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In Memoriam: Bishop Muru Walters

Bishop Muru Walters has died aged 90, and on Monday 19 February hundreds of mourners gathered at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to farewell him and offer their support to his wife Lorraine and whānau.

Wellington elects new Asst Bishop

Archbishop Don Tamihere and Archbishop Sione Uluilakepa have announced that the Reverend Anashuya Fletcher has been elected as Assistant Bishop for the Diocese of Wellington. 
• Whanganui Reverend appointed youngest Assistant Bishop of Wellington

Fast for the earth this Lent

This Lent ‘Green Anglicans’ and the Anglican Communion Environmental Network are inviting whānau and churches to fast from carbon use during Lent.

In Memoriam: Bishop Bruce Gilberd

Retired Bishop of Auckland, Bishop Bruce Gilberd died aged 85 years in December 2023, and in early 2024 family, friends and church leaders gathered for a memorial service, giving thanks for his life and his 61 years of ordained ministry.

Lenten Appeal focuses on health

The 2024 Anglican Missions Lenten Appeal is focusing on two projects that improve health and wellbeing for people in Uganda and the Holy Land.

City Mission food needs rise by 65%

Wellington City Mission is reporting a big increase in families running out of food over the Christmas period, as the ongoing demand for food parcels rises to 65% above the 2023 weekly average.

Celebrating power to the people

The Common Grace Aotearoa network is celebrating a win for electricity users in Aotearoa, after the New Zealand Electricity Authority Te Mana Hiko moved to require power companies to offer better consumer care, especially for people struggling to pay their bills.

Anglican historian preaches at Waitangi

Anglican historian and theologian Alastair Reese answered Bishop Te Kitohi Pikaahu’s call to preach at the dawn service at Waitangi this year, and framed the Treaty as a covenant.

Palestine leads World Day of Prayer

Women from Palestinian churches who wrote this year's World Day of Prayer, are inviting Christians the world over to gather in worship on 1 March 2024 to pray with the theme: "Bear With One Another in Love.”


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