At a monastery near Waikanae

We are staying for a few days at Ngatiawa which is a monastery in the new-emerging fashion. This used to be a Presbyterian camp in a previous life but has been bought out and changed over and broadened in its use to become a monastic center for protestant youth, with a connection to the Anglicans. Good people here. There are actually 6 urban monastries in this area under the Urban Vision banner and one rural monastery which adds some balance to the ministry. Ngatiawa is that rural piece of the puzzle – land, cows, gardens, daily prayer in a nice chapel, dung between your toes, etc.

PassionFest was here last weekend and it went really well. Totally recommend it.

Today we are going into Wellington. Famiy is happy. All is well.

Other things of interest:

Regeneration Summit – Church of England Bishops meeting with young people in England. Registration closing soon.

Chrs Wright from Lausanne on a Second Reformation. (White Horse Inn).


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.

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  • Hi, Andrew – I’d appreciate your sharing a few thoughts about your stay with Urban Vision.
    New Monasticism is REALLY new in South Africa, yet has major potential to shape a post-colonial Christianity.
    In what respects, would you say, is the NM ‘missional’?

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