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rate the church website

rate the church website

At Christmas time people here move around, visiting family and friends. There are overseas visitors in the country. Some of these people, local and from overseas, want to go to church (I know, I know, surprise!) It’s a good time to check some church websites. A friend of mine tells me 85% of people coming… Continue Reading

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Social Media Revolution

Social Media Revolution

The question for a group or organisation (like church) is no longer whether or not to use social media – but how social media will be used in relation to it. We don’t have a choice on whether we DO social media, the question is how well we DO it. Eric Qualman As a ps.… Continue Reading

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Seasonal cards

Seasonal cards

I promised recently that I would explain one way for helping people at worship with the responses, and prayers prayed aloud together. This is the way I used when I was parish priest of a multi-centre parish. New Zealand Prayer Books were readily available. I produced very simple, clearly-laid-out service outlines on 4xA5. An A4… Continue Reading

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NZ’s most-visited Christian site

NZ’s most-visited Christian site

A regular visitor to this site got in touch with me with a list of New Zealand sites and we discussed why this site wasn’t on it. It required access to the site’s statistics. I corresponded with Ken Perrott, who organises the list, and worked out that there is a way to make only the… Continue Reading

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two millionth visitor

two millionth visitor

The two-millionth visitor to this site came and went and we didn’t have a little online party! Sorry. I could make lots of pious, liturgical points about the inappropriateness of having a party (virtual or not) during Holy Week, and how the celebration has been transfered to the first possible day in Easter Week, but… Continue Reading

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An agenda for Sunday Meetings

An agenda for Sunday Meetings

Regulars here will know how enamoured I am with Sydney Anglican liturgy. Thanks to Rev. Joshua Bovis for his recent comment for drawing attention to the wonderful new resource by Sydney Anglican Bishop Robert Forsyth. The good bishop writes: Here’s a Contemporary Sunday liturgy that has not been included in Common Prayer: Resources for gospel-shaped… Continue Reading

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Liturgy & mission?

Sydney Anglican diocesan synod recently had a debate about liturgy and mission. I think it is a good place to start to discuss what I think are very confused positions about liturgy – positions not just held in Sydney, but in many other places. Rev. Raj Gupta writes: …It was around 40 years ago now… Continue Reading

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