Liturgical music from Conference 2015

Liturgical music that we learned at Conference this year is available to download, along with a Gloria from the same 1989 recording, which were all commissioned from me to be part of educational materials issued in association with the publication of “A New Zealand Prayer Book He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa (1989)”.

You are welcome to copy and use this material to sing along with. Melody lines and chords should also be available upon request. (Right-click, “Save link as”)

Jesus, Lamb of God

Agnus Dei


– Ian Render (ianrendz{at}

Not quite walking on the water, but…

The Revd. Glenys Davis (Kawakawa-Towai LSMU) was absent from our Local Shared Ministry conference at the end of November because she had some big plans.

Glenys, a great-grandmother and mother of Kelvin Davis, MP, had been training to swim in the Russell – Paihia event in the Bay of Islands.

The middle section of the swim was pretty challenging in the conditions but Glenys succeeded in completing the event, with family members waiting to congratulate her.

Everyone at the Conference was aware of Glenys beginning her challenge as we began our morning session, and of course we were upholding her too.

Warmest congratulations, Glenys, from the Local Shared Ministry whanau.


New menu

We’ve sharpened up the look of our site and tidied the menus. All the Hymn and Song selection pages are now under the tab “Music for RCL Sundays”. As of 22 October the current pages are Year B Part 2 and Year C Part 1, depending on which Sunday you are currently planning for.

Collaborative Ministry Course 2015

Once again the Enabling team will be offering a 5 day course in working collaboratively in ministry. This education is not simply for Local Shared Ministry units, but for all church leaders who would like to assist their congregations to develop from being “ministered to” ┬áto ministering communities exercising their spiritual and personal gifts mutually. Our goal is to equip leaders with resources for facilitating this ┬áchange process.

Participants come from across the Dioceses and Tikanga, and also internationally. Provided there are sufficient enrolments we hope to offer a scholarship opportunity for someone from one of our Local Shared Ministry units to benefit from this course. Please talk to your Enabler if you are interested in being considered for this scholarship or would like to know more. Your administrator should have received the enrolment leaflet electronically.

The course runs Mon-Fri 27 – 31 July at Vaughan Park Anglican Retreat Centre, Long Bay. Most participants live-in.