The Anglican Missions Board enables the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, in a spirit of partnership, to share in the global dimension to Christ's mission of proclaiming the Gospel, nurturing believers, responding to human need, transforming society, and caring for creation.
Thank you for your ongoing support for the three projects of this year's Lenten Appeal. Further details can be viewed in our 'Appeals' section. Your prayers are also much appreciated.See our main article for a link to prayer points and a recent report from the Rwenzori Special Needs Foundation. more»
Affects of Cyclone GitaYesterday the Tongan Prime Minister, Akilisi Pohiva, announced that the State of Emergency that has been in force in Tonga for the past month has been extended for a further four weeks. The renewed State of Emergency recognises that it will take a while for Tonga to truly get back on its feet (for example the cost of damage to the agriculture sector alone is estimated to be in the order of US$152 million).
Photo source: NZ High Commission, Nuku'alofa more»
Anglican Missions has just launched an Emergency Appeal to support response and recovery efforts following