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Since purchasing 49A Mungavin Ave., Ranui in May 2021 the building and grounds have been prepared for use by Porirua Anglican Parish as a Church Centre and Food Bank venue. Under the able project management of David Parmenter, the property has been extensively renovated culminating in exterior painting. Funding for this project has been provided from the Diana Goss bequest held by the Parish. During January St Anne's Pantry began operating from the property, regular prayer meetings have been held and Lenten studies will be offered here during March and April.
Ellie Sanderson, assistant Anglican Bishop of Wellington will lead a service of commissioning and blessing at the site on Sunday 27th February at 2:30pm, followed by afternoon tea.
A feature of the property is the way in which it opens on to a PCC reserve east of the large blue gum trees. Pantry workers, trades people and staff remark on the pleasant environment created.
Friends of the Parish, pantry volunteers, neighbours, tradies and others are invited to celebrate this official opening of the venue. RSVP by text to 027 944 4996 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Anglicans from Titahi Bay, Ranui and Porirua East joined Māori sisters and brothers in Christ at the Rota Waitoa Church in Elsdon for an Ash Wednesday evening service. The Rota Waitoa whanau welcomed us and shared a te reo Māori liturgy with us as we worshipped accompanied on guitar by Archdeacon Reverend Tiaki in a service led by Deacon Reverend Rochelle. The Holy Communion was presided over by Reverend Kura, Porirua Anglican Priest in Charge Reverend Terry preached on our identity in Christ and Titahi Bay Priest Reverend Casey led prayers. Those present were anointed with ash and oil by the clergy in the service of imposition of ashes.
Those who attended rejoiced in the opportunity to experience a service in te reo Māori and to realise our oneness in Christ. A fine evening was sealed with traditionally generous hospitality as we drank and ate sitting at tables covered with red table cloths.
In ten days, on the 6th March, Porirua Anglicans will convene two groups to study about "Christian Grace". Study booklets have arrived and are available for a suggested koha of $5 each. Entitled, "A pilgrimage of grace", this study will run for six Wednesdays through to 10th April. There will be two groups meeting at St Anne's: 10am and 7:30pm. Those wanting to join either of these groups should contact Rev Terry Alve 027 944 4996 or 232 2583 (text or call) and advise which group they will join.
More information is available in the flyer below.
Members of the Porirua Anglican Communities