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

Polynesia elects new Archbishop

The Diocese of Polynesia Electoral College has elected Rev Sione Ulu’ilakepa as Bishop of Polynesia, and he will therefore become one of the three Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

House of Sarah debuts resource

The House of Sarah, a faith-based organisation closely aligned to the Diocese of Polynesia, along with UN Women in Fiji, have developed a new resource that sets out how Fiji’s faith-based groups can end violence against women and girls.
• Watch the FijiOne News report on the launch
• Wailoku activist applauds House of Sarah

Nine go forward for +Polynesia

The Diocese of Polynesia has confirmed a list of nine candidates who have accepted the call to discernment as the next Bishop of Polynesia – and therefore as Archbishop and Primate of this Church.

Faith leaders back ecocide law

General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches, Rev James Bhagwan has spoken out in support of the interfaith movement to promote ecocide law.

Tongan Anglicans build future resilience

Six months on from the massive volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga, Anglicans are mobilising Appeal funds to build natural disaster resilient communities across the islands of Tonga.

Nominations open for +Polynesia

The Diocese of Polynesia has called for prayer as nominations for the role of Bishop of Polynesia and Archbishop of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia opened this week.

Workshop boosts Fiji garden skills

Anglicans in Fiji’s Newtown parish have boosted their gardening skills at a workshop designed to help them support pandemic-hit families with low cost food and new sources of income.

Tonga recovery: A long way to go

Anglican Missions and the Diocese of Polynesia are giving thanks to all those who have given to the Tonga Emergency Appeal, but with widespread devastation due to the eruption and tsunamis, our Tongan whānau still urgently need our help.

Polynesia opens Tonga Appeal

The Anglican Diocese of Polynesia and Anglican Missions have launched an emergency appeal for the people of Tonga after tsunami waves and ash fall from the Hunga Tonga - Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption caused widespread damage on 15 January 2022.
• NZDF reports after Tonga flights
• Third NZ Navy vessel heads to Tonga
• First humanitarian flights arrive in Tonga

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