churches & faith communities
St Matthews-in-the-City, Auckland—A progressive Anglican church with a heart for the city & an eye to the world.
Auckland Unitarian Church—an open, progressive and welcoming faith community. “We walk diverse spiritual paths to find purpose and meaning in our lives, but we are united in our belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every person.”
The Community of St Luke, Remuera-Newmarket—The Community of Saint Luke seeks to be a nurturing community where each is committed to the spiritual and personal well-being of all and where all who come are accepted and respected.
St David’s Presbyterian Church, Khyber Pass—We see the Bible as the human product of two ancient communities. The Old Testament being the product of ancient Israel, and the New Testament being the product of the early Christian movement. As the product of these two communities, the Bible tells us about how they saw things–how they thought about God and told their stories.
Chartwell Co-operating Parish, Hamilton, …a diverse and inclusive christian community, relating the gospel to everyday life – facilitating the relationships between people and God.
St Andrews on the Terrace—Love, Justice, Spirit in the heart of Wellington
The Village Church (Khandallah Presbyterian) is inclusive and progressive. “As we follow Jesus we are strong on justice, peace and community service.”
St Anselm’s Union Church is an inclusive, progressive Christian community worshipping in Karori West, Wellington
Knox Church, Christchurch—progressive, inclusive Presbyterian church
St Ninians, Christchurch—liberal, progressive Presbyterian church
Knox Church, Dunedin—inclusive Presbyterian church
progressive groups, individuals & virtual networks
St Andrew’s Trust for the Study of Religion & Society—Our purpose is to provide learning opportunities for people in Wellington and beyond to engage in critiquing and valuing developments in religion, spirituality, arts and sciences during changing economic and political times
Ephesus Group, Wellington—exploring new ways of understanding Christian faith in the increasingly secular world. (A similar group meets on the Kapiti Coast.)
The Liberal Society – Since its formation at Methodist Conference 2007, The Liberal Society has been sharing matters of concern amongst its members… People have expressed appreciation of a medium that allows for the airing of matters concerning their faith and the sharing of resources to assist on their journey. The Society… recognise[s] that there are many people who have been struggling with questions regarding their faith and a wish that social justice issues might be addressed more effectively.
Making Tracts—Blog and reflections of Bishop Jim White in Auckland
Prodigal Kiwi(s) Blog—Paul Fromont and Alan Jamieson. “With the drawing of this Love and the voice of this Calling we shall not cease from exploration…”—T.S. Eliot
Spirited Crone—Sande Ramage: encouraging meaning in life and work
Spirited Exchanges—an umbrella name for a variety of initiatives for people grappling with issues related to faith and church.
Words of Spirit and Faith—postmodern spirit, post-christian faith, website of liturgist and poet Bronwyn Angela White
Sea of Faith, New Zealand
Sea of Faith, Dunedin branch
Sea of Faith (NZ) AFFIRMS the continuing importance of religious thought and practice as a vehicle for awe and wonder and for the celebration of key social and spiritual values; DRAWS freely upon our spiritual heritage without being bound by it; PROMOTES the quest for meaning and fulfilment as a human activity; PROVIDES encouragement, stimulation and support in fellowship with others engaged in the quest.
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