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

+Cantuar calls for Lambeth prayers

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has called on the Anglican Communion to pray for the upcoming Lambeth Conference and offered a Lambeth prayer guide compiled by Aotearoa New Zealand Franciscan Brother Christopher John SSF. 

Workshop boosts Fiji garden skills

Anglicans in Fiji’s Newtown parish have boosted their gardening skills at a workshop designed to help them support pandemic-hit families with low cost food and new sources of income.

Book offers key to missional churches

Aotearoa New Zealand contextual theologian and Catholic priest Fr Neil Darragh has discovered afresh how local churches can revitalise their lives as missional communities in his new book, “But What Is the Church For?”

General Synod sets in-person meeting

The General Synod-Te Hīnota Whānui of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has been called to meet in Nelson this October for the first in-person gathering of this Church’s governing body in more than four years.

+Justin's sorry to indigenous Canadians

The Archbishop of Canterbury has met with survivors of Canada's residential schools to apologise for the evils of Anglican residential schools. In his apology, ++Justin Welby has committed to walking alongside indigenous peoples to listen and repent, as well as encouraging the Anglican Communion to provide practical support to their aims.
• 'Apologies are cheap unless accompanied by action'

Anglican UN women focus on climate

Rev Jacynthia Murphy from Tamaki makarau - Auckland joined the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) NGO programme this year as part of the Anglican Communion delegation. 
• UN women’s summit recognises role of faith-based communities in climate justice

NZCCSS hails Older Workers Plan

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) has welcomed the release of the New Zealand Government’s 'Older Workers Employment Action Plan' as a positive step in supporting older New Zealanders who want to stay in work.

New book unearths CMS secrets

A ground-breaking new history is now out that delves into the encounter between Māori and Pākehā during the earliest period of Church Missionary Society presence in Aotearoa.

Karakia for Creation marks Earth Day

'Karakia for our Climate' are encouraging Anglicans around Aotearoa New Zealand to pray for the integrity of the Earth and all Creation on Earth Day, this Friday 22 April.

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