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Tags: Partners, ProjectOpportunities, Visit, Short Term Mission, TravelNZCMS, Mission Partner, Tikanga Pakeha Missions Council Grant, Egypt, Event


 

  • 4 August 2015

    Our Church Support Officer, Rev Mike Hawke has recently returned from a visit to the Solomon Islands.  He was there to discuss missions projects and relief for emergency projects as well as leading training workshops for clergy. As part of his visit, various useful gifts were able to be passed on to the clergy and others in ministry more»
    Recent visit to our partners in the Solomon Islands – July 2015
  • From Northland, Wellington - July 2011

    1 November 2011

    One youth's dream to experience mission, coupled with a responsive youth group leader with people-resources grew into a youth group trip to Tonga. "When we wondered if we were, in fact, 'doing mission', we remembered the Archbishop of Polynesia's advise to 'just go, see, hear and be with the people'. At times, this put us outside our personal comfort zones. Fortunately we belong to a God who never leaves nor forsakes us, nor lets His little ones be put to shame. We hope the Tongans saw God in us, just as we saw Him shining through them. May the fruit of our journey continue to grow in both communities." more»
    Trip to Tonga by St Anne's Youth Group
  • 3 November 2015

    AMB has sponsored a project which was co-ordinated by Dr. Rosemary Dewerse (one of our guest speakers at the recent Missions Conference) to produce a set of postcards that draw on Advent texts to stimulate your missional thinking.27 artists from across the Province have gifted their talents to this project.  Each postcard is of a different more»
    Advent Art – Missional Postcards
  • From Christchurch - September 2011 - By Capt. Louise Weller

    1 November 2011

    The invitation to run a course for Sunday School teachers at the Church of the Resurrection at Tagabe, on the island of Efate in Vanuatu came from Father Bill Tari. His request was to repeat a five day course that I had run in Luganville on Santo the year before. Sharlene Knight, a student in Church Army training and Children's worker working alongside me in Canterbury Kids Coach went with me. more»
    Church Army Trip to Vanuatu
  • 15 November 2015

    November 2015“The container has arrived in Vanuatu and opened so that the goods to the estimated value of $50,000, so generously donated by Companies and individuals, can now be distributed for the rebuilding of Vanuatu following Cyclone Pam earlier this year.In Vanuatu, a special thanksgiving & launching ceremony presided by Bishop more»
    Update on the Vanuatu rebuild/container project
  • July 2011 - By Rev Sarah Moss

    9 November 2011

    Shipping a playground to Fiji and then taking a group of yr 12 and 13 students over to construct it was an ambitious and somewhat daunting task but due to the support of the Diocesan School for Girls community as well as the local community in Fiji, this project gained a momentum of its own, complete with a number of 'wow' moments where things simply fell into place. This article was first printed in The Anglican Magazine from the Auckland Diocese. more»
    Diocesan School for Girls takes Ut Serviamus to Fiji
  • 1 December 2015

    The Common Life Missions Conference began with a powhiri welcoming the guests and delegates to the Conference and there followed three and a half days of opportunities to share, network, listen and speak about all aspects of mission - the theme being 'Mission Together'.  Approximately 400 people, including Church leaders from around more»
    Common Life Missions Conference 2015 - DVD's available
  • All Saints Taradale

    25 November 2011

    Supported by the Tikanga Pakeha Missions Council Grant »Letter to Missions Board & MSL Group at All Saints Taradale on 8/10/11 Dear All,On behalf of our team I would like to especially thank you all for your support both financially and pastorally towards our recent trip, with NZCMS to the Solomon Islands. We are most more»
    Solomon Islands Trip
  • 22 February 2016

    Anglican Missions is launching an emergency appeal in the wake of Cyclone Winston. We are asking for your support to provide disaster relief to our brothers and sisters in the Pacific who have been affected. more»
    Cyclone Winston Emergency Appeal
  • 26 February 2016

    On Saturday morning 20 Feb 2016, Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall on Vanuabalavu Island with maximum wind speeds of up to 106 miles per hour and was moving at a speed of 22 knots per kilometer. The cyclone passed between the two main islands destroying almost everything in its path before leaving Fiji in the early hours of Sunday more»
    Cyclone Winston Update
  • 28 November 2011

    I am sure you would want to join our brothers and sisters in Egypt to pray for the very tense situation there..This update is from three days ago. Today there are parliamentary elections.++ Mouneer has been encouraged by letters of support during these difficult days for Egypt. If you want to drop him a note, his email address is more»
    Statement from Egypt
  • An update from Mike Hawke

