A service for the ordination of priests will be held at 10am on Saturday December 1st, 2012. The Bishop will be presiding and the Dean will be preaching. Those being ordained are The Rev’d Greg Foot, The Rev’d Rosemary Newport, The Rev’d Kenneth Shepherd, and the Rev’d Mattias Socorro.
Refreshments, including a sausage sizzle to raise funds for our youth ministry fundraising projects will be held afterwards.
O Come O come Emmanuel.
An annual Ecumenical Service held at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Harrington St. All are welcome to come as God’s people gather to prepare for the coming of Christ.
Messy Church is on this Sunday, December 2, at the Cathedral at 4, with craft, with stories, with music and a bit of food. Lots of fun for 1 – 6 year olds.
Hope you can come, and feel free to invite others.
The Radicalisms of Christianity and Conservation
Christian environmentalist and author Erik Peacock will speak and take questions.
This talk explores the ethical basis for caring about the non-human world. It posits that the notion of inherent value is based in Biblical world view. It explores the impact of Biblical world view and Christian radicalism on social and ethical progress in the West and places the modern environmental movement in that context. It argues that modernity is a fruit of Biblical world view but is now in conflict with environmental imperatives. It concludes with the need for an expanded ethical franchise.
Erik is 39 years old, married to Jennifer and they have two young children. Erik is a State servant and has had a career primarily in justice and law reform. He was baptised at 11 years of age, and has been an active Christian ever since. He was an environmental activist for much of the decade of the 1990’s and continues to be active and write on a range of issues. Erik, Jennifer and family live on two acres in Berriedale.
December 7, 2012, 1pm – 2pm in the Cathedral
Text of the talk available:Greenie Activism and the Cross
Audio: mp3 Q&A
Saturday December 8 is Open Day for the St. David’s Bell Tower.
Over that weekend the following times have been set for a demonstration of bellringing methods.
The Bellringers shall be ringing for up to an hour in each of the quarter peal time slots.
- Saturday 8th – 1.30pm, 3pm, 4pm
- Sunday 9th – 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm
- Monday 10th – 1:00pm, 6.15pm, Cathedral, Grandsire Caters
More on the bellringers: here