawn from 28 March
QUIET DAY AT ST ANDREW’S PUKEKOHE
10am to 3pm led by the Rev’d Irene Brodie.
COMBINED CONTEMPLATIVE SERVICE AT ST ANDREW’S
5 April at 7pm
PASSOVER MEAL
Thursday 9 April at 6.30 pm followed by hand washing and Eucharist
GOOD FRIDAY REFLECTIVE SERVICE 11am
EASTER DAY
8am & 9.30am St Andrew’s
11.15am St Paul’s Buckland

OUR LENTEN REFLECTION
Our Lenten daily activity will be distributed in Church on Sunday 23 February and on 1 March .
Copies are also available from the parish office between 9.30 and 12 noon. For those who would like to do the activity but cannot collect from the church please leave a message at the office and we will try to get you a copy.
Thank you Ann for producing this for us.

LENTEN STUDY
BEGINS THURSDAY 27 FEBRUARY at 7PM
Another Story Must Begin
(Jonathon Meyer)
Based on the Movie “Les Miserables”
27 February ~ Week 1 – The Characters Fantine and Cosette
Responding to poverty and those in need and Cosette’s dream.
5 March ~ Week 2 – The Bishop of Digne
A prayerful man formed by experience. The sharing of bread and wine and an outpouring of grace.
12 March ~ Week 3 – Jean Valjean. Degradation.
The disarming effect of grace. Battles of conscience. Another story begins.
19 March ~ Week 4 – Javert
Duty to the law. The way of the Lord? I am the law.
26 March ~ Week 5 – Redemption and Salvation
Bring us home. Who am I?

ST PAUL’S ANNUAL REPORT

The twice-monthly traditional services have continued to be held throughout the year in this historic church. Though the numbers attending continue to decline due to Parishioners’ age and ill health, Reverend Jan continues to lead us in worship, for which we are very grateful.
Further to our note in St Paul’s annual meeting of 24 February 2019 when we advised that we were unable to ring the Church bell that morning, as the bell pull rope appeared to have jammed, we can now advise that a few days later, after the meeting, a Parishioner of St Andrew’s organised the local power company to look inside the Bell Tower of the Church, using a cherry-picker. They found that the bell appeared to have been unbolted and stolen. The police and insurance company were advised. In June 2019 the Vestry put in an insurance claim for $6348.00 with the Auckland Anglican Insurance Fund to replace the bell. This sum was based on a quotation from Millar Paterson Metals of Penrose. A new bronze bell (weighing 16kg) has been made by Millar Paterson Metals. It was agreed by Vestry that the new bell be kept in storage until the relocation of St Paul’s is finalised.
Our thanks go to William Lindgreen, the Buckland School Caretaker, who in mid-March kindly pruned the tops of the two camellia trees at the front of the Church.
Easter Sunday was celebrated on 21 April at 11.15am. Raewyn Saunders and Lorraine Worthington had set up many relevent items around the Church and in front of the altar reminding us of the story of Easter. At the back of the Church was a display depicting the empty tomb after Christ’s resurrection. David Holmes kindly played the keyboard to guide and accompany our hymn singing.
In May of this year the boundary fence between the Church and the property owner of 579 Buckland Rd was replaced. The Parish share of the cost was $2480, however the Board of Trustees of Buckland School generously agreed to contribute $1240 towards our share of the cost, for which the Parish is very grateful.
On 28 May 2019 at 12 noon, a service was held at St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Pukekohe and taken by Reverend Jan to celebrate the life of Gwen Sophie Francis, who passed away on 21 May 2019, aged 94. Gwen was a very longstanding Parishioner of St Paul’s and had held many positions in this Church over the years, including Sunday School teacher. Gwen was a regular attender at our services and will be greatly missed.
Our Christmas Eve service this year was held at 7pm. Our thanks to Raewyn Saunders, Lorraine Worthington and Maureen Ferris for setting up the Nativity scene in front of the altar with the appropriate decorations and lighting, including a large lit-up star.
25 Parishioners enjoyed the service and singing of various Christmas carols, accompanied by David Holmes kindly playing the keyboard.
Our thanks go to the few remaining Parishioners who manage to carry out their Church monthly duties of  vacuuming, cleaning, polishing brass, dressing the altar and acting as sidespeople.
A very special thanks must go to Raewyn Saunders who has voluntarily kindly taken over a huge proportion of the monthly duties and Raewyn also steps in to carry out the duties of the few remaining on the list, if ill health hits them during their month.
Jim Moore
Vestry Member for St Paul’s, Buckland

