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Three ChristChurch Cathedral options

The Diocese of Christchurch has released details of a third option on the future of ChristChurch cathedral for its synod to consider this September.

“Will this help hold us together?”

Jackie Pearse is one of the six members of the Motion 29 Working Group. Taonga asked her to reflect on her experience of helping shape its report.

Katene’s comments

Taonga asked Katene Eruera, who convened the Motion 29 Working Group, to briefly unpack the reports’ six key recommendations. The quoted sentences following each recommendation are his response:

Archbishops introduce WG report

Here is the archbishop's letter which accompanies the Working Group report released today.

Working Group Interim report

Read or download the Interim Working Group Report here.

Remember the shepherd's tools

Here is the sermon that Amy Page-Whiting preached at the ordination of Bishop Eleanor Sanderson on Friday 2 June 2017.

Synod is the right body to decide

In a letter to Joanna Norris, Editor of The Press, Archbishop Philip Richardson has backed Bishop Victoria Matthews and the Diocese of Christchurch on their move to place the cathedral's future before diocesan synod.

77% submit against euthanasia

A New Zealand anti-euthanasia coalition says most New Zealanders who submitted to the Health Select Committee on end of life issues do not support legalising euthanasia.

Historic bishops’ gathering

Here's the full, unedited communique from the first gathering of Australasia's Anglican female bishops - who met in Gippsland, Victoria from April 25 to April 28.

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