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  • Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem

    22 May 2018

    Anglican Missions has launched an Emergency Appeal to support the Ali-Ahli Arab Anglican Hospital in Gaza as it responds to the tragic events of last Monday when 61 people lost their lives and 2,768 people were injured. The Hospital, in the centre of Gaza City, treats over 45,000 patients a year and is a haven of peace and hope in in the middle of one of the world's most troubled areas. The Hospital needs urgent financial support in order to obtain emergency medicine and medical supplies and the Diocese of Jerusalem has asked the Anglican Communion for help. more»
    Emergency Appeal launched to support the Al-Ahli Arab Anglican Hospital, Gaza
  • Tools wanted for container by 30 May

    22 May 2018

    As you know, Anglican Missions launched an emergency appeal in early February, following Cyclone Gita, which has been generously supported. In identifying how best these donations should be spent, the Anglican Church in Tonga, has requested building materials (which are in short supply) and tools to help repair damaged church facilities and residential dwellings in areas impacted by the Cyclone.
    If you live in Auckland and have any tools (such as hammers, screw drivers, crow-bars) that you no longer need, please can you contact Father Lui Tuilotolava on 027 286 4064 and he will arrange for them to be picked up and added to the shipment of supplies. more»
    Container of building materials to go to Tonga
  • 16-20 June 2018

    21 May 2018

    Join Lifeline to Refugees - a five day challenge to live on the same food as in a refugee emergency food parcel - raise funds to support Syrian refugees more»
    Christian World Service has launched Operation Refugee 2018
  • Hi from Talua Theological Training Institute in Vanuatu

    21 May 2018

    Dot Muir, OM-TP Missions representative from Dunedin and a team are on a short term mission trip to Vanuatu, staying there with NZCMS Mission Partner, Dawn Daunauda to undertake some building work..read their recent letter more»
    Short term mission trip to Vanuatu
  • 15-25 September 2018

    14 May 2018

    GREAT NEWS!!! From the Golden Oldies Mission organisers: - "Just to let you know, with the success of Golden Oldies Missions over the past 6-years we have been able to secure some improved discounts on our costs. The benefits are that this year we can now discount the Mission fee down to a New Total Mission Fee of $2,499. That's a saving of $400!
    We are continuing to prepare for the mission with time spent at hospitals, a school specialising in second-chance education, St Christopher's orphanage, a day trip to the remote coastal fishing village in Fijian long boats, visits to remote villages and squatter settlements, and meeting people from a variety of churches.
    Places are still available. See Poster
    more»
    Golden Oldies Mission Trip to Fiji September 2018
  • Thy Kingdom Come

    11 May 2018

    The Very Revd. Bob Key was interviewed during his recent visit to New Zealand by Duncan Brown, Communications Advisor for the Wellington Diocese. The interview, where Bob talks about Thy Kingdom Come and how we can be fully engaged can be found here more»
    Interview with the Very Rev Bob Key
  • Thy Kingdom Come - a global prayer movement

    2 May 2018

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is inviting Christians around the world to pray as one for people to know Jesus Christ. Jesus calls us to be the light of the World. See Thy Kingdom Come website and add your light to the map of the world. more»
    Join the global wave of prayer 10th - 20th May 2018
  • Rwenzori Special Needs Foundation

    17 April 2018

    Luke 14:13 "But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind." This Biblical quote underlines the work of the Rwenzori Special Needs Foundation. Anglican Missions CEO, Canon Rev Robert Kereopa recently visited this Foundation on a visit to Uganda (currently one of the projects supported by this year's Lenten Appeal). more»
    Canon Rev Robert Kereopa visits Lenten Appeal project in Uganda
  • Emergency Appeals and Lenten Appeal

    13 April 2018

    THANK YOU to all who donated so generously to our Cyclone Gita Emergency Appeal - this Appeal is now closed. Our Emergency Appeal to raise funds to support those affected following the earthquake and aftershocks in Papua New Guinea is still in place. Donations received from this Appeal for PNG will contribute to a joint church response managed by the combined Church Partnership Programme (CPP) - which comprises the seven mainline churches. Please continue to support this Appeal as the needs are great and the country continues to get rattled by earthquakes. more»
    Appeals Update
  • Offering specialist introductory mission trips for seniors

