From our Bishops
Pastoral Letters from Bishop Justin and Bishop Eleanor offering encouragement during this time of COVID-19
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We greet you in the name of our Living God, who was, and is, and is to come!
It was such a joy for us to, again, meet with leaders from all over our Diocese via Zoom on Saturday. The speed at which we have all had to adapt to this new reality has been challenging, in addition to the challenges of the season itself. We are so proud of the creativity, compassion and c
We greet you in the name of the risen Jesus, the Jesus who enters locked rooms and speaks words of peace to his friends! We say again, peace be with you.
We add our voices to those of our broader community and national leaders in reinforcing that we must follow the directives from the Ministry of Health very clearly. Acting responsibly in this way during the lockdow
Please be assured of our prayers for you at this exceptional time as we all prepare to enter Level 4 in our national response to COVID-19. We share with you the words of our Prime Minister, spoken to our nation yesterday:
Go home tonight and check on your neighbours, start a phone tree with your street, plan how you’ll stay in tou
The God of Peace will be with you
23 March 2020
Grace and peace to you from God.
As we prepare to follow the carefully discerned advice from our Ministry of Health, we want to reassure you of God’s steadfast faithfulness to each of us. We speak and sing of the faithfulness of God to each other week after week and day after day – now,
We greet you once again with the peace of Christ; the peace that Jesus himself gives to us, a peace that the world cannot give and the peace that speaks to quiet any troubling in our hearts and speaks hope and peace to any fear.
The Peace of God be always with you. Thanks be to Christ, who unites us in peace.
Being the Body of Christ
19 March 2020
Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart