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October  21,  2023.  October Pastoral Newsletter
In the months when we have no Knox Life magazine, Matthew produces a Pastoral Newsletter. The October edition is available here: View Document
July  03,  2023.  The Pastoral newsletter for July
In the months when we have no Knox Life magazine, Matthew produces a Pastoral Newsletter. The July edition is available here: View Document
April  09,  2023.  A Service on Easter Day
A Service on Easter Day - "Telling the Greatest Story". 10:00am, in the church. In reply to Thursdays reflection on humanity's failure to speak, and Friday's reflection on humanity's use of lies and hate speech, we look at resurrection as God's speaking again, and Easter as the day on which God enables humanity to find its truest voice - He is risen; he is risen indeed! A link to a video of the Easter sermon will work from 10:00am on Friday 7 April: https://youtu.be/kwuSoXTqUS4 (Cut and paste this into your browser.).
April  07,  2023.  A Service for Good Friday
A Service for Good Friday - "Humanity telling lies and using hate speech". 10:00am, in the church. The Good Friday reflection is a meditation on the cost of corruption. We consider how corrupt practices featured in the story of the crucifixion and death of Jesus. A link to a video of the Good Friday reflection will work from 10:00am on Friday 7 April: https://youtu.be/DVjGJYOzp3I (Cut and paste this into your browser.)
April  06,  2023.  A Tenebrae Service for Maundy Thursday
A Tenebrae Service for Maundy Thursday - "Humanity not able to say what is needful". 7:30pm, in the church. The Tenebrae reflection is a meditation on Peter's failure to speak up for Jesus as Jesus is sucked into the vortex of a sham trial and execution. We reflect on how evil happens when good people fail to speak. We observe communion and end the service with the shadow readings and the gradual darkening of the church. A link to a video of the Tenebrae reflection will work from 7:30pm on Thursday 6 April: https://youtu.be/TdDKKcKAckY (Cut and paste this into your browser.).
January  29,  2023.  A Shirley Murray Seminar
Having spent a number of years researching the life and work of the Aotearoa New Zealand hymn writer Shirley Murray, Anne Manchester has produced a seminar called “Under Shirley's spell: researching the life and work of Shirley Erena Murray”. Knox Church Ōtautahi Christchurch is pleased to be hosting the seminar at 5:00pm on Sunday 29 January 2023 - in the Hall of the Knox Centre, 28 Bealey Avenue. Entry is free.
Anne will discuss:
• why she decided to write Shirley's biography,
• her sources of information,
• and some of her interesting discoveries along the way.
The presentation will conclude with a study of two hymns.
January  27,  2023.  The latest pastoral newsletter
n the months when there is no Knox Life magazine, Matthew tries to produce a pastoral newsletter. The latest is available here: View Document
December  25,  2022.  Christmas Day service - the Word made flesh
10:00am - a simple service of celebration for Christmas Day - and a baptism
December  24,  2022.  Christmas Eve service - The reflection of God's glory
11:115pm - 12:10am. A service of carols and candles.
November  04,  2022.  Live streaming link for the funeral of Rev. Dr Ken Booth
Knox is hosting the funeral service for Rev. Dr Ken Booth, who was a well loved and respected member of our community. The service is at 11:00am on Friday 4 November. Those unable to attend in person can watch the service which is being live streamed. Please cut and paste this link into your web browser:
September  12,  2022.  Vacancy: Organist of Knox Church
Knox Church, Ōtautahi Christchurch
seeks applications from well qualified people
to fill the vacancy of Knox Church Organist
For a job description and advice as to the application process, contact the “Music Search Committee”, Knox Church, 28 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013, or email email@example.com. Applications will require supporting material, and close at 5:00pm on Wednesday 21 September 2022. The appointment shall commence in October 2022.
September  09,  2022.  The death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Knox notes with sadness the death of Queen Elizabeth II. We plan to note her death this Sunday, Spring Flower Sunday, but to keep our honouring of her until we make her the focus of our morning service on Sunday 18 September. That Sunday will be Day 10 following the death, and so the day on which her funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey.