Dates for July 2018

Dates for July 2018

Sunday 1 July 10 am Service Rev Martin Dickson
Tues 3  7 pm Come to Quiet – Contemplative prayer
Lindisfarne Lounge
Sunday 8 10 am Service Rev Greg Morgan
Sunday 15 9.30 for 10 Breakfast and Cafe Church
Sunday 22 10 am Service with Communion Rev Warren
Sunday 29 10am TBA

June 25, 2018 in Dates to Remember, Newsletter by

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Duty Rosters July 2018

Duty Rosters July 2018
Dates for July 2018
Elder      Door Duty          Cleaning                   Flowers
July 1             Robin                                   Jet Cleaning            Margaret
July 8                                                          Rachel                       Margaret
July 15                                                        Jet Cleaning             Robin
July 22                                                       Jeanne                       Robin
July 29                                                       Jet Cleaning              Isabel
August 5                                                    Dalia and Edmund   Isabel

June 25, 2018 in Newsletter, Rosters by

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An old one for the……… *Holy Laugh* – July 2018

An old one for the………
*Holy Laugh*

During Sermon at a Mass, the Priest said: “If I had all the Beer in
the world, I’d take it and throw it into the river”.
And the congregation cried, “Amen! ”
“And if I had all the Wine in the world, I’d take it and throw it in the
And the congregation cried: “Amen!”
“And if I had all the Whiskey and Rum in the world, I’d take it all
and throw it in the river”.
Again the congregation cried: “Amen!”…
The Priest sat down.
The Junior Priest then stood up and said: “For our closing Hymn,
let’s turn to page 126 of our Hymn books and sing, “We shall
drink from the river”.
The whole Congregation SCREAMED *HALLELUJAH!*

June 25, 2018 in A Little Extra, Newsletter by

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Foreign and Local Correspondence – July 2018

News from Home
Grace is doing well but her husband Fred unfortunately has been
ill this month. He will need to be in North Shore Hospital for at
least a few weeks. Our best wishes go to them both.

News from Abroad
From Pat and Colin: somewhere in Spain on the Pilgrim trail….
We are really not walking overmuch. We brought the rain with us
from France as Friday was a very wet day. However yesterday
started fine and we walked out from this town, Aviles, fine style,
got to the next town and explored there and waited for the little
train to take us back. It never came, believe there was a strike so
we had dinner then walked back to Aviles. Had walked 16 km a
record. We stayed in this hotel 6 years ago, called don Pedro and
there is s life sized statue of the don inside the entrance. We are
now staying two nights in a place and walking what we can in that
time. Pouring rain we do not do.
It is very hot here each midday onwards and often with
thunderstorms in the pm. This makes for some pretty muddy
walking trails, but that is how we remember this route from 2003 &
4. If we walk early it is not too bad.
We enjoy the walks and are in a routine of walking for 2 hours until
11 am. Then driving, exploring the places we went to then (they
have usually changed). A coffee if it is available and then the main
meal midday, find or drive to our hotel, booked on, a
spell off and exploring the new town. At times 14 years ago we
were too tired after walking up to 26 km that we didn’t have energy
for more walking. There are far more pilgrims now maybe 3 times
as many. So also more places to stay and not such long distances
between beds.
We have tried walking then getting a taxi back to the car, but taxis
have to be booked the day before here. The best way is to walk
half the distance somewhere and then back to the car…….
In Santiago and we went to the noon pilgrims’ service today. Still
amazes us after all these times of going, 8 we think.
and from Marion visiting her daughter in Canada:
I am in Elise’s office trying to do some emails before we go to her
choir rehearsal, and tomorrow morning we have an early start for
our flight to Winnipeg. I don’t know whether I told you about this
trip……my birthday present from her is three nights in Winnipeg
and particularly for me to visit the Garden of Memories where the
Commonwealth Air Training Centre was during the war for Airforce
personnel from the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Elise’s father was a Navigator in the RNZAF and served in the
Pacific, and did part of his training at Portage la Praire near
Winnipeg, and about 20 years ago I paid for a plaque with his
name etc for what was then the proposed Garden of Memories.
Elise has been there and seen it, and Scott has too, so now I will
see it for myself!

I am making the most of sitting in on all her rehearsals etc. and on
Sunday we were in the Glenn Gould recording studio for several hours
with her Chamber Choir recording two pieces.,,,,,
Our two days in Stratford last week were as busy as all our Stratford
adventures are.  We usually do five productions and this was no
exception – all live performances of “The Music Man”, “An Ideal
Husband”, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, and “The Rocky Horror Picture
Show”!!!  As well we did “The Warehouse Tour” which was a tour of
the Festival Theatre costumes and stage sets etc. which fills an area the
size of two football fields and is the largest in North America and I
would think is on a par with Covent Garden!
I have also been able to spend some time with my grandson Brad,
which is lovely, and Elise told me this morning that he is coming in here
to her office this afternoon so am looking forward to that.  He is an
amazing musician and during the recording session he was in the
recording booth with the technicians.

