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  • a young missionary serving as a Gender Justice Advocate at the House of Sarah, Fiji

    20 May 2019

    Rutendo Mahachi is a Global Mission Fellow with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of service as a gender justice advocate with the House of Sarah In Fiji.(photo: Thursdays in Black with the Sarah Carers). The Global Mission Fellows program takes young adults ages 20-30 out of their home environments and places them in new contexts for mission experience and service. The program has a strong emphasis on faith and justice. Global Mission Fellows become active parts of their new local communities and they connect the church in mission across cultural and geographical boundaries. more»
    Meet Rutendo
  • 14 May 2019

    Anglican Missions has been overwhelmed by the generous donors of our Christchurch Mosque Victims Appeal. A total of $58,280.77 has been raised, with our last donation made today. We have exceeded our goal of $55,000. more»
    Appeal for the Christchurch mosque victims now closed
  • 10 May 2019

    The Rwenzori Special Needs Foundation (RSNF) based in Port Fortal, Uganda has received an award and grant from Deborah R. Malac, U.S Ambassador Uganda for their efforts towards achieving an AIDS-free generation through their work with children with disabilities and their families. You may remember we supported RSNF via our Lenten Appeal last year. more»
    Rwenzori Special Needs Foundation, Uganda receives award and grant for work towards acheiving an AIDS-free generation
  • Engage, Share and Act

    10 May 2019

    You may remember that last year we supported Thy Kingdom Come – a global prayer movement initiated by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. The Anglican communion lead for this movement, The Very Revd Robert Key, has written to us from Lambeth Palace, London to ask you all to support the wave of prayer planned for this year. It is also promoted in the Anglican Missions prayer diary ‘Partners in Prayer’ for 2019 (pages 62-62). Beginning on Ascension Day, May 30th and running until Pentecost on June 9th. Go to www.thykingdom.global for more information and see also here the link to "Light up Aotearoa, New Zealand" more»
    LIght Up the World in Prayer
  • 9 May 2019

    The Archbishops of the Anglican Church have announced that the Archdeacon of Wairarapa in Tikanga Maori, the Ven Waitohiariki Quayle, has been elected Bishop of Upoko o Te Ika, to serve as shepherd to the Maori Anglican bishopric of the lower North Island. Archbishop Don Tamihere said “Bishop-elect Waitohiariki becomes not only the first Maori woman to be elected bishop, but the first Aotearoa New Zealand-born woman to be chosen to serve as bishop in any Tikanga.” more»
    First female Maori bishop to lead Te Upoko o Te Ika
  • 7 May 2019

    The poor are always with us.. It's relative to the circumstances... Depends on the way you look at it... I need daily bread too... How do you pray for the poor? Robyn Appleby pondered this question when on a missions trip to Kenya and Tanzania recently. more»
    Umaskini in Kenya and Tanzania: read another Reader's Mission Story!
  • 7 May 2019

    NZCMS Mission Enabler, Guy Benton, reflects on the misconceptions the New Zealand young adult community has about mission and what he and the Mission Enabling team has been doing in response. Read what he has to say via the NZCMS website; and about the Better World programme. more»
    NZCMS Mission Enablers reflect on 'Re-thinking our Mission Misconceptions'
  • Cyclone Kenneth, the strongest cyclone ever to hit Mozambique, made landfall in the north of the country on 25 April

    30 April 2019

    The strongest cyclone ever to hit Mozambique (Cyclone Kenneth) struck landfall on April 25th flattening villages and either destroying or severely damaging over 35,000 houses. It’s come just one month after Cyclone Idai led to over 900 fatalities across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The category 4 cyclone brought winds of 220kmh, has caused over 38 deaths and has led to extreme rainfall and flooding. More rain is expected which is hindering relief efforts. Cyclones of this magnitude are rare in the region, and two within just over a month was unknown until now. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said yesterday (29 April) that humanitarian needs “have sky-rocketed” and the “humanitarian response will need to rapidly scale up”. Bishop Vincente of the Diocese of Niassa in Mozambique contacted Anglican Missions yesterday sending a number of recent photos; thanking us for the donations that have already been sent through and asking for ongoing prayer. more»
    Update on Mozambique
  • and especially for those affected by the bombings in Sri Lanka

    26 April 2019

    From the Bishop of Christchurch (Anglican E-Life 24/4/19): “As the joy of Easter was tempered by the tragic events in Christchurch and Sri Lanka, may we each be resolved to live in peace, willing to forgive those who do the body of Christ harm, while always praying to our heavenly Father that the world might be delivered from evil.”

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    We pray for the persecuted church...
  • 23 April 2019

    You may remember that Canon Robert Keropa visited the Rwenzori Special Needs Foundation (RSNF) in Uganda last year. Anglican Missions supports this Ugandan initiative to assist village children with disabilities, including cleft palate deformities, to receive health care, support and surgery. We have previously supported RSNF through our 2018 more»
    Read another of our 100-year celebration Mission Stories!
  • 18 April 2019

    As we break for the Easter celebrations, the Archbishops Donald Tamihere (Te Pihopa o Aotearoa), Philip Richardson (Senior Bishop of the New Zealand Dioceses) and Archbishop Fereimi Cama (Archbishop of Polynesia) encourage us with an Easter message to consider. Read the Archbishops’ more»
    Easter message from the Archbishops
  • Photos of Archbishop Thabo's visit to the Diocese of Niassa

