The Christian Church has a long history of lay and ordained people belonging to Christian Orders. The most famous of these are the Order of St Francis and the Order of St Benedict. In joining an order, you take on a particular mission and focus in your Christian life, perhaps even dedicating yourself to a specific rule of life. These orders provide a wonderful structure to faith and spiritual development, so if you feel drawn to joining on of the orders active in our community please contact us.
The Companions of St Francis
Whangarei Anglican has an active community of Companions of St Francis. These are people have dedicated themselves to prayer for the Brothers of St Francis and to supporting the mission of the Franciscan Order. To learn more about the Companions, click here. If you wish to know more about this community, or perhaps are considering joining, please contact the office.
The Order of St Luke the Physician
The Order of St Luke the Physician is an active Christian Order within our community. This is an ecumenical order, encompassing Christians from many traditions, each dedicated to the continuation of the healing ministry of the Church. The group meets monthly for a service of healing and anointing as well as to study, fellowship and pray. For more information on this group, please contact the office.