Click on an event name to display full details. Upcoming events related to the 2014 bicentenary of the first preaching of the gospel in New Zealand are listed below.

If you have an event you would like added, please contact us via the Register an Event page.

Upcoming Events

Jesus – all about Hope

Date: The 6 weeks prior to Easter in 2014
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Sharing the reasons for the hope we have with every home in New Zealand in the weeks leading up to Easter 2014 through multiple media.

  • Television
  • Booklets
  • Internet
  • You

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NZCMS African Reverse Mission Team in Timaru

Date: 13 – 21 April 2014
Location: South Canterbury
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We’re turning mission upside down to celebrate 200 years of the gospel in New Zealand. Traditionally, mission meant going ‘over there’. During 2014 NZCMS is bringing African and Asian leaders and workers to New Zealand to support local communities, parishes, churches, schools and iwi in their evangelistic, social and spiritual development.

Our first ‘reverse’ mission team will be hosted by local parishes in Timaru. During this time they will be speaking in churches and heading out into the streets of Timaru and South Canterbury to share the gospel.

Hiona St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Opotiki – 150th Anniversary

Date: Easter Weekend, 18 – 20 April 2014
Contact: Rev’d Arthur Bruce, P O Box 193, Opotiki 3162

Hiona St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Opotiki are celebrating their 150th anniversary. The second oldest church in the Waiapu Diocese, the anniversary will be the occasion for a special carving (pare) being installed above the entrance doorway in recognition of the Parliamentary Bill being passed for the Restoration of the mana, character and reputation of Mokomoko. This is a wider community and local iwi occasion as well as of significance for the parish.

Friday: Powhiri/welcome, registrations, wine and cheese
Saturday: Street parade, stalls, tours, and dinner
Sunday: Blessing of carving, Easter service, and luncheon

FRBCNZ Youth Camp 2014 – Kawau Island

Date: 21 – 25 April 2014
Location: Kawau Island

In 2014 the camp will be held at Kawau Island, in Aucklands Hauraki Gulf from 21 – 25 April. We have an emphasis on friendship and fun, sports, outdoor and water activities, and encouraging teenagers to rise to the challenge of leading their peers and small teams. We aim to give the campers new adventure based experiences and enable them to build practical outdoor skills as well as working with others. Most importantly we encourage them to live God-centred lives which give glory to Him, and desire to point them to Him.

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NZCMS – The Gospel Then & Now

Like any nation our story contains elements of goodness, brokenness and redemption. Hear about this past and the implications for the growth of the gospel in New Zealand now and in the future. Throughout 2014 Mark Grace will be speaking at the following locations. This is a riveting story of our nation and the impact of the Gospel.

Date Time Location Town / City
Sunday 27 April 2014 10am Hutt City Baptist Church Hutt City
Friday 2 May 2014 7.30pm St Augustine’s Anglican Church
Britannia St
Sunday 4 May 2014 To be confirmed Ashhurst Anglican Church Ashhurst
Thursday 8 May 2014 10am Lifezone
7 Oak Lane, Judea
Sunday 25 May 2014 8am & 9.45am St John’s Anglican Church Feilding
Sunday 15 June 2014 10.30am & 12pm
St Michael’s Church Wellington
Tuesday 17 June 2014 7pm St Michael’s Church Wellington
Saturday 2 August 2014 To be confirmed All Saints Church
Vanguard St
Sunday 3 August 2014 9am All Saints Church
Vanguard St
Sunday 17 August 2014 10am Hope Church Nelson
Sunday 31 August 2014 10am Kapiti Coast Community Church Kapiti Coast
Sunday 5 October 2014 5pm All Saint’s Church Palmerston North
Sunday 9 November 2014 10am Lincoln Road Bible Chapel
Sunday 30 November 2014 10am Wanganui Bible Chapel Whanganui
Sunday 7 December 2014 10am Masterton Lighthouse Masterton
Sunday 14 December 2014 10am Orewa Community Church Orewa

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Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia
2014 General Synod / Te Hinota Whanui – Three-Tikanga Biennial Synod Meeting

Date: 10 – 15 May 2014
Location: Copthorne Hotel, Waitangi
Contact: Rev’d Michael Hughes, General Secretary

Representatives of 5 Maori Hui Amorangi, 7 New Zealand Dioceses, and the Diocese of Polynesia meet for 6 days of worship, reporting, discussion, and decision making.

Celebrating the Wesleyan theological stream – Stream Theological Conference

Date: 7 – 9 August 2014
Location: Auckland
Contact: Registrar, Rev’d Peter Benzie, Ph 09 2716460

Celebrating the Wesleyan theological stream with our 2014 theme of “Applied Ministry in the South Pacific Today”. There will be a presentation from Dr Stuart Lange on the 2014 gospel bicentenary and keynote addresses from international and New Zealand Church of the Nazarene, Salvation Army and Wesleyan Methodist scholars and church leaders. All welcome.

NZCMS Our Story: Aotearoa 2014

Date: 24 – 27 October 2014 (Labour Weekend)
Location: Copthorne Hotel, Paihia, Bay of Islands
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NZCMS celebrates 200 years of mission in New Zealand.

All are welcome!

If you are keen to celebrate God’s faithfulness in mission and learn from a distinguished collection of key speakers and delegates then this is the gathering for you.

Join us to explore the stories of New Zealand’s heritage and looking forward to God’s future. We’ll be visiting significant sites around the Bay of Islands as a pilgrimage of discovery. Sites will include the Marsden Cross at Oihi Bay.

Full details are available at

AGM of Te Aka Puaho
the Maori Synod of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand

Date: 21 – 23 November 2014
Location: Te Wai o Atea, Haruru Falls
Contacts: Mrs Faye Apanui (PO Box 72, Whakatane), The Rev’d Amiria Te Whiu (2 Garden Court, Haruru Falls, Bay of Islands)

The AGM of Te Aka Puaho, the Maori Synod of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, hosted by Te Aka Puaho ki Te Taitokerau.

Marsden Family Gathering

Date: 27 December 2014
Location: Bay of Islands (see below for details)
Contacts: The Rev’d Samuel Marsden,

Morning: Visit to Oihi/Rangihoua
Afternoon: Possible Powhiri at Waitangi Marae (to be confirmed)
Evening: Dinner with speakers at Russell Church Hall


Please note:
The 2014 Planning Group is not responsible for all events planned for the celebration of the Gospel Bicentenary in 2014. Please use the contact details listed under individual events if you have any questions or queries.