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

Wellington elects new Assistant Bishop

Archbishop Don Tamihere and Archbishop Sione Uluilakepa have announced that the Reverend Anashuya Fletcher has been elected as Assistant Bishop for the Diocese of Wellington. 

In Memoriam: Bishop Bruce Gilberd

Retired Bishop of Auckland, Bishop Bruce Gilberd died aged 85 years in December 2023, and in early 2024 family, friends and church leaders gathered for a memorial service, giving thanks for his life and his 61 years of ordained ministry.

City Mission food needs rise by 65%

Wellington City Mission is reporting a big increase in families running out of food over the Christmas period, as the ongoing demand for food parcels rises to 65% above the 2023 weekly average.

Celebrating power to the people

The Common Grace Aotearoa network is celebrating a win for electricity users in Aotearoa, after the New Zealand Electricity Authority Te Mana Hiko moved to require power companies to offer better consumer care, especially for people struggling to pay their bills.

Anglican hymnwriter joins honours

Anglican hymnwriter Marnie Barrell has joined the New Year’s Honours list this January as a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her forty years’ contribution to church music and hymnwriting.

Common Grace Aotearoa takes off

Common Grace Aotearoa (CGA) has launched a new ecumenical network of Christians working for the common good with a hui at Ngatiawa River Monastery in Waikanae between 10-12 November.

Mahi Mihinare gains new CE

Waikato-based social justice and service organisation Mahi Mihinare - Anglican Action has announced a new Tumu Whakarae - Chief Executive to oversee its justice advocacy and social services work.

‘The Shed’ ministry turns 25

The Greymouth Churches Community Youth Project, commonly known as ‘The Shed’ celebrates 25 years in 2023, making it one of the longest running youth programmes begun by an Anglican parish in Aotearoa New Zealand. Julanne Clarke-Morris asked The Shed’s founders Nicky Mora and Archdeacon Tim Mora how it all happened.
• Hear "Shed' testimonies from Nelson Anglicans

Coalition calls to stop carbon credits

Wellington Anglicans from Common Grace Aotearoa have brought together a coalition of faith, climate and construction groups to launch a new Don’t Subsidise Pollution campaign.

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