Our aim is to provide quality tutors for workshops in areas not usually provided for, especially the sparsely populated rural parishes of the King country. (Elsewhere? – Ask and we’ll do our best to present workshops for you. )

Costs – Our workshops are self-funding, and need to cover Tutor Travel etc.
We want everyone interested to come, and the more attending the more we enjoy the events, so in general we do not charge Registration
Donations are encouraged (but not obligatory).  We suggest $10 – $20
For all workshops, we have samples and order forms for relevant books, CDs, etc  and (usually Bring to Share) Meals
        See specific Posters for details.
Contact Gaynor McCartney email or Ph 07 8778372 or txt 0211678171

We now have a “To Print” page in the Workshops drop down tab. There I will put the current Print quality jpegs (6Mb each) and links to Download huge pdf files (16 MB and more).
1st March 2015 Geraldine  
6pm Shared Meal, 6.45pm Workshop

Colin Gibson 2014

Colin Gibson 2014


Colin will be introducing some of the hymns and songs from three of the NZ Hymnbook Trust’s four Hymnbooks –

* Alleluia Aotearoa

*Faith Forever Singing

* Hope is Our Song

And telling the stories behind some of them.



The list of songs from which Colin selects at the workshop can be found on the Resources page here

Geraldine Brochure P1



Brochure Side 1

Geraldine Brochure P2



Brochure Side 2





Geraldine Workshop Poster















3 – 11 May 2014 East Waikato and Coromandel tour

Colin - Oct 2011.300.237x334Sat 3 May Auckland for the Chinese Community.
Sun 4th May Auckland,
St David’s Khyber Pass Rd, at 9:30am service

Sun 4th May Tokoroa,
St Francis Church, 40 Baberton St, 6pm for potluck meal at 6:15pm then Workshop at 7pm

Mon 5th May Opotiki,
St Johns Church, 102 St John’s St. 5:30PM with pot luck meal; to follow.

Sun 11 May Thames,
St James Church, cnr Pollen & Pahau Sts, 4pm with pot luck meal / soup & rolls to follow.

2014 May Tour Poster



Download Poster as an A4 pdf file or click image to copy jpeg file





Brochures: click the images to copy jpeg files 2014 Brochure p2






Brochure 2014 side 1 flat









Brochure for Tokoroa Workshop

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Highlighted titles are links to reports. (Listed by date, most recent at the top)


10 – 12 May 2013 Southland Tour
Colin Gibson Workshops in:
Invercargill: Fri 10 May 6pm – 8:30pm, First Presbyterian Church, Cnr Tay & Ythan Sts, Invercargill.
Gore: Sat 11 May 10.30am – 3pm +, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 15 Traford Street, Gore
Owaka: Sun 12 May Colin will be attending the 10:30 am service at Owaka Baptist Church and leading a Combined Churches afternoon of fun and music. 1pm to 4 pm.

Download Colin’s interesting life.

View Colin’s interesting life.

Download Poster

May 18, 2013
Our committee -Terry Tutty, Carol Hancock, Pat Gibb, and Gaynor McCartney – will lead a workshop based on Pamela Tankersley’s book “Being Christ-Centred and Community -Facing”

October 23 – 28,  2012 – Colin Gibson Northern Tour (After Labour Weekend) promises an entertaining and informative time for all. (see feedback and reports)
NZ Hymn writer and composer, Colin Gibson will be sharing his knowledge and love of NZ hymns.
We will be presenting three Workshops and a Hymn-Fest (afternoon sing-along introducing a variety of NZ hymns and songs) in conjunction with the NZ Hymnbook Trust.

Maps to all workshops at Whangarei, Warkworth, and Mairangi Bay are now on the Maps page. (Click link or the Maps tab at top)

Tuesday 23th October – Whangarei 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Thursday 25th October –  Warkworth 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Saturday 27th October – Mairangi Bay 10am –
& Robyn Allen-Goudge  – “Involving Children and Youth”

and Sunday 28th October 1pm – 3pm a Hymnfest in St Matthews-in-the-City (Auckland)
Colin will also preach at the 8am and 10am services.

Download   Colin’s interesting life.

Download Northern Tour Poster jpg
or Northern Tour Poster 600 dpi pdf file (8.99Mb).

Brochures/Registration Forms will be distributed to parishes for all workshops, and are available on the Posters page.

Mark Pierson – March – Worship as an Art Form
Te Kuiti Saturday 17th March 2012, 10am – 4pm;  and Taumarunui Sunday 18th March 2012, 1pm – 4pm.

Mark Pierson is passionate about designing worship events and spaces that enable people, inside and outside the church, to engage with the trinitarian community of God in appropriate, creative, life-giving, formative and transformative ways.

Living in Auckland and a minister in the Baptist family of Churches in New Zealand, he has developed the model of worship curator over the last 15 years. In that time he has written extensively and led many seminars about integrating the arts, faith and worship curation, with a wide range of denominations and Christian organizations, seminaries, conferences, and festivals in the USA, UK, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Mark’s Master of Ministry was an analysis of how God can speak through art – specifically contemporary Stations of the Cross. His hope is that his young grandsons will find Christian communities of faith that engage them and nurture their spirituality without their having to undergo cultural circumcision. His book “The Art of Curating Worship: reshaping the role of worship leader”, is his latest contribution to this discussion and was published by sparkhouse press in December 2010. Mark will be discussing worship as an art form, developing a new language for regular community worship, sacred spaces in public places, and the role of the worship curator in designing and shaping this.

Download pdf file  Mark Pierson Promo2b

Art in Worship – March 2012 – Feedback

Mark’s passion for Christians to grow in worship and be transformed in the presence of God is infectious and instructive. Too often and too easily we settle for what has been done before, hoping that somehow it will become suddenly transformative or remain engaging in rapidly changing culture. There should be a productive restlessness to our pursuit of cultivating – or should I say curating – corporate worship events that have real impact for a greater variety of people. Mark is correct to push the boundaries of what worship experiences can be like to teach us all how to see God in the unexpected, to find opportunities to show God at work in the world (not just in Sunday church services) and perhaps then to even help us all see Him more clearly in the everyday.”

Philip Renner
Lead Pastor
Chapel Hill Community Church
Ph: (7) 854 1299
M: 021 020 50001
2 Cate Rd, Rototuna, Hamilton 3281
PO Box 12310, Hamilton 3248


Colin Gibson Tour & Gary Husband –  October 2011 – Fun with Hymns & Hymn Fest
Hamilton, Piopio, Turangi, Bell Block

See feedback of Colin’s last workshop on ‘Reports and Feedback’ Page Dropdown.
Wednesday October 26, St Stephens Church, Hamilton South
Saturday October 29, All Saints Church, Piopio
and Gary Husband – All Age Worship
Sunday October 30, Church of the Cross, Turangi
Wednesday November 2, St Lukes, Bellblock,

Jan Joustra – August 2011 – Te Kuiti – Art in Worship
Jan discussed Church Art over the centuries, and various styles including Quilting, icons, and Mosaics. He taught a simple Quilting technique for quilting complex pictures eg icons on chasubles.

The Tankersleys & Malcolm Gordon – March 12 & 13 2011 – Te Kuiti and Bell Block
Roy Tankersley – Teaching New Songs
Malcolm Gordon – Creativity in Worship. (TK Only)
Pamela Tankersley – Community Facing Ministry

Colin Gibson & Val Riches – June 12 & 14 2010 – Te Kuiti and Bellblock
Colin Gibson –  NZ Imagery in Worship
Val Riches – Listening to the Stories.  (TK Only)
Colin Gibson – Lay Leadership

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