Central Hawke's Bay Anglican Parish

  • St Mary's Church
  • St Mary's Road
  • Waipukurau
  • New Zealand

06 857 5259
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Central Hawkes Bay Parish Plan Overview 2021 - 2023

Waiapu Five-Fold Mission and values

Proclaim the Good News

·         Worship

·         Share the gospel

Teach, baptise, nurture believers within Eucharistic faith communities

·         Evoke and support ministry gifts

Respond to human need by loving service

·         Serving others

Seek to transform unjust structures of society

·         Partnerships – bicultural + ecumenical

·         Inclusivity

·         Justice, peace

Safeguard the integrity of creation – share, sustain and renew God’s creation

·         Earth and life

·         People

·         Gifts and blessings

Actions:

Actions:

 

Actions:

 

Actions:

Actions:

2020/21

2020/21

20/2021

2020/21

20/2021

Continue current services and introduce alternative service styles two Sunday afternoons/evenings a month.

 

Identify a good discipleship program eg Alpha, possibly in partnership with another church or parish.

Identify 3 or 4 people in each faith community to be parish pastoral care people

Make a local Ti Kangarua pilgrimage

 

Expand the Parish magazine to include a “What is life like down on the farm at the moment” page.

Provide multiple entry points or “doors to faith and community” through a range of accessible, communal worship and faith community activities

 

Set up home groups /life groups for study and fellowship, and follow up after the discipleship program.

 

Provide community issues seminars (eg The Hard Stuff seminar)

 

Establish Food Justice partnerships with existing programs eg foodbanks, nourished for nil.

 

 

Identify Environmental groups in CHB; ask for their input to raise awareness and offer parish support for their projects.

 

 

Hold a parish day at Kopua

Develop special interest email groups eg of young families, a rural group, to develop better networking and community building and expand into phone trees for targeted events.

Introduce a monthly meal together that new people are invited to.

 

 

Ensure parish supplies are purchased from clean supply chains, and encourage parishioners to do the same eg Fair Trade products.

 

Encourage parishioners to care for the environment by raising awareness of parish efforts eg all faith communities to use recyclable or compostable and ethically sourced products.

2022

2022

2022

2022

2022

Introduce an accessible and relevant “Christmas Story” service/event.

Follow up the farmers email group and set up a farmers’ network of support.

Offer support to existing Day Care programs for the elderly eg Pakeke, Elske.

Build partnerships with local low decile schools by providing reading mentors

 

 

Introduce “Ash Wednesday in the car park”

 

Explore a Deacon providing pastoral care to rural/farming families and urban elderly.

Include Te Reo Maori and Pasifika languages/culture in services

 

Explore Ministry for Men ideas

 

 

 

 

2023

2023

2023

2023

2023