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

Fono strengthens Pacific ties

Leaders of the Pacific Anglican Churches have gathered together to build on shared foundations and discuss critical issues in mission across Oceania.
• Full text of Archbishop Philip Richardson’s sermon at St Barnabas Cathedral Honiara
• 2023 Fono Communiqué

Māori bishops set to flourish

Te Rūnanga Whāiti o Te Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa has moved to establish a Commission on Episcopal Leadership for Te Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa.

Hāhi backs Eastern iwi responses

Since Cyclone Gabrielle struck in February 2023, the Anglican Church has looked to support communities doing the mahi as their people cope with the storm’s aftermath. Across Tairāwhiti and the Hawke’s Bay, that support went mostly to standout marae and iwi serving in the frontline of response.

Northern Anglicans rally in storms

As multiple extreme weather events hit the upper North Island over summer 2023, Anglicans have provided emergency funding, pastoral and practical support across Te Pīhopatanga o Te Tai Tokerau and the Diocese of Auckland.

Church funds Cyclone responders

Since Cyclone Gabrielle struck in February 2023 this Church has mobilised pūtea and people to back churches and minita, marae and iwi as they cared for communities devastated by this summer’s storms.

Anglicans delve into faith & science

Anglican clergy from the Diocese of Auckland have gathered for a closer look at the interplay between faith and science, as part of the global work of the Anglican Communion’s Science Commission. 

ABC calls 2024 Primates' meeting

The Archbishop of Canterbury Most Rev Justin Welby has confirmed that the Anglican Primates' Meeting will gather in Rome next April 2024.

Christian Unity prayers out now

The National Dialogue for Christian Unity has published resources to help Aotearoa New Zealand churches observe the 2023 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity next week.
• Southern hemisphere celebrates Week of prayer for Christian Unity
• Tikanga Pākehā Ecumenical Group Chair reflects on 2023 racial justice theme

RDC webinars foster climate hope

Dr Jane Goodall will deliver the opening keynote in a four-part webinar series on climate hope run by Aotearoa New Zealand’s Religious Diversity Centre this June.

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