New Zealand Church Missionary Society


In 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 2021 this grant of $546,000 covers a large part of the budgeted direct costs of current Mission Partners.

You can donate to Anglican Missions to support NZCMS Mission Partners through our grant.

Photo: NZCMS Mission Partner Miriam and her team of technicians, Togo, Africa.

Mission Partners

See more below about some of the Mission Partners being supported in 2021.

If you would like to support a particular Mission Partner and want to receive their newsletters, please contact the NZCMS Office in Christchurch at or (03) 377 2222.

Generally you can keep up to date with the Mission Partners via the NZCMS website.

NZCMS_large_logo2.pngYou can also ask to receive the:

  • Fortnightly emailed newsletter from NZCMS which includes regular prayer requests from Mission Partners – subscribe to the NZCMS E-news via their website
  • Emailed newsletter of the Mission Partner you wish to support;
  • Prayer Fuel brochure (advise quanitities) which is produced every two months. This will keep you up to date with urgent prayer requests and movements of Mission Partners.

How can you get involved

NZCMS seeks to reach the world with the Gospel. And they have many ways they hope to do that. If you’re considering long term mission service overseas or short term encounter trips, they have experienced staff whose role it is to train you, support you and discern with you what the ‘next steps’ could be.

They have a passion to disciple the next generation and have various options for young adults. Their Missions Internship caters for those who want to live on cross cultural mission as an “apprentice” to a current NZCMS Mission Partner. This programme typically runs for 6 – 12 months.  Visit for more details.

NZCMS isn’t just about sending people overseas. They are a community that you belong to and provide ways for you to support them financially and prayerfully. Visit or get in touch at if you’re interested in learning more about how you can partner with them.

  • in Kapuna, PNG

    Scott and Nikki, along with their children Isaac, Abby and Levi arrived in Kapuna, Papua New Guinea in Feb 2021. Kapuna is nestled in the dense jungle of the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea – one of the most unique and isolated places in the world. Built in 1949, the Kapuna Hospital has recently started undergoing a rebuild which the Wheelers will be a part of. more»
    Scott and Nikki Wheeler
  • Language Learning, Cambodia

    Neill and Rebekah along with their three children have answered the call to join the Church in Cambodia. They are involved in language learning in partnership with the Anglican Parish in Phnom Penh, more»
    Neill and Rebekah
  • Costa Rica, Central America

    Andy and Shona and family arrived in Costa Rica in May 2018. Shona and the children are focusing on learning Spanish and connecting with their local church community. Meanwhile Andy, who is fully more»
    Andy and Shona
  • 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
  • Restricted Access Partners

    NZCMS sends out Mission Partners all over the world. Sometimes these locations are not welcoming of the Christian faith. Mission Partners in these “secure locations” serve in different regions and types of ministries. In order to protect their own safety, the safety of those they work with, and to ensure they can remain in their location, they are not mentioned in connection with NZCMS in any online content. Their stories and prayer requests however are in NZCMS print publications.
    Mission Partners in Secure Locations
  • 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 more»
  • Theological Education, Solomon Islands

    The Hicks family are in the Solomon Islands, supporting the training of Church leaders. Jonathan teaches at a Bible college while Tess home-schools their children, Avalyn, Cohen, Caeli, Judah, more»
    Jonathan and Tess
  • Spain 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»
  • Medical Work in Togo, Africa

    Not everyone in the world has access to basic medical care. Miriam is part of a team that has established a hospital – the Hospital of Hope – in the town of Mango, about 16 hours north of more»