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  • May/June Update from the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa

    5 August 2014

    My dear friends, The Middle East is groaning. You hear about what is happening in Iraq and the many Christians who are being forced to leave their homes and also those who were killed by ISIS (Daash). Over 1,500 have been killed in Gaza and 8,000 were injured in the recent days because of the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Syria is suffering... more»
    The Middle East is Groaning
  • NZCMS Mission Partner Jo Rogers returns home from serving at Msalato Theological College.

    30 June 2014

    "The weather will be just one of many adjustments I will have to make as I prepare for life back in the 'West'. Seven years seems to have gone by very quickly and I wonder what God has got ahead for me. It's been a life-changing experience and I think I will return as a more mature and confident person than when I left New Zealand. I thank God for all my experiences here." Read more from Jo at the NZCMS website... link»
    Seven Years in Tanzania
  • Mission Update - March 2014

    5 March 2014

    In this update we have our latest editions of Partners in Prayer and Mission Action, and information on how you can get involved in our latest Lenten Appeal. We also would like to introduce our new staff member and we have a new mission tip. link»
    Latest news from Anglican Missions
  • PDF - September 2013

    3 October 2013

    "During this month, the drums of war seemed to beat louder than usual. The majority of people throughout the Middle East prayed that the impending military intervention into Syria would not come to past. Our prayers for peace were joined with men and women of goodwill from around the world and I am grateful to Almighty God that military intervention did not take place." from Bishop Suheil Dawani. Read more... link»
    News from the Diocese of Jerusalem
  • PDF - August 2013

    26 September 2013

    Dear Friends, Greetings from the Holy City of Jerusalem! ... I am very grateful to the clergy of the Diocese for the important ministry they provide to our young people through the year, but also during the summer holidays. Many young people attended camps during the recent weeks and received important Christian formation in fun-filled ways. Helping Christian youth to continue to mature in their faith and to live out their baptism by taking their rightful place in church and in society is a truly precious gift to impart to them... link»
    News from the Diocese of Jerusalem
  • Churches attacked in Egypt

    15 August 2013

    As I write these words, our St. Saviour's Anglican Church in Suez is under heavy attack from those who support former President Mursi. They are throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at the church and have destroyed the car of Rev. Ehab Ayoub, the priest-in-charge of St. Saviour's Church. I am also aware that there are attacks on other Orthodox churches in Menyia and Suhag in Upper Egypt (see photo), as well as a Catholic church in Suez. Some police stations are also under attack in different parts of Egypt. Please pray and ask others to pray for this inflammable situation in Egypt. more»
    Egypt: Urgent Prayer Needed
  • Mission Update - Issue 16 - July 2013

    24 July 2013

    In this update we have the latest Mission Action (with news from AAW, NZCMS, and the latest Mission Festivals), and a new Mission Tip. It also includes updates about the Lenten Appeal, Kerina Evangelists' College in Papua New Guinea, news from Jerusalem and Egypt, and more! link»
    Mission Action, 4 ways to get inspired, and news from our partners!
  • Auckland - Meet the Dean - 7th August 2013

    24 July 2013

    Clergy and laity are invited to meet the Dean of St George's College, Jerusalem at 7:30pm on Wednesday 7th March in the Selwyn Library in Parnell, Auckland. This is an opportunity to meet with Dean Graham who has been Dean of St Georges since October 2011. Come hear what the college is doing, as well as explore opportunities to study at St more»
    Meet the Very Rev Dr Graham Smith
  • PDF - June 2013

    17 July 2013

    "June has been a very busy and truly productive month! God's grace has been abundant! It is always with genuine anticipation that I attend the graduation ceremonies of our Anglican schools as I am encouraged by the extraordinary dedication of the teaching staff and the brilliance of the students. Our work to sustain the Diocese's important ministry of education is made all the more worthwhile when seeing young people, many of whom are Muslim youth, graduating from our schools ready to fulfill their dreams and make a positive contribution to their community and the wider world..." link»
    News from the Diocese of Jerusalem
  • Auckland - Meet the Dean - 5th August 2013

    16 July 2013

    On Monday 5th August come along to St Chad's Meadowbank for the opportunity to meet with the Dean of St George's College, the Reverand Graham Smith. 7.30pm at St Chad's Meadowbank, Auckland. For further details please contact office@angmissions.org.nz more»
    St George's College Jerusalem Alumni Meeting
  • Congratulations Egypt - a message from Bishop Mouneer

