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Appeal helps Polynesia provide aid

The Diocese of Polynesia has reported that 181 families directly affected by loss of livelihood due to Covid-19 restrictions have received food assistance via the Anglican Missions Covid-19 Appeal.

St Mary's School breaks new ground

Staff and students are celebrating as Bishop Henry Bull blessed the foundations for three new classrooms at St Mary’s Anglican Primary school in Labasa.

Pacific Anglicans witness on climate

Archbishop Fereimi Cama is heading a team from the Diocese of Polynesia to witness on Christian responses to climate change at a conference in the UK Diocese of Lincoln this week.

Archbishop Fereimi Cama ordained

Fereimi Cama has been ordained as the next Bishop of Polynesia - and hence he is an Archbishop and joint leader of the three tikanga church. He is the first Fijian to be chosen to lead his diocese in its 110 year history.
• The Fiji Sun's report
• Archbishop Cama's story
• The ACNS report

New Archbishop announced

The Archbishops have announced who is to become the next Bishop of Polynesia. He's a Fijian man who has demonstrated courage at the point of a gun – and readiness to serve Polynesians of every ethnic background.
• From classroom to church: achieving his childhood dream
• Vigils - and Vigilantes
• Fiji Sun story
• Fiji Times story
• RNZ Pacific announcement

Field of 10 for Polynesian election

The Diocese of Polynesia has confirmed a list of 10 candidates who have offered themselves for discernment as the next Bishop of Polynesia – and therefore as Archbishop and Primate of this church.

Last stop in Levuka

Archbishop Winston Halapua is en route to Cambridge – where he will begin a new season of ministry and reflection at Westcott College, a CofE theological seminary.

Isa Lei, Archbishop Winston...

On Sunday, Archbishop Winston Halapua was farewelled from Suva's Holy Trinity Cathedral - thus beginning a series of leave takings from each of the Diocese's seven units or archdeaconries.
• Archbishop honoured at his last sermon
• ++Winston praises Bainimarama climate strategy
• Polynesia's Anglican primate farewelled

Grappling with an "existential threat"

The Oceania fono members have today released a communique from their recent gathering in Suva. And they've identified climate change as the first of their common concerns.
• The communique, in full
• The ABC talks climate change with the ABC


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Anglican Taonga Winter 2018