Cursillo Wellington

Cursillo Wellington celebrated 35 years in 2023!

Coming Soon…

Cursillo Weekends

20th to 23rd June, 2024
Get your registrations in now
The closing date for applications is Friday 31st May for both Cursillo weekends
See details, brochure, and application forms below

Musician Wanted for W46

Our woman’s team is desperate for a musician, if you would like to be a musician for their team, please email Athena –

From our Diocesan Lay Director

Kia ora koutou katoa and Greetings Cursillo Family,

March already, who can believe it! I hope this finds you all in good health.

I want to update you on where things are with regard to Cursillo in the Wellington Diocese. As you may recall, the national committee, New Zealand Anglican Cursillo Council (NZAC), met on 9 February.

We all agreed there is a need for significant change, we discussed possibilities including; winding up because Cursillo has had its season, 2 day weekends, pre-weekend online courses, or maybe doing it over three single days, or non-residential in smaller parish communities, and a number of other suggestions.

We had a wonderful presentation from Rev Carolyn Robertson on how millennials receive information about their Christian faith and living in Christian community. She shared with us why a three-day weekend in its current form would be uninspiring to millennials (those people now aged 27-43). She gave us a lot of feedback on our website/international websites and how they appear to younger people.

As a result of the above and the need to hear more suggestions, each diocese has been asked to go back to their Cursillistas and “dream big.” We are likely to hold a workshop at the Wellington DDU later this year, to consider what would be best for our diocese and Cursillo nationally. Some of us have also had the opportunity to discuss possibilities with Bishop Justin and Gendy Thomson (Archdeacon for Mission and Ministry). They are very interested in how our DDU discussions go. We ask for your ongoing prayer, to assist us with the discerning the Lord’s desire for the precious gift of Cursillo.

de colores,

Anna Jackson
Diocesan Lay Director.


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Cursillo Weekends 2024

Thursday 20th June (early evening) – Sunday 23rd June (late afternoon)

El Rancho, 58 Weggery Drive, Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036

Women’s W46 Lay Director

Athena Richmond

Men’s M46 Lay Director

Wayne Stokes

This year the Cursillo weekend will have an exciting and different look. The men’s and women’s Cursillo will be held at El Rancho from Thursday, 20 June to Sunday, 23 June. Both Cursillo’s will run separately but will come together for meals, mananita and clausura. Each Team will have a separate meeting room and chapel. This will be held in Elm Court. The women’s team will use Elm Hall and the men’s team will use Fireside. This is the first time we have had a weekend where we have both Cursillo’s running at the same time at the same venue and it will be exciting to see what the Lord does through these two Cursillo’s.

Application Form

Wellington Weekend Application Form

Download Application Form

Flier – What is Cursillo?

Please email the completed application form to

Cursillo Events Program 2024

Day of Deeper Understanding

Details TBA

Please bring a plate to share for morning tea as well as lunch as we are having a pot luck lunch.
We would love to see you for a day of worship, fellowship and fun.

Other event details coming soon

Wellington Leadership Team

Diocesan Lay Director

Anna Jackson

Diocesan Spiritual Advisor

Jill Woods

Assistant Spiritual Advisor


Post Cursillo Director


Cursillo Administrator/Secretary

Maree Foster


Anne Sinclair


Mary Cropp

Cursillo Director

Maree Foster (for Women’s)
Liam Jones (for Men’s)

Equipment Resources

Anne Sinclair

Palanca Co-ordinator

Jan Haines

Wellington Postal Address

Wellington Diocese Anglican Cursillo
PO Box 50134
Porirua 5024

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