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

Young teens engage in Wonder

More than fifty 11-13 year olds from youth groups and parishes around the Diocese of Wellington has converged on the Foxton Bible Camp for a weekend of fun and games, worship and wonder for the first time since Covid-19 reached our shores.

In Memoriam: Bishop Peter Atkins

When former Bishop of Waiapu, Rt Rev Peter Atkins died in Auckland aged 86 this May, he left behind a legacy of 60 faithful years of ordained ministry. Taonga editor Julanne Clarke-Morris called on some of those who knew him to share their insights into Bishop Peter Atkins’ life and ministry. 
• +Peter Waiapu: energy, focus, mission 
• A Tribute to my Dad: Peter Atkins
• Archbishop David Moxon remembers Bishop Peter

Cathedral hosts ‘numinous’ artworks

Auckland-based Aotearoa New Zealand artist Karen Sewell has taken her artwork on spiritual themes south to show at St Paul’s Cathedral Dunedin.

Peace campaigner priest gains OBE

Wellington-based veteran peace campaigner, ecumenist and Anglican priest, Rev Dr Paul Oestreicher has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his lifetime of work advocating for peace, human rights and reconciliation.

St Matt’s opens new ministry ground

Auckland’s St Matthew-in-the-City has expanded the ministry of its grounds as not only an inner city green haven, but as a space to reduce waste and build community.

Book offers key to missional churches

Aotearoa New Zealand contextual theologian and Catholic priest Fr Neil Darragh has discovered afresh how local churches can revitalise their lives as missional communities in his new book, “But What Is the Church For?”

Christchurch seeks new Missioner

Christchurch City Mission is seeking a new Missioner to guide and manage its work supporting and uplifting people struggling to get by. 

Christ Church Cathedral well on track

After two solid years of stabilising, the Christ Church Cathedral project is moving head into a new phase of its work to reinstate the historic Cathedral damaged in the 2011 earthquakes.
• Inflation risk could add $4.6m to Cathedral reinstatement
• Cathedral roof removal achieves milestone in restoration

Anglicans back fares-free transport

Anglicans in the Diocese of Wellington are hoping to give both people and planet a helping hand by backing fares-free public transport for Community Services Card Holders, under-25s and students. 

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