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

    20 May 2019

    Meet Rutendo Mahachi, 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. 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. 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 more»
    Rwenzori Special Needs Foundation, Uganda awarded
  • Engage, Share and Act

    10 May 2019

    The Very Rev’d Bob Key, the Anglican Communion Lead for Thy Kingdom Come (TKC), has written to all Bishops in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia inviting their support. more»
    Light Up the World in Prayer
  • 9 May 2019

    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. more»
    First female Maori bishop to lead Te Upoko o Te Ika
  • 7 May 2019

    Robyn Abbleby ponders how to pray for the poor in Africa. more»
    Umaskini in Kenya and Tanzania: 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. more»
    NZCMS Mission Enablers '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. 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.

    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 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
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