anglicantaonga

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

Cathedral of Living Stones

About 800 people gathered to support Henry Bull's ordination to the episcopate yesterday. He chose to become Bishop Henry Bull of Vanua Levu and Taveuni in a cathedral not made by hands...
• Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley's Labasa sermon

40+800 = Celebration

Last Sunday, congregations gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first ordinations of women to the priesthood here – and to celebrate the contributions of women, past, present and future.

SJCTB opens 'new initiatives' fund

The St John's College Trust Board and Te Kotahitanga have developed a new approach to funding Anglican education across Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

Face-to-face interfaith

Leaders of New Zealand’s many faiths met in Auckland last week. Their aim? To foster the development of good relationships between their communities, and to seek action on common concerns.

“Mission Impossible”? Perhaps not...

Bottom-up works better than top-down - that's one of the conclusions that could be drawn from a Decade of Mission hui held in Wellington this week.

Break the Silence Sunday

This Sunday, churches across Fiji will observe “Break the Silence Sunday” - which is their most visible effort to halt the epidemic of violence against women in Pacific Island nations.
• Watch the one-minute video

Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley to Ripon

Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley has accepted a call to become the Bishop of Ripon, in the Diocese of Leeds in England. She will finish her service in the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki on Christmas Day. 
• Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley moves from Waikato to Leeds
• New Bishop of Ripon announced

Celebrating women's priesthood

Next month this Church celebrates our achievement as one of the first provinces in the Anglican Communion to ordain women to the priesthood - forty years ago.
• 40th anniversary of women's ordination to the priesthood liturgy

“Contamination” slur challenged

Destiny Church’s self-declared bishop Brian Tamaki has suggested that gay and lesbian clergy pollute the church. He’s been challenged on those comments.
• Archbishop condemns Brian Tamaki's comment