Anglicans from across the Diocese of Wellington were in full festive mode last Saturday as they gathered at St Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate the ordination of 18 new deacons and five new priests.
The Anglican Diocese of Waiapu Synod has directed its two major Trust Boards to look for new ways to invest their funds that bring in mission benefits as well as financial returns.
Bishop of Nelson Steve Maina has charged Anglican evangelists meeting at the AFFIRM conference last week with a call to carefully discern their hearers’ worldviews whenever they share the Good News.
The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services was sorry to see the Government so quickly reject 59 NGOs’ call to give children in poverty the gift of a chance to thrive this Christmas.
• Auckland City Mission bracing for toughest Christmas in 100 years
The newly formed Anglican Community of St Mark has celebrated its beginnings and charged its members for mission at the 2020 AFFIRM Conference in Christchurch.
Christ Church Cathedral’s reinstatement company has released a plan to move into the future with a reinstated historic Cathedral building and a modern ‘Cathedral Quarter’ that promises to revitalise the heart of both city and diocese.
• Cathedral leaders look for $26m in one year
• Cost to reinstate Christ Church cathedral goes up by $50m
• Cost of new Cathedral plan skyrockets
• Commentator welcomes inspirational new Cathedral design
Holy Trinity Cathedral Auckland has held a Requiem Eucharist to honour and farewell Bishop Jim White, Assistant Bishop of Auckland who died at 58 from a rare cancer two weeks ago.
Local Shared Ministry teams in the Diocese of Auckland have celebrated first steps in learning to pray in Te Reo Māori, by joining the one million strong Te Reo Māori moment in Māori language week.
• Watch Dilworth School’s ‘Fortissimo’ sing Wairua Tapu for the one million Te Reo Māori moment