Welcome to


O Holy Apostles Simon and Jude, intercede with our merciful God to grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

Our  home, and a Centre for Orthodox Christianity:

KENT HOUSE

Antiochian Orthodox Rectory, Schoolroom and Glebe

47 Canterbury Street, Ashley R.D.2,  Rangiora Canterbury New Zealand 

See maps for directions.

Telephone: (0064 3) 313 5673   Mobile: 027 313 5673


OUR FAMILY:
Father Jack Witbrock  and his wife  Julia    and children:  <>Ann in London,                   Michael in Austin, Texas,              Rachel in Auckland, 
Jeremy in Dunedin,             Elisabeth in Wellington,                 Katherine in Nelson


END OF AN ERA - THE LAST POULTRY
With my declining health, we  felt  obliged to close down  25 years
 of  keeping  geese, hens,  ducks, pheasants, guinea fowls and goats
  on the land, and hand it over  to others to use. So the last generation
  of  birds joins the family protraits,  and  they  go to:

    
the deep freeze


     

a farmer at Sefton

             

          

a farm at Loburn

more pictures of family and livestock and gardens

We retain 3/4  of an acre around the house and classroom, and the rest has been allocated to 2 families.



THE MISSION AT ASHLEY
Chapel in Schoolroom


COMMUNITY  CHURCH OF S.SIMON AND S.JUDE


The Community Church at Ashley repaired and newly painted in November 2004.



The interior as seen from the font, with the 4 icons marking the entrance to the choir-sanctuary. 

   
[right eye]                                                                                                                     [left eye] 


To view in 3-D, hold your finger 2-3" before your nose while sitting 18" back from the screen. When your eyes converge on the finger, the scene should also converge behind it.
 Then allow your eyes to refocus on the photo without losing the central picture. 



Historical Notes 2006                  Remaining Restoration Plans
The Services, the Western  Rite, and times of services at Ashley
Order of the Mass, with photos     Printable Texts of Divine Office and Mass
The Church of Antioch and the Service of the Church            Personal History

New Zealand Deanery

of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese

of Australia and New Zealand


 

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