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Ministry Standard updates go online

The Anglican Church’s Ministry Standards Commission has published updated Canons on ministry standards and complaints processes for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

++Philip retires as Synod president

Archbishop Philip Richardson has announced his retirement as Archbishop and Primate from mid-2023, making General Synod 2022 his last full Synod as a member of the presidium. 

Synod scopes T3 resource partnership

The General Synod te Hīnota Whānui has agreed to look for ways in which Māori, Pākehā and Polynesian strands of the Anglican Church can proactively share resources across the Church.

Synod takes stock of housing needs

General Synod Te Hīnota Whānui has asked Anglican Financial Care to find ways this Church can provide housing advice, support and provision for Anglicans retiring from ministry in this Church.

Church locks in Safe Church Charter

The General Synod te Hīnota Whānui meeting Nelson last week voted to install the Anglican Communion’s Safe Church Charter as a permanent feature of this Church’s policy.

Synod orders pay equity review

Te Hīnota Whānui has commissioned a wide-ranging equity review into stipendiary and lay salary rates for all people who minister in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
• 2013: Time for 3T audit

Hīnota widens Melanesia study fund

General Synod Te Hīnota Whānui has broadened the possibilities for students from the Church of Melanesia to study with the support of a St John’s College Trust Board scholarship.

Synod updates laws, lines & liturgies

General Synod Te Hīnota Whānui has passed a collection of minor bills and motions that install updates to the Church’s lectionary, to ‘A New Zealand Prayer Book - He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa’ and to canons of church law.

Synod affirms decisions on St John’s

Te Hīnota Whānui passed a Bill today which confirms the General Standing Committee’s decisions to install a new governance structure for St John the Evangelist Theological College in July this year.
• General Synod to review GSSC powers

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