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  • we lift up our hearts together in prayer

    30 March 2020

    While COVID-19 affects us all; love unites us all and the Anglican Church across Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has been applying new and innovative ways of worshiping and keeping in touch since the lockdown kicked in last week. more»
    Anglicans Move to Life online
  • Shared from NZCMS National Director, Rosie Fyfe

    23 March 2020

    God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. (Psalm 46). Pray for our Mission Partners who are in so many parts of the world but all facing the same issue we are - the unknown! more»
    An update from NZCMS and our Mission Partners
  • From the Anglican Alliance

    20 March 2020

    Every part of the Communion is now responding at some level to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Map pic courtesy Anglican Alliance. In a message to the Church of England, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York said: “Our life is going to be less characterised by attendance at church on Sunday, and more characterised by the prayer and service we offer each day…. more»
    Faith in a time of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
  • 26 February 2020

    Today, being Ash Wednesday we are launching our Lenten Appeal for 2020 supporting three worthy projects - two from the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and one to support the Diocese of Mara in Tanzania. more»
    Lenten Appeal 2020
  • 20 February 2020

    Stepping into its next 100 years, Anglican Missions is excited to share "Te Ara Hou", its new vision for 2020 and beyond. What initially started as an operational review fundamentally driven by financial challenges evolved into a re-imaging of Anglican Missions future. more»
    CHANGES for Anglican Missions
  • 30 January 2020

    Primates (senior archbishops) of the worldwide Anglican Communion gathered in Jordan from 13-15th January to prepare for the Lambeth Conference in July this year. Amongst them was our very own Archbishop Philip. During their meeting, the Primates discussed a range of issues. more»
    Archbishops of the worldwide Anglican Communion gather
  • 23 January 2020

    RSNF is a Christian charity supporting children with disabilities and their families in Fort Portal, Uganda. You may remember that funds raised during our 2018 Lenten Appeal, led to their purchase of a van for transporting families to and from hospital. Daniel Baguma, Project Manager wishes us a Happy New Year and shares some their achievements. more»
    News from Rwenzori Special Needs Foundation (RSNF), Uganda
  • is now available

    17 January 2020

    Anglican Missions annual prayer diary for 2020 is now available. Copies have been sent to subscribers, however if you would like a copy please contact the office. You can also read it through this website. more»
    Partners in Prayer 2020 diary
  • 13 January 2020

    I know you will have been also praying and thinking of our sisters and brothers in Australia as they battle the bush fires.The Australian Board of Mission has set up a bushfire appeal directed at overseas donors. Any funds received will be then forwarded to appropriate appeals within Australia. more»
    Fires in Australia
  • 6 January 2020

    is now available.Ordered copies are in the mail, however please contact the office if you would like one. As at 24th March there are still some available. more»
    Anglican Missions 2020 Wall Planner
  • 19 December 2019

    Anglican Missions was delighted to recently host the launch of a collection of personal letters written by the second Bishop of Wellington, New Zealand, now available to the public online. Bishop Octavius Hadfield resided in the bishop’s house adjacent to Old St Paul’s in Mulgrave Street, from where the Anglican Missions offiice more»
    Second Bishop of Wellington - Personal letters
  • 19 December 2019

    In February 2018 Anglican Missions launched an appeal for earthquake victims of Papau New Guinea’s highlands, raising over $17,000. A report on the first phase of Anglicare PNG’s expenditure in providing safe drinking water has been released. Read it here. --- Original post: Launch of EMERGENCY APPEAL: PAPUA NEW GUINEA more»
    Papua New Guinea earthquake fund report
  • 11 December 2019

    Anglican Missions is delighted with updates from Parishes on how they have been raising funds for our work. Scroll down to have a look below and be inspired! Parish of Geraldine  < The Parish of Geraldine has started to collect coins in empty cream bottles to raise funds for water tanks in Fiji. Two of the churches in the more»
    Fun Fundraising in Parishes!
  • 11 December 2019