    13 April 2018

    This annual event is an opportunity to learn how the church is supporting local missions and to meet the people in the villages and communities in Fiji. more»
    Golden Oldies Mission to Fiji Sept 2018
  • Cyclone Gita (Tonga) and PNG (earthquake relief)

    23 March 2018

    Thank you very much to everyone who has supported the Cyclone Gita Emergency Appeal to provide relief to those most affected, particularly in Tonga. We will close this Appeal after Easter, however will continue raising funds to support those affected following the earthquake and aftershocks in Papua New Guinea more»
    Updates on our Emergency Appeals
  • 16 March 2018

    Thank you for your ongoing support for the three projects of this year's Lenten Appeal. Further details can be viewed in our 'Appeals' section. Your prayers are also much appreciated.See our main article for a link to prayer points and a recent report from the Rwenzori Special Needs Foundation. more»
    Lenten Appeal 2018
  • Affects of Cyclone Gita

    13 March 2018

    Yesterday the Tongan Prime Minister, Akilisi Pohiva, announced that the State of Emergency that has been in force in Tonga for the past month has been extended for a further four weeks. The renewed State of Emergency recognises that it will take a while for Tonga to truly get back on its feet (for example the cost of damage to the agriculture sector alone is estimated to be in the order of US$152 million).
    Photo source: NZ High Commission, Nuku'alofa more»
    Updated news from Tonga
  • 9 March 2018

    Anglican Missions has just launched an Emergency Appeal to support response and recovery efforts following the devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea on 26 February. Given the severity of the earthquake, the number of fatalities, the fact that recovery and rebuilding will take years, the central role the church plays in PNG in responding to natural disasters and the strong history and level of partnership between the Anglican Church of PNG and the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, we commend this Appeal to you. We will work closely with ABM (Australia) and the Anglican Alliance to help ensure a collaborative and coordinated Anglican response and will provide updates via this website. more»
    Emergency Appeal for Papua New Guinea launched
  • 9 March 2018

    The Archbishops have announced who is to become the next Pihopa o Aotearoa. He will become the youngest primate in the Anglican Communion. The Rt Rev Don Tamihere, who is 45, and who has Ngati Porou ties, now succeeds the late Archbishop Brown Turei not only as Anglican Bishop of Te Tairawhiti, the tribal district which covers the eastern seaboard of the North Island, but also as Pihopa Mataamua, leader of Te Pihopatanga and co-leader of the three tikanga church. more»
    Bishop Don Tamihere has been elected as the next Pihopa o Aotearoa (leader of the Maori Anglican Church)
  • Request from Archbishops Winston and Philip

    27 February 2018

    You will be aware that a 7.6 earthquake has hit Papua New Guinea's Southern Highlands, and more than 30 people are believed to have been killed. Radio New Zealand is reporting that more than 300 people injured, and that the earthquake has caused widespread destruction. While we are still waiting for details and advice as to how we might best respond, we would ask that you hold the people of PNG in prayer. more»
    Prayer for Papua New Guinea following the recent earthquake
  • Updated

    20 February 2018

    We are very grateful for the contributions to our current emergency appeal in response to Tropical Cyclone Gita. We will be working closely with the official Tongan Government response to ensure the support from Anglican Missions aligns with best international best practice. See the latest article on Tonga more»
    Tropical Cyclone Gita Emergency Appeal 2018
  • Mission Action magazine & 2018 Partners in Prayer diary

    16 January 2018

    Our latest Mission Action magazine and our Partners in Prayer diary for 2018 are now available. Hard copies have been sent to parishes and individual subscribers. You can also read them here on our website. more»
    Recent publications from Anglican Missions
  • St Stephens, Whangaparaoa

    11 January 2018

    As part of the Centennial Celebrations at St Stephen's Whangaparaoa, the parish decided to mount a reverse mission and in November to early December the Parish thoroughly enjoyed the visit by Rev Tito and the Rev John from Kondoa Diocese in Tanzania. It was a blessing to all and details of their visit can be seen on St Stephen's website - recently updated. more»
    Celebrating 100 years - visit from Kondoa priests
  • 5 January 2018

