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Anglican Family Care Centre
Address: 266 Hanover Street, Dunedin, 9016
Phone: 03 477 0801
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Anglican Family Care is a social services agency that has served the people of Dunedin and Otago since 1970. Our main office is based in Dunedin. The rural offices are based in Balclutha, Oamaru, Alexandra and Wanaka.
Our main focus is tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau, but we also provide services that support individuals in need.
Our services are for all people regardless of beliefs because we respect the values and beliefs of the Anglican Church, especially “To respond to human needs by loving service”.
Strong, connected and thriving whānau and tamariki
Working together with Otago whānau to make change that inspires hope for a better future
Home of St. Barnabas Trust
Address: 12 Ings Ave, St Clair, Dunedin 9012
Manager: Mrs Shirley Hennessy
Website: Eldernet Web Listing
St Barnabas Trust offer rest home level residential care from Ings Avenue in St Clair. It also provides an extensive community based meals on wheels service in the Dunedin area.
North Otago Anglican Homes for The Aged Trust (NOAH)
St Lukes’s Place
47 Eden Street
NOAH provides homes within Oamaru for the Elderly based on an initial legacy left in 1976. It includes one complex of 10 units in Eden Street, Oamaru (St Luke’s Place) built in 1984, and another of 9 units in Reed Street (St Mary’s Place). Applications for tenancy can be made through the Vicar of St Luke’s Parish in Oamaru.
Association of Anglican Women
The Aims of the Association
- To unite in prayer and participate in the mission of the Church.
- To promote, safeguard and nurture Christian family life.
The AAW Prayer
O God, our Father, whose love for all people is proclaimed in Jesus Christ,
We thank you for uniting us in prayer and fellowship.
Use us now in the mission of your Church
Help us to realise that everything we do and say reflects our love for you.
Bless homes and families throughout the world, especially those unhappy or those in need.
Show us how by our example and concern we can take your peace and love wherever your spirit leads us – today and all our days.
About the AAW
The AAW was formed in September 1969. It is an Anglican New Zealand-wide umbrella organisation which also includes Polynesia. Affiliated groups include Fellowships, Guilds, Mothers’ Union and Young Women’s Groups. It is open to all women, and we have our own national magazine called “CIRCLE”. There are 16 groups throughout the Diocese with approximately 230 members, 9 Lone members and 1 Life member. We offer Christian support, friendship, social interaction and fellowship which is a great way to network with other women.
Overseas and Outreach is one arm of AAW and it is very active within New Zealand and overseas. Funds given by members support projects to help women and children anywhere. An Emergency Fund is set up to provide relief in natural disasters both within New Zealand and overseas.
AAW is affiliated to National Council of Women, which gives our members a voice for lobbying Government and to work for positive change through our own Social Concerns arm of AAW. AAW groups have representatives who attend NCW meetings in their areas.
AAW has taught women how to be leaders, to develop public speaking skills, to be involved in Worship leading and many other skills, which not only helps them in their daily lives but also in Parish life, with nurturing Christian family life, pastoral visiting and outreaching into the community. Some AAW members take an active part in ministry work or other work on diocesan, regional or community committees.
The current theme for AAW is ‘Grow in Discipleship, Dreams, Dedication’.
Goals and our Vision
1] Outreach within the parish and community: visiting our elderly and infirm. Music and Movement Groups for pre-schoolers. Supporting Food Banks, Anglican Family Care.
2] Young Women’s Groups to meet socially once a month to bond; later on may lead to further church activity e.g. Sunday School teaching, flowers, needlework, cleaning and AAW.
3] Men’s Nights, inviting our husbands/partners to a pot luck tea with guest speaker, games night or just a social time.
For AAW Groups that have a more senior age group or cannot actively outreach then these goals may suit them:
1] Choose an Overseas and Outreach project and do something with it for the next 12 months, with follow up reports
e.g. Operation Christmas Child or Anglican Family Care.
2] Choose 1 or 2 projects from Social Concerns and go with this for the 12 months, with follow up reports
e.g. Reading to the elderly, visiting the members alone at home or in care.
It is important for us to include all groups regardless of numbers or ages. We all need to feel that we can contribute something –we are all worthy to do things for the Lord and we are all able to PRAY. It is also important for us, as part of our first aim to participate in the mission of the Church.
