Common Ground

Kia ora, After a full and challenging year, we’re pleased to bring you the last edition of Common Ground for 2020. This edition focuses on the season...

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 people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. Isaiah 9:2 I grew...

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...

The Church's new year is just around the corner! Advent marks the beginning of the Church's liturgical calendar and will begin on Advent Sunday, 29...

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...

Weird—renaissance baby Jesus. Cursive text declaring Peace or Joy or Merry Christmas. Glitter. Soft focus trees, candles, and wreaths. More glitter. Cute animals wearing red...