Three outstanding women, three different ways to experience the Lambeth Conference of Bishops. You are invited to listen in to a three-way conversation with Bishop Denise Ferguson, the Revd Jacynthia Murphy and Ms Teresa Kundycki-Carrell, as they discuss ’Lambeth from the Inside’. Originally recorded as virtual Theology Chat, on 17 November 2022. Video link https://youtu.be/Bmqmai_OdgI Jacynthia Murphy is an Anglican priest, an indigenous woman, with strong links in the Environmental Network. Jacynthia Murphy Jacynthia has worked in various capacities within the public sector for most of her working life. She lived in Sydney, Australia for 15 years … [Read more...]
Climate Change in the Pacific: how one woman is making a difference.
Island hopping is part of my life. I have been specializing in Climate Change and Health supported by WHO for more than 5 years now.’ Kelera has worked as an Environmental Health Officer for the Fijian government for about 25 years. She is one of the two AWSC Council members from tikanga Polyneisa: she is deeply involved in climate change action, in the Anglican Church and in her family life in Fiji. https://youtu.be/ibeE10B8vQk Kelera Oli was born into a Christian family and baptized in the Anglican Church in Naviavia, Savusavu in 1966 and confirmed for Holy Communion in 1979 at St John’s Church, Wailoku, Suva. Kelera is experienced in all the groups within the church … [Read more...]
Energy and Exploration: Waikato Women’s Clergy Gathering
Ethos Café in Hillcrest welcomed a number of women clergy at the end of September for an informal time of table fellowship at the Ethos Café in Hamilton. It was hosted by Ceridwyn Parr on behalf of the AWSC who kindly covered the costs of drinks and encouraged us to enjoy both the food and the conversations which arose during our time together. We renewed old friendships and introduced ourselves to those we were meeting for the first time which led on to further discussions regarding life and ministry. There was some significant energy generated during our time together and a definite desire to not only meet again, but to further explore some of the topics and issues raised. These … [Read more...]
Virtual Theology Chat with Sepiuta Hala’api’api
introduced by The Revd Bettina Maxwell, Convenor Anglican Women's Studies Centre. https://youtu.be/dKU3JCM6tB0 A rare young woman My name is Sepiuta Hala’api’api – born to Tongan missionary parents, born and raised in Fiji. I currently serve as an ordained minister – one of the few young women in ordained ministry in the Diocese of Polynesia. now Diocesan Secretary I also currently serve as the Diocesan Secretary and Registrar for The Anglican Diocese of Polynesia. once was Youth Director, Fisheries officer.... I previously served as the Diocesan Youth Director for my Diocese. Prior to taking up fulltime ministry, I also served in Government as a Fisheries … [Read more...]
Leading Lady Seeks Stipend: how humour, honesty and a robust prayer life have been key to one priest’s leadership journey.
Join Rev Annette Cater, freshly appointed Vicar of Lower Hutt Anglican Parish as she shares openly and honestly about her 20 year journey of paid ministry in the Anglican Church. No question off limits - in fact the bolder the better! A third generation Anglican, Annette was born and raised in Upper Hutt. She drinks her coffee black, paints and does upholstery for fun, preaches without notes and loves liturgical worship. She also loves mentoring and creating opportunities for others to grow into their God-given potential. https://youtu.be/pIIk-ir8D9s Hear Annette Cater on a Virtual Theology Chat Thursday 18 August 2022, https://youtu.be/pIIk-ir8D9s The Sunday Star Times … [Read more...]
Virtual Theology Chats -what’s coming up?
with Anglican Women’s Studies Centre 7pm – 8pm Third Thursday of the month , by Zoom https://anglicanchurch-nz.zoom.us/j/94599431152?pwd=U0Q4NG9DM1FhVU5OOTVmQjh1bERvUT09 Thursday 18 August 2022 7pm Annette Cater We just try to be better The Revd Annette Cater, BA BTh At 41, Annette has just been appointed Vicar of St James, Lower Hutt. She is pleased that her daughter can now see women in leadership in the church, but believes there is still work to be done in society and in the church Thursday 22 Sept 2022 7pm Kelera Oli works in Suva and throughout Fiji I specialize in climate change and health impacts of climate change and health. 'I am the … [Read more...]
Karakia mō Matariki/Matariki Service- find out what is behind the liturgy
Ngā Whetū huihui i te rangi; ko tātou ka whakarautia Behold the firmament of glistening stars; we linger leisurely and wonder. During a recent meeting of Council and Links of AWSC, there was a beautiful evening liturgy marking the season of Matariki. The liturgy included seven Biblical readings about stars . Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earthSee the liturgy … [Read more...]
A Pink Crochet whare- and how to think differently
During Matariki, the stars took on another form. Not in the deep dark sky, but in a workshop in Manurewa, three brilliant stars shone out in glorious pinks, blues, yellow and green. This colour overload greeted members of AWSC visiting the workshop of Lissy Cole and Rudi Robison. Lissy and Rudi are drawing from traditional forms and crafts and creating new possibilities. https://www.lissycole.com/wharenuiharikoa This resonated with AWSC as they too are drawing from the wisdom and experience of the past to create a new way for women in the Anglican Church. An initial graphic for AWSC has been the concept of a wharenui, with its pou. These pou represent areas of work for AWSC … [Read more...]
Burnt out? Exhausted from years of Covid life?
Wounded soldiers need healing too. The Revd Jenny Quince on why she wrote a special healing service. Revd Jenny Quince A great majority of clergy and lay in our churches have at some time experienced a depth of wounding or burn out that has threatened not only their capacity to minister, but also their ability to deal with daily life.Revd Jenny Quince Jenny called on her experience as the National Chaplain for the Order of St Luke Healing Ministry in crafting the beautiful liturgy with the Revd Debbie Cole . https://anglicanwomen.nz/me-whakaora-hoki-nga-hoia-taotuwounded-soldiers-need-healing-too/ Deb Cole We opened with the Peace, the affirmation the … [Read more...]
FLOURISH- good news with science-based theology
Monday, 18 July and Tuesday, 19 July 2022How can science-engaged theology contribute to greater human flourishing? Carey Baptist College is bringing together a fabulous line-up of international and local speakers for an open conference on human flourishing: the Flourish Conference, 18-19 July, in Auckland. The conference will explore a range of topics related to flourishing, including autism & neurodiversity, accountability, freedom and human needs in relation to Christian faith. Come along! Would you like to attend? AWSC has mentoring funding available on application to … [Read more...]
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