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  • 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. more»
    Update on Mozambique
  • in the wake of those affected by the bombings in Sri Lanka

    26 April 2019

    Read the comments and prayers of some of our Bishops on the Sri Lankan church bombings.

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    Pray for the persecuted church
  • 23 April 2019

    The Rwenzori Special Needs Foundation is assisting Ugandan boy Yassin Kwijuruza. more»
    Read another 100-year celebration Mission Story!
  • 18 April 2019

    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. 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

    Read news from the House of Sarah in Suva. Photo: new and current Sarah Carers after their planning workshop at M.A.S.T. (Moana Anglican Services and Teaching Centre). 2018 news from the Hornby Trust of St Andrew's High School, Nuku'alofa, Tonga. And the Diocese of Kibondo in Tanzania newsletter about 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. more»
    The effect of climate change on refugees and migrants
  • 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»
    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 September 2019
  • 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. 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. 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

    Our Partners in Prayer diary for 2019 is available. 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
  • 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. Read the full statement here more»
    West Papua: Statement from Bishops of Anglican Church
  • 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 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. 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. more»
    House of Sarah, Fiji 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. Photo ACT Alliance Md.-Kamrul Hasan more»
    CWS Emergency Appeal for Rohingya refugees
  • 8 November 2018

    Read their newsletter. We at Anglican Missions are supporting three 'on-going small scale projects' for three of the religious communities of ACoM in 2018. 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: CWS 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»
    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 - Lenten Appeal
  • 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
  • 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! Tropical Cyclone Gita
  • 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
  • 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 for Al-Ahli Arab Anglican Hospital, Gaza
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 elected Pihopa o Aotearoa
  • Request from Archbishops Winston and Philip

    27 February 2018

    You will be aware that a 7.6 earthquake has hit Papua New Guinea's Southern Highlands, and more than 30 people are believed to have been killed. Radio New Zealand is reporting that more than 300 people injured, and that the earthquake has caused widespread destruction. While we are still waiting for details and advice as to how we might best respond, we would ask that you hold the people of PNG in prayer. more»
    Prayer for Papua New Guinea, earthquake
  • Mission Action magazine & 2018 Partners in Prayer diary

    16 January 2018

    Our latest Mission Action magazine and our Partners in Prayer diary for 2018 are now available. Hard copies have been sent to parishes and individual subscribers. You can also read them here on our website. more»
    Our recent publications
  • St Stephens, Whangaparaoa

    11 January 2018

    As part of the Centennial Celebrations at St Stephen's Whangaparaoa, the parish decided to mount a reverse mission and in November to early December the Parish thoroughly enjoyed the visit by Rev Tito and the Rev John from Kondoa Diocese in Tanzania. It was a blessing to all and details of their visit can be seen on St Stephen's website - recently updated. more»
    Celebrating 100 years - visit from Kondoa priests
  • 5 January 2018

    Untimely Death of Bishop James Marvin Ligo, Diocese of Southern Vanuatu & New Caledonia was announced by Selwyn Leodoro, Regional Secretary of the Anglican Region of Port Vila and New Caledonia. more»
    Loss of Bishop: Anglican Church of Melanesia
  • 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 for 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
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