Posts Tagged ‘ Rev David Smithson ’

Planting spree

Sep 20th, 2014 | By

A merry band of St Mary’s parishioners braved the elements and donned raincoats and gumboots to muck in on the upper slope of the Komakorau Stream, at the bottom of the church grounds for their Care of Creation Service. This is just the beginning, says Rev David Smithson, to eventually plant out the whole slope

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Birthday bash for St Mary’s 80th

Mar 10th, 2014 | By

St Mary’s Gordonton celebrated its 80th Anniversary on Sunday 2 March with a packed church service full of regular worshipers, well wishers, and people from the district who have had links with the church. Those attending watched a presentation of the eight decades that St Mary’s has stood through, each decade showed pictures from world

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The animals came in one by one

Nov 8th, 2013 | By

THERE were indeed interesting sights and sounds from St Mary’s Church when the Blessing of the Animals service was held. Rev David Smithson says several rabbits (male and females were kept strictly apart!), dogs, a cockatiel and a calf named Daisy visited the little church in Gordonton. The event, on Sunday 6 October, was in

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New Vicar for St Mary’s

Jul 31st, 2013 | By

St Mary’s Anglican Church in Gordonton has a new Vicar – Rev David Smithson. David has been the locum priest at the Church since February, with a view to this becoming a permanent part-time position. At a Vestry meeting in June he announced he would like the role to be permanent. An induction service will

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