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“Mission Impossible”? Perhaps not...

Bottom-up works better than top-down - that's one of the conclusions that could be drawn from a Decade of Mission hui held in Wellington this week.

Break the Silence Sunday

This Sunday, churches across Fiji will observe “Break the Silence Sunday” - which is their most visible effort to halt the epidemic of violence against women in Pacific Island nations.
• Watch the one-minute video

Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley to Ripon

Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley has accepted a call to become the Bishop of Ripon, in the Diocese of Leeds in England. She will finish her service in the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki on Christmas Day. 
• Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley moves from Waikato to Leeds
• New Bishop of Ripon announced

Celebrating women's priesthood

Next month this Church celebrates our achievement as one of the first provinces in the Anglican Communion to ordain women to the priesthood - forty years ago.
• 40th anniversary of women's ordination to the priesthood liturgy

“Contamination” slur challenged

Destiny Church’s self-declared bishop Brian Tamaki has suggested that gay and lesbian clergy pollute the church. He’s been challenged on those comments.
• Archbishop condemns Brian Tamaki's comment

Holy Trinity Cathedral consecrated

Some 1400 well-wishers jammed into Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral yesterday to witness the consecration of the now completed cathedral, 174 years after Bishop Selwyn had bought the site on which it stands.

Selwyn’s vision, fulfilled

Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral is on the eve of its consecration - 174 years after New Zealand's first bishop bought the site on which it stands.

What the stats aren’t telling us…

Charles Waldegrave has been a warrior for social justice for decades. Taonga has been talking with him about one of his latest tasks.

Congrats – here are our priorities

Te Runanga Whaiti (the Standing Committee of the Māori Anglican Church) has congratulated the new government – and suggested priorities.


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Anglican Taonga Spring 2017