    4 July 2013

    "At last, Egypt is now free from the oppressive rule of the Muslim Brotherhood! The Armed Forces took the side of the millions of Egyptians who demonstrated in the streets since the 30th of June against President Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood. The Armed Forces responded to the invitation of the people to intervene and force the President to step down at the request of the people of Egypt." more»
    Mabruk ya Misr
  • Statement from Bishop Mouneer Anis, Anglican Diocese of Egypt

    1 July 2013

    "The situation in Egypt is very serious. I do not know where this situation will take us. I feel that Egypt is at the verge of violent demonstrations, another revolution, or civil war. We do not know what is going to happen, but we know that we are at the edge of something drastic." more»
    Egypt is on the edge of...?
  • News from the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa

    5 June 2013

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ! Today as we start our Synod (20-23 May 2013) for the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, with the theme of "The Church and a Changing Context," I would like to request your prayers for me, for Bishop Bill Musk and Bishop Grant LeMarquand, as well as all of the clergy and laity participating in this very important synod at this very important time. As we will be hearing reports during the Synod about what God has done in the last two years and what we hope God will do in the future, I would like to share two ministries with you... more»
    EpiscoCare and Harpur Memorial Hospital
  • PDF - 2012 Annual Report

    22 May 2013

    "Despite remarkable achievements in the past two decades, both in economic development and in basic mother-child health indicators, 30% of the people of Bangladesh are still poor and 18% extremely poor with extreme difficulty accessing health care services and other basic needs." link»
    Kailakuri Health Care Project
  • PDF - Diocesan Newsletter March 2013

    17 April 2013

    In this edition: A word from Bishop Mouneer, a word from Bishop Grant, the Imam-Priest Exchange, St. Saviour's and St. John's, Building Churches in Ethiopia, the Alpha Marriage Conference, Bishop Mouneer's visit to the UK, Visitors & Prayer Requests, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Events of the Diocese, and Medical Outreach. link»
    News from Egypt
  • PDF - News from Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa - October & November 2012

    17 April 2013

    "The situation in Cairo is very sad for us as a Christian community. On Friday 6 April 2013, sectarian clashes erupted once again, this time in El Khosus, in the outskirts of Cairo. The story, according to the director of the police, started by a 12-year old Muslim boy drawing graffiti on the wall of an Islamic school..." link»
    Cairo Update from Bishop Mouneer
  • PDF - Kailakuri Health Care Project Newsletter - April 2013

    17 April 2013

    "Working at Kailakuri and building relationships with many who are truly poor, my impression is that those ready to be a drain on society are very few compared to those wanting to work and study hard to better their lives but are blocked through various circumstances." link»
    Health care for the poor is never self-sustainable if the poor are truly poor.
  • PDF - News from Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa - October & November 2012

    29 November 2012

    "Egypt is like a patient recovering from a surgery. The body is still struggling to survive. We will have to wait and see what happens. Right now there is no clear vision or road map for the future. The Muslim Brotherhood spoke about a big project called “Revival” but no one knows this project, what are the implications, the goals, the aims, etc… It is very cloudy at the moment. But, however, we should say, that we have hope because we are in the hands of the Lord and He is in charge and He is in control." link»
    Shepherds in God's Flock
  • PDF - A Tribute to our Muslim Friends - December 2012

    27 November 2012

    The road outside our gate is just horrible. It was wrecked by trucks and then the authorities dug it up for sealing but the budget ran out and so it was just left. With the coming of the rains it became a whole series of muddy pools. Our enterprising staff dug it up a bit more to make a high path on one side so that pedestrians, cyclists and motorbikes can get past without going through the mud – provided they don't veer off the high path. link»
    Kailakuri Health Care Project Newsletter
  • November Update

    26 November 2012

    Hi everyone. We left NZ from Auckland after a great few days in Auckland catching up with family, friends and the opportunity of speaking at the Auckland Cathedral. But we were pretty tired when we finished so our three days in Singapore were spent sleeping, eating Chinese and Indian food, with just a spot of sightseeing. We really enjoyed... more»
    Murray and Féy - Return to Albania
  • PDF - A prayer request from Bishop Mouneer

    26 November 2012

    "Dear friends, I am so grateful for the messages and assurance of prayers which I have recently received. The situation is not easy, and no-one can predict what is going to happen. There is obviously agitation within Egypt after President Mursi produced a Constitutional Declaration on Thursday the 22nd of November..." link»
    Pray for Egypt
  • Multimedia on paper, by New Zealand artist Trisha Jacobsen

