Posts Tagged ‘Rural Spirituality’

Whangamomona church closes with final Mass after 100 years Comments 0

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

A service celebrated the beginning and the end of a rural church. Sacred Heart Whangamomona church is celebrating 100 years on Saturday – but the Mass to celebrate the centenary was the final service at the church. Read more Related Posts:Samoa: Sister Emanuela marks sixty years of serviceThe elephant in the room: The clergyTe Puke Read more

Rural churches struggle Comments 0

Monday, May 7th, 2018
Rural churches struggle

Rural churches internationally are struggling to find resources. Their ministers often must serve many congregations at once. An organisation called International Rural Churches Association (IRCA) recently held its 6th conference in Christchurch. The group’s chairman, Jerry Marshall, told delegates that rural churches are relevant and “a voice for voiceless.” “Often rural people get drowned out Read more

Bishop Lowe has a natural affinity for rural communities Comments 0

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

After an earlier career in the forestry, industry the recently appointed Bishop of Hamilton, Stephen Lowe, seems a natural choice to lead this largely rural diocese. The Hamilton diocese covers the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, East Cape and King Country. “I have a love for the rural areas, both the people and the countryside,” Lowe Read more

Joint venture into rural spirituality Comments 0

Friday, March 13th, 2015

The University of Otago and the Bishop’s Action Foundation (BAF) have signed an agreement to undertake collaborative research in public theology, the sustainability of rural communities and helping communities flourish. BAF is an Anglican charitable trust based in New Plymouth to create and support initiatives that meet community needs throughout Taranaki. It works through a community Read more