    Following a drought in Tanzania, the Diocese of Kondoa is asking for prayers, noting, “without the prayers of the saints we cannot survive in this place”.Their mission work is bearing fruit, with many people coming to Christ, and more help is needed: Dear Lord, We pray for the people of Kondoa who are in famine, to be fed. We pray more»
    Prayer request from Kondoa, Tanzania
  • 11 December 2019

    In the latest newsletter from Children’s Bible Ministries New Zealand, Director Mike Buckley shares a few startling statistics, gathered from a survey of 400 children’s ministry leaders as well as existing literature on child conversion. Apparently, during childhood is by far the most likelytime when people come to Christ; adult more»
    Newsletter from Children's Bible Ministries
  • 11 December 2019

    The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.has published an update in their recent newsletter of the account of current conditions in Gaza and Ahli Arab more»
    Update from the AFECJ, Jerusalem
  • 11 December 2019

    Congratualtions to St Margaret’s Church, Taihape, for their winning entry in our 2019 missions noticeboard competition! Entrants were to create an engaging church noticeboard for their congregations to learn about what’s happening currently in overseas mission. We encouraged youth to also get involved. St Margaret’s came first more»
    Congratulations to St Margaret's and St Matthews!
  • 11 December 2019

    Anglican Missions’ Board and office recently joined with bishops from around Aotearoa, NZ and Polynesia and supporters to officially celebrate our 100 years of mission, A huge thank you to everyone, old and new, who has supported the work of Anglican Missions over the last 100 years. In that time we have raised millions of dollars for more»
    Centennial Celebration photos!
  • 10 December 2019

    Join us in prayer for the people of Samoa as they deal with this epidemic and the grief of loss. For this appeal, please give through our partner Christian World Service (CWS). more»
    Measles epidemic in Samoa
  • 31 October 2019

    At the end of 2017 Anglican Missions launched an Emergency Appeal following the volcanic activity on the island of Ambae in Vanuatu. We are now supporting the ongoing recovery of Ambae with this project appeal. more»
    Ambae: Recovery and Resilience Project
  • 21 October 2019

    Four staff from the Anglican Missions’ office attended the Wellington Diocese’s Ministry Leaders Camp this year, as part of the centennial celebrations of missions in the Three Tikanga Anglican Church. We hosted a panel interview of Anglican Missions and NZCMS, asking and answering some of the common questions we get asked on a more»
    Anglican Missions at the Wellington Diocese Camp!
  • 17 October 2019

    Anglican Missions participated in all seven Synods this year. What a great opportunity to share what we do, where and why – and a great opportunity to meet parish representatives (clergy and lay) who have generously supported us over so many years. Thank you for the kind and generous hospitality we received. We are here to more»
    Anglican Missions at all 7 Synods!
  • 16 October 2019

    The Anglican Indigenous Network (AIN) is an international community of faithful Indigenous Anglicans who are minorities in their own Lands.They gather every two years for strategic planning and to provide mutual support. Chaired by Bishop Kito, they met this month (26th September to 7th October 2019) in Hawaii where Anglican Missions’ more»
    Canon Robert Kereopa attends AIN meeting
  • 3 October 2019

    Tropical Cyclone Idai was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa causing catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi and leaving more than 1,300 people dead. Soon after it struck in April 2019, Anglican Missions launched an appeal for the Diocese of Niassa in Northern Mozambique – one of the areas most affected. more»
    Emergency Appeal for Mozambique closed
  • September 2019

    3 October 2019

    Promoting missions in the deep South! One of the parishes visited is pictured here - Archdeacon Damon Plimmer with keen mission supporters from St Columba’s, Wanaka. more»
    Dunedin Road Show
  • 30 September 2019

    In 2013 the Diocese of Nelson set up a partner relationship with the Diocese of Malaita led by Bishop Sam Sahu. Much has happened over the past 6 years, and this relationship has continued...in June this year Rev Dr Graham O’Brien and The Very Reverend Mike Hawke visited not only to give various talks, but to discuss future possibilites. more»
    Missions trip to Diocese of Malaita, Solomon Islands
  • recent news from the Diocese of Jerusalem

    25 September 2019

    The United Church of Christ’s General Synod and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Assembly recently honored Al-Ahli Arab Hospital, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in Gaza, with a Global Ministries Award of Affirmation for its continuing work and commitment, even under extreme duress. more»
    Al-Ahli Arab Hospital awarded
  • Registration time extended!

