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

'The Convert' offers new view

Bishop John Bluck reports a different view on iwi Māori relations with an early Pākehā missionary in Michael Bennett and Lee Tamahori's new film, 'The Convert'.

Return to Rangiaowhia: 160yrs on

As a new chapter opens for the people of Rangiaowhia, the Anglican Church stood with them to mark 160 years since the Land Wars massacre that took place in their church.
• Tears of joy as Rangiaowhia land purchased
• Iwi celebrate first harvest on their land in 160 years
• The incident in Rangiaowhia

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.

Study scans NZ faith & belief

The Wilberforce Foundation has released its second Aotearoa New Zealand-wide study on faith and belief - ‘Te Patapātai Whakapono’ which surveyed 1,009 Aotearoa New Zealanders to gain their insights on faith and spirituality.

Dr Te Paa Daniel unpacks peace

Dr Jenny Te Paa Daniel (Te Rarawa) has spoken out on the grounds for peace and equity in Aotearoa New Zealand as she presented the 20th annual Abrahamic Interfaith Group peace lecture at Otago University this September.
• Watch or read Dr Jenny Te Paa Daniel’s - 2023 Peace Lecture

Anglo-Catholics hīkoi with Mary

Anglicans from across the motu have taken part in a Waikato hīkoi of reconciliation and peace accompanied by Mary at the heart of this year’s Anglo-Catholic Hui.

Taranaki steps into bicultural future

Taranaki Cathedral and Ngāti Te Whiti have taken their next steps into a Treaty-led future as they gathered last week to open Te Whare Hononga, the Sir Paul Reeves’ Centre and unveil a memorial to six Waikato warriors.
• Watch (2 hrs): Te Whare Hononga: pōwhiri after dawn ceremony
• New memorial to fallen rangatira unveiled in Taranaki
• TV breakfast show visits Te Whare Hononga

NZCCSS lauds aged care pay rise

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services has welcomed the Government’s decision to lift wages for nurses and healthcare assistants at aged residential care facilities across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Anglican-Meth­­­odist dialogue heads north

The Aotearoa New Zealand Anglican-Methodist dialogue group have joined together for a northern pilgrimage to historic sites where early Māori and Pākehā missionaries from the two churches cooperated in mission.

Cathedrals welcome respects for late Queen

Anglicans mark Season of Creation

Archbishops offer condolences

'Faithful disciple' Queen Elizabeth II is dead

Nelson Anglicans respond to deluge

Women’s stories uplift Creation care

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