Student Groups and events
Student groups (Hamilton)
Student groups associated with the Lady Goodfellow Chapel, Hamilton, include:
- Student Life; see their page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/382991458555038
- TSCF (Tertiary Students’ Christian Fellowship); see their page at https://www.facebook.com/HamiltonTSCF
- ISM (International Student Ministries); see their page at https://www.ismnz.org.nz/programmes
- WaiCath (Waikato Catholic Students’ Group); connect with them online at https://www.facebook.com/groups/119875841365506
- Arise Church; their prayer group meets in the Chapel on Wednesday mornings between 7am and 8am. Contact William Poese on [email protected] for more details
Note that these groups are currently in recess as they generally meet only during A and B Trimester teaching weeks.
Contact Brother Andrew for more information.
Student Groups (Tauranga)
Christian Worship (Hamilton)
Currently in recess, Father JP will be celebrating mass at the Chapel on Sundays at 5 pm commencing early March.
Commencing February 7th 2023, Brother Andrew will celebrate an informal Eucharist (Lord’s Supper/Holy Communion) for all on Tuesdays at 12 noon. This generally continues throughout the year except when Brother Andrew's duties take him out of town.
Seventh Day Adventist Worship
Hillcrest International Seventh Day Adventist Church has their main worship at the Chapel on Saturdays at 9:30 am and offer several other study and fellowship groups at other times.
Society of Friends Meeting
The Society of Friends (Quakers) have their regular meeting at the Chapel on Sundays at 10 am.
New Beginning Fijian AOG Church
The New Beginning group meets in the chapel on Sunday afternoons from 1pm to 2:30pm.
Mustard Seed Chapel Bacenta
This group meets in the chapel on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm.
Other Regular Events
Currently in recess, the Interfaith Choir will resume practices on the 12th February 2023 and thereafter on the second Sunday of each month at 3 pm. New members welcome whatever your musical ability. Contact Brother Andrew [email protected] for more information.
On Monday evenings from 5:30pm, Don offers a course in Meditation from the Sri Chinmoy tradition. Please text or call Don on 021 150 0857 for the current schedule. For further information see www.srichinmoy.org
Resuming at a date to be decided in February 2023, Brother Andrew hosts a weekly discussion/study group for progressive Christians. Sometimes we have a book to read and discuss, sometimes we watch a movie, or follow a video-based study. For example, in 2022 we explored Father Richard Rohr's material on Embracing an Alternative Orthodoxy (the legacy of St Francis) and watched the Passion narrative as portrayed in the movie "Jesus of Montreal". Towareds the end of 2022, we discussed Brian McLaren's material on bias, while also checking out the interviews by Pete Enns on his "The Bible for Normal People" podcasts. This group is free and open to all, staff, students, and the local community, whatever your religious, secular, or spiritual identity.