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Wellington celebrates Bishop Ana

The Diocese of Wellington hit full celebration mode last weekend as they gathered to support the Right Reverend Anashuya Fletcher to be ordained and installed Assistant Bishop of Wellington on Saturday 13 April 2024.
• Watch the livestream of Anashuya Fletcher's episcopal ordination

Christchurch faces mothballed Cathedral

The project to reinstate Christchurch's Cathedral in the Square is facing an indefinite break in works, which would leave the Diocese and the city of Christchurch with a broken Cathedral at heart.
• 'Gothic pile' or 'heart of the city'?

Mission opens addiction care space

Wellington City Mission is opening a "first of its kind" alcohol dependents' safe home to care for people unable to access other homelessness services in the capital city. 

Poems deal with sexual abuse

Sexual abuse is the subject of a new volume of poems by Christchurch poet, Dr Jane Simpson, who shares her poetic reflections on the experiences of survivors of historic abuse by Anglican clergy.

Wellington gains first female dean

As Wellington celebrates Rev Anashuya Fletcher’s election as their second female Assistant Bishop, the Diocese has achieved yet another quiet triumph for Anglican women’s public leadership. In November last year, the Very Reverend Katie Lawrence was installed as Dean of the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, making her the first female Dean for Aotearoa New Zealand’s capital city.

Regen24 set to fire renewal

The Anglican Community of St Mark (ACM) is encouraging Anglican leadership teams to get fired up for the Gospel at its ‘Regen24’ conference that sets out to revitalise leadership, mission and discipleship across the nation.

Pilgrims call for Gaza ceasefire

Common Grace Aotearoa is encouraging Christians around the country to join in one of its pilgrimages to walk the length of Gaza and call for immediate ceasefire.

Wellington elects new Asst Bishop

Archbishop Don Tamihere and Archbishop Sione Uluilakepa have announced that the Reverend Anashuya Fletcher has been elected as Assistant Bishop for the Diocese of Wellington. 
• Whanganui Reverend appointed youngest Assistant Bishop of Wellington

In Memoriam: Bishop Bruce Gilberd

Retired Bishop of Auckland, Bishop Bruce Gilberd died aged 85 years in December 2023, and in early 2024 family, friends and church leaders gathered for a memorial service, giving thanks for his life and his 61 years of ordained ministry.

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