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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.