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Resurrection in Maniava

New church. 14 new homes. New school dormitory. Two new deacons... small wonder, then, that tears of joy were shed in Maniava yesterday as it celebrated its resurrection.

Making miracles at Maniava

Here's a photo essay, showing what life was like in Maniava, the hamlet high in the hills of Viti Levu, in the fortnight before Christmas. Maniava was almost erased by Cyclone Winston in February 2016. But things have changed...

Cathedral of Living Stones

About 800 people gathered to support Henry Bull's ordination to the episcopate yesterday. He chose to become Bishop Henry Bull of Vanua Levu and Taveuni in a cathedral not made by hands...
• Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley's Labasa sermon

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

Touching heaven’s heels in Tonga

Tongan Anglicans turned out in force in Nuku’alofa on Sunday to support the ordination of the kingdom’s first as-of-right bishop.
• Tongan Anglican Church 'A bird that has begun to fly' ACNS reports

Two new bishops for Polynesia

The Archbishops have this morning announced the election of two new bishops for the Diocese of Polynesia.
WATCH: Polynesia's Bishops-elect talk with Archbishop Philip 

Building back better in Maniava

When Cyclone Winston struck Fiji, it wrecked 34 of the 38 homes in the remote hillside community of Maniava. But 14 months on, that community is being transformed.

Tonga training for young leaders

Sixteen young Anglican leaders from around the Province are gathering in Tonga tomorrow to equip them to help their communities adapt to climate change.

Bishop in Tonga soon to be elected

The Diocese of Polynesia is reshaping itself for the future. It will soon have a Bishop in Tonga – and next May it will elect Archbishop Winston’s successor as diocesan bishop.
• Two Diocese of Polynesia bishops to retire
• Kiwi bishops promote discipleship in Fiji


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