St Paul's Church, Waiwhetu
Brochures for two pending Weeks of Guided Prayer have been posted on this website - one for St Paul's Anglican, Waiwhetu to begin 10 June and another for Tawa Baptist Church which begins 22 July. PDF brochures and other info, including our online registration facility, are on our Weeks of Guided Prayer page.
We have also created a new web page to promote contemplative spirituality workshops being offered by Greater Wellington spiritual directors. We have posted notice there of two workshops being offered at Pa Maria by Pip Nicholls - a 'Centering Prayer' workshop and 'Coming Home' - with the wisdom and whim of Michael Leunig. View our new Workshops Webpage to glean more info and to pick up the PDF brochures about these events.
St Hilda's Anglican Church, Island Bay
Yes, there have been two Weeks of Guided Prayer happening in Wellington this week 20-25 May.
Sr Clare O'Connor and Graham Millar have been prayer guides for a group of seven retreatants who have met on the Victoria University campus. This Week continues a trend of staging a week of guided prayer annually at Vic. in recent years. While the numbers participating may have been down a little this year, the retreatants have responded very positively to the opportunity to take time out like this to reflect and pray in a more intentional way.
Last night, a group of fifteen retreatants who have been meeting in St Hilda's Anglican Church, Island Bay gathered for a closing group session. This group with prayer guides - Adrienne Thompson, Jo Anastasiadis and Terry Alve - have similarly enjoyed the opportunity to 'retreat' in the midst of their daily life and work. The weekday individual sessions have been held in the afternoons and evenings following an opening group session in the church on Sunday at 4pm. This has been a first Week of Guided Prayer for the Island Bay community. The ecumenical nature of this community was reflected in the retreatants coming from various of the local churches.
We thank Spiritual Growth Ministries and the Wallis Trust for their sponsorship of these Weeks of Prayer.
The next Week of Guided Prayer in the Wellington region will begin on Sunday June 10 in St Paul's, Waiwhetu. You can enrol online to attend this week HERE.
May 20-25 St Hilda's Anglican Church - Island Bay
St Hilda’s Anglican Church, 311 The Parade, Island Bay 6023
Commences 4pm Sunday May 20th and concludes Friday May 25th at 7pm
Register by Monday May 14th with Christine Cuthbert at (04)383 8550 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Form (PDF)
Online Registration Option