SYNOD AGM & 150TH CELEBRATION
JOHN MCGLASHAN COLLEGE, DUNEDIN
THIS YEAR THE SYNOD AGM IS ALSO CELEBRATING THE SYNOD'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY. THE BUSINESS SIDE OF THE AGM WILL HAPPEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON FRIDAY APRIL 15TH. THE CELEBRATION WILL BEGIN FRIDAY EVENING AND CONTINUE ON SATURDAY APRIL 16. TO REGISTER ONLINE, PLEASE SELECT EITHER OPTION BELOW:
AGM ONLINE REGISTRATION, CLICK HERE
150TH CELEBRATION ONLY, CLICK HERE
The Synod of Otago and Southland is part of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. The Synod area covers the lower third of New Zealand's South Island being the Otago and Southland regions and is some 80,000 square kilometres in size. To the north is the Waitaki river which marks the boundary between Canterbury (north of the river) and Otago.
There are at present 73 Presbyterian parishes in the Synod's area. The Southern Presbytery covers the same area as Synod
Yvonne Wilkie, retired Presbyterian Church Archivist, has been commissioned to write the 150th anniversary book. Yvonne has set up a blogg site related to this at
Synod is pleased to announce that Erin Pendreigh has been appointed Synod’s Mission Advisor. Erin has a Bachelor of Theology degree and last year graduated from KCML. Currently she is serving the Upper Clutha congregation having completed her training internship at St. John’s, Arrowtown. Erin is married to Rob who serves the Cromwell and Districts Presbyterian congregation and she has been involved in many and varied ministry capacities in the places she and Rob have served. Erin and Rob have three children. Erin will be based in Cromwell.
“I am passionate about our local churches – as communities of faith in themselves and as ambassadors for Christ in our neighbourhoods. Our communities are better for having us dwell amongst them. We are better for knowing God is active in our communities. I am looking forward to engaging with congregations in ways that reveal Christ’s likeness in their communities.”
Erin will take up her appointment in June.