The Anglican Missions logo is a detailed, tri-coloured bird in profile view.
Three colours / the Three Tikanga Church
Three colours: dark green, turquoise green and light turquoise green indicate that there are three different churches represented: Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia in the province of Anglican Missions. (Aotearoa is the Maori church within New Zealand, and New Zealand the Pakeha church within New Zealand.)
The green colours represent the colours of the Pacific Ocean (lighter closer to shore; darker in deeper waters). The darkest colour echoes the tattoo mark-making and wood carving which is an essential part of Maori and Pacifica history.
The dove and fern fronds
The bird is a type of dove, which in the Bible represents the Holy Spirit; and in general practice, peace. The dove is shown in mid-flight and with stripes to indicate movement. Like the dove, Anglican Missions aims to actively bring God’s peace to the world, and to promote the mission of the church.
Surrounding the eye, at the base of the wing, and on the tail are koru. Koru are stylised shapes often found in Maori art to depict unfurling indigenous silver fern fronds. These symbolise new life, growth, strength and peace.