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Telling the stories of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, NZ and Polynesia

Seeing with God's eyes

James Harding relays Jesus' healing encounter with the blind man: the man whose eyes Jesus opened, not only to see the world, but to see God's truth alive within it.

Come and see this man!

Sarah Harris contrasts Nicodemus' cautious approach to Jesus, with the Samaritan woman's bold, 'broad daylight' faith at the well. 

Faith that knows no bounds

Bishop Kelvin Wright hears the rush of the Holy Spirit as each of this week's readings joins Jesus and Nicodemus to speak on the power of faith.

Turning back to God

Graham O'Brien delves into Jesus' call to return to God, as we look to the beginning of Lent next week.

Are we up for the challenge?

In this week's readings, Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley shows how temptation drives us away from God. But who can face turning back to God this Lent?

Te Runanga Whaiti objects

Here’s the full text of the Runanga Whaiti statement about the proposed new Child Youth and Family legislation.

Churches voice concern for students

Here is the church leaders' statement which argues for a compassionate response to 11 Indian students facing deportation from New Zealand.

The unholiness of hate

Derek Tovey reveals the demands of this week's readings on all who hope for holiness: to care for the poor, be fair to workers and love those who hurt or threaten you.  

Way Forward SWG - their January 2017 report

Here’s the report released after the Way Forward Small Working Group’s January meeting.

Way Forward SWG - their first report

Love that is stronger than law

My eyes have seen your salvation

Stepping out of the boat

Arohanui from Jerusalem

Archbishop of Canterbury sends condolences


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Muriel Porter

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