Alumni Contributions

Images: Juanita Madden, December 2020, Watercolour with gold paint on paper This Advent, my imagination has been captured by the evocation that, while awaiting the birth...

Eleanor Calder attended the Venn Summer Conference in 2016 and 2019. She has recently completed a Master of Creative Practice, focussing on filmmaking and script-writing,...

The ox and the ass and a couple of shepherds from the fields celebrated the first Christmas. Above this manger, however, heaven was torn open....

The Church begins preparing for Christmas on or about December 1, walks through four weeks of meditation on why Jesus needed to come and what...

Helen Murdoch and her husband Jude completed the Vocational Programme Wellington in 2018. Since then, they have welcomed a daughter, Kezia, into the world, and...

It’s not always a vertiginous mountain or the sky on fire at sunset. Wonder and delight can be found in the ordinary also: on the...

Andrew Das is an alumnus of the Residential Internship (2014/15) and works as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Otago, Christchurch. He lives...

Waiora Te Moni attended Summer Conference 2020 and is currently in immersive study of te reo Māori. She lives in Te Moana-a-Toi (Tauranga) and worships...

Luke Edwards is an alumnus of the Residential Fellowship (2018/19) and works as a web developer for DNA, a design consultancy in Wellington. He lives...

For this season of Ordinary Time, former Venn staff member, alumna, and artist Juanita Madden has reflected, through personal story and image, on juxtapositions of...