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Remembering the Shortest Lives on the Shortest Day

The middle of June in New Zealand, marks the shortest day of the year and for some, a time to remember the most inexplicable sadness that can happen within a family – the death of an infant or the loss … Continue reading

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Accepting the gift…

A recent article in the news media provides a poignant insight into the gift of a Downs’ Syndrome child.  Elizabeth Shiltz writes beautifully about why she ‘kept her Downs’ Syndrome baby’ and how the seeds of that decision were sown … Continue reading

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New email for Retreat enquiries

A new email has been established for enquiries about Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats.   The new email address for Retreat enquiries is: rvnzretreats@gmail.com All enquiries are treated with the utmost sensitivity and all information and communications are strictly confidential.

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Rachel’s Vineyard Trust registered for ‘Givealittle’

One of the advantages of being registered as a charitable trust, is that Rachel’s Vineyard NZ is now registered for secure online donations through the Telecom Foundation website: “Givealittle”. If you haven’t used ‘Givealittle’ before, you’ll hopefully find it easy to … Continue reading

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Rachel’s Vineyard (NZ) Trust – CC49941

Thanks to all those whose support and prayers have brought about the Rachel’s Vineyard (NZ) Charitable Trust. Our donors and sponsors should all have received their donation certificates – please contact us if, for any reason, you are still waiting. … Continue reading

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2014 Retreat Programme (NZ)

The year ahead looks to be already full of blessings.  The next Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat is scheduled for: Friday 3 to Sunday 5 October 2014. To find out more and to request Registration forms, please contact Wendy Hill on 027 … Continue reading

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Prayerful Countdown to November Retreat

Preparations are in hand for the final Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for the year, which will take place over the first weekend in November, 2013.  Thank you to those who have asked to join the Prayer Network.  Thank you to those … Continue reading

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Julie Kelly, RV Australia, loses battle with cancer

The Australian Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats network has bid a sad goodbye to Dame Julie Kelly, whose bravery in encouraging the Catholic Church in Australia to find a compassionate and healing response to women and men who have been hurt by … Continue reading

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Volunteers Formation Day

You have been trusted to look after something precious…… 1 Timothy 1:13 -14. You are invited to an afternoon of prayer, reflection and formation for those wishing to help with Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats. Your contribution may be ‘small as a mustard … Continue reading

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New account details for supporters

The Wellington CDF (Catholic Development Fund)management team have advised they have reviewed their account handling facilities and will be phasing out current accounts, in favour of investment account facilities. As a result, Rachel’s Vineyard has moved its banking arrangements from CDF Wellington to Kiwibank. Rachel’s Vineyard bank account … Continue reading

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