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  • St Stephens, Whangaparaoa

    30 November 2017

    As part of the Centennial Celebrations at St Stephen's Whangaparaoa, the parish decided to mount a reverse mission and bring the Rev Tito and the Rev John from Kondoa Diocese in Tanzania. Details of their visit can be seen on St Stephen's website more»
    Celebrating 100 years
  • 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
  • 16 June 2016

    The Anglican Missions Board appointed independent reviewers to undertake a comprehensive review of all matters related to the Board’s Governance. An independent Governance Review report was completed with 33 recommendations to enable best practise Governance within Anglican Missions. The report was comprehensive in scope covering every area more»
    Governance Review
  • 17 May 2016

    Father Michael Lapsley,  Director of The Institute for Healing of Memories, South Africa recently spoke at the United Nations panel on “Atrocity Crimes, Transitional Justice and Healing of Memories” organised by the World Council of Churches together with South Africa's Permanent Mission to the UN: –  more»
    Father Michael Lapsley and the Institute for Healing of Memories
  • after Cyclone Winston

    13 May 2016

    Help a Family to Rebuild their Home! Anglican Missions is asking for support towards a post cyclone disaster relief plan, in partnership with the Diocese of Polynesia, to rebuild the village of Maniava in which most buildings were destroyed by TC Winston in February. Thirty-three homes need to be rebuilt at an estimated cost of $7,000 each. more»
    Rebuilding Maniava
  • a CWS initiative

    12 May 2016

    We would like to encourage you to support a new Christian World Service initiative. Operation Refugee gives you a chance to  give some help to refugees.   The challenge is to live on the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week, 16-20 June, and raise as much money as you can.  You are supplied with the rations more»
    Operation Refugee
  • is now available

    9 May 2016

     Our Annual Report for the year 1 January to 31 December 2015 has now been printed.  Copies are at the General Synod this week (6-13 May) and will be available at Diocesan Synods during the year.  “It is pleasing to report that funds related to the provision of Mission Grants, Allocations and Emergencies ($1,435,560) more»
    AMB's Annual Report for 2015
  • 31 March 2016

    Cyclone Winston was the strongest cyclone to make landfall in the Southern hemisphere with devastating consequences for Fiji and nearby islands. Those who are least prepared are the poorer more isolated communities.There are 3 phases of an emergency of this kind, the 3 ‘r’s are the ‘rescue phase’, the ‘relief more»
    Cyclone Winston: Rebuilding Phase
  • An update from Mike Hawke

    14 March 2016

    Our Projects officer Rev. Mike Hawke has returned to Fiji once again to assess damage and work toward a response plan from Anglican Missions in partnership with the Diocese of Polynesia. He has sent through some of his initial experiences and reactions below.ManiyavaThey say "you don't get a second chance to make a first more»
    A Brief Look at Post-Cyclone Fiji
  • 26 February 2016

    On Saturday morning 20 Feb 2016, Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall on Vanuabalavu Island with maximum wind speeds of up to 106 miles per hour and was moving at a speed of 22 knots per kilometer. The cyclone passed between the two main islands destroying almost everything in its path before leaving Fiji in the early hours of Sunday more»
    Cyclone Winston Update
  • 22 February 2016

    Anglican Missions is launching an emergency appeal in the wake of Cyclone Winston. We are asking for your support to provide disaster relief to our brothers and sisters in the Pacific who have been affected. more»
    Cyclone Winston Emergency Appeal
  • 1 December 2015

    The Common Life Missions Conference began with a powhiri welcoming the guests and delegates to the Conference and there followed three and a half days of opportunities to share, network, listen and speak about all aspects of mission - the theme being 'Mission Together'.  Approximately 400 people, including Church leaders from around more»
    Common Life Missions Conference 2015 - DVD's available
  • 15 November 2015

    November 2015“The container has arrived in Vanuatu and opened so that the goods to the estimated value of $50,000, so generously donated by Companies and individuals, can now be distributed for the rebuilding of Vanuatu following Cyclone Pam earlier this year.In Vanuatu, a special thanksgiving & launching ceremony presided by Bishop more»
    Update on the Vanuatu rebuild/container project
  • 3 November 2015

    AMB has sponsored a project which was co-ordinated by Dr. Rosemary Dewerse (one of our guest speakers at the recent Missions Conference) to produce a set of postcards that draw on Advent texts to stimulate your missional thinking.27 artists from across the Province have gifted their talents to this project.  Each postcard is of a different more»
    Advent Art – Missional Postcards
  • 4 August 2015

    Our Church Support Officer, Rev Mike Hawke has recently returned from a visit to the Solomon Islands.  He was there to discuss missions projects and relief for emergency projects as well as leading training workshops for clergy. As part of his visit, various useful gifts were able to be passed on to the clergy and others in ministry more»
    Recent visit to our partners in the Solomon Islands – July 2015
  • DVD's will be available

    14 May 2015

    The AMB will be holding a Common Life Missions Conference 2015 at King's College, Otahuhu, Auckland. About 1000 delegates from our province and across the globe are expected to attend. link»
    Common Life Missions Conference (CLMC) 2015
  • 10 April 2015

    As at end of May 2015, the Cyclone Pam Emergency Appeal stands at approximately $46,800. We are amazed by the generosity of so many. Thank you so much for your support. All funds will be transferred to our partners, the Anglican Church of Melanesia, in order for them to facilitate their Disaster Relief Plans.Click here to download a report from more»
    Cyclone Pam Appeal Update
  • 2 April 2015

    Anglican Region of Port Vila & New CaledoniaDiocese of Vanuatu & New CaledoniaChurch of the Resurrection, Tagabe31st March 2015 P O Box 1031, Port Vila, Republic of VanuatuTel: +678 5341769 – Senior Priest: Revd. J P Bani: +678 7773925 – Regional Secretary/OfficeE-mail: pvncanglican.region@outlook.comPVNC Regional Disaster more»
    Cyclone Pam Regional Disaster Assessment
  • 1 April 2015

    Gidday from Santo where I have spent the night with the Melanesian Brothers. I almost tripped over a couple of them in the middle of the night. It is so, so hot that they sleep on the concrete floor, which makes the route to the toilet quite hazardous! Having observed the meagre rice and noodles that their counterparts in Vila offer, I spent some more»
    31 March -  From our man in Santo, Revd Mike Hawke
  • The details from on the ground assessments.

    25 March 2015

    Joint National Disaster Management Office – Vanuatu Country Team  Needs Assessment Mission to Tafea Island Province and includes the Islands of Tanna, Aneityum, Futuna and Erromango17-18 March 2015Introduction:The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) together with representatives from the Vanuatu Country Team (VCT) conducted an more»
  • 18 March 2015

    Fe'i Tevi - who is a member of our General Synod Standing Committee - tells how it was to live through Cyclone Pam when it hit Vanuatu and what he thinks needs to happen now2 / 13    LLOYD ASHTON   |  18 MAR 2015  |MORE SHARING SERVICES In the week leading up to Cyclone Pam shrieking more»
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