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  • 13 December 2018

    This A1 sized Wall Planner has 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) 473-5172 or info@angmisisons.org.nz more»
    Anglican Missions 2019 Wall Planner is now available
  • 10 December 2018

    Life has been busy at the House of Sarah over the last six months - read their 2nd newsletter for 2018
    Photo: Women of Faith - Diocese of Polynesia, engaged in the elimination of violence against women and children more»
    House of Sarah - read their latest newsletter
  • 5 December 2018

    The money we raised is being used by Anglicare PNG to assist affected communities in the Southern Highlands region to get back on their feet. This includes the provision of large water tanks as shown in the photo. This one has been loaded onto a truck and will be installed at the United Church South Mendi in the Highlands. The church has prepared the site for the tank and is providing labour. Church leaders have been providing with training on the need for clean and safe water and in how to promote healthy communities. more»
    Using funds raised from our Emergency Appeal for PNG
  • 25 November to 10 December 2018

    23 November 2018

    Ni sa Bula Vinaka from the House of Sarah - greetings with resources for the 2018 Break the Silence on Sunday 25 November, which launches 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. These resources include videos of 9 Fijian faith leaders from the Christian, Muslim and Hindu faiths speaking out against violence and these are to be shown in cinemas and Fiji TV from 25 November to 10 December. The HoS hopes that this is the first in future collaboration among the faith communities on addressing violence against women. more»
    House of Sarah, Fiji launches their 16 days of activism against gender based violence
  • 12 November 2018

    We commend to you this Appeal. More than one million people have arrived in Bangladesh seeking food, shelter, and safety. Since 25 August 2017 violence has intensified in Myanmar's Rakhine province, and more than 720,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh - 55% of them are children. ACT Alliance is working to increase local resilience and strengthen homes as well as meet the needs of the most vulnerable. Photo ACT Alliance Md.-Kamrul Hasan more»
    CWS Emergency Appeal for Rohingya refugees
  • 8 November 2018

    Please read the latest newsletter, below under 'more', received from ACoM - the Anglican Church of Melanesia. Here at Anglican Missions we are supporting three 'on-going small scale projects' for three of the religious communities of ACoM this year. One of the projects is the sewing project of the Community of the Sisters of Melanesia and you can read about that on page 3 of the newsletter.
    Photo: Sr Glenda (standing)-Sr Heather Meithegna - sewing project more»
    News from the Anglican Church of Melanesia
  • 16 October 2018

    Anglican Missions is supporting the Christian World Service appeal for donations to support the survivors of last month’s disaster in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Nearly 2,000 people have been confirmed dead, 74,444 displaced and over 1.1 million affected. Numbers are expected to rise further. An estimated 65,733 houses are damaged and electricity has only been partly restored. Hungry survivors have stopped relief deliveries before they reach their intended destination. The high level of damage has slowed recovery efforts. Photo: ACT Alliance Indonesia volunteer at Petobo in south Palu. Credit: ACT Alliance-Yakkum-M A Setyawan more»
    Update on the Christian World Service Indonesia Earthquake Tsunami Appeal
  • 8 October 2018

    The 7.4 magnitude earthquake on 28 September in Indonesia caused significant loss of life (over 1600 deaths so far) and damage to buildings and infrastructure. An estimated 5000 people are still missing. CWS (Christian World Service) has launched an appeal and through its in-country partners, will assist with the provision of food, clean water, hygiene kits, sanitation and medical care.
    Photo: Medical staff examine first patients on the grounds of the Grand Mosque, Palu. Credit: YEU more»
    Anglican Missions is supporting the CWS Emergency Appeal for Indonesia
  • 24 September 2018

    THANK YOU to all who gave so generously to our Lenten Appeal earlier this year. Monies received have now been paid out to our partners and the projects supported. We have received grateful thanks... more»
    THANK YOU for your support
  • 14 September 2018

    The Golden Oldies Mission team return to Fiji for their 7th mission. "It's about partnering with the Anglican and Christian Churches, along with associated Christian ministries, bringing Gods love for people the team meet", say GOM leaders Graeme and Jane. They leave tomorrow and the oldest in the group is 85 years old! See links for photos and their programme. more»
    Golden Oldies Mission are off to Fiji
  • 4 September 2018

    We have recently launched our Spring Appeal for 2018 supporting three very important and worthy projects. Our focus is on support for NZCMS Mission Partners Anthony and Anne McCormick who are based in Battambang, Cambodia; the Diocesan Boys' Hostel in Pakistan; and NZCMS Mission Partner, Dawn Daunauda, who is serving in Vanuatu. more»
    Spring Appeal 2018
  • 30 July 2018

    Photo: House of Sarah staff in their new premises, April 2018.
    We have received recent newsletters from Kerina College in Papua New Guinea; and from the House of Sarah in Suva, Fiji. You can read them here...
    more»
    News from our partners
  • 24 July 2018

    Following our Cyclone Gita Appeal, two shipping containers full of building materials, tools and pre-positioned relief items have now arrived in Tonga. See photos of the container being unloaded at St Paul's, Nukualofa. more»
    Containers unloaded in Tonga
  • PNG Appeal closed; Gaza Appeal still open

