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

Aotearoa Emergency Alliance forms

Anglican Missions and Christian World Service have joined the ‘Emergency Alliance’ a newly founded group of Aotearoa New Zealand-based non-profit agencies dedicated to cooperation during times of emergency.

Christchurch Cathedral hosts dawn prayers

A new day dawned for Christchurch Cathedral in the Square last week, as Dean Lawrence Kimberley, Bishop Peter Carrell and Bishop Richard Wallace led the first worship service to be held in the building since the 2011 earthquakes.

Ministry Standard updates go online

The Anglican Church’s Ministry Standards Commission has published updated Canons on ministry standards and complaints processes for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

+Sione Polynesia takes the lead

Anglicans from across the Pacific have joined in celebration to ordain and install the Most Rev Sione Uluilakepa as Bishop of Polynesia and welcome him as an Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

Pacific Anglicans gather in Fiji

Hundreds of wellwishers are gathering in Suva from across Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond to celebrate the episcopal ordination and installation of Rev Sione Uluilakepa as eighth Bishop of Polynesia and Archbishop of this Church.

New book digs deep in 1 Peter

Bishop Kelvin Wright finds an insightful map to the complex terrain of the New Testament’s First Epistle of Peter in an in-depth study from Otago University’s Rev Dr Katie Marcar.

Archbishops praise fallen aid workers

Archbishop of Canterbury Most Rev Justin Welby has joined the primates of this Church to condemn afresh the war in Ukraine following the deaths of New Zealand and British aid workers Andrew Bagshaw and Christopher Parry. 
• Andrew Bagshaw, a quiet hero in Ukraine
• Church of England's top cleric praises Kiwi aid worker killed in Ukraine

A Word for Cyclone responders

Bishop of Christchurch Peter Carrell shares a theology of support for people facing the tough edge of disaster response.

Cyclone response hub opens

Anglicans working on the frontlines of last week’s Cyclone have asked anyone planning a practical response to send their offers through the Cyclone Response Hub based at Anglican Missions.

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