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

Pākehā bishops set traffic light plans

Anglican Bishops from the Pākehā dioceses that span Aotearoa New Zealand have issued pastoral guidelines and regulations for how Anglican communities can manage public events and gatherings under the Covid-19 traffic light system.
• We don’t want a church divided because of Covid
• Timaru churches adapt to Vaccine Pass requirements
• Marlborough churches plan for orange

Akld City Mission fears bleak Xmas

In the lead up to Christmas, the Auckland City Mission - Te Tāpui Atawhai worry they won’t be able to meet the needs of the increasing number of families struggling to make ends meet under the prolonged Covid lockdown.
• Auckland Council supports City Mission's angels appeal

Lift up thine eyes

Wellington-based spiritual director Adrienne Thompson feels uplifted as she raises her gaze above her phone screen and its daily news grind.

Nelson Dean unites science & faith

The new Dean of Nelson, the Very Rev Dr Graham O’Brien talked with Taonga this week about the pastoral, theological and scientific background he brings to his leadership role at Christ Church Cathedral Nelson.
 The Nelson Mail introduces Dean Graham
 Covid-19 Delta: Christians can do more than pray

Ordinary blessings made sublime

The Rev Glynn Cardy has written a ‘Book of Blessings’ that entice the reader to consider the divine blessings that can arise from the ordinary things of life.

Akld Mission breaks food parcel record

Auckland City Mission – Te Tāpui Atawhai, has reported that Auckland’s latest Alert Level 4 has led to a regrettable new record of 6000 food boxes going to families in need since lockdown began.

Nelson offers digital ministry training

The Diocese of Nelson has launched ‘Discipleship Pathway’– a new fully online ministry education platform that aims to make ministry training available for free – from anywhere and under any level of Covid-19 restriction.

Auckland Mission pivots for Level 4

The Auckland City Mission - Te Tāpui Atawhai has moved swiftly to make sure they keep serving Aucklanders in desperate need despite the seven-day Level 4 snap lockdown.
• Auckland City Mission food box requests double in Level 4
• Christchurch City Mission shelter at capacity for lockdown
• How Wellington responded to Level 4 lockdown

Caring for grieving kids in Taranaki

Taranaki Anglican Rosemary Richards has been honoured with a volunteering award for her work as a group facilitator and mentor for the ‘Seasons for Growth’ programme supporting children dealing with grief.

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