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Auckland Cathedral

Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral has just been reopened after being closed since the Day of Pentecost to remove a “bridge” and hanging lotus-flower-type-thing that dominated (read ‘blocked’) views from the Pacific-fale-style nave to the Gothic-Revival-influenced chancel. Here is the view as it was: Simple changes in layout, and architects starting from what is wanted/needed “onContinue Reading

Climate Change

Climate Change March

Hundreds of thousands of people in more than 2,000 locations around the globe have marched worldwide. This is a campaign, ahead of the UN climate summit in New York next week, for curbs on carbon emissions. Many Christians are in a liturgical month, the Creation Season, in preparation for the Feast of St Francis ofContinue Reading

Learning From The Election

Election night

Much of New Zealand’s election on Saturday, and discussions around it, forms parables for the church. First the difference: anyone can examine detailed political statistics, drill down, and analyse them. But, although NZ Anglicanism keeps some localised statistics (diocese by diocese), it insists on keeping no national statistics. Saturday’s NZ election result was a surprise.Continue Reading

Follow the Roman Rite

Pope Francis Daily Mass

Principle 6: When neither the rubrics nor the canons dictate what to do and reason does not provide a solution, the Roman Rite is a good place to start The sixth principle, above, comes from Celebrating the Eucharist by Patrick Malloy (The first principle is here, the second principle is here, the third principle isContinue Reading

Weak in Faith?

Saint Paul writing epistle

On Sunday we read Rom 14:1-12 Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of quarrelling over opinions. Some believe in eating anything, while the weak eat only vegetables. Those who eat must not despise those who abstain, and those who abstain must not pass judgement on those who eat; forContinue Reading

The Church Year is a Helix

The Church Year is a Helix

We tend to think of, and picture, the church year as a circle. But I regularly point out that when we arrive at the same celebration a year later we are not the same. So it is much more like a spiral, a helix, where we are looking from this year’s celebration back at lastContinue Reading

Creation Season


Some people have a particular focus on creation in the month of September. I am committed, as much as possible, to the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). And I believe it is possible to essentially follow a “creation lens” of the readings for this month, and provide that and other resources on the Creation Season Page.Continue Reading

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