    15 April 2019

    The Archbishop of Cape Town has visited the Diocese of Niassa in Mozambique to view the extent of destruction and distribute seeds to people in need, following the Anglican Missions' Mozambique appeal in response to Cyclone Idai. more»
    Update on the Mozambique appeal
  • House of Sarah, Fiji & St Andrew's High School, Tonga

    12 April 2019

    Do read the latest newsletter from the House of Sarah in Suva where new Sarah Carers have recently been trained and commissioned. Photo: new and current Sarah Carers after their planning workshop at M.A.S.T. (Moana Anglican Services and Teaching Centre), Suva, Fiji.
    News also from the Hornby Trust covering the past year (2018) at St Andrew's High School, Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
    And from the Diocese of Kibondo in Tanzania a newsletter reflecting on 2018 and looking forward to 2019 more»
    Recent news from our Partners
  • 10 April 2019

    As part of our 100-year celebrations, we’re inviting Readers to send in their Mission Stories for us to share. Click here to read our first story about Betty Pyatt, who ran a hospital in Melanesia.   If you have an overseas mission story you would like to share, email us at more»
    Read our first 100-year celebration Reader's Mission Story!
  • 5 April 2019

    A roundtable of distinguished academics, diplomats, faith leaders and faith-based organisations met at Lambeth Palace under the aegis of the Archbishop of Canterbury to explore migration caused by climate change. Central to the day were contributions from Oceania, the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean – from people who are involved and affected – to see what can be learnt in the search for effective responses. more»
    Article on the effect of climate change on refugees and migrants
  • 2 April 2019

    The New Zealand Church Missionary Society (NZCMS) are seeking their next National Director. The NZCMS is a charitable trust that supports an evangelical mission community, and is primarily linked to the Anglican Church. more»
    Job Opportunity - National Director, NZCMS
  • 28 March 2019

    Anglican Missions has confirmed an Appeal to support the Anglican Church in Mozambique to recover from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai. So far 1.85 million people have been directly affected,and 129,000 people displaced. more»
    Anglican Missions is supporting an Emergency Appeal for Mozambique
  • Offering specialist introductory mission trips for seniors

    26 March 2019

    The Golden Oldies Mission to Fiji is happening again this September. As in previous years, this trip is non-denominational and open to all New Zealand seniors. Participants have the invaluable opportunity to learn how the Church is supporting local mission, and meet the people in the villages and local communities. more»
    Golden Oldies Mission in Fiji this September
  • 25 March 2019

    In accordance with ACOM’s Constitutional Canons, the current Archbishop of Melanesia George Takeli will be stepping down from office today. On 25th March 2019, Archbishop Takeli reached the compulsory retirement age of 60. more»
    Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia retires
  • 16 March 2019

    On behalf of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, and Churches within the worldwide Anglican Communion, Anglican Missions has launched a Relief appeal to demonstrate the aroha of the Anglican Church and its members towards the victims and families affected by the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday 15th March 2019. more»
    Relief Appeal in support of Mosque Victims
  • 5 March 2019

    This year Anglican Missions is celebrating 100 years of missions fundraising and support. At the very beginning of the establishment of the Anglican Missions Board the tradition of supporting the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East was established; and this year is no exception. We have great pleasure in introducing you to the two projects we are supporting in the Diocese of Jerusalem as well as our usual third project, which this year is supporting the Water for All project in Fiji. more»
    Lenten Appeal 2019
  • Fiji's churches have been challenged to make a stand against violence

    11 February 2019

    The Anglican Church's Vicar-General, Orisi Vuki spoke at a recent launch of the House of Sarah's initiative - Preventing violence against women in Fiji's faith settings. There was much talk of zero-tolerance to violence within homes, schools and communities throughout the country, Reverend Vuki said, and people really want to see what we do, not just what we say. He said it was time to bring the teachings from the Bible, which supported God's vision for human relationships, to the campaign against violence. Photo: Sarah Carers with Fiji Women's Crisis Centre workers (Thursdays in black to show opposition to violence against women) more»
    House of Sarah initiative
  • 15 January 2019

    We have just sent out our new Partners in Prayer diary for this year. This year as we celebrate 100 years of the life of Anglican Missions, we ask that you continue to pray as we share our mission stories and proclaim the good news of the kingdom. "Know that when you continue to join us every day in praying with our worldwide family, your prayers are heard, they are needed and they are greatly appreciated by many." - Canon Robert Kereopa, CEO more»
    Partners in Prayer diary for 2019 published
  • Celebrating 100 years in 2019!

    21 December 2018

    In October 2019 we were planning a Common Life Missions Conference, four years on from the CLMC held in 2015. Unfortunately due to a lack of funding, the Conference will not now be held in 2019. However, we are still going to celebrate our centenary in 2019!
    We plan to focus on the First Mark of Mission “Proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom” and will encourage all churches to share mission stories both old and new. more»
    Anglican Missions
  • 13 December 2018

    The Bishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, have issued a statement expressing their deep disappointment at the continued suppression by the Indonesian Government of the basic human rights of West Papuan people. They call on the governments of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia to seek, through diplomacy, the peaceful redress of the human rights violations which are occurring amongst our West Papuan neighbours. Read the full statement here more»
    West Papua: A statement from the Bishops of The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
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    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
  • 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
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    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
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