Posts Tagged ‘Samuel Marsden’

Bishop paddles north in Marsden’s wake

Friday, December 5th, 2014

A kayaking Anglican bishop is about halfway through a 250km water pilgrimage from Auckland to the Bay of Islands. Jim White, Assistant Anglican Bishop of Auckland, today embarks on the fifth day of his kayak trip to Oihi in the Bay of Islands – the location of the first Christmas service in New Zealand 200 Read more

100 year old crozier accidentally discovered

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The Anglican Bishop of Auckland, Ross Bay, has accidentally come across a 100 year old crozier (bishop’s staff) locked away in a storage room. On Sunday night Bishop Ross and Bishop Jim White gave it back to Maori at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Khyber Pass. It was accepted by Bishop Kito Pikaahu, Read more

Māori celebrate 200 year old connection to Parramatta

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The Rua Rau Festival celebrated last weekend in Parramatta, Australia commemorated the common history that has linked Māori Sydney and the Parramatta region for over two hundred years. 51 elders from the North trekked across the ditch to Parramatta for the celebrations, which recognise an enduring relationship between their ancestor Ruatara and the Anglican minister Read more

Bicentenary of Samuel Marsden’s church sevice in Oihi Bay

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The Anglican Church, working with ecumenical partners, is planning extensive 2014 celebrations to mark the bicentenary of the first recorded proclamation of the Christian Gospel held in New Zealand, conducted by Reverend Samuel Marsden at Oihi Bay on 25 December 1814. Two events  will take place at Rangihoua Heritage Park. The first on 21st December will Read more