    14 March 2016

    Our Projects officer Rev. Mike Hawke has returned to Fiji once again to assess damage and work toward a response plan from Anglican Missions in partnership with the Diocese of Polynesia. He has sent through some of his initial experiences and reactions below.ManiyavaThey say "you don't get a second chance to make a first more»
    A Brief Look at Post-Cyclone Fiji
  • Anglican Taonga Article

    18 January 2012

    The staff of AMB and the Diocese of Polynesia are shocked at the sudden loss of such a valued friend and colleague. Andrew, who was an engineer, had been leading short-term mission-aid projects in Fiji for several years with the encouragement of his vicar, Archdeacon Julie Rokotakala, of the Tawa Anglican Church. He had been accompanied on this trip by his wife Charmaine, who was leading handcraft workshops with Fijian women's groups. link»
    Andrew Duxfield dies on a Fiji Missions trip.
  • 31 March 2016

    Cyclone Winston was the strongest cyclone to make landfall in the Southern hemisphere with devastating consequences for Fiji and nearby islands. Those who are least prepared are the poorer more isolated communities.There are 3 phases of an emergency of this kind, the 3 ‘r’s are the ‘rescue phase’, the ‘relief more»
    Cyclone Winston: Rebuilding Phase
  • CWS has launched a Flood Appeal for the people of Fiji

    22 February 2012

    Christian World Service has launched an appeal to provide immediate assistance for those who live in Fiji’s informal settlements affected by severe flooding. The Fiji government has declared parts of the Western District an emergency.Long term partner, ECREA (Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy) has assessed the needs of more»
    CWS Fiji Flood Appeal - 2012
  • is now available

    9 May 2016

     Our Annual Report for the year 1 January to 31 December 2015 has now been printed.  Copies are at the General Synod this week (6-13 May) and will be available at Diocesan Synods during the year.  “It is pleasing to report that funds related to the provision of Mission Grants, Allocations and Emergencies ($1,435,560) more»
    AMB's Annual Report for 2015
  • 22-30 July 2011 - Waiapu Cathedral Parish of St John the Evangelist

    21 March 2012

    Report by Dean Helen Jacobi - 12 August 2011Supported by the Tikanga Pakeha Missions Council Grant »  IntroductionIn 2008 the Waiapu Cathedral welcomed a group of seasonal workers from Vanuatu who came to work in Hawke’s Bay picking fruit. The first year they were lodged at a Napier Backpackers and so were close to the more»
    Pilgrimage to Vanuatu
  • a CWS initiative

    12 May 2016

    We would like to encourage you to support a new Christian World Service initiative. Operation Refugee gives you a chance to  give some help to refugees.   The challenge is to live on the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week, 16-20 June, and raise as much money as you can.  You are supplied with the rations more»
    Operation Refugee
  • Ever thought about experiencing Mission, but thought you were too old to actually do it?

    17 April 2012

    ARCHER in Christchurch specialises in offering tours for our Seniors, and is now running its inaugural Mission Experience for 10-days in mid-August to Suva, Fiji. This exciting tour has support from the Anglican Board of Missions and NZCMS too.We will be greeted by local churches and villages, embraced by children in the orphanage and schools, more»
    'Golden Oldies Mission' to Fiji
  • after Cyclone Winston

    13 May 2016

    Help a Family to Rebuild their Home! Anglican Missions is asking for support towards a post cyclone disaster relief plan, in partnership with the Diocese of Polynesia, to rebuild the village of Maniava in which most buildings were destroyed by TC Winston in February. Thirty-three homes need to be rebuilt at an estimated cost of $7,000 each. more»
    Rebuilding Maniava
  • 18 April 2012

    At the recent Hui Amorangi of Te Taitokerau, an agreement was made to form a Companion Diocese relationship with Kondoa, Tanzania and they pledged $5,000 per annum for the next five years to help support the stipend of their Bishop. more»
  • 17 May 2016

    Father Michael Lapsley,  Director of The Institute for Healing of Memories, South Africa recently spoke at the United Nations panel on “Atrocity Crimes, Transitional Justice and Healing of Memories” organised by the World Council of Churches together with South Africa's Permanent Mission to the UN: –  more»
    Father Michael Lapsley and the Institute for Healing of Memories
  • First batch of donations has been sent to the Ras Morbat Clinic and the EpiscoCare Nursery

    2 May 2012

    AMB recently disbursed $6,800 to be distributed to two of the projects from this year’s Lenten Appeal - the Ras Morbat Clinic and EpiscoCare Nursery.We have just received the following communications from The Venerable Bill Schwartz, Provincial Treasurer from the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East and from Bishop Mouneer:“On more»
    Lenten Appeal - first donations sent on to projects!
  • 16 June 2016