Diocese of Dunedin AAW Prayer Cycle
You have given us a special calling,
The call to pray for each other’s needs.
Bless those who are named on our Prayer Cycle today.
Thank you that we can unite each day in prayer. Amen.
Groups please use this special Prayer Cycle and pray for those shown each day of the month.
May God bless you in your daily walk with Christ in whatever you are doing and wherever you are each day.
Link to contact information
If you wish to find out more information about AAW groups or becoming lone members in the diocese, please contact one of the Executive members listed below.
President: Christine Aitken
38 Balmain Street
Ph: 03 476 3028
Immediate Past President: Anne Gover
4 Lennox Street
Ph:03 208 5235
Secretary: Marjorie Brown
5 Islington Street
North East Valley
Ph:03 473 7751
Treasurer: Margaret McLanachan
109 Forfar Street
Ph: 03 453 0131
021 216 9640
Chaplain: Rev’d Joanna Fielding
32 City Road
Ph: 03 471 7417
027 662 8233
Overseas And Outreach: Dot Muir
203 Curran Road
Ph: 03 213 0474
027 405 5218
Social Concerns: Elisabeth Cunningham
11 Brookside Place
Ph: 03 489 0916
021 212 8700
Circle Distributor: Margaret McLanachan
109 Forfar Street
Ph:03 453 0131
021 216 9640
Publicity: Christine Aitken and Margaret McLanachan
Dunedin: Margaret Tegg
1 Colquhoun Street
Ph:03 476 4505
027 476 4505
Southland: Robin Speden
11 Pukaki Street
Ph:03 208 3548
027 491 7992
North Otago: Nonie Rooney
24 Glendale Crescent
Oamaru 9400 Ph:03 437 9470
Central Otago: Liz Duggan
30 Ventry Street
Ph: 03 448 7435
Synod Representatives: Christine Aitken and Margaret McLanachan
PO Box 13170
Ph: 03 488 0820
What is Cursillo?
Cursillo is a movement of the Anglican Church under the oversight of each diocesan bishop. The goal of Cursillo is to help the Church in its mission to bring all the world and the whole of life under the Lordship of Christ. Its method is to empower Christians through participation in a three-day course which provides the vision and offers an on-going process for achieving this goal. Cursillo equips Christians to live out their baptismal calling to serve Christ in the world.
2020 3-day Cursillo Application Form (Word) (for 17-20 April 2020)
2020 3-day Cursillo Application Form (.pdf document)
South Centre Anglican Care
South Centre is a Community Work Agency providing supportive and educational services in the Invercargill area.
Our Hours Are:
Monday to Thursday – 9am to 4pm
Friday – 9am to 3pm.
(We are closed between 12 noon and 1pm)
Our Services Include:
LIBRARY – Our library has been revamped and all our books are now in alphabetical order which makes it easier to select a book by your favourite author.
SENIOR CITIZENS CARDS – Do you enjoy playing Euchre? If you would like to join us, then you are most welcome to come along to the South Centre on Tuesday afternoons at 1.30pm Cost is $3.00 and this includes afternoon tea.
WHEELCHAIR – South Centre has available for loan a wheelchair that fits easily into the back of a vehicle and is ideal for trips to town or other outings. If you wish to borrow it give us a call on (03) 218 2777. A small donation is appreciated.
HOMEBOUND ELDERLY – South Centre provides a Community Worker assisted by a team of volunteers who visit elderly people in the South Invercargill area. These elderly who are socially isolated and disabled and have no close family, with assistance and support, are able to retain their independence and remain in their own homes. Our volunteers act as “buddies” to a client. We already have a dedicated team, but can always do with more. If you are aware of an elderly person who meets the criteria, who you feel would benefit from this service or if you have an hour or two to spare please phone (03) 218 2777
Latest Newsletter : South Centre News March 2021
South Centre Anglican Care is part of the Anglican Care Network
South Centre Anglican Care Charitable Trust Southland.
Physical Address: 9 Jenkin Street, Invercargill
Postal Address: P O Box 7100, Invercargill
Phone: 03 218 2777
Fax: 03 214 0435
Other Groups Includes:
Gardening Circle meets second Wednesday of the month at South Centre 1:30pm.
Falls prevention exercises in conjunction with the YMCA on Wednesday afternoons 1:15 to 2:15 cost $3.10 second Wednesday of the month these exercises are held at the YMCA
Weigh In Group a friendly group who support each other while loosing weight meets Monday mornings 9:30am cost $1 fine 50c.
