Weekly news for Friday 28th February 2020

Weekly news for Friday 28th February 2020

Kia ora e te whānau o Hato Anaru, I was lucky enough to walk just behind the queer young people leading the hikoi to the Out in the Park fair on Saturday. My children had been invited to be near the front of the hikoi so I went with them, “2,4,6,8 – don’t assume your...
180 Years – Weekly news for 21-02-2020

180 Years – Weekly news for 21-02-2020

Last time I was in Dunedin, I visited the Smith Gallery in the Otago Settlers Museum. I found myself surrounded  from floor to ceiling with portraits of hundreds of dour Scottish faces. These imposing patriarchs and matriarchs were settlers from pre 1865. This...
Weekly News for Friday 14 February 2020

Weekly News for Friday 14 February 2020

Those of us of a certain age may well remember “The Seekers” – a music group that gave us songs like “Puff the magic dragon”. “There is a Season, Turn, turn, turn” and “The Times They are A’Changing”! The latter could well be a theme song for our world today. ...
Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from all at St Andrew’s!This year St Andrews on the Terrace is 180.On 22 February 1840, our first members arrived on the Bengal Merchant, from Glasgow.  The next day their minister Rev John MacFarlane, who travelled with them, held a service...
Weekly newsletter for Friday 13th December

Weekly newsletter for Friday 13th December

Kia ora tatou,   The third Sunday in Advent is upon us.  This Sunday during our service of readings and carols we will be lighting the third Advent candle – the candle of joy. I started writing this last weekend when joy seemed to be a great message.  I...

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