A few people have asked for more details about Motion 29 that went to Synod a couple of weeks ago about same gender blessings. 

We are waiting for the further information to come from the Diocese.

The Archdeacon tells us that for Christchurch diocese we will not know the approach until new bishop is in place – which could be in over a year’s time.  We continue to pray that St Augustine’s will be able to have considerate respectful conversations about this, understanding that there is a range of views and many people are personally affected. In the meantime Claire and Matthew are very happy (as always) to chat with you over a cup of coffee or tea about these things. To help this we are keeping the week after Clergy

conference, beginning 27th May as free as possible so that you have an opportunity to spend the time with us if you’d like. Just let us know!