eNews for November

  • New director and chaplain

    New director and chaplain

    We are thrilled to share the very good news that the Governance Board has appointed new Director, Lesley Snyman and new Chaplain, the Rev. Sapati Tima to Vaughan Park.  

    The Ordination of Sapati as Chaplain and Lesley’s Commissioning as Director will be held at The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, 71 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland on Sunday 8th December @ 10am. We extend a warm invitation to you to come along to this very special service.  

    Lesley, her husband, Marc and their two boys, Matthew and Daniel are from South Africa and are living on the North Shore. Sapati, his wife Meiolandre and their children, Salan, Iolefitu and Sapenapaenea have shifted from South Auckland to live on site at Vaughan Park.

    Nau mai haere mai to them all as they make this beautiful place and space their home. We offer them our support and our care and pray God’s loving blessing upon them and their families. 

  • Scholarships Awarded for 2020

    The recipients awarded residential Scholarships for next year have been announced by the Governance Board.  Introducing…

    • Abigail McLutchie, Aotearoa

      Abigail McLutchie, Aotearoa

    • Andrew Killick, Aotearoa

      Andrew Killick, Aotearoa

    • Dr. Bex Lewis, United Kingdom

      Dr. Bex Lewis, United Kingdom

    • Anna Killick, Aotearoa

      Anna Killick, Aotearoa

    • Lincoln Jacques, Aotearoa

      Lincoln Jacques, Aotearoa

    • Annie Short, Aotearoa

      Annie Short, Aotearoa

    • The Rev. Pennie Vaione Togiatama-Otto, Aotearoa

      The Rev. Pennie Vaione Togiatama-Otto, Aotearoa

    • Professor Deborah Swinglehurst, United Kingdom

      Professor Deborah Swinglehurst, United Kingdom

    More about the Scholars on the website soon.

  • Farewelling Our Scholar for November: Nicola Hoggard-Creegan

    Farewelling Our Scholar for November: Nicola Hoggard-Creegan

    We farewelled Nicola at the end of the month. We hope that her time has been productive and memorable. Every good blessing to you, Nicola and we shall look forward to the publication of your latest book in 2020!


  • Advent series on our Moments page

    Each year we offer a daily Advent series of reflections, prayers, blessings, songs and art. Posts will be uploaded onto the Moments page of our website and on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Be part of the Advent story.

  • Retreat Programme 2020

    Retreat Programme 2020

    The programme for 2020 will be launched mid December. We have some prayerful, joyous and creative retreats to offer you next year and are currently putting the finishing touches to the programme. We’ll keep you posted on the launch date in our next e-News as well as on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

  • Labyrinths in the Sand

    Labyrinths in the Sand

    Dr. Sally Longley from Australia facilitated this once-in-a-lifetime retreat earlier this month. Much gratitude goes to Sally who travelled thousands of miles to be with us. Here’s some super photographs of the labyrinths that were created in the sand.

  • New Christmas song to lift your spirits

    The touching and compassionate response of Aotearoa New Zealand to the Christchurch Mosque shootings inspired the writing of Christmas carol This is the Day (Te Rangimarie) by Josh Jones, former front man of chart-topping British band The Quads, Co-Vicar of St. George’s Anglican Church, Epsom, Auckland and former Vaughan Park Scholar.


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    Ma Io koutou e manaaki, e tiaki, i nga wa katoa.
    May your God bless you each and every day.