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Koru Crozier

koru crozier

My friend Andrew Hedge was ordained bishop last Saturday and installed as the 16th Bishop of Waiapu. Andrew Gordon, from the Diocese of Waiapu, designed and produced a crozier with a difference. It retains the concept of shepherd’s crook and incorporates the image of a koru. “The koru (Māori for “loop”) is a spiral shape…

God Speaks From The Bible

Lectionary readings

In worship, we conclude reading from and listening to the Bible with the declaration that this is “The Word of the Lord”, or “Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.” The Reformation heritage has that God speaks to individuals (and communities) through the Bible. But again and again I see pastors, worship leaders,…

What is Liturgy?


Too often I get the impression that when people think of, hear, or use the word ‘liturgy’, what springs to mind are: lavish processions, a robed choir, incense, reciting texts together from a book (or a screen). So you end up with people saying, “Our church is not very liturgical.” Or, “We don’t use liturgy…

Amending the Baptism Rite – Now What?

hand in water

This blog post looks at the NZ baptism rite, and what General Synod wants to fix, and that the dioceses are not keen on its “solution” describes some of bigger problems with the rite gives my sketch for one way forward if a revision is being considered. You will find my first draft of a…

Websites of Note


Here are some websites worth a look. You might have others that you would recommend that you can add in the comments below. Dear Pope Francis A fascinating format for a blog – Kevin writes a daily letter addressed to Pope Francis. Dear Pope Francis began in June 2013. Unfortunately there has been a hiatus…

Article 20 – Against the Grain?

Grain in wood

XX. OF THE AUTHORITY OF THE CHURCH THE Church hath power to decree Rites or Ceremonies, and authority in Controversies of Faith: And yet it is not lawful for the Church to ordain any thing that is contrary to God’s Word written, neither may it so expound one place of Scripture, that it be repugnant…

Jesus Speaks Italian?

Pope Francis

Many people who travel notice different attitudes to the law – a Polish attitude to law, an English approach, a South American approach, a German approach, an Italian approach… Watch, in different countries, what people do if they are in a car and there’s a red light but no other car anywhere in sight… Similarly,…

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