    Untimely Death of Bishop James Marvin Ligo, Diocese of Southern Vanuatu & New Caledonia was announced by Selwyn Leodoro, Regional Secretary of the Anglican Region of Port Vila and New Caledonia. more»
    Loss of Bishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia
  • available now

    20 November 2017

    Our 2018 Wall Planner has now been mailed to subscribers – if you haven't received yours or would like 1 or 2 more please contact Linda at the office on (04) 4735172 or info@angmisisons.org.nz more»
    Anglican Missions 2018 Wall Planner
  • An initiative convened by the House of Sarah, Fiji

    14 November 2017

    The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign is an opportunity to show collective actions and solidarity in efforts to end violence against women. The 16 Days of Activism began in 1991 as an initiative of the Centre for Women's Global Leadership (http://16dayscwgl.rutgers/edu) based in New Jersey, United States of America. Over the years the campaign has been widely supported by many organisations. The Christian Network – Talanoa is an alliance of ecumenical partners and individuals convened by House of Sarah (HoS) of the Anglican Diocese of Polynesia to talk with each other, share information and take collaborative actions to address violence against women. more»
    'Break the Silence' Sunday 19 November 2017
  • launched by the Institute in South Africa

    10 November 2017

    The Institute for Healing of Memories is a social healing non-governmental organisation that works globally. For 20 years they have been able to contribute to the transformation of people's lives in South Africa and across the world. Very many people have said that their experience of healing of memories was life altering, life changing and transforming. They need help to survive and thrive and have launched an appeal. Donations can be made through their website more»
    Appeal to support the work of the Institute for Healing of Memories
  • Photos Source: Salman Saeed, BBC World 25 Oct. 2017

    26 October 2017

    More than half a million Rohingyas have crossed the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh in the last six weeks in what the United Nations is now calling a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. Christian World Service has an appeal for Rohingya refugees that supports those who have arrived in Bangladesh and those still needing help in Myanmar. We encourage you to support CWS. more»
    CWS Appeal for Rohingya refugees
  • Photo: NZ Herald 29.9.17

    13 October 2017

    Anglican Missions has launched an Emergency Appeal in support of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) to assist in its work in helping the evacuated residents of Ambae Island, Vanuatu. ACoM asked Anglican Missions to assist with the immediate response and we joined the Anglican Board of Missions (Australia), Anglican Overseas Aid (Australia) and Episcopal Relief and Development (USA) in providing funds to support the Church in its initial response to the evacuation. more»
    Emergency Appeal - Vanuatu volcano (updated info)
  • 13 October 2017

    The new Rainbow Wing at the Christian Care Centre is heading towards final completion assisted by funding raised by our 2017 Lenten Appeal. So far we have been able to send NZ$15,000 to Melanesia for this project.

    In a recent trip to the Solomon Islands, Michael Hartfield, AMB's Operations & Projects Manager visited the Care Centre and saw first hand the progress of the building. It is hoped it will be officially opened before the end of the year. more»
    Progress at the Christian Care Centre, Honiara
  • Opportunities for discussion - Wellington & Auckland 6 & 7 November 2017

    10 October 2017

    Anglican Missions invites you to a roundtable with Bob Mitchell, CEO of Anglican Overseas Aid, to discuss the unique contribution that faith-based organisations bring to overseas aid and development. Bob is an Anglican priest and lawyer with extensive experience in the international aid and development sector and development sector and is the author of “Faith-Based Development: How Christian Organisations Can Make a Difference” (see https://www.amazon.com/Faith-Based-Development-Christian-Organizations-Difference/dp/1626982147)
    The discussion will also be an opportunity for faith-based organisations working in the international aid and development sector to share ideas and to explore issues of common interest. more»
    Faith-Based Overseas Development - How Christian Organisations Can Make a Difference
  • 7 September 2017

    Christchurch barrister Anya Gartner has recently returned home after six months of working for the UN in Tanzania assessing refugees for resettlement.
    On her return she spoke to fellow lawyers of her concern about the lack of resources for the people in the camps, especially young people. They are now fundraising to help these refugees. more»
    Assistance for refugee camps in Tanzania
  • 1 September 2017