Family Support Service is a home-based free service offering support and assistance to families under stress, by helping them set goals empowering them with options to achieve this. Working in the following areas Parenting Education & Support, Communicating with your children, Advocacy, Support with access / custody issues and resources and other issues causing stress in families
Please feel free to call in just to have a cup of tea and a chat or borrow a book.
St John’s Leslie Groves Hospital, Rest Home & Day Care
Leslie Groves Hospital
321 Taieri Road
Phone: 03 476 3045
Manager: Mr Sean Kelly
Leslie Groves Rest Home & Day Care
18/22 Sheen Street
Phone: 03 474 1082
Fax: 03 474 5544
Leslie Groves includes a base at 321 Taieri Rd, Wakari, Dunedin, that caters for Hospital Level aged care residents and Psychogeriatric residents (with places for 71 people). It also has a rest home level care facility in Sheen Street, Roslyn. It is governed by a Board drawn from St John’s Anglican Church in Roslyn and the wider community.
Parata Anglican Charitable Trust, Gore
39 Kitchener Street
Phone: 03 476 3045
Administrator: Mary Pullar
The Parata complex incorporates 26 rooms certified for residential care (21 bed Residence, 5 Studio Units for intermediary care), Parata Centre for Day Care, Parata Retirement Village with 27 self-contained Flats, and a Meals on Wheels service.
Parata Centre was built in 1994 specifically to provide Day Care for the communities within Eastern Southland. Day Care is provided Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 3.30pm. Interesting programmes of activities – arts, crafts, music, games, exercise, entertainments, outings and more – are offered. Transport to and from the Centre is available. A full midday meal, morning and afternoon teas are provided. Our aim is to provide stimulation, fun and companionship to the elderly members of our community and support for community caregivers.
Selwyn College-Te Maru Pūmanawa
560 Castle Street
Warden: Mr Luke McClelland
Chaplain: The Rev’d Canon Michael Wallace
Phone: 03 477 3326
Fax: 03 477 9926
As the first college established at New Zealand’s oldest university, Selwyn College has a unique and rich heritage, including its connection with the Anglican Church (Diocese of Dunedin). The College cherishes traditions that go back many generations and that reflect its core values of inclusivity, respect and mutual care. Selwyn College is a true community of scholars, providing its members with a unique educational opportunity known as The Selwyn College Experience. The College aims to produce well-rounded leaders of the future committed to making a disproportionate difference for good in the world. Selwyn is a small, close-knit community where it is easy to belong. Diversity, creativity and contribution are highly valued in addition to the primary goal of achieving academic excellence. Approximately two-thirds of our community of 180 residents are First Year students.
St Hilda’s Collegiate School
2 Cobden Street
Chaplain: Dr Gillian Townsley
Principal: Mrs Jackie Barron
Phone: 03 477 0989
Fax: 03 477 1222
St Hilda’s is a secondary school for girls in Dunedin the provides places for day pupils and boarders. It provides a positive, optimum learning experience for every student firmly grounded in Christian values. St Hilda’s aims is to build a learning community which is dynamic and appreciates diversity. St Hilda’s provides an stimulating environment that loves an aims to set students up for life.
Interested in becoming more involved?
One way you can become involved is via the Boards of our various organisations in a Governance role (Trustee)
Click onto the link below for more or see our Boards Orientation Letter
Information for Trustees
Diocese of Dunedin Boards Trustees Orientation Information
Thank you for your willingness to become a Trustee of one of the several Boards that operate within the umbrella of the Anglican Church in Otago and Southland.
Your particular Board will be offering you an induction process to help you become familiar with what they do and how they operate. The following is a wider overview of the Diocese of Dunedin and where your Board fits into the bigger whole. It contains hyperlinks to information to help make you more familiar with how things work – please talk to your Board contact person if you need to have any of this material printed out for you or shared another way.
Background to the Diocese of Dunedin
Overview of the Diocese of Dunedin which also includes our Mission Statement and an Organisational Chart.
For applications to be a Trustee for any Boards that operate under the Diocese of Dunedin, please include: Application form to the Diocese of Dunedin Trusts Board (the Board which appoints members onto Diocesan Organisation Boards or Trusts), Charities Declaration and Declaration of Adherence for Trust Boards. Please talk to the Chair of your Board if there is anything that needs further explanation. Appendix 1 has a summary of what the appointment rules are for the various Trusts associated with the Diocese of Dunedin.
