Applying Christ’s Call
to Faith Community Nursing in 2017
Friday 8TH and Saturday 9 September 2017

Come to Auckland to hear an international perspective on Faith Community Nursing: Helen Wordsworth, co-founder of Parish Nursing in the UK, will be in New Zealand during the spring and has kindly agreed to speak at our conference.

Jesus is the sameHelen will relate her message to our theme verse: “Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever” HEB 13:8. She will also present the research that she did for her doctorate and has published as “Rediscovering a Ministry of Health: Parish nursing as a mission of the local church.” This provides a compelling argument for churches pondering the value of a Faith Community Nurse so invite people to hear what she has to say.

Other speakers will be from among our membership:

Rachael Westenra – the after effects of an earthquake

Janet Hogan – emergency preparedness

Elizabeth Niven – “current research and thinking on spiritual care in dementia” Elizabeth is one of our Life Members and a past chairperson of NZFCNA.

The conference venue has views stretching across Auckland’s magnificent Manukau Harbour, and bordered on the west by one of the city’s premier parks. Selwyn Heights enjoys a prime location in charming Hillsborough, central Auckland. It is conveniently situated just off Auckland’s south-western motorway and only fifteen minutes from the airport and motorway south, making The Selwyn Heights Retirement Village easily accessible for family visiting from the city, eastern and western suburbs.

Originally known as the Masonic Village it was established over forty years ago and purchased by The Selwyn Foundation in 2005.


If you enjoy Auckland’s wide-open green spaces, then head for One Tree Hill. One Tree Hill Domain and neighbouring Cornwall Park together form the largest single area of parkland in Auckland city.

You can catch the Skybus from the airport via route #01 and get off at Mt Eden Road near Three Kings Plaza, stop number 8533. From there, it is a 22 minute walk to 42 Herd Road, Hillsborough. Here is the link for your guide:

For a cheaper rate, you can buy your ticket in advance from the Skybus website ( ) or through their mobile apps ( ).


There is plenty of parking within the village or if that is full the road outside does not have restrictions. It is a short drive off the South Western Motorway, making it an easy drive from the south of Auckland.

Auckland Airport

Selwyn Heights Village is approximately 20 minutes’ drive from Auckland Airport or 55 minutes on the bus/buses

Directions ...


Accommodation Option

For accommodation within easy distance of our conference venue we have made a provisional booking at the Dukes Midway Lodge. This booking has been made for Thursday night and Friday night so that you can travel the day before the conference starts and catch up with other delegates and then arrive bright and early to the conference on Friday.

If you wish to stay at Dukes Midway Lodge under our provisional booking please contact Shirley, our National Administrator, at with your name, contact phone number, if you wish to stay one or two nights and if you wish to book a studio room or share a room with one other.

Dukes lodgeDukes Midway Lodge

4 Vagus Place (off Pah Road), Royal Oak, Auckland

Phone: 0508 385 375

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Rooms have been booked for Thursday 7th and Friday 8th September

Confirmation of numbers required NO LATER THAN Monday 14 August



  • Queen-size bed
  • Tea/coffee-making facilities and fridge
  • Up to 2 persons
  • TV with Freeview
  • Ensuite bathroom


  • Queen-size bed
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Up to 2 persons
  • Extra bed /extra person/extra $20
  • TV with Freeview and sofa or chair
  • Ensuite bathroom

2 (single) people sharing room is $150/room/night (ie. $75 each/night) 

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