    21 November 2012

    The work is designed from the artist's memories of a visit to the colourful, busy Lae Markets in PNG. She was able to go to PNG by accompanying her husband Peter, on the Forum New Zealand, which was a small container vessel that visited PNG and some Pacific Islands as an aid project to the region partly sponsored by the New Zealand Government in the 80's and 90's. The work is gifted to Anglican Life Rangiora, to assist the church with its work supporting mission overseas. Deadline sale closes 19th December. Expressions of interest to office@anglicanweb.org. There is a reserve of $500 on the original art work. more»
    Artwork Sale for Missions - “Memories of Lae Market”
  • October 2012

    8 November 2012

    "October has been busy month for the Diocese of Jerusalem. All our institutions continue to work hard. Our medical centers and hospitals focus on supporting the people in need; our schools are back in full swing educating our students and our doors are always open for the visitors who come to experience the Land of the Holy One." link»
    News from the Diocese of Jerusalem
  • September 2012

    9 October 2012

    New Programs Development Officer, Confirmations, Global Ministries, Workshop at Schneller School, St. John's Episcopal School in Haifa, Episcopal Women's Regional Conference, Bishop Suheil Visits the USA, and more link»
    News from the Diocese of Jerusalem
  • South Island Deputation

    8 October 2012

    The Matos are travelling around New Zealand on Deputation over the next few months. For more information about the Matos click here » Tuesday 9 October - Christchurch - Morning service at St Columba Hornby, followed by lunch. Friday 12 October - Chistchurch -  St Augustine’s Cashmere, NZCMS meeting Sunday 14 October more»
    Rev Iri and Kate Mato's Visit
  • Back to the Coalface - October 2012

    1 October 2012

    "A month ago I arrived back from New Zealand whose natural beauty is equal to Bangladesh's though different. And the bracing winter climate together with the friendliness, stimulation and generosity of the people gave me new energy, inspiration and ideas for our work over here. Everywhere I was given hospitality and empathetic hearing. Our work is essential and effective though small in the larger context. We just wish we could do more but we need another doctor who will not be easy to find either from within Bangladesh or overseas." Read more in this link»
    Kailakuri Health Care Project Newsletter
  • Creative signwriting – a peek at life through signs and billboards

    26 September 2012

    “After the rather “heavy” content of the previous blog post, it is time to lighten up a bit and share with you some amusing signs I have come across since coming to Cambodia. Most of them feature some rather “creative” English, shown here for your amusement, with no intention of being derogoratory. I probably frequently use equally “creative” Khmer and the locals are very patient and long-suffering with me! So, please fasten your seat belt, ensure your cellphone is turned off or in flight mode, your seat is upright and your tray table is stowed, – and prepare to take off – to Phnom Penh, Battambang and Siem Reap…. for a unique look at aspects of Khmer life portrayed through interesting signs I have seen while out and about in these places.” link»
    Anne and Anthony's Cambodian Connection
  • Diocescan Newsletter for July & August 2012

    19 September 2012

    "The Middle East … an agitated region!"
    News from the Diocese and a Letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations. link»
    News from Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa
  • Farewell Tour of New Zealand

    19 September 2012

    Gerald and Maureen Harley will be having a short farewell tour in NZ and will be speaking at the following churches.Gerald and Maureen Harley are originally from Otago, New Zealand. They have a long history with mission, having previously served overseas before God led them to Cambodia with NZCMS in 2003. Gerald is an experienced secondary more»
    Meet Gerald and Maureen Harley
  • Working in Albania

    15 August 2012

    Murray and Féy Cotter have returned to work as Mission Partners in Albania for the second time with NZCMS and European Christian Mission (ECM). Murray and Féy use their gifts in evangelism, discipleship, teaching and administration to serve the church in Lushnje. NEW - Sunday 2nd September - 8am, 10am and 7pm Nativity more»
    Meet Murray and Féy Cotter
  • NZCMS Mission Partner

    9 August 2012

    Rosie works in the Partnership Office of the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa. She works with an Egyptian woman, Sherry, and their roles are to facilitate partnerships between the ministries in Egypt, and with many partners who support the work of these ministries. This involves writing funding proposals, reporting on how more»
    Meet Rosie
  • Unite - NZCMS Mission Partners write on their experiences in Cambodia.

    9 August 2012

    Language fit for the King – the hard work pays off! "We have both been doing the “Christian Survival Khmer” course in our lessons and this was put to very good use the other day. Let me tell you how it came about." link»
    Anne and Anthony's Cambodian Connection
  • July Newsletter - PDF

    7 August 2012

    Canon Kereopa visits from New Zealand, Farewell Luncheon for Haleem Bashlawi, Harvest of Graduations, Women's meeting in Zababdeh and more. link»
    News from the Diocese of Jerusalem
  • 2012 Project with the Diocese of Polynesia

    7 August 2012

    See new photos and updates from All Saints Anglican Church in Fasi's Facebook Page. Find out a bit more about the congregation and see the concrete foundations for the water tank that have just been built. link»
    Water for All in Fasi, Tonga
  • A place of pilgrimage and transformation through prayer, study, reflection and discovery.

