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On Sunday we celebrated our Feast of Dedication. It was a significant birthday, celebrating 150 years of the dedication of the present church building to St Michael and All Angels.

Fr Bosco Peters presided and preached at the 10am Mass, where Our Gospel reading was taken from John 2:13–22.

We were also glad to see the return of Evensong and Benediction. The sermon at Evensong, preached by Fr Peter Williams, can also be found in this post.

Read on for the sermons and a video of the 10am mass.

Our celebration of the Feast of St Michael and All Angels was led this year by the Bishop of Christchurch, Peter Carrell, with a sermon delivered by Fr. John Fox.

The Mass setting was Schubert's Mass in G, performed by the Choir accompanied by a string orchestra to lead us in Schubert's Mass in G.

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Fr Bosco Peters presided and preached at the 10am Mass. Our Gospel reading was taken from Luke 16:19-31.

Read on for the sermon and a video of the service.

Fr Bosco Peters presided and preached at the 10am mass. We were delighted to baptise Taylor and Arthur and welcome them into the family of the Church. Our Gospel reading was taken from Luke 16: 1–13.

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Fr Bosco Peters presided and Margaret Maclagan preached at the 11am mass. Our Gospel reading was taken from Luke 15: 1-10.

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Fr Bosco Peters presided and preached at the 11am mass. Our Gospel reading was taken from Luke 14: 25-33.

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Fr Bosco Peters presided and preached at the 11am mass. Our Gospel reading was taken from Luke 14: 1,7–14.

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Fr Bosco Peters presided and preached at the 11am mass. Our Gospel reading was taken from Luke 13:10–17.

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Fr Peter Beck presided and preached at the 11am mass, his last with us as Interim Priest-in-Charge. We are deeply grateful for his service to us over this time!

We were also happy to have the Young Voices with us and to have our first two readings read by students from St Michael's Church School.

Our Gospel reading, the Magnificat, is found at Luke 12: 13-21.

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Fr Peter Beck presided and preached at the 11am mass. The sermon focused on the readings from Hebrews 11:1–3, 8–16 and Luke 12:32–40.

Read on for the sermon and a video of the service.