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.


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.


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.


Eduard Klassen returns to New Zealand for a North Island only tour in February 2017.

The tour is sponsored by FEBC NZ, and concerts will be held at the following places: South Auckland, North Shore, Whangarei , Kaikohe, Kaitaia, Warkworth, Huntly, Matamata, Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Waihi, Tauranga, Whakatane, Rotorua,Taupo, Palmerston North, Masterton, Upper Hutt,Paraparaumu and New Plymouth.

For times and venues, visit Or contact Colin and Jean Sampson PO Box 5131, Westown, New Plymouth. Phone (06) 7510633 or email:



Organised by EcuAction and several inner city Christchurch parishes, four seminars on the theme of “Reverse the Greed – Heal the Earth” will occur in October.

The seminars – held at Knox Centre, 28 Bealey Av, Christchurch from 5:30-7:00pm every Thursday in October – feature guest speakers from a diverse range of organisations including Environment Canterbury, University of Otago and Enspiral Food Resilience Network. Read more



Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership is delighted to invite church members to attend a lecture by Te Aka Puaho Moderator, the Rev Wayne Te Kaawa, entitled "Ministry in an Indigenous Context". Wayne has recently returned from the Conference of Indigenous Theologians, held at Nungalinya College in Darwin, where he presented a paper on this topic. As well as being Moderator of Te Aka Puaho and Te Ahorangi of Te Wananga a Rangi, Wayne holds a Master of Ministry from Otago University.

Where: Seminar room at the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership, Hewitson Wing, Knox College

When: Wednesday 19, October at 7:30 pm.

Light refreshments will be available from 7:10 pm. The lecture will end with a short karakia at 8:45 pm.



The Centre for Theology and Public Issues in Wellington, in conjunction with St John's in the City, is hosting a public lecture about how we engage and respond to global realities like economic poverty, social inequality, geopolitical insecurity and environmental vulnerability.

Date: Monday, 7 November
Time: 7:00pm refreshments and the lecture starts at 7:30pm
Location: St John's in the City, Cnr Willis and Dixon Streets

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