WARDENS’ REPORT
St Andrew’s, Pukekohe, Parish Mission statement (which can be found on the St Andrew’s website), helps us and others understand who we try to be in the Pukekohe community.
Central to all activity is worship and service. Jesus told his disciples: “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news”. (Mark 16:15)
We believe the best way to spread the “good news” is by setting examples in the way we live and reach out to others in a busy world where life and faith are often strangers.
This year’s Wardens’ report is going to be based on how we as a Parish are striving to show how we are meeting the five statements from our mission statement.
“Strengthening spiritual focus in our lives” “Encouraging Christian fellowship and growth of people of all ages in
Pukekohe and beyond”, “Celebrating the Word of God, In the world of God”, “Affirming the Anglican identity in Aotearoa New Zealand”, “Care of Creation”
Here are some of the ways the Parish meets the first three statements.
The Ministry Team, led by Jan, meets regularly to: reflect and assist in planning and prepare church services throughout the year. The worship team refers to the Church calendar to plan the focus for services ensuring the music, prayers, readings etc are reflecting the themes. They ensure the services are often interactive, varied, inclusive and well communicated. The team has organised for the improved use of the internet eg. the
website, email alerts, emailed digital monthly Church “The Messenger”, to advertise and give updates of services. We have also updated the Parish role in an effort to improve our communication and take into account parishioners’ preference for receiving publications and announcements.
The Children’s Ministry has been led by Emma Wallace and she is supported by parents. Emma’s commitment to plan purposeful activities and share her faith with the children is a credit to her.
During the year, there have also been a range of opportunities for parishioners to strengthen their spiritual focus eg. study groups, quiet days, community services and local rest home services.
The Ministry team has continued to plan for ways the parishioners can socialise by organising for regular Parish
breakfasts, movie evenings, soup lunches during the winter and appreciation luncheons for the different ministry teams. As part of the local Anglican parishes’ get together, to make connections and share ideas, we hosted the dinner.
It is with regret we farewell Richard Anderson and his family from their breakfast ministry and thank them for the fantastic years of providing the famous Parish breakfasts. Their ministry has been appreciated and they have given amazing service to the Parish.
There are other programmes within the Pukekohe Parish that also encourage Christian fellowship and strengthen spiritual focus. Space and Oasis are two very successful outreach programmes. They support, educate and develop parenting skills for parents of babies and young children. Space has six groups meeting during each week. We acknowledge the dedication of their leaders and volunteers.
The Children’s Ministry team planned and organised a children’s holiday programme which was very successful.
Our senior members are well catered for with weekly Selwyn programmes including lunch and refreshments. The rest homes in Pukekohe have regular services and bereavement support is offered. The bereavement support can be challenging at times but Jan and her team never say no.
“Affirming the Anglican identity in Aotearoa New Zealand.”
“In our part of the world, the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia ensures that the sacraments of the church are celebrated and all other aspects of mission are promoted by Ministers, both lay and ordained. This mission and ministry takes place in countless cathedrals, churches and chapels; marae, homes and halls; schools, hospitals, prisons and workplaces. Some of the ministry is structured; some is spontaneous. The origins of the Church as Te Hahi Mihinare – the missionary work in Maori communities from 1814 – began
without a national church structure. Since 1857 there has been a representative governing body for Anglicans known as the General Synod. Website – Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
In the Pukekohe Parish we strive to uphold the history and cultural heritage of St Andrew’s and St Paul’s and its people, past and present.
The exploration of moving St Paul’s and reinstating it to be in a safer more accessible location, the removal of a damaging beech tree growing in front of St Andrew’s and recently the research into ways to ensure St Andrew’s can meet the new earthquake standards are just some of the ways we are working towards the Parish retains its buildings for the parishioners and community. We thank Richard Gibbons, Alistair Parke and Jan for their expertise and commitment to meeting these challenges.
We would like to acknowledge the work Alistair Parke has achieved in his research to honour the parishioners who lost their lives in World War 1. The digital presentation Jan prepared is able to be used during memorial services.
Anglicans have historically been known for their actions to meet the community’s needs. We thank the dedicated team of volunteers, many from the wider community, who organise and run the Op Shop throughout the year. This service is well supported and all proceeds are returned to the community by providing food parcels, vouchers and many emergency requests. We would like to acknowledge the amazing work two volunteers, Alistair and Judith Parke, have carried out over the last few years and now retired.
The Seasons programme is another very successful service that is encouraged by the Pukekohe Parish. It is meeting the needs of children and adults in our local schools and wider community who need the extra expertise and guidance during times of bereavement and managing grief.
“Care of Creation”
It was with great sadness we lost John Allen after his sudden passing. John had been an active member of the Parish and Vestry for only three years and started the most challenging and confronting discussions about our role as a Parish in addressing a plan for sustainability. John shared his knowledge and expertise in the discussions and he led by example. He was able to educate the young and old. In honour of John’s memory we need to push forward and continue to make changes to uphold his vision.
The Parish has a lot of work to do this year in this area and as Jan says, “It will be a year of action!”. We can be a Parish that leads the Diocese.
The Parish is fortunate to have Jan who is still passionate about serving St Andrew’s and St Paul’s and the wider community. She continues to lead by example and endeavours to ensure the five statements as outlined above are being met. This, at times, is challenging and it takes perseverance, tolerance and commitment. Jan has all of those qualities. We thank Bob Wallace for being a wonderful support to Jan.
As a Vestry we are blessed to have a great team of members who work together to keep our Parish a place where people are able to worship, gather, be supported and enjoy the fellowship and support Jan to carry out her role.
Glenis Kerr and Pauline Brown

