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          Bruce and Diane

Diane Miller-Keeley and Bruce Keeley

PRIESTS IN CHARGE

Diane and Bruce were ordained in the Diocese of Waiapu, as deacons in 1977 and as priests the following year. They were the first married couple to be ordained together in the World Anglican Communion.

Their shared ministry has included the parishes of Gisborne, Chartwell Co-operating (Hamilton) and, for 21 years, All Saint's, Howick.     In the 3 years since retirement from full-time ministry they have served a two-month locum with the Presbyterian Church on Stewart Island, and 12 months as priests in charge at St George's, Epsom. 

In retirement, Diane works as a Restorative Justice facilitator and is involved in the Totara Hospice as a biographer.  Bruce serves as police chaplain, and continues his involvement of many years in bridge-building between Christian and Muslim communities.

They have two adult children, Alysia and Benedict, and live in Howick. 

 
 

                                       

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FAREWELL TO THE KELLY-MOORE'S - 11 DECEMBER 2016

 

Dean Jo Kelly-Moore will end her 16 years of ordained ministry in New Zealand on Christmas Day. A service of thanksgiving to celebrate ministry was held at Holy Trinity Cathedral on Sunday to officially farewell Dean Jo and her family. Dean Jo was joined by colleagues including Deans from Taranaki, Wellington and Dunedin, as well as representatives of the Province and Diocese of Auckland.

 

The service took place in the Cathedral which is now ready for consecration in October next year. That achievement, to finish what history had started, with the  Selwyns Vision project, was described as an achievement that Dean Jo will always be remembered for. Each speaker though, spoke first of a priest that has been in the midst of parish, diocesan and provincial life. 

 

Archbishop Philip Richardson sent a greeting that expressed thanks for what the 'Kelly-Moore team-effort as a family had given to the life of the Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. Archbishop Philip acknowledged a godliness and a deep spirituality that characterised and shaped Jo as a witness in what she knew to be her call. 

 

Bishop Ross Bay implored the congregation to place kindness as a priority in life as one of the gifts of the spirit and thanked Jo for her kindness in ministry as well as acknowledging the ongoing powerhouse of support for Jo from Paul her husband and their children Adam and Nathan. Dean Trevor James thanked Jo for being a leader of the Deans with her willingness to always get on the phone and place the role of Deans in a sociological and political context. 

 

Dean Jo and each of her family spoke and all referred to the excitement of the next chapter, but also the sadness at leaving in what is ultimately responding to a call from God. Dean Jo will return to take part in the consecration celebrations in 2017, and will be presented with a cope from the Cathedral community that features New Zealand imagery as well as the Canterbury Cross. Her last service  in the Cathedral will be on Christmas Day, before the family leaves for England to begin her new role as Archdeacon of Canterbury. 

 

 
       
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WANT TO LEARN DURING A YEAR WITH OTHERS
HOW TO MAKE TIME FOR GOD AMIDST YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE?

Overview

The Anglican Bishops of Auckland are inviting Christians aged 20 to 35 to form an intentional non-residential Community in the monastic tradition, hosted by Holy Trinity Cathedral. Through a focus on prayer, spiritual practice, service and formation, each member will learn to nurture a growing and sustainable relationship with God.

Members will experience a year of shared life and learn spiritual practices, which will deepen their engagement in their churches and in every sector of society. Participants will keep their daily commitments and local worship communities but will commit an evening a week to gathering together, as well as a retreat and times to hold the City and Diocese in prayer.

The Bishop Selwyn Chapel in Holy Trinity Cathedral will be the Community's regular gathering space. Apply now for November 2016 Commissioning. Applications close 3 October 2016. Please go to application forms on this page, or contact The Rev'd Brenda Rockell with any questions - brenda@saintlukes.org.nz

Click here for more information and Application forms.

 

 

      

 

   

 

Photos from the Dedication and Opening of the Bishop Selwyn Chapel on the 21 August 2016

       
 

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The opening of the Bishop Selwyn Chapel has marked the physical completion of Aucklands Holy Trinity Cathedral and the commencement of its journey to Consecration in October 2017.

 

Bishop George Augustus Selwyn arrived from England in 1842 and the following year purchased the land for a Cathedral. The foundation stone of the Cathedral was laid in 1957 and two years ago the Archbishop of Canterbury was present as the first sod was turned for the new Chapel.

 

The Bishop of Auckland, the Rt Revd Ross Bay told the full Cathedral it was a real accomplishment to be proud of. In round figures, 175 years of dreaming, and 60 years of building. We stand ready then to prepare this building, and ourselves, for Consecration next year.

 

The Chapel with its glass walls, and the placement of an 8.4 metre high cross, encourages one to look outwards from the chapel space and was described by Bishop Ross Bay as this generation's contribution to the development of a cathedral for Auckland. Bishops Ross knocked on the doors three times with his crozier before marking out the letters Alpha and Omega as he dedicated the Chapel.

 

Fearon Hay Architects designed the Chapel and challenged the idea of an inward-looking worship space. The design of glass walls and east end doors opening right up was described by Bishop Ross as allowing interplay between Cathedral and community, a place of gathering and sending, of worship and mission.

 

Placed outside the Chapel in the Trinity Garden is a gilded cross sculptured by Christchurch artist Neil Dawson. Bishop Ross described the placement of the cross as a reminder that the redeeming love of God is at work in the world in every moment and that the church is called to be present in that work. From the Chapel, the cross is able to be seen through and you look towards an icon of Auckland known as One Tree Hill.

 

Dean Jo Kelly-Moore thanked all those who had given time and talent and money to the project that has had $14.9 million pledged. Work continues before Consecration on the new Cathedral organ being built by Nicholson and Co. Five forty-foot containers have transported the organ, which will be the largest pipe organ in New Zealand, from their factory in Malvern, England. Teams of organ-builders will be present from Nicholsons until the build is completed in the middle of next year

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