Worship and Information Alert Level 1

 Worship – Diocese of Dunedin

Physical (Live) and On-Line Opportunities for Worship

Follow the links below for more information for worship details, including any on-line options. 


Daily Opportunities and More…


  • Daily Morning Prayers. Tuesday to Saturday at 9 am  via Zoom with Bishop Steve. No computer or smart phone? Telephone 04 886 0026 (it may be a toll call depending on your plan), then key in the meeting ID: 959 771 603 66
  • Daily Evening Prayer:  Tuesday to Friday at 5 pm with Bishop Steve. Meeting ID: 934 8425 0283
  • Daily Evening Prayer: Dr. Katie Macar (Dunedin North Parish) leads evening payer, 8 pm on Zoom.
  • Otago Access Radio Radio Church – 8 am on Sunday mornings or catch up on previous services via the link above.
  • Hymns for Sunday Morning – traditional and contemporary hymns in this long-standing NZ favourite.


For anyone who is not so familiar with Zoom before, have a look at instructions on our Contacts page and Zoom User Guide.  You can join zoom from any device (phone, tablet or iPad, computer) that has a camera, microphone and speakers.

Latest COVID-19 Advice

Please make sure you look at our Coronavirus Covid-19 Level 1 Update page. We are aligning ourselves with advice-resources from the Government on Level 1, and have also developed our own Policy and Guidelines around Level 1 in our Pandemic Response Framework Level 1 guidance has been set out in a Frequently Asked Questions format. This is an on-going situation where we need to plan carefully, follow guidance and continue to be careful with our own hygiene and  other practices.   

This will be our new normal but, while we do return to pre-COVID life, we must remember we remain in a global pandemic.

The Golden Rules for everyone at Alert Level 1

  1. If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
  2. If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline 0800 358 5453 and make sure you get tested.
  3. Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
  4. Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  5. If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
  6. If you’re concerned about your wellbeing, or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
  7. Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app as a handy way of doing this.
  8. Businesses should help people keep track of their movements by displaying the Ministry of Health QR Code for contact tracing.
  9. Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to step up Alert Levels if we have to.
  10. People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself


In Short:


  • While not requiring physical distancing, we are encouraging this to continue, especially being sensitive of other’s needs (physical distancing) in pews.
  • We are encouraging all of our churches to register for the NZ COVID Tracer app and display this on their premises.
  • Some at-risk people may not be comfortable coming back into a crowd – offer other ways of staying in touch with them i.e. the phone, a video messaging system or something similar
  • We are continuing to maintain high standards of public health (around cleaning, providing hospitality and so on)
  • Be kind. Make a difference by checking-in on others, especially the elderly and vulnerable
  • Look after anyone that needs help. Drop supplies to those at home sick and ensure you have no physical contact.