ORAC (Oceania Regional Advisory Committee) and Anglican Missions staff outside Anglican House, Wellington, October 2018.
Who are we?
Anglican Missions enables the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, in a spirit of partnership, to share in the global dimension to Christ's mission of proclaiming the Gospel, nurturing believers, responding to human need, transforming society, and caring for creation. It achieves this by:
- Challenging Christians constantly to enlarge their sense of mission.
- Raising funds for global missions.
- Resourcing associated Anglican mission agencies, Tikanga mission enterprises and partner Churches.
The Anglican Missions Board has 5 New Zealand based staff and operates on an annual budget of NZ $2 million. The entire budget is donated by parishes and individuals.
See 2018 powerpoint produced for Wellington Synod for an overview of our work and some current activities.
Who do we work with?
Anglican Missions works in partnership with churches in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Cambodia, Pakistan, Tanzania, Jerusalem and the Middle East. It also makes major contributions to the New Zealand Church Missionary Society (NZCMS).
Where does our support come from?
Income comes from parishes, rohe and individuals in all three Tikanga. Targeted mission money is collected in a number of ways to suit different parish or rohe situations. Each year at the various Diocesan Synods and Hui Amorangi, mission targets are set for the coming year, with funding going into the general fund which finances the overall work of Anglican Missions, or to specified projects. The allocation of funding for overseas endeavours is determined by the Anglican Missions Board at its annual budget meeting.