New Zealand Church Missionary Society

NZCMS_large_logo2.pngIn New Zealand, Anglican Missions and NZCMS have a very strong and close relationship, partnering together to enable NZ Anglicans to participate in the overseas mission of the Church as Mission Partners.

Both NZCMS and Anglican Missions have been around for a while, in fact 124 and 96 years respectively. Together we are involved in mission throughout the world with people and projects in all sorts of places: Africa, Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East and Europe.

This collaborative relationship sees each organisation represented on the other’s governing body while staff work together in a number of areas.

The Anglican Missions Board provides a grant each year towards the cost of supporting Mission Partners serving overseas – in 2017 the grant of $560,000 covers a large part of the budgeted direct costs of current Mission Partners.

Photo: NZCMS Mission Partner, Miriam Tillman and pharmacy technicians at the Hospital of Hope in Togo, West Africa

Mission Partners

See more below about the Mission Partners being supported in 2018. Do let us know if you or your Parish decide to support a particular Mission Partner.

Do visit the NZCMS Website to find out more about each Mission Partner.

And if you would like to get more about Mission Partners (particularly the ones you may be supporting), and mission in general, the following is available through NZCMS (email:

  • Request to get the email newsletter of the Mission Partner you wish to support;
  • Request to receiving the Prayer Fuel brochure (advise quantities) – produced monthly. This will keep you up to date with urgent prayer needs & movements of Mission Partners;
  • Request to receive the Intermission magazine (advise quantities) also produced monthly. Has a variety of articles about mission. Good resource for home groups to stimulate missional thinking.


  • Restricted Access Partners

    This group of Mission Partners, known as “RAP's” (Restricted Access Partners) are little heard about. We cannot tell you much about these Mission Partners as they are in secure locations, and sharing information about them, their location, or what they are doing can endanger them – scary stuff! more»
  • Solomon Islands - equipping locals for mission and ministry

    The Hicks family are in the Solomon Islands, supporting the training of Church leaders. Jonathan works at a local Bible College where he lectures on Old Testament and Theology. He’s hoping to more»
  • Papua New Guinea

    Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse nations. This presents both opportunities and challenges for the Church as it seeks to be simultaneously united and diverse. more»
  • Tanzania, Africa

    Peter and Chris Akester are in their second year of working in the Diocese of Kondoa in Tanzania. They have both been teaching at the Kondoa Bible School and Peter has taken over the role of more»
  • Serving in Uganda since 2013

    Nick and Tessa Laing work in Gulu Town, Northern Uganda, sharing their skills in medical support and community justice work. more»
    Nick & Tessa Laing
  • Children's Bible Ministries in the Philippines

    Dianne Bayley is the National Director of Children's Bible Ministries in the Philippines. The overall aim of Children's Bible Ministries in the Philippines is to see Filipino children grounded in biblical values, transformed and discipled for Christ. more»
    Dianne Bayley
  • Spain, Europe since 2014

    Katie has continued her language studies this past year while immersing herself in the local Asturian culture. She has a heart for church planting and discipleship. more»
  • Serving in Cambodia, currently focusing on social work and patient recovery.

    Anne and Anthony McCormick live in the Battambang province of Cambodia where they are involved in social work and patient recovery. more»
    Anne and Anthony McCormick
  • Church planting and team leadership in Albania

    Murray and Féy Cotter have worked in Albania for a number of years in a variety of roles,and in recent years have been Field Leaders for European Christian Mission. Murray and Féy are currently living in the capital city Tirana, where they are involved in administration and church planting work. more»
    Murray and Féy Cotter
  • Medical Work Togo

    Not everyone in the world has access to basic medical care. Miriam Tillman is the Pharmacist at the Hospital of Hope – in the town in Mango, northern Togo. The hospital provides medical more»