    23 September 2019

    El Rancho, Waikanae, 10-12 October 2019: Invitation to all Anglican Missions supporters! A missions focused event with opportunities to celebrate and network together. Rosie Fyfe, NZCMS National Director is one of the keynote speakers and Anglican Missions will run workshops focusing on overseas mission. more»
    Invitation to Ministry Leaders' Family Camp!
  • Suva, Fiji

    19 September 2019

    For the last 6 weeks the mud brick team (a Golden Oldies project) have worked towards making mud bricks suitable for housing in Fiji. Chapter 1 is drawing to an end with some great achievements - mud bricks have been made, however the most appropriate machine is still to be organised...read about what they have achieved and look forward to more in early 2020 more»
    Mud Brick Miracles
  • Monday 26 August to Monday 9 September

    17 September 2019

    Canon Robert Kereopa, Anglican Missions CEO recently joined Bishop Andrew Hedge of Waiapu and team on a mission visit to the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea (ACPNG). Waiapu Diocese has fostered a mission partnership on behalf of our Province with ACPNG over the past 10 years. more»
    Update on Papua New Guinea visit
  • 26 Aug to 9 Sept 2019

    4 September 2019

    Canon Robert Kereopa, Anglican Missions CEO is joining a mission visit to the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea (ACPNG) led by Bishop Andrew Hedge of Waiapu. The visit will include a partnership meeting with representatives from the Australian Board of Missions and the Diocese of Norwich, UK who also support ACPNG. more»
    Anglican Missions CEO visits Papua New Guinea
  • 29 August 2019

    The Association of Anglican Women (AAW) held their Provincial Golden Jubilee Service at the Wellington Cathedral earlier today (29th August 2019). This grand service to celebrate 50 years since the formation of AAW in 1969 included a procession with banners representing AAW regional groups from across the country. more»
    AAW celebrates 50 years!
  • "Same Vision. New Progamme. Be a Part of a Better World"

    29 August 2019

    Better World (NZCMS) has now opened applications for 2020! Do you know any young people passionate about climate change? About refugees and immigration? Have you heard a school leaver asking questions about how the Gospel can influence social justice? If so, Better World may be exactly what God is calling them to! more»
    Better World Gap Year
  • 29 August 2019

    Photo shows Canon Robert Kereopa with Bishop Ngarahu Katene at a Confirmation service for 48 Confirmees from Te Manawa o te Wheke on Sunday 25th August 2019. more»
    Confirmation news from Te Manawa o te Wheke
  • 28 August 2019

    We have just launched our Spring Appeal for this year focusing our support on two NZCMS Mission Partner families - Andy & Shona Miller and family in Costa Rica; and Neill & Rebekah Dunbar and family in Cambodia. Information has been sent out to supporters by email and to parishes by post. Thank you in advance for your generous support. more»
    Spring Appeal 2019
  • 23 August 2019

    St Andrews Church, Inglewood Parish invited Anglican Missions Operations & Projects Officer, Michael Hartfield to speak at their morning service on Sunday 18 August. Photo: Rev Robyn Freeman is in the back row, far right; Michael in the middle of the back row. Mission Motivator, Jean Quinn is 3rd from the right, front row. more»
    St Andrew's Church, Inglewood Parish
  • 22 August 2019

    The first seven weeks of AYM (Anglican Youth Movement) Church have seen more than 100 people of all ages "storming" the Cathedral to worship and study the "I am" statements of Jesus.    Diocesan Youth Co-ordinator Luke Paynter reports increased youth participation in their local parishes and a strongly positive more»
    AYM Youth Church services to return!
  • Project providing employment is also good for the environment

