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Commissioning Service Brings Woodford Family Together

Spiritual | June 26, 2017

The school community came together on Sunday 30 April to attend the commissioning of our new chaplain, Reverend Deborah Wilson. Reverend Wilson has joined our small Woodford House family from the... Read more

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Anglican Schools’ Conference 2017

Spiritual | June 26, 2017

It was a great privilege for Principal Julie Peterson and myself to join school chaplains, religious studies teachers, principals and board members from across the Province in our biennial... Read more

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A Journey of Faith

Spiritual | November 9, 2016

When someone is baptised, that person is brought to Jesus Christ and made a member of Christ’s Church. It is a new start to life in which the baptised person is accepted and sealed by God with... Read more

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Chaplains’ Conference Visits Woodford House

Spiritual | August 25, 2016

More than 50 Chaplains came together for an action packed gathering over three days at the start of August. This annual gathering for the New Zealand Association of Teachers and School... Read more

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Together We Can

Spiritual | June 28, 2016

It was a delight to have Hukarere Girls’ and Te Aute Māori Anglican Boys’ Colleges celebrate with us at an evening service on Sunday 12 June. This year our theme was ‘weaving the... Read more

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Creative Chapel Service

Spiritual | March 21, 2016

Chapel took on a more creative focus on Sunday 13 March as we incorporated the famous pancake race into our service. Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the... Read more

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Celebrating Christingle

Spiritual | November 18, 2015

Our Junior Chapel Leaders for Term 4 are Lucy Roberts and Jessica Guy. They were presented with a beautiful badge featuring the new Anglican Schools logo at our recent Christingle service. Read more

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Confirmation Service one of the most memorable

Spiritual | October 22, 2015

The Confirmation of Eliza, Prue, Olivia, Anna and Katarina was a privilege to witness.   I was amazed to see how these girls had such a strong passion to get to know God and understand... Read more

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Responding to the refugee crisis

Spiritual | October 22, 2015

On Thursday 15 October, Woodford was involved in a 24 hour ‘prayer relay’ for refugees with other church schools around New Zealand. Each school would spend an hour relaying their prayers of... Read more

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A Journey of Faith through Confirmation

Spiritual | September 17, 2015

JESUS gave an important invitation: “Come, follow me...” (Mark 10:21) It was an invitation with a promise: “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Matthew... Read more

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News from the Chaplain

Spiritual | August 24, 2015

CS Lewis, a great Anglican of last century said, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not just because I see it, but because through it I see everything else.” The... Read more