Some Boards (Earl Street Charitable Trust and St Hilda’s Board of Proprietors) have a proportion of Board members appointed by the Dunedin Diocesan Trust Board (DDTB) who have a separate application form: DDTB Appointee Application Form. Applications to the DDTB also require the Charities Declaration and Declaration of Adherence for Trusts Boards. The DDTB is the body that holds all buildings and properties in trust for the Diocese of Dunedin.
The application forms are designed to give the Diocese of Dunedin Trusts Board (comprised of elected Diocesan Council members who make the majority of appointments to Boards on behalf of the wider church) and the DDTB information about you and what you can bring to your role. We also require the application form to be submitted by any existing board members who want to apply for a further appointment. Please note that Trustee appointments for Leslie Groves and North Otago Anglican Homes do not come via the Trusts Board (they have their own appointment bodies and application process). Appendix 1 also outlines other categories of appointment that various Boards make.
Please note, both declarations (Charities and Adherence) are required of all members of all Boards so that you can be a legitimate Trustee in an Anglican based organisation.
The Charities Act declaration is self-explanatory, but the Declaration of Adherence confirms that you are willing to come under the authority of the church as a Trustee. This is the fulfil the requirements under the Canons (rules) of the wider Anglican Church – see Anglican Church in Aotearoa- New Zealand Code of Canons Title F, available here. Please take the time to look through this as it outlines the duties of Trustees in Canon III, including what is required by way of submitting reports and accounts to the Diocese of Dunedin Synod on an annual basis, plus for each board to establish a process for annual Performance Review for member Trustees (Canon III, clause 10.2).
It is not a requirement that you be a baptised/confirmed member of the Anglican church to sign the Declaration of Adherence, but if you apply via the Trusts Board we like to know what your involvement with the Church is and your understanding of the Christian faith.
- Vestry and governance navigation in the Diocese of Dunedin (with useful links to other valuable resources). This is Note particularly the effective meeting tips in the box on p7.
- Diocese of Dunedin statutes – these are the rules that govern the internal organisation of the Diocese of Dunedin. Boards have their own rules which you can look for in the Charities Services website by searching under their name or charity number, but they are also covered in the following specific statutes: Statutes 17: The Diocesan Institutions Statute, 1918 (2006); The Selwyn College Statute, 2009; 20. The St. Hilda’s Collegiate School Statute 1980 and 38. The Members of Boards and Committees Amendment Statute 2019 (which refers to these other statutes and incorporates the Code of Canons Title F requirement for the Charities Declaration).
- Have a look at our website for some other resources that will help: Diocese of Dunedin Organisations and our Diocesan Office and Governance Resources (which has a dropbox with other document you may find helpful).
Our Year Books give an outline of the most recent history of the Diocese, including annual reports for the organisation you are working with in your governance role.
We are grateful for your willingness to serve our various Boards as Trustees.
If you have any questions, please contact the Diocesan Registrar at 03 488 0821
Appendix 1: Summary of Appointments made through the Diocese of Dunedin Trusts Board (Diocesan Council) and Dunedin Diocesan Trust Board (DDTB)
|Board Name + Length of terms||No. appointed by Trusts Board (Dio Council)||No. appointed by Dunedin Diocesan Trust Board (DDTB)|
Selwyn College Board of Governors
Selwyn also appoint one from the Selwyn College Association (Alumni) for three years and the current Student President – I year term. The College Warden is also on the Board of Governors.
Up to 4 “specialist” appointments
Anglican Family Care
Up to 8
Dunedin Diocesan Trust Board
Up to 8
Numbered seats i.e. retire in rotation
Earl Street Charitable Trust
Earl Street also appoint two members nominated from the Wakatipu Parish Vestry
St Hilda’s Collegiate School Board of Proprietors.
St Hilda’s also appoint representatives from the Parents and Friends (PFA) executive, Country reps and Old Girl’s Association reps.
Takitimu Home Anglican Care Trust
3-year terms (currently winding up)
|Up to 8||None|
Parata Anglican Charitable Trust
No less than 6
Home of St Barnabas Trust
Up to 8
South Centre Anglican Care Trust