    The Anglican Missions Board appointed independent reviewers to undertake a comprehensive review of all matters related to the Board’s Governance. An independent Governance Review report was completed with 33 recommendations to enable best practise Governance within Anglican Missions. The report was comprehensive in scope covering every area more»
    Governance Review
  • Visiting St Andrews' School in Tonga

    4 May 2012

    The container is being filled with materials for a trip to St Andrew’s School Tonga. Four one week work parties have been organised. The Ohariu Archdeaconry has taken the first of these weeks and will go to Tonga for the first week of July 2012. Our work group will be 41 people large, including several families. A few of the people are going more»
    Newlands plans trip to Tonga for July 2012
  • 1-2 July 2016 ChCh

    20 June 2016

    Are you interested to see mission thrive in your church. Book by 24 June to attend this Hui to be held at Laidlaw College, Papanui, Christchurch.See more»
    NZCMS Link Hui Invitation
  • Anglican Missions' Executive Officer documents his journey.

    12 June 2012

    On Arrival - Typical Jordanian lunch – hummus with fillings, and bread. The bread is very cheap here because it's subsidised by the Government. Meet Ruth Sayers, a CMS UK partner working in Amman, who has organised the logistics of my visits in the capital... more»
    Robert's Diary - Jordan and the Holy Land
  • 12 July 2016

    Lent began on Ash Wednesday on the 10th Feb and followed through to Easter Sunday on the 27th March. This year we have three exciting projects that are in need of your support. more»
    Lenten Appeal 2016
  • 2012 Project within the Diocese of Polynesia

    18 June 2012

    The Housing Authority have applied for the land at Tacirua East for the ten households from the Namara community, however construction works at the Tacirua Subdivision have been delayed due to adverse weather conditions in recent months. Photo left: Jone Kaimai standing at the new site for the ten households in the Tacirua Subdivision. link»
    Namara Landless People Update
  • 20 July 2016

    Our Projects Booklet for 2016 has been sent out to parishes giving information about the projects that are being supported by Anglican Missions during 2016.It is hoped that this information will provide all who give so generously with details about where their donations go; and also provide opportunities for parishes, rohe and individuals to more»
    Projects Booklet 2016
  • St Augustine's Parish is travelling to John Morrison Home, West Bengal, India in December 2012

    17 July 2012

    Travel plans are well advanced at St Augustine's Parish, Cashmere, Christchurch. A mixed gender group of six adults will be winging their way to India for a three-week mission experience at the John Morrison Home in West Bengal in December this year. more»
    Cashmere to West Bengal (Part 1)
  • Update

    21 July 2016

    We are pleased with the response to our 2016 Projects Booklet with several parishes (and cell groups) pledging to support specific projects. As a result the following projects are now fully subscribed: Melanesia – Christian Care Centre, Solomon Islands ($700) Vege farm – Melanesian Sisters ($350) Sewing project - Melanesian more»
    Pledged support for our 2016 Projects
  • Extracts from Bishop Given Gaula's Letter

    17 July 2012

    We have received a letter from the recently consecrated Bishop of Kondoa, Rt Rev Given Gaula. We share the Bishop's excitement in all the plans he has for the Kondoa Diocese."Warmest Christian greetings from the Anglican Diocese of Kondoa!"I am writing to inform you that my consecration service went very well, there were about 1500 more»
    Bishop's Plans for Kondoa
  • 13 October 2016

    Last week CWS launched an immediate appeal for Haiti following Hurricane Matthew. Christian World Service has sent the appeal to Churches and Individuals on its database.CWS advises that Hurricane Matthew has caused terrible damage in the region where 70% of the people live in poverty.  Thousands of people have lost their homes and many are more»
    AMB strongly supports the CWS Haiti Appeal
  • Find out more about what is happening in the Diocese.

    19 July 2012

  • CWS speaker 10 Nov 2016

    18 October 2016

    Christian World Service invites you to hear Rev Francois Pihaatae, General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches speaking on ‘Peace in the Pacific’ on Thursday 10 November, 7.30pm at Grey Lynn Presbyterian Church, Auckland – see more here Peace in the Pacific more»
    Peace in the Pacific
  • 25 November to 10 December 2016 (begins with the Christian Network – Talanoa (CNT) Break the Silence Sunday 20 November 2016)

    18 November 2016

    The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence runs from November 25 – the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to December 10 – International Human Rights Day. It is a global campaign to focus efforts towards working to eliminate violence against women in our families, our communities and our more»
    16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign
  • A Mighty Totara has fallen

    22 November 2016

    It is with deepest regret as I mourn with the whanau, the loss of Ron Taylor, man of mission. Ron was General Secretary of the then NZ Anglican Board of Mission from 1993 until 1999. After I came into the role in 2003, I knew Ron as he chaired the NZCMS Council and also served on the Christian Blind Mission in various capacities. He had a glint in more»
    Farewell to Ron Taylor
  • Break the Silence

