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Moana sisters welcome first novice

The Moana Community of Saint Clare and their supporters are celebrating signs of renewal for their Anglican Pacific women’s order as Miliva Toariki takes her vows as their first novice.

Moana sisters extend Suva mission

The Moana Community of Saint Clare in Fiji are celebrating humble signs of growth as they mark the first five years of a newly founded Anglican religious order for mission in the Pacific.

Cyclone Ana floods hit Fiji hard

The Diocese of Polynesia reports that only one month after Cyclone Yasa lashed Vanua Levu with its Category 5 storm, another storm, Cyclone Ana has unleashed torrential rain flooding large areas around Fiji's capital, Suva.
• Intensity of Cyclone Ana surprises many in Fiji
• Deadly Cyclone Ana batters Fiji
• Fiji suffers second deadly storm in a month

Anglican Missions launch Fiji Appeal

Anglican Missions have launched an appeal for the Diocese of Polynesia’s Fiji response after category 5 Tropical Cyclone Yasa lashed the country last night.
• Fiji’s Vanua Levu pummelled by Tropical Cyclone Yasa overnight
• Cyclone Yasa: Category 5 cyclone hits Fiji 
• Two people die due to Cyclone Yasa
• Cyclone Yasa aftermath: widespread destruction

Hindi worship advances mission

The Eucharistic liturgy in Hindi has been published in a Prayer Book for the first time, but its unique value for mission and outreach has been a resource for Anglicans in Fiji for 20 years.

Tonga's noble solution for worship

Revising the Tongan liturgy of the Eucharist has put the translators into a balancing act between Tonga's most formal patterns of speech and the language Anglicans might want to use when they relate to Jesus.  

Lincoln book issues cry on climate

A new book has been released from the UK-based climate change, faith and science conference supported by Pacific Anglicans in 2019.

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.


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Anglican Taonga Winter 2018