The Discipline Process Review Group (DPRG) is seeking input from the wider church on our practices in this area.

The current regulations have remained substantially unchanged since adoption by the 2006 General Assembly. Council of Assembly decided that a review would be useful and appointed a group to examine the discipline process.

To date the DPRG has consulted with various groups including presbyteries and synods is now seeking input from church councils, advisory groups and individuals.

The DPRG has initially blocked out time for 40 minute Skype conversations over three evenings:

  • Tuesday, 18 October
  • Wednesday, 19 October
  • Thursday, 20 October

commencing at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm.

Contact the DPRG Convenor, Rev Geoff Skilton, to book a conversation or for further information.

Written submissions are also invited, and these close 18 October, 2016.


24th / 25th September 2016

Registrations close 14th September. Download registration form from and send with payments to, Attention: Anna Neil, St Columba's, PO Box 7136, Taradale, Hawke's Bay. Please make cheques payable to "Taradale Presbyterian Church". See more at or email


The annual conference of the NZ Faith Community Nurses Association is being held in September 2016. With a theme of "Called to Care", the conference is in Nelson on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 2016.

For more information, please see the NZFCNA website for full details of speakers, programme and accommodation. Read more


Kowai Presbyterian Parish (Amberley and Sefton) North Canterbury will be celebrating the 150th Anniversary on 26-27 November 2016. We are wanting to contact former members and descendants of former members to be part of this weekend. For further information please contact Nancy-Jean Whitehead by email or phone 03 3148110 or 027 389 9860.


On 27-29 September, Local Ordained Ministers (LOM’s) will be gathering at the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership (KCML) in Dunedin.

LOMs from around New Zealand will engage with each other for three days of ministry development and strengthening of relationships. The KCML team will provide teaching and are hosting the event. For some of those gathering, this will be their first time at KCML and so they can be introduced to the resources available nationally such as the Hewitson Library and Research Centre. This is the first of what KCML hopes to be an annual event for LOMs.

LOMs have been contacted by KCML about attending this day, but if you are a LOM and haven't yet received any information, please contact the Rev Geoff New, KCML Dean of Studies, for further details.


Are you passionate about gender equality and the empowerment of women? Do you network within your faith community to improve the lives of women and girls? Expressions of interest are already being received for the Presbyterian Women delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in New York in 2017. 

The 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non- governmental organisations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session. 

Priority theme: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work

Review theme: Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls. 

If you are interested in being a self-funded member of the Presbyterian Women’s delegation next year in March please email Carol Grant: Full applications and CVs will be called for later in the year.



The theme is “Confidence In the Gospel”, and keynote speakers include Ron Hay and Malcolm Falloon. The event programme, including five practical and relevant workshops, can be found here

When: Monday, 14 November

Where: Mornington Presbyterian Church, 16 Maryhill Tce, Mornington, Dunedin

Cost: $60 for the day including your lunch and an evening meal



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