Faith Communities

Our Life and Faith

Below are some videos that capture key moments in our faith communities. If you have anything (photos and short video clips) you would like to contribute to this, please contact the Diocesan Registrar

We have videos in Playlists on our You Tube Chanel: Diocese of Dunedin Faith Communities

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Ordination of John Graveston into the Diaconate on 3 July 2020

A question with Bishop Steve: what might reading the Bible mean?

The project has been the preservation of the exterior of both the Parish Hall and the Parish Centre (the second oldest wooden building in Queenstown). 

A question with Bishop Steve: What is God trying to tell us right now? Recorded and edited on 20 May 2020.

A question with Bishop Steve: What Strikes you about Christ’s resurrection encounters with his followers? 

Easter Sunday – a question with the Ven Michael Godfrey: What do you see as resurrection hope for this year?

Good Friday – a question with the Ven Jan Clark: How does Good Friday 2020 relate to our current lock down? 

Maundy Thursday- A question with Ven Damon Plimmer: We can’t wash feet, but what does it mean to serve others today?

A homily from Bishop Steven Benford, Morning Prayer (by Zoom) on Sunday 5 April. Readings: Isaiah 50: 4-9; Psalm 31: 1-9; Matthew 21: 1-17. Photography and editing by Andrew Metcalfe.

What keeps you at the top of your game? Bishop Steve reflects on this question. Kelvin Wright captured the photo of an industrious bee…

Photographs taken from various occasions welcoming Fr. Tony Curtis and family to the Cathedral Church of St Paul. Photos by Lorraine Benford, David Sutton, Andrew Metcalfe and others. Music: Refreshing Pint, by Mark Mothersbaugh, Copyright Creative Commons.

A question with Bishop Steve on 20 February 2020: What would you take with you on a boat?

A question with Bishop Steve on 15 January 2020: What are you looking forward to in 2020?

A question with Bishop Steve on 18 December 2019: What has struck you this Advent?

A question with Bishop Steve on 20 November 2019: Where (and how) have you seen God’s love lately? 

A question with Bishop Steve on 16 October 2019: What are you praying about at the moment?

Photos from the Selwyn Consultation Panel Hui for Synod Reps at St Luke’s Anglican, Taieri on 2 November 2019

Remembering Christchurch – some photographs and video from St Paul’s Cathedral recalling events from 15 March 2019.

The Cathedral Church of St Paul has a project underway to restore windows – this video gives more information about what is planned. This is part of the Cathedral’s 100th birthday celebrations in 2019.

Photos from St Aidan’s Church (Otago Peninsular Parish) final service on Sunday 25th August 2019. See article in The South Calling