Greetings from our Co-Priests in Charge
For many years, St Hilda's has been a flourishing community in Upper Hutt. We are a community of people working, worshipping and witnessing together - and would love to welcome you along to any of our services, groups or events. This website will help you see a bit more about what we're about, and how you can get involved and connected into the church.
- Reverends Lance and Andrea Lukin
All services at St Hilda's have been cancelled until further notice due to the Coronavirus.
During this time of isolation, it is often hard to find comfort or a sense of connection. We are shut off from one another, unable to gather as we once did, unable to share in worship.
It can feel like all that we know and cherish has become unravelled.
In many ways, it is easy to focus on what we have lost, or we can think about what we have gained. We have gained space, time to reflect, time to connect deeply with God in new and creative ways.
Some are able to link into the Diocesan Services on Sundays. https://movementonline.org.nz/upcoming-services
Others are connecting with services on Shine or Radio New Zealand. Some are joining into our Wednesday and Sunday night prayers by Zoom.
We are aware that not everyone has access to these things, and so we have put together another study that we can all do at home by ourselves. The study is entitled “Unravelled” and it thinks about how we can respond when things get out of kilter or feel like we have lost control in some way.
We hope that the material is helpful to you and enables you to connect with God in new and interesting ways. It also asks you to think about what it will be like when we are able to gather together once more. There is a fun activity that you can do now which can be part of our shared celebration as we emerge from lock-down some time in the future.
Please engage with the material as much as you are able. Know that while you might feel cut off, you are not. For God in is our midst, working amongst us, and bringing peace.
Andrea and Lance
Attached is the booklet for the devotional along with supplementary material.
Also included is the Church Army newsletter for you to read.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update:
All church services have been cancelled as of this Sunday, until further notice. This is due to the current level of risk, and the reflection that we all have a role to play to ensure that our most vulnerable are kept safe and cared for during this difficult time.
God’s blessings to you all,
This includes Messy Church and this years Lenten studies. Thursday's Play Group and Art Space are also cancelled. (20 March 2020)
For information from the Diocese visit the following link:
Whats coming up!