Māori Anglicans in the South Island have transformed the ministry of their Hui Amorangi base at Te Waipounamu Centre in Christchurch City into a buzzing hub for community care.
• Ōtautahi church works to keep up with needs of whānau
Māori Anglicans are journeying this Lent with Māori Anglican saints and ancestors in a series of Wednesday evening services livestreamed via the Pihopatanga o Aotearoa Facebook group.
• Read Rēnata Kawepo's story told in Rev Zhane Tahau Whelan's sermon
• Watch the full online service from Wednesday 8 March
When Rev Dr Rangi Nicholson spoke with people from the two churches of Rangiātea and All Saints’ Ōtaki this Waitangi Day, he shared an exciting opportunity for the Anglican Church to play a role in shaping our nation’s future – again.
• Video of the full Waitangi Day event at Ōtaki:2hrs 20min
• ++David Moxon’s sermon on the biblical roots of Treaty hope
Archbishop Don Tamihere and Rev Dr Wayne Te Kaawa have joined theology students and staff from Otago University and Te Rau Theological College to bless and launch the new side-by-side Māori-English language Paipera Tapu - Bible.
As Anglicans across Te Pīhopatanga o Te Tai Tokerau and the Diocese of Auckland returned to worship in person for the first time in four months this week, their bishops said their people’s joy was palpable at the chance to be together again.
• Tamaki-makaurau church leaders’ Christmas message
The Māori Anglican Bishops have sent a joint pastoral letter to Hui Amorangi around Aotearoa New Zealand, calling on communities to place vulnerable and at risk whānau at the heart of how they conduct community life under the new “traffic light” Covid-19 Protection Framework.
• Experts look at the traffic light system's flaws
Archbishop Don Tamihere and the Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa have affirmed the Church’s strong support for vaccination as the wisest path Māori whānau can take to protect themselves and their communities from Covid-19.
A newly formed Aotearoa-wide ministry network and digital resource hub for whānau, tamariki and rangatahi is breaking new ground for Te Hāhi Mihinare – the Māori Anglican Church.
• ‘Tamariki Time’ seeds digital ministry
Indigenous Christians from around Aotearoa New Zealand and the Anglican Communion have expressed their solidarity with the indigenous peoples of Canada in a statement released this week.