The New Zealand Anglican Church Pension Board has announced that it is adopting the trading name of Anglican Financial Care / Te Maru Mihinare.
“‘Te Maru Mihinare’ means a place of shelter or safety in the Anglican Church,” said Anglican Financial Care Board Chair and Dean of Christchurch Lawrence Kimberley today.
“That meaning sits well with our organisation’s purpose and vision, which is to strive for our clergy’s financial peace of mind – an ever-increasing challenge in today’s world.”
Anglican Financial Care has served clergy and lay workers of the Anglican Church and the wider Christian community in New Zealand for almost 50 years. Today the organisation provides much more than pensions, so the Board chose the new name to reflect the wider range of services and support it now has on offer.
“Our core vision ‘ethical at heart’ means our approach to our services goes well beyond having an ethical investment policy.” said Anglican Financial Care’s Chief Executive Mark Wilcox today.
“We apply Christian values to the way we conduct our business and interact with our members and others. It’s the way we’ve always done it, it’s part of our DNA.”
With the name change comes a new logo which shows a circle of intertwined fish symbols with one picked out in a different colour. This design emphasises the organisation’s belief that while the individual is part of a bigger group, they are still recognised as individuals.
Through its various funds, Anglican Financial Care provides pensions to retired clergy, health grants for retired clergy and their spouses, and welfare financial assistance to clergy and their dependents who are in need.
Anglican Financial Care also provides mortgages to clergy and other Christians for residential housing, the Christian KiwiSaver Scheme is available to all Christians and employees of Christian organisations, and it offers investment management services to churches and other Christian organisations.
Total funds under management with Anglican Financial Care at 30 June 2019 were $215m.
Anglican Financial Care is the trading name of The New Zealand Anglican Church Pension Board. The Board was established by the General Synod of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia in 1972. We are blessed to have people serving on the Board and staff who are committed to the retirement schemes, including the Christian KiwiSaver Scheme, and financial services we offer to the Anglican community and the broader Christian community in New Zealand. The staff of Anglican Financial Care operate out of its office in Anglican House in Thorndon, Wellington.