This Sunday our friends at Waipara New Life Fellowship are hosting an ecumenical Pentecost celebration, with contributions from several churches. Ecumenical services and social events are organised a few times a year in our corner of North Canterbury by local Anglican, Presbyterian, Catholic, New Life, and Inspire churches. Continue reading
Category Archives: Inter-parish worship
Christmas Services – Anglican Parish of Amberley
Christmas Eve, 5pm: The not-to-be-missed Children’s Service at 5pm, with Nativity Play. Children are always welcome to dress up as angels, shepherds, etc… This year’s play is entitled: ‘X-Factor Bethlehem!’
Christmas Eve Holy Communion, 11.15pm. Reverend Jane Davison will preside and preach in this parish for the last time before her retirement. (Her final service will be on Sunday 28/12).
Christmas Day, 8.00am Holy Communion, St. Paul’s, Leithfield
Christmas Day, 9.15am Holy Communion, Holy Innocents, Amberley
The First Sunday of Christmas, 28th December, 10.30am: We are invited to join our friends from the Parish of Woodend-Pegasus Parish for an informal outdoor picnic and Eucharist at St Barnabas, Woodend. Please note the 10.30am start. We will farewell Reverend Jane at that time.
Christmas blessings to all.
Spring 2014 Newsletter
The WHAM (Amberley Parish newsletter) for the spring quarter is now out.
To see this, go to the Newsletter page on this site by clicking on the
relevant link in the menu above.
From there you can download a pdf of the newsletter, and if you wish,
send us a contact form to add yourself to the newsletter emailing or delivery list.
Just ‘down the road’
Hello everyone, here’s a quick reminder that this Sunday (31/8) we are invited to celebrate Holy Communion with our ministry partners ten minutes away down SH1 at St Barnabas, Woodend. Just a short hop down the main road for some of us; others might appreciate a ride and it is better for the environment if we car pool, so please offer a ride to someone.
As usual, the people of St Barnabas will provide morning tea after the service. Feel free to bring a plate of food but there is no need to do so as there is usually more than enough. See you there!
St Barnabas Anglican Church
Main Road, Woodend
Sunday 31st August, 9.30am
Mid-winter social events
I have just been and bought two tickets to the ‘Spice up your Winter Lunch’. Have you got yours yet? A mid-winter social event after church this Sunday will be just the thing to cheer us up when the weather is conspiring against us. I look forward to meeting up not only with my fellow parishioners from Amberley and Leithfield, but also our friends from St Barnabas Anglican Church in Woodend. See you there.
Parish Hall, June 22nd
(after 9.30am service)
Come and celebrate Mid-Winter at this
Amberley Parish Fundraising lunch – a heart-warming affair!
Food for the soul followed by food for the body.
Just $15 buys you a ticket to warming food, fellowship and fun.
Contact Patricia, 314 9330 to book your ticket.
Winter 2014 newsletter
The parish quarterly newsletter for Winter 2014 is out now. Those who usually find this in their letterboxes should get theirs during the week (once it stops pouring with rain and we can get out to deliver them!). Let our parish administrator, Patricia Gardner, know if you are not on the mailing list and would like to be, or if you would like to receive an email copy in future. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the link below to load a pdf version. Happy Pentecost!
Our March 2014 parish newsletter is a mixture of articles, reports, notices, and a concise schedule of services for the next three months.* If you don’t receive this by post or email – or you’ve lost/deleted yours – read on! Take a look at the main menu at the top of the page and you will see we have added a new page: ‘Newsletter’. Here you can view the latest newsletter as a pdf or print it if you prefer.
*Occasionally the service schedule is changed, so it will pay to check the ‘Church Services’ page on this site or the Link sheet handed out each Sunday in church.
Just a little ‘commute’
Sunday 30th March is a 5th Sunday of the month, when our custom is to worship with our friends from the Anglican Parish of Woodend-Pegasus. This time they will host us at their lovely church in Woodend:
St Barnabas, 9.30am
150 Main Road, Woodend
Drive in the gate; parking at rear
* Remember those from our own parish
who need transport.
* Small plate of food for morning tea is good –
but not essential.
* Visitors & newcomers welcome.
1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41