Church News and Notices

Church News and Notices

New Vicar appointed

We are delighted to announce that Susan Howarth has been appointed as Vicar of the parish. Susan comes to us from Nativity Church in Blenheim and her induction occurs on the 4th March. We welcome Susan and Graham to our church family.

Bye bye Chris (sob)

Our Vicar, Chris, has started his new ministry as Hospital Chaplain at Wairau Hospital, Blenheim. He will continue to take services in the Parish until the end of July. Let’s be praying for a new Vicar, of God’s choosing,

Rai Valley Services

Rai Valley services are now being held twice a month. With so many children and the absence of a toilet at St Mark’s, we are holding services at the Mount Richmond Estates conference centre. Services are family oriented and are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 11.00am.

Easter Services 2017

Good Friday: 10.00am Stations of the cross at Sacred Heart church followed by hot cross buns morning tea at St Peter’s church hall.

Easter Sunday: 9.30am St Peter’s Church, Lawrence St. Communion.

Easter Sunday: 2;30pm Waitaria hall. Communion.

January Services

Sunday 1st January
9.30am St Peter’s Havelock – Communion service
Sunday 8th January
9.30am St Peter’s Havelock – Worship service
11.00am Rai Valley
Sunday 15th January
9.30am St Peter’s Havelock – Communion
2.30pm Waitaria Hall
Sunday 22th January
9.30am St Peter’s Havelock – Worship
Sunday 29th January
St Peter’s Havelock – Worship

Christmas Services

Rai Valley – None
Waitaria – 2.30pm Sunday 18th December, Waitaria Hall
Havelock – 9.00pm Christmas Eve, 24th December, St Peter’s, 30 Lawrence St. Havelock
Linkwater – None
Each of these gatherings will be followed by refreshments.

We wish you a very blessed Christmas and look forward to seeing you at one of our services.

Easter Services

Here are our Easter week Christian gatherings to which you are very warmly welcome.

– Friday 25th March, 10am, Stations of the Cross. Combined churches service held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church followed by hot crossed buns in St Peter’s parish hall.
– Easter Sunday 27th March, 9.30am Communion at St Peter’s, Havelock
– Easter Sunday 27th March, 2.30pm Communion at Waitaria Hall

Easter can be a busy family/holiday time, but this particular holiday is just that: “holy”. Don’t miss out on the blessing of gathering together to worship the One who gave His life as a ransom for each one of us.”The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.”
That’s something worth celebrating!

AGM 3rd April, 2016

Hi Folks, our AGM will be held after church on the 3rd of April, 2016 in the parish hall at 30 Lawrence Street, Havelock. If you have something you’d like to include under General Business, please call Chris Donaldson.

Christmas Offering to Refugee Work

It was such a privilege to be able to send our Christmas offerings from Havelock and Linkwater to the Antioch Network who will pass on the almost $US1000 to the the Association of Turkish Protestant Churches for their work assisting Yazidi refugees in Turkey. Thanks to everyone who gave so generously.

New Elder Care Worker

Susanne Donaldson has been appointed as our new Eldercare worker, as Val Seatter resigned last month. Susanne will commence her duties of 6 hours per week from February 16th.

New Health & Safety regulations

Annie Fraser, our diocesan manager will be with us on Friday 19th February, meeting in the church. Everyone is invited. Vestry members: Please attend! We will also have a BBQ together at 6am, at the Vicarage, to which you are also invited, and an opportunity to meet and chat with Annie informally.

Rai Valley Services

Rai Valley Services are now held at 3.30pm once a month, on the 2nd Sunday. This is a family service with lots of small children as well as parents. We have children’s songs story and activities as well as a short message for the adults and a time of worship in song. All this is followed by afternoon tea and great fellowship. Everyone is very welcome.

Eldercare worker

The Parish requires the services of an eldercare worker. This is a paid position and involves 6 hours per week. For expressions of interest, please contact Val Seatter.