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Spirituality - What’s good for the soul is good for you


The spiritual care of our residents and staff is an essential component of the Foundation’s model of care, The Selwyn Way and contributes to an individual’s overall health and wellbeing. Watch our Chaplain's reflections below.

The Selwyn Way

The Selwyn Way is our unique and holistic approach to the care and wellbeing of all who connect with the Foundation and includes the spiritual and religious dimension of wellbeing, underpinned by our Christian faith.  Our services and ethics embody these principles, respecting the variety inherent in Tikanga Maori, Tikanga Pakeha and Tikanga Pacifica, and embracing the diversity of cultures, values and spirituality that are present within contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Foundation provides chaplains at Selwyn Village and at the six villages sold to Metlifecare (back in February 22). All chaplains are on call 24 hours a day for all residents as needed. The chaplains are ordained ministers of the Anglican church and their ministry and services offer great comfort and support to our village community and those Metlifecare village communities.

Chaplain's Reflections

Watch our Reflections

During New Zealand's Covid-19 lockdown our Chaplains were streaming their daily reflections online. You can enjoy our current selection of reflections on our YouTube channel - Click the link below to select a reflection from the playlist.

  • Our Chaplains

    "We are not human beings on a spiritual journey, we are spiritual beings on a human journey" - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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