COMMUNICATIONS REPORT
Our small team meets at intervals to discuss communication with the Parish and the wider community through the website, Facebook, newspapers and publicity flyers etc. Through the baptismal rolls we also keep in contact with the families of children who have been baptised at St Andrew’s and St Paul’s.
John Allen’s death last year was a huge blow. John’s energy and passion are greatly missed.
Cecily Daroux

MOTHERS’ UNION REPORT

In the Anglican Province of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia
St Andrew’s Pukekohe Mothers’ Union Enrolling Member’s Annual Report
2019 has been a good year with well-attended meetings. We had 13 members from several Parishes. Our thanks to Jan and Irene for taking our MU services and to David for playing the organ.
It was with sadness we said farewell to Pauline Taylor and Baranese Oliver who moved to be nearer family and Ann Gardner who passed away in September.
We have continued to support the Anglican Trust for Women and Children, Go Forth Kiwi, the Angel Tree Trust, Pukekohe Community Action, a donation to the Hospital Chaplaincy and some members gave Jo donations for her sanitary products in schools.
Our speakers and activities have included :
Raewyn Skipper ~ Auckland president, talking about MULOA
Irene Brodie ~ Hospital Chaplaincy
Sandra Gibbons ~ Ministry for the Deaf Community
Judy Bennet ~ Space programme
Jan Wallace ~ ministries she is involved with
A Winter Soup lunch
Morning tea at a local Café
A social game of Beetle and MU Wave of Prayer
Our AGM at Miree’s followed by the Christmas lunch
Some members have attended the Quiet Day, Mary Summer Day and Auckland AGM at the Cathedral and Bev the MU conference in Hamilton.
Thanks to you all for your support, to Miree and Judy, our very willing Treasurer and Secretary.
Anita Little | Enrolling Member

SEISMIC STRENGTHENING STUDY REPORT FOR ST ANDREW’S
The issue of the ability of the Church Building to withstand an earthquake (its Seismic Strength) and the requirements to meet the Building code have previously been recognised. Prior to this year we had prepared a scope of work for a specialised study of the building.
We had identified firms of structural and seismic engineers with specific experience in working on our type of building, a heritage building with cavity brick walls, and obtained estimates for their work.
This was followed by making an application to the Lottery Environment and Heritage Fund for a grant towards the total costs of the study which are in the order of $30,000. We received advice in November that were successful in our application and we have also identified funds in our reserves for the balance so we were able us to proceed. A contract was agreed with Lough Associates, and they have started on the project.
At the date of this report they advise that the initial computer model of the building has been created and site visits will follow, this will include using special cameras to insert into the ventilation holes to look at the structure from inside the walls.
Once the modelling is completed, they will identify alternative ways of upgrading the seismic strength and identify what will be required to meet the Building code requirements. Using these concepts, they will then prepare indicative costs for the physical work required.
The target for completion of the report is late March and at that time it will be possible to decide to what level of upgrade we should proceed.
When the cost of the structural work is work known it is planned to identify all other works necessary (including crack repair, filling, painted etc) to fully restore the building so that the total cost is known and fundraising can be initiated.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Please speak to Jan about any of these ministries that you would be willing to assist with.
Co-ordinating a Parish breakfast
Assisting with a Parish breakfast
Prayer Chain Co-ordinator and people to join the prayer chain
Helping with church flower arranging. There are now only three people on the roster for flower arranging. We are lucky having fresh flowers in church each week but we are in desperate need of more people to join the roster.
Thank you

REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY
This is something that a number of people in the Parish do so well and one such group of people are those who work with Joyce Watson. Although in her late 90s Joyce still co-ordinates teams of people and continues to give so much to people who are in need in our community and beyond. One such activity has been recognised by St John’s for the teddies Joyce and her group have provided for children who are in need of transport in the ambulance for a variety of health reasons.

DEFIBRILLATOR
A defibrillator has been installed by the office door.

HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
A copy of the Parish Health and Safety Policy along with the processes required for the implementation of the policy is currently available on the shelf at the back of the church, published on our website or available from the Parish office.
An evacuation plan is in each area for the church and complex.
Reid Anderson Hall : Assembly area is the car park adjoining the hall unless the location of the emergency situation is on the south wall preventing evacuation on that side of the building. In this case the assembly area is on the road frontage in front of the church.
Nora Brown Hall : Assembly area is on the road frontage in front of the church or on the vicarage lawn depending on the location of the emergency situation.
Other rooms in the complex Assembly area move to the vicarage lawn.

St Andrew’s Church : Assembly area is on the road frontage at the front of the church.

St Paul’s Church : Assembly area is on the road frontage at the front of the church.
First aid kits and accident reporting sheets are located :
1. Reid Anderson – In the cupboard over the small hand basin, by the back door in the kitchen.
2. Nora Brown – on the shelf above the microwave. Record sheets are next to the microwave.
3. Parish office – 2nd to top shelf on left side in the back room. The office is locked when unattended.
Forms are to be completed as soon as the accident has been dealt with.
Treatment including resources that are used are to be recorded on the sheet.

PARISH DIRECTORY
Vicar: The Rev’d Jan Wallace 2387723 Home, 2387228 Office, 0274-521-366 mob, email jan.wallace@xtra.co.nz
Vestry: Wardens Pauline Brown 2389335, Glenis Kerr 238-5136,,Synod Rep Vicky Mee
Vestry members: Alistair Parke (Secretary), Jocelyn Brodie, Renton Brown, Richard Gibbons, Philip Meyer, Neville Phillips, Philip Watson
Karen Stevens (Treasurer)
Buckland Rep. Jim Moore, Vicky Mee
Parish Ministry Team
Vestry Wardens, 9.30am Service Glenis Kerr, Family Gael Crimmins, Communications Cecily Daroux, Community Vicky Mee, Education, Worship, Pastoral Care Jan Wallace
8am Service and Op Shop Alistair and Judith Parke
Administration
Treasurer Karen Stevens

Central Vestry Trust Board Treasurer Ros Phillips
Parish Recorder Keith Gardner (Parish Envelope Scheme)
Parish Office Noeline Craighead
Office Hours Monday to Friday | 9.30am ~ 12.30pm
Address 43 Queen St, PO Box 338, Pukekohe
Phone 09-238-7228
Email address pukekoheanglicanchurch@xtra.co.nz
Op Shop 9am ~ 12 noon | Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Regular Worship Times
St Andrew’s
8am & 9.30am Holy Communion
1st Sunday 11.15am Holy Communion (Nora Brown Hall)
1st Wednesday 10am Holy Communion

St Paul’s Buckland | 2nd & 4th Sundays 11.15am Holy Communion

PASTORAL CARE

Pukekohe Community Action

Community Programmes at Pukekohe Anglican Church

Space for you and baby, a group for first-time mums and babies

Oasis Music & Coffee group
A natural progression from Space for pre-school children
Mon & Fri 9.15am during term time. All preschoolers and caregivers welcome

Seasons

An after-school group held at 4pm on Thursdays during term time for children who have experienced a significant loss or grief in their lives.
Adult programme 7pm Thursdays
Selwyn Group

9.15am Tuesday & Thursday

For the older members of the community living alone
Tues & Thurs from 9.30am

Op Shop 9am~12 noon Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Sunday School 9.30am (Children aged 3 years up)

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Mothers’ Union ~ Wednesday 4 March

Church at 10am then morning tea in the Parish lounge
All Welcome

Parish AGM Sunday 15 March
about 11am (after the 9.30am service)

Women’s Fellowship ~ Thursday 19 March
Meet in the Church for Eucharist service at 10am
Anyone is very welcome

EASTER AND LENT AT ST ANDREW’S
Thursday 27 February 7pm – Thursday 26 March ~ Lenten Study
Saturday 28 March ~ Indoor and Outdoor Garden displays open
Saturday 28 March 10am – 3pm ~ Quiet Day
Sunday 5 April 7pm ~ Combined Contemplative service
Thursday 9 April 6.30pm ~ Passover meal, hand washing & Eucharist
Friday 10 April 11am ~ Good Friday Reflective service
Sunday 12 April 8am & 9.30am; 11.15am St Paul’s ~ Easter Day services
Automatic Payments
There are automatic payment forms ready for completion on the table at the back of church if people would like to
contribute to the life and work of the Parish by Automatic Payments. Many thanks, Vestry

The Messenger
If you do not receive an email copy of The Messenger this month or there was not one in the basket in the Church foyer with your name and address on it, please complete one of the Parish Membership forms from the back of the
church and post it through the slot by the office door.
Many thanks, Jan

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