    10 July 2018

    Our Emergency Appeal for Papua New Guinea is now closed - Anglican Missions would like to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to this Appeal. You helped to raise over $17,000!
    Our Emergency Appeal to support the Al Alhi Arab Anglican Hospital in Gaza is still current - an update on this will be issued soon. more»
    Emergency Appeals update
  • The 2 containers have arrived in Tonga

    10 July 2018

    THANK YOU for your generosity in contributing to the Tropical Cyclone Gita Emergency Appeal for Tonga. Over $90,000 was raised – which is an exceptional response to a significant event. Your donation has helped us purchase two shipping containers which are full of building materials, tools and pre-positioned relief items which have just arrived in the capital, Nuku'alofa. more»
    Thank you for your support towards the Tropical Cyclone Gita Emergency Appeal for Tonga
  • June-July 2018

    3 July 2018

    Our latest Mission Action magazine has been mailed to subscribers. If you would like a copy, please contact the office, or you can read it here on our website. Includes articles on climate change, Appeals, projects, what's coming up. more»
    Our latest Mission Action magazine is available
  • Two containers of building materials full

    21 June 2018

    Tropical Cyclone Gita struck a number of Pacific Island countries in February, particularly Tonga. As a result of many generous donations, including AAW and the H&W Williams Trust, over $90,000 has been raised. The Tongan Anglican Church has requested building materials, tools, chainsaws, portable generators and pre-positioned supplies and as was reported earlier Anglican Missions has purchased two shipping containers which will be sent to Tonga next week... more»
    Cyclone Gita response update
  • Refugee Sunday 1 July 2018

    21 June 2018

    Photo: ACT Alliance/ Paul Jeffrey. New Zealand churches have helped, and are currently helping, to resettle refugees. June 20 is World Refugee Day - a time to stand in solidarity with refugees everywhere; and caring for the refugee is an important responsibility for Christians. July 1 is set down as Refugee Sunday and CWS has prepared worship resources to pray and reflect on the plight of people who have fled their homes. Supporting refugees in neighbouring countries is an important way of showing concern; work CWS has been doing for more than 70 years as part of the church. CWS is grateful to participants in this year's Operation Refugee raising funds to help Syrian refugees with food, education and medical care. Many have completed the challenge to live on refugee rations in the past week. However, people are welcome to join the challenge or support participants until the end of July. more»
    CWS - World Refugee Day 20 June 2018
  • Decision-makers mentoring programme

    1 June 2018

    At CWS we value diversity of ideas and input into our action against poverty. We are looking for people of varying age groups and backgrounds to help inform us in our decision-making. Whatever your age or background, we invite you to join our 12-month “Action against poverty – Decision-makers mentoring programme”. Applications close: Saturday 30 June 2018.
    Applications are sought from individuals who:
    • Would like to gain exposure to governance in a faith-based aid organisation, supported by an experienced and qualified governance mentoring group;
    • Are willing to offer ideas and support to CWS;
    • Seek the opportunity to express their faith through action in a caring and supportive environment;
    • Are enthusiastic about gaining governance experience to complement their education and career development, and to enhance their CV. more»
    Christian World Service - Action against poverty
  • 25 May 2018

    Materials are beginning to be loaded into the 2 containers - Free tee shirts, polo shirts, measuring tapes and bags. Thank you to Mitre 10 West Gate, Auckland. Tools are being delivered tomorrow and water equipment early next week. We have been able to put our logo on one of the containers.
    more»
    Loading the containers for Tonga
  • 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 early May 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
  • 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
  • Talua Presbyterian Training Institute in Vanuatu

    22 June 2018

    Dot Muir, OM-TP (Overseas Mission-Tikanga Pakeha) representative from Dunedin and a team recently visited Vanuatu on a short term mission trip with funding from NZCMS and Anglican Missions to support Rev. Dawn Daunauda, a former Vicar of Awatere Parish, Nelson now an NZCMS Mission Partner at Talua Presbyterian Training Institute in Vanuatu.
    Funding support of $7,000 was granted from OM-TP to buy the materials needed to put a new roof on their community centre. This Centre is used for many activities, i.e. education--class room and worship. more»
    Short term mission trip to Vanuatu - May 2018
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Jan-2009 - Flooding in Fiji

    16 January 2009

    The people of Fiji are beginning to count the cost of the severe floods which have laid waste to large swathes of both of the country's main islands. Eleven people have died; at least 8000 people are still huddled in emergency shelters; roads and bridges have been washed away more»
    Fiji's Anglicans count the cost
  • The New CMS General Secretary

    30 March 2009

    Who is Steve Maina?I grew up in Kenya, and have lived and worked in Nairobi for the last 18 years. I received a call to serve the Lord at the age of 14 years, when I was in high school. My father was an Anglican minister for over 50 years and now, at 76, he is retired. I am a 4th generation minister in the Anglican Church. My great grandfather more»
    Meet Steve Maina
  • "A Home away from Home"