    22 August 2019

    Back in May this year we reported on a special grant given to the RSNF to encourage and empower orphans and vulnerable children (OVC's) and young women living with HIV with valuable skills to assist with employment opportunities and healthy living. more»
    Rwenzori Special Needs Foundation (RSNF), Uganda
  • 8 August 2019

    Dianne Windsor shares an anecdotal experience from her time serving in Pakistan. She shares this as part of our 100 year celebration of Anglican Missions. Listen to Dianne’s story more»
    'A Village Visit' - audio recording about Pakistan
  • 7 August 2019

    Dr Alan Roxburgh, leader of The Missional Network, writes about our evolving connections to our surroundings (which differ markedly between real-estate owners, refugees etc), and the considerations for those wanting to impact others through mission. Read the article link»
    Article: our sense of 'place' and its impact on mission
  • will celebrate 100 years in 2020

    6 August 2019

    Since about 1962, St George's College has been a centre for education, hospitality, pilgrimage and reconciliation, catering to lay persons as well as clergy from the worldwide Anglican Communion and the ecumenical church. It has been offering pilgrims from all over the world a unique experience of the biblical lands ever since. more»
    St George's College, Jerusalem
  • It's time to get creative!

    6 August 2019

    We want to see your parish’s most creative church noticeboard ever! To encourage each other to get involved in supporting overseas mission, create an exciting noticeboard – physical or online – about overseas mission. Enter a photo or link to it in our Mission Noticeboard competition by the end of September, more»
    Be in to win!
  • 22 July 2019

    In March this year, Cyclone Idai caused the tragic death of approximately 750 people in Mozambique. Four months later, with the destruction of buildings (including 111,000 houses), infrastructure and crops, hundreds of thousands of people were displaced - directly affecting 239,000 households, including the complete destruction of over 111,000 more»
    Mozambique Appeal Continues
  • given same title and status as the Metropolitan Archbishops

    19 July 2019

    Archbishop Mark has become an Archbishop in the church of Canada. Their General Synod adopted the motion for a self-determining Indigenous church, included Archbishop Mark having the same title and status as the Metropolitan Archbishops. A very historic and significant moment in the history of the church, and especially for the Indigenous church of Canada as well as for the Indigenous Network worldwide. more»
    National Indigenous Archbishop Mark Macdonald of Canada
  • 12 July 2019

    Earlier this year the House of Sarah held a workshop specifically for young people to educate on human rights, gender based violence and above all what the Bible says on these issues. Read about this workshop and some feedback from participants in the House of Sarah newsletter covering the first quarter of 2019. Vinaka Vakalevu more»
    House of Sarah now working with young people
  • Anglican Youth Movement

    3 July 2019

    The AYM team has launched an AYM Youth Church – a weekly, inter-parish youth service at the Wellington Cathedral with a supporting parish small group study available to local youth leaders. Started 6pm Sunday the 7th of July, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
    Runs weekly until the 18th of August. more»
    AYM Youth Church, Wellington 7 July to 18 August 2019
  • 3 July 2019

    Robyn Appleby writes about a class trip she led with Tanzanian students who were able to learn about their ancestors' history. more»
    Read about a trip through Tanzania's slave trade
  • Through CWS

    1 July 2019

    Christian World Service recently released material for churches as they marked Refugee Sunday on 7 July, the day set aside in the Anglican calendar. CWS says "Providing hospitality to displaced people - welcoming the stranger, or people forced to flee persecution and violence are recurrent stories throughout the Scriptures. Read more about CWS' ongoing support programmes more»
    Support for Refugees
  • 17 June 2019

    We are still gathering mission stories from our readers to help celebrate 100 years of Anglican Missions this year.  Our next story is a reflection on the effects of poverty on human nature in Vicki’s trip to Kenya, just before the riots of 2007. Read the story more»
    Read a mission story reflecting on poverty in Kenya
  • 29 May 2019

    As part of the 100-year celebration of Anglican Missions, we recorded Dianne speaking about her mission experiences in Pakistan. more»
    Listen to an audio recording of a Pakistan mission story
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