    24 November 2016

    Our church is ready to stand up for justice, equality and freedom for all women and girls and for an end to all forms of gender based violence. Last Sunday (20th November) was ‘Break the Silence Sunday.’ Break the Silence Sunday was instigated by the Christian Network – Talanoa (CNT), a Fiji based ecumenical network of organised more»
    Make a Stand for the Women in Your Life
  • ACNS - In Profile: Dean Hosam Naoum

    19 December 2016

    It is always a pleasure to hear about the progress and lives of our partners around the world. A recent article published by the Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) highlights the work of the Very Revd Hosam Naoum, the Dean of St, George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem. Dean Hosam talks about life in Jerusalem, spending time with Archbishop more»
    St George's Cathedral Jerusalem
  • The Ministry of the Very Reverend Michael Bent

    21 December 2016

    This past Saturday, CEO Robert Kereopa was fortunate to spend time in Taranaki at the Interim Cathedral to celebrate and give thanks for 60 years of Ministry and Mission of the Very Reverend Michael Bent. This is what he had to say. On behalf of the Anglican Missions Board, please accept our prayers and sincere good wishes as you celebrate 60 more»
    A Testimony to Mission
  • Available now

    23 December 2016

    Our latest Mission Action magazine and our 2017 Wall Planner have been sent to subscribers this month.If you would like to receive either please contact the Anglican Missions office on (04) 473 5172 or email info@angmissions.org.nzYou can also read the magazine here through the more»
    Mission Action magazine Dec 2016 & Wall Planner 2017
  • is now available

    24 April 2017

    Our annual Partners in Prayer diary provides material in a daily form for use through the month and is designed to be used by individuals as well as for churches. Contact the office if you would like a hard copy.  Read online more»
    Partners in Prayer 2017
  • 30 April 2017

    Photo: Golden Oldies Mission Team 2016 Golden Oldies Mission team presenting medical equipment and supplies to a small hospital
    This year's Golden Oldies Mission to Fiji is from
    Saturday 9 September -Tuesday 19 September 2017.
    These trips take place every year, closing date for bookings is usually around April each year.
    more»
    Golden Oldies Mission Trips to Fiji
  • Cyclone Donna - May 2017

    12 May 2017

    Anglican Missions is launching an Emergency Appeal in support of people affected by Tropical Cyclone Donna, particularly those in Vanuatu. (Photo courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory 8 May 2017).  Tropical Cyclone Donna, a category 5 cyclone with wind-gusts nearing 300kmh, battered Northern Vanuatu last weekend. While now weakening and moving more»
    Emergency Appeal launched
  • 21 May 2017

    15 May 2017

    21 May 2017 has been declared a Global Day of Prayer for those affected by the severe hunger crisis across the Horn of Africa.  The Anglican Alliance is calling on churches worldwide to participate in a united response of prayer and action on the famines. Read more»
    Join the Global Day of Prayer to end Famine
  • Details from recent report 18 May 2017

    18 May 2017

    The Anglican Church of Melanesia has been working collaboratively with the National Disaster Management Office in Vanuatu following Tropical Cyclone Donna. Damage and needs assessments have been made and there is now a big effort involving the shipment and delivery of relief supplies and donations. The ACOM flag ship MV Southern Cross is expected more»
    Update on Cyclone Donna
  • 31 May 2017

    An appeal to rebuild Maniava, a remote and poor village in Fiji that was devastated by Tropical Cyclone Winston in 2016 was launched by Anglican Missions. NZ$136,000 has been raised, which includes support from Australia (AOA Anglican Overseas Aid and ABM Anglican Board of Mission) and the USA (Episcopal Relief and Development and the Diocese of more»
    Maniava, Fiji - Rebuild Update May 2017
  • 16 June 2017

    The Anglican Alliance, based in London, have recently placed a story on their website lifting up the situation of those affected by Cyclone Donna and the work being done to assist recovery. It is posted in prayer for those affected by the Cyclone in so many more»
    Anglican Alliance support for those affected by Cyclone Donna
  • 28 June 2017

    CEO, Robert Kereopa was recently the guest of the Archbishop for Melbourne, The Most Rev. Dr Philip Freire together with The Revd. Bob Mitchell, CEO of Anglican Overseas Aid (AOA). Robert and Bob were meeting to strengthen the existing partnership between Anglican Missions and AOA. Prior to becoming the CEO of AOA, The Revd. Bob Mitchell was a senior executive at World Vision Australia. He is the author of "Faith-Based Development: How Christian Organisations Can Make a Difference" (New York, Orbis Books, 2017). more»
    Strengthening relationships in Melbourne
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