Guests in The Pulpit

Reverend Alec Clark

Being Secure
Ordinary 18 : 31 July 2016
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Our human need for financial security seems at odds with the Christian call to generosity – and when you consider the lilies in the field, why do we bother? Our Visitor explains.

Bishop Victoria Matthews

Unsinkable Ships
150th Anniversary Celebration : 27 September 2015
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As guest celebrant and preacher for our 150th Anniversary Eucharist, Bishop Victoria Matthews, of Christchurch, looks at what really makes things last for 150 years – and longer.

Father Aaron Douglas

Identity and Allegiance
Patronal Festival : 28 June 2015
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The guest preacher for our Patronal Festival this year considers who we are and who others think we are.

Reverend Roger Barker

Easter Rituals NZ-Style
Easter 2 : 12 April 2015
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In his final visit during Our Vicar's absence, Mr Barker considers the insufficiencies of some of our (secular) Easter habits.

Rt Rev. Dr Kelvin Wright, Bishop of Dunedin

Magnificence Unseen
Easter Vigil, Holy Saturday : 4 April 2015
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In a world with ’...magnificence on every hand...’, we so often fail to see it. What else do we fail to see?

Reverend Roger Barker

The Greatest Commandment
30th Sunday : 26 October 2014

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We do make it difficult for ourselves. Mr Barker looks at how we might (or might not) do without endless rules and regulations.

Reverend Roger Barker

A Taxing Question
29th Sunday : 19 October 2014

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Faith and witness can be tested in rather subtle ways in the modern world. Are we alert to them? And ready to respond as Christians?

Reverend Roger Barker

Keeping Secrets
28th Sunday : 12 October 2014

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A review of the nature of heroes and martyrs and secrets from Isiah to Snowden - and a question for us all.

Reverend Roger Barker

Global Warming
27th Sunday : 5 October 2014

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’About 2,700 years ago Isaiah voiced his warning. About 2,000 years ago Jesus did the same. Today Archbishop Desmond adds this voice. If even the Rockefeller Foundation is listening we should be, too.’

Mr Barker skips through the ages and finds eternal wisdom.

The Reverend Eric Kyte

The Work of The Church, The Pattern of Saint Peter
Patronal Festival : 29 June 2014
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The guest preacher at our Patronal Festival considers the good which can come from emulating Saint Peter.


Rt Rev. Kelvin Wright, Bishop of Dunedin

Faith and belief
8th Sunday : 2 March 2014
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On the day he visited Saint Peter’s for a confirmation service, the Bishop discusses the difference between faith and belief - and the part trust plays.

Reverend Jonathan Hicks

Saint Peter’s confession
Patronal Festival : 30 JUNE 2013
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The guest preacher for our 2013 Patronal Festival, Rev. Jonathan Hicks, considers what the modern Christian can learn from Saint Peter.

Revd Dr James Harding

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Dr Harding visited us to preach at our Patronal Festival in 2012. He considers Our Patron’s life and the lessons we can learn from it.

"Let it not, then, be said of us ... ’[Y]ou are lukewarm ..’. Let it be said to us what Jesus said to Peter: ’[O]n this rock I will build my church’"


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