    We have launched our Spring Appeal for 2017 and would like to introduce you to the three important and worthy projects we are promoting. We are very excited to partner once again with the Diocese of Hyderabad in Pakistan and with NZCMS. This appeal is supporting:
    Diocesan Boys Hostel, Mirpurkhas, Pakistan: This was supported as part of last year's Spring Appeal and we are continuing our support this year. The hostel is such a valuable asset in a region of very low education rates and where a large proportion of students do not have access to school. The hostel is actively linked to the local church and more»
    Spring Appeal 2017
  • 10 July 2017

    Photo: Mathew Lakai and Fololeni Pau'u, two St Andrew's teachers.
    Report from Simon & Rachel Tipping:
    It's eight years since Simon and Rachel Tipping first visited St Andrew's High School, Nuku'alofa in Tonga, and in those eight years many volunteers from New Zealand and elsewhere have helped raise standards at St Andrew's. Its students and staff are still being supported in many different ways by the Hornsby Trust, which the Tippings founded to support their work at the school. more»
    Volunteering at St Andrew's High School, Tonga
  • 28 June 2017

    CEO, Robert Kereopa was recently the guest of the Archbishop for Melbourne, The Most Rev. Dr Philip Freire together with The Revd. Bob Mitchell, CEO of Anglican Overseas Aid (AOA). Robert and Bob were meeting to strengthen the existing partnership between Anglican Missions and AOA. Prior to becoming the CEO of AOA, The Revd. Bob Mitchell was a senior executive at World Vision Australia. He is the author of "Faith-Based Development: How Christian Organisations Can Make a Difference" (New York, Orbis Books, 2017). more»
    Strengthening relationships in Melbourne
  • 16 June 2017

    The Anglican Alliance, based in London, have recently placed a story on their website lifting up the situation of those affected by Cyclone Donna and the work being done to assist recovery. It is posted in prayer for those affected by the Cyclone in so many more»
    Anglican Alliance support for those affected by Cyclone Donna
  • 31 May 2017

    An appeal to rebuild Maniava, a remote and poor village in Fiji that was devastated by Tropical Cyclone Winston in 2016 was launched by Anglican Missions. NZ$136,000 has been raised, which includes support from Australia (AOA Anglican Overseas Aid and ABM Anglican Board of Mission) and the USA (Episcopal Relief and Development and the Diocese of more»
    Maniava, Fiji - Rebuild Update May 2017
  • Details from recent report 18 May 2017

    18 May 2017

    The Anglican Church of Melanesia has been working collaboratively with the National Disaster Management Office in Vanuatu following Tropical Cyclone Donna. Damage and needs assessments have been made and there is now a big effort involving the shipment and delivery of relief supplies and donations. The ACOM flag ship MV Southern Cross is expected more»
    Update on Cyclone Donna
  • 21 May 2017

    15 May 2017

    21 May 2017 has been declared a Global Day of Prayer for those affected by the severe hunger crisis across the Horn of Africa.  The Anglican Alliance is calling on churches worldwide to participate in a united response of prayer and action on the famines. Read more»
    Join the Global Day of Prayer to end Famine
  • Cyclone Donna - May 2017

    12 May 2017

    Anglican Missions is launching an Emergency Appeal in support of people affected by Tropical Cyclone Donna, particularly those in Vanuatu. (Photo courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory 8 May 2017).  Tropical Cyclone Donna, a category 5 cyclone with wind-gusts nearing 300kmh, battered Northern Vanuatu last weekend. While now weakening and moving more»
    Emergency Appeal launched
  • 30 April 2017

    Photo: Golden Oldies Mission Team 2016 Golden Oldies Mission team presenting medical equipment and supplies to a small hospital
    This year's Golden Oldies Mission to Fiji is from
    Saturday 9 September -Tuesday 19 September 2017.
    These trips take place every year, closing date for bookings is usually around April each year.
    more»
    Golden Oldies Mission Trips to Fiji
  • is now available

    24 April 2017

    Our annual Partners in Prayer diary provides material in a daily form for use through the month and is designed to be used by individuals as well as for churches. Contact the office if you would like a hard copy.  Read online more»
    Partners in Prayer 2017
  • Available now