    31 July 2012

    St George’s College Jerusalem have just sent us their latest brochure (2 sides of A4) which can be downloaded and printed from this site. Why not print off a couple for your church notice board or information more»
    St George's College Jerusalem
  • Find out more about what is happening in the Diocese.

    19 July 2012

  • 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
  • 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
  • by The Venerable Bernard Faull

    8 September 2011

    The following information was sent to us by the Wellington Diocesan Manager, The Venerable Bernard Faull, reporting back regarding the disbursement of funds raised by the Bishops’ Emergency Appeal for Christchurch Earthquake.  Specifically ‘tagged’ to beneficiariesChristchurch Cathedral, from Canterbury Cathedral more»
  • Bishops' Emergency Appeal for Christchurch

    3 May 2011

    Since the Christchurch Earthquake on 22nd February, the Anglican Mission Board has coordinated the receipt of international donations to the Bishop's Emergency Appeal. Donations have come from USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, South Korea and Monaco. So far the total transferred is $118,885. link»
  • Bishops' Emergency Appeal for Christchurch

    3 March 2011

    E te iwi whanui tena koutou,Greetings to our friends and Whanau in Aotearoa NZ me nga Hui Amorangi, USA Presiding Bishop Katharine Schori, Bishop of Hawaii Robert Fitzpatrick, General Secretary Tom Heffer Seafarers in London and many others who have contacted us.If I haven’t responded to anyone my apologies as we have been totally involved more»
  • Bishops' Emergency Appeal for Christchurch

    1 March 2011

    I have had the opportunity of spending some time with Bishop John Gray at Te Waipounamu Hui Amorangi headquarters at 290 Ferry Rd yesterday. Although everyone is stressed and tired, their morale is all right. They are putting back books on shelves and cleaning up the mess. There is some liquefaction in the compound grounds. Bishop John Gray is more»
  • For the Earthquake on the 22 February 2011

    25 February 2011

    The Archbishops and Bishops of the province have launched an appeal to help the Diocese of Christchurch and Te Hui Amorangi Te Waipounamu in their ministry, care and support to their people and parishes and communities affected by the 22 February Christchurch earthquake. AMB have offered to receive funds on behalf of our overseas friends and partners for this Appeal. These will then be forwarded to the Bishop's Emergency Appeal. more»
  • Wellington Diocese Appeal

    6 September 2010

    The Bishop of Wellington has launched an appeal to assist the Diocese of Christchurch in its ministry, care and support to its people and parishes and communities affected by the significant earthquake which hit Christchurch and the surrounding communities early Saturday morning. more»
  • January 2010 - Update from Iri and Kate

    3 February 2010

    Dear friends in Christ,Greetings to you all in the name of our amazing Lord who has brought us back safely to this special place of Msalato. It's a place that needs your prayers as we who work here do as we return from holidaying in the UK to face new challenges.We were sooooooo cold in the UK but had a lovely time with our daughter and the more»
    Msalato Matters
  • This story was initially published in The Dominion Post on November 7, 2009.

    9 December 2009

    Today's missionaries are a long way from the black-clad English clergymen pictured in 19th century paintings preaching to dark-skinned natives. The Anglicans' Church Missionary Society now sends mission 'partners' to regions all over the world - they are usually invited by local dioceses and their desire to work in the third world can be as much about helping the poor as it is about converting the locals. more»
    Mission Control by Cheryl Norrie
  • May 2009

    27 May 2009

    Dear friends in Christ,This has not been the best month for us and we've been leaning on the Lord a little more than usual. We have also been very conscious of your prayer that sustains us ' in sickness and in health'. Iri has has a bout of malaria which followed a stomach virus. The malaria did not go away and required a second dose of medication more»
    Msalato Matters
  • Returning to Msalato Theological College

    18 February 2008

    After very lively thought provoking visits to churches, groups and Hui Amorangi around New Zealand over the last five months, Iri & Kate are preparing to return to Msalato Theological College in Tanzania.Pictured here with Robert Kereopa, Paul Mwihambi and Jennifer Mgendi from Tanzania (who also accompanied them on more»
    Iri & Kate Mato say Haere Ra...