June 25, 2018 in Foreign Correspondents, Newsletter by

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HOW WE LIVE NOW – July 2018

All this talk about the wider community around us –
what about our St Aidans community?
A number of our members have changed their
homes in the past few years and a few of them
have shared what things are like for them now.

Jocelyn can’t think of any better way she could have spent the last 10 years
than having a “Licence to Occupy” for a unit at Northbridge Retirement
Village. Previously she had a flat next to a friend’s in Gladstone Road but
when May had to go into care her own situation there with poor eyesight
became less attractive .
Hot dinners available in the cafeteria, plenty of public spaces inside and out
to socialise when you feel inclined and interest groups to join if you want to,
all make for a good lifestyle. This is coupled with a large 1-bedroom unit with
full facilities and enough room to entertain 10 guests .
What about time to yourself and keeping in touch with the world outside the
village? Jocelyn finds there is plenty of scope for privacy in your own unit.
She uses her half price taxi card to go out by herself once or twice a week to
visit family or get around the shops.
Margaret says she and Malcolm have been on a ”cruise ship without the
waves” for the past one year at Bert Sutcliffe Village. They enjoy it and now
think they should have moved earlier. Their one bedroom independent
apartment is very comfortable with more power points and light switches than
they ever had before! Plus their balcony faces north so they can enjoy the
Services available are: exercise classes,films, glee club (singing), bus trips,
shopping trips, craft club, quiz nights, card games, morning and afternoon
teas, concerts, gymnasium, pool, spa, library, theatre, and fortnightly church
services. For an extra charge there is a possibility of tai chi, yoga, line
dancing, fine dining and hairdressing.
They can choose which groups they attend and these are now where they
have a group of friends, although they find all the residents are friendly and
greet each other. Likewise the staff are friendly and helpful with any problems
soon rectified.
Well kept gardens and plenty of walks available make a lovely environment.
Edith has found a good home in a shared house run by the Long Bay Baptist
Church in Northcote . She was happy renting a house some years back and
would have stayed there but struck the problem many do in a rental situation-
the owner decides to sell and you have to move on. She spent some time
with her daughter but circumstances were changing and with perfect timing
this new house had recently opened and she was able to move in.
The impression from the front door is of a light open building with the big
lounge visible at the far end of the hall. Edith has a good bed sitting room
with large ensuite and balcony and shares the living, dining, kitchen, laundry
and outside areas with 4 other ladies.
The trust who are in charge of the venture keep an eye on the residents and
maintenance is promptly seen to by a building manager who “has his ear to
the ground”.
Prospective new residents are first interviewed by the trust and then by the
residents to make sure everyone feels happy with each other. Edith says the
communal aspect is not for everyone and a few people have changed over
the 4 years usually moving into individual pensioner units but most like it.
They look after themselves as far as cooking and other household chores go
and would help each other out in case of minor illness. It’s very similar to the
arrangement young adults make when “ flatting” except it’s the cleanest
brightest “flat” the writer has ever been in!
PS Edith knows all about the Northcote wastewater project from a front row
and from Helene
Iona Close is a wonderful part of the Northcote and St Aidan’s
community to live in! Andre and I were fortunate that a cottage
became available soon after we came to New Zealand in 2010 and we
moved in in April 2011.
The nine cottages here fall under the management of a Trust belonging to
St Aidan’s. As the members of the Trust are all volunteers the expenses are
kept low and the residents are the ones to benefit from that. All the
maintenance is done for us and each resident can choose how much of the
gardening they want to do, if any.
We had been worshipping at St Aidan’s when we were still coming here as
visitors for five years before we immigrated and so we already felt part of
this very warm and welcoming community. The church has continued to be
a focal point for us and we feel that we have become an integral part of it.
The different residents can choose to what extent they want to socialize
with one another. We have never felt our privacy to be threatened and
have enjoyed the friendship that has come our way. Bruce and Betty are
the only ones with us who are officially affiliated to St Aidan’s; yet all the
others are included in visits and in receiving church newsletters. We all
enjoy at least one function together annually, often held on the church
We are very centrally and conveniently situated with easy public transport
access to many parts of the city. The buses on Onewa Road are frequent in
both directions making it easy to go to the city; to Highbury and further
afield; to Takapuna as well as the two main hospitals.
So all in all we feel blessed to live where we do.

June 25, 2018 in A Little Extra, Newsletter by

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