2014 bicentenary of gospel beginnings in Aotearoa New Zealand
Planning is underway for events that will commemorate and celebrate the partnership of Ruatara and Marsden in the firstrecorded proclamation of the Christian Gospel at Oihi on Christmas Day in 1814. This website has details for the period leading up to the bicentenary day itself, providing information on events around the country and recounting the history of 1814 and beyond. A first important moment will be the history symposium to be held in November 2012.
The Kowhai Fairy
Written by Lorraine Gray, illustrated by Barbara Hefford and produced by Stephanie Drew - all ladies in our Parish. If you would like a copy please contact the office.
Plimmerton Promenaded in Style at Queen's Birthday weekend. Here are some photographs from the event.
Going Deeper in Community
"Going Deeper in Community": This is recognition to a committed parishioner who, as a volunteer, is making a difference beyond our faith community.
Rosemary Patterson was recognised for her voluntary work over 20 years with the team who tend the heritage roses and grave sites at the Pauatahanui Burial Ground, Feast of St Alban 2011
Harry andLorna Harrison, Pukerua Bay were honoured
at St Mark's for their voluntary work within the parish
and wider community. 2012 AGM
100 reasons to love our Parish
We made it to 100!
The Pauatahanui Parochial District—More than One Hundred Years
This is a 127 page illustrated history of our parish that has been researched over the past two years by Margaret Blair. She took up the challenge issued by The Reverend Pearce in his 50th Jubilee booklet to “Carry on” the work of recording the life of the parish. This publication marks 100 years of the Pauatahanui Parochial District. Copies can be obtained from the Parish Office for $20 each or look out for the copy in our Parish Library in the Foyer of St Andrew's.
World famous, from Pukerua Bay and now a Sir!
Peter Jackson grew up in Pukerua Bay where his parents were active members of St Mark's Church. His father was a Vestryman and his mother a member of the Ladies Guild. This coming week (20-27 December) we remember in our prayers the people who live in Haunui Way and this part of Pukerua Bay.
From the PARISH NEWS November 1961
"STOP PRESS - Hearty congratulations to Mr and Mrs W. Jackson, Pukerua Bay on the birth of a son."
From the PARISH NEWS February - March 1962
"HOLY BAPTISM: "Received into the family of Christ's Flock."
St Mark's - December: Peter Robert Jackson"
On 31st December 2009 it was announced that Peter Jackson has been made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to film, in the New Year Honours.
Peter said, in the Dominion Post that "it was a tribute to his parents, Bill and Joan, who gave me the most valuable gift of all - unqualified encouragement and unconditional support, [and] would have been beside themselves with pride at this moment".
Pauatahanui Anglicans in Global Wakeup Call
On Saturday October 24 at noon, the bells in St Andrew's Church in Plimmerton were rung 350 times to support the "350 call".
People around the world are urging their governments to support the campaign to reduce the rate of carbon emissions for the planet from the current 389 parts per million to what is regarded as a sustainable level, 350 parts per million. The Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have called for churches to support this campaign and the GEOH congregation of Pauatahanui Anglicans have responded.
GEOH means "God's Earth, Our Home" and the congregation meets monthly to both celebrate God's creation and reflect on human responsibility rung for care of the earth. By ringing our bells on “ day 350” we are also raising awareness of the up-coming United Nations Climate Change Conference which will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December. The New Zealand Government will be represented there. This occasion is an opportunity to further demonstrate commitment to our mission by furthering the growth of God’s Kingdom through caring for the earth and the integrity of creation.Further information on the theology, science, economics and politics of global climate change, along with practical ideas for sustainable living,can be found if you go to the Anglican diocesan website(http://www.auckanglican.org.nz/ ) and click the link 'Climate Change.'
More details on the rationale for international events can be found on the '350 day' website http://www.350.org/
WE RANG OUR THANKS FOR CREATION AND TO CONVEY THE CHALLENGE TO ACT NOW IN ORDER TO SAVE OUR PLANET FROM THE EFFECTS OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE
Earth's Ten Commandments
Firewood for Sale
Place your orders now to avoid disappointment when winter arrives.
Macrocarpa $125 for 1.25 Cubic Metre, loose-fill, trailer-load.
Free delivery between Whitford Brown & Pukerua Bay. Orders: Peter 233 6062 or the Parish Office 233 9781.