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Resurrection in Maniava

New church. 14 new homes. New school dormitory. Two new deacons... small wonder, then, that tears of joy were shed in Maniava yesterday as it celebrated its resurrection.

The Archbishops' Christmas letter

Here's a Christmas letter to you from Archbishops Philip Richardson and Winston Halapua.

Making miracles at Maniava

Here's a photo essay, showing what life was like in Maniava, the hamlet high in the hills of Viti Levu, in the fortnight before Christmas. Maniava was almost erased by Cyclone Winston in February 2016. But things have changed...

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.
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