AJ’s Blog

A space where I can share personally about what I am up to and what we are going through as a church. I will be updating this space regularly so you can be kept up to date on what I’m reading, involved in and thoughts and ideas for our church community. Thank you for taking the time to read these musings.

  • Advisory

    3 April, 2019 by Alan Jamieson
    Last week the church Elders brought together a small advisory group of experienced and skilled people to help us navigate our on going relationships with Muslim families, the Muslim community and leaders at the mosques. We asked Richard Smith who has worked in Bangladesh for many years, Diane Goodman who worked in Chad and Pakistan ...
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  • Could you move to Australia and become our Prime Minister

    2 April, 2019 by Alan Jamieson
    Jacinda Adern was recently sent a letter from a 13 year old Australian born Muslim girl in which she ends saying – “I’m sure you will remain Prime Minister of New Zealand for a long time. But if not, do you think maybe you could move to Australia and become our Prime Minister? That would ...
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  • National Remembrance Service

    26 March, 2019 by Alan Jamieson
    It has been announced this week that a National Remembrance Service for the victims of the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack, and all those affected by it, will be held at 10am this Friday. This service will take place in Hagley Park and will be jointly led by the Government of New Zealand, the city of Christchurch, ...
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  • Our faiths – 22 March 2019

    22 March, 2019 by Alan Jamieson
    I went, with thousands of others, to Hagley Park at 1:30 today. It was a very moving time of silence and listening to the Imam. As you have probably seen and heard, he spoke of peace, of unity, of the good will of New Zealanders. He thanked every day New Zealanders, the police, our Prime ...
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  • Update – Thursday 21 March

    21 March, 2019 by Alan Jamieson
    “The Lord is close to the broken hearted; he saves those whose spirits are crushed” (Psalm 34:18) There is a very good clip of the prime minister speaking to Cashmere High students. See – https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12214719 She shares in a very caring and empathetic way sound advice for us all. The clip ends showing the prime minister in a ...
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