    16 December 2008

     3 Tikanga Parishes Together in MissionCleve Pointon, a typical Kiwi bloke, is not your traditional missionary. But Cleve was a key member of the Missions team who went to Samoa recently, among other things to help renovate the old vicarage at All Saints, Apia, Samoa. You see, Cleve is a builder by trade, exactly the skills needed to replace more»
    Samoa Mission Trip 2008
  • The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Jordan

    30 March 2009

    Diocese of Jerusalem, the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle EastOn February 12th in the heart of Jordan’s third largest city, Irbid, the Right Rev’d  Dr. Suheil Dawani, Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem and Bishop of the Diocese of Jerusalem, laid the cornerstone for the Church of St. Mary-the-Virgin.  Being more»
    New Cornerstone Laid
  • May 2009

    27 May 2009

    Dear friends in Christ,This has not been the best month for us and we've been leaning on the Lord a little more than usual. We have also been very conscious of your prayer that sustains us ' in sickness and in health'. Iri has has a bout of malaria which followed a stomach virus. The malaria did not go away and required a second dose of medication more»
    Msalato Matters
  • Peace with Justice in the Holy Land

    25 June 2009

    St. George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem: May 20th, 2009. The Right Rev’d Suheil S. Dawani, Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem participated in a Conference on May 14 and 15th held at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. It was entitled - Towards a New Christian Consensus: Peace with Justice in the Holy Land”. The Conference was more»
    Towards a New Christian Consensus
  • Response to Michael Blain's article published in AMB- E Newsletter - May 09

    25 June 2009

    As one who has just arrived in New Zealand I have of course little background in the early history of the original New Zealand Church Missionary Association formed in 1892 and the subsequent name change to the New Zealand Church Missionary Society in 1916. How the relationship between Anglican Missions Board and New Zealand Church Missionary more»
    Steve Maina, National Director of NZCMS,  responds to Michael Blain
  • Anglican Church of Melanesia

    25 June 2009

    The Rt Rev David Vungai was enthroned as the Archbishop of Melanesia on Pentecost Sunday in what could only be described as a joyful and colourful three hour service in Honiara at St Barnabas’ Cathedral attended by over 4000 people. Following the service, there was much feasting and celebrating as gifts were presented by the various diocese more»
    Archbishop's Enthronement
  • This story was initially published in The Dominion Post on November 7, 2009.

    9 December 2009

    Today's missionaries are a long way from the black-clad English clergymen pictured in 19th century paintings preaching to dark-skinned natives. The Anglicans' Church Missionary Society now sends mission 'partners' to regions all over the world - they are usually invited by local dioceses and their desire to work in the third world can be as much about helping the poor as it is about converting the locals. more»
    Mission Control by Cheryl Norrie
  • Canon Robert Kereopa

    14 May 2008

    At the April Board meeting of AMB, the Rev. Robert Kereopa was made a Canon in recognition of his services to the mission of our Church. In a simple service presided over by the Most Rev. Brown Turei, Robert's family and friends from Taupo joined with the Board in affirming Robert and his ministry to the three Tikanga of our Church. more»
    Robert's services to the three Tikanga of our Church recognised
  • Check your mailbox!

    17 December 2009

    If your parish had ordered resources for 2010 they should be with you in the next few days. more»
    Mission Resources for 2010 Out Now
  • Donate your used stamps

    5 January 2010

    Anglican Missions sales of used stamps in 2009 raised a total of $7,076.97, making it a record year for our sales of stamps. Stamps were sold to dealers and through TradeMe throughout the year. Stamps can still be donated to Anglican Missions. Read on for details on donating stamps... more»
    Stamps raise over $7000 in 2009
  • A place of pilgrimage and transformation through prayer, study, reflection and discovery.

    31 July 2012

    St George’s College Jerusalem have just sent us their latest brochure (2 sides of A4) which can be downloaded and printed from this site. Why not print off a couple for your church notice board or information more»
    St George's College Jerusalem
  • By Bob Henderson - Team Building and Support

    2 August 2012

    With David and Jen Pearce, I returned to Kondoa in May 2012 to take part in Bishop Given’s installation. We said as we returned to NZ, this was a truly uplifting experience. David and Jen had served in the Kondoa church in the early 90s and then Hilary and I joined the Kondoa team for 6 years, 1998 to 2003. Hilary and I and kids had worked more»
    Bob heads to Kondoa
  • Working in Albania

    15 August 2012

    Murray and Féy Cotter have returned to work as Mission Partners in Albania for the second time with NZCMS and European Christian Mission (ECM). Murray and Féy use their gifts in evangelism, discipleship, teaching and administration to serve the church in Lushnje. NEW - Sunday 2nd September - 8am, 10am and 7pm Nativity more»
    Meet Murray and Féy Cotter
  • Read the blog of their travels.

    23 August 2012

    Read the stories and see the photos from the Golden Oldies Mission Team as they explore Fiji and build relationships. link»
    Golden Oldies Mission - too old for mission? Yeah right!
  • Emergency Appeal

    23 November 2012

    If anyone would like to contribute to the work of the Al Ahli hospital, to assist them in serving the people of Gaza at this time of conflict, Anglican Missions is able to transfer funds to the Diocese of Jerusalem for the hospital. more»
    Appeal for the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza
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