    23 December 2016

    Our latest Mission Action magazine and our 2017 Wall Planner have been sent to subscribers this month.If you would like to receive either please contact the Anglican Missions office on (04) 473 5172 or email info@angmissions.org.nzYou can also read the magazine here through the more»
    Mission Action magazine Dec 2016 & Wall Planner 2017
  • The Ministry of the Very Reverend Michael Bent

    21 December 2016

    This past Saturday, CEO Robert Kereopa was fortunate to spend time in Taranaki at the Interim Cathedral to celebrate and give thanks for 60 years of Ministry and Mission of the Very Reverend Michael Bent. This is what he had to say. On behalf of the Anglican Missions Board, please accept our prayers and sincere good wishes as you celebrate 60 more»
    A Testimony to Mission
  • ACNS - In Profile: Dean Hosam Naoum

    19 December 2016

    It is always a pleasure to hear about the progress and lives of our partners around the world. A recent article published by the Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) highlights the work of the Very Revd Hosam Naoum, the Dean of St, George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem. Dean Hosam talks about life in Jerusalem, spending time with Archbishop more»
    St George's Cathedral Jerusalem
  • Break the Silence

    24 November 2016

    Our church is ready to stand up for justice, equality and freedom for all women and girls and for an end to all forms of gender based violence. Last Sunday (20th November) was ‘Break the Silence Sunday.’ Break the Silence Sunday was instigated by the Christian Network – Talanoa (CNT), a Fiji based ecumenical network of organised more»
    Make a Stand for the Women in Your Life
  • A Mighty Totara has fallen

    22 November 2016

    It is with deepest regret as I mourn with the whanau, the loss of Ron Taylor, man of mission. Ron was General Secretary of the then NZ Anglican Board of Mission from 1993 until 1999. After I came into the role in 2003, I knew Ron as he chaired the NZCMS Council and also served on the Christian Blind Mission in various capacities. He had a glint in more»
    Farewell to Ron Taylor
  • 25 November to 10 December 2016 (begins with the Christian Network – Talanoa (CNT) Break the Silence Sunday 20 November 2016)

    18 November 2016

    The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence runs from November 25 – the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to December 10 – International Human Rights Day. It is a global campaign to focus efforts towards working to eliminate violence against women in our families, our communities and our more»
    16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign
  • CWS speaker 10 Nov 2016

    18 October 2016

    Christian World Service invites you to hear Rev Francois Pihaatae, General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches speaking on ‘Peace in the Pacific’ on Thursday 10 November, 7.30pm at Grey Lynn Presbyterian Church, Auckland – see more here Peace in the Pacific more»
    Peace in the Pacific
  • 13 October 2016

    Last week CWS launched an immediate appeal for Haiti following Hurricane Matthew. Christian World Service has sent the appeal to Churches and Individuals on its database.CWS advises that Hurricane Matthew has caused terrible damage in the region where 70% of the people live in poverty.  Thousands of people have lost their homes and many are more»
    AMB strongly supports the CWS Haiti Appeal
  • Update

    21 July 2016

    We are pleased with the response to our 2016 Projects Booklet with several parishes (and cell groups) pledging to support specific projects. As a result the following projects are now fully subscribed: Melanesia – Christian Care Centre, Solomon Islands ($700) Vege farm – Melanesian Sisters ($350) Sewing project - Melanesian more»
    Pledged support for our 2016 Projects
  • 20 July 2016

    Our Projects Booklet for 2016 has been sent out to parishes giving information about the projects that are being supported by Anglican Missions during 2016.It is hoped that this information will provide all who give so generously with details about where their donations go; and also provide opportunities for parishes, rohe and individuals to more»
    Projects Booklet 2016
  • 12 July 2016

    Lent began on Ash Wednesday on the 10th Feb and followed through to Easter Sunday on the 27th March. This year we have three exciting projects that are in need of your support. more»
    Lenten Appeal 2016
  • 1-2 July 2016 ChCh

    20 June 2016

    Are you interested to see mission thrive in your church. Book by 24 June to attend this Hui to be held at Laidlaw College, Papanui, Christchurch.See more»
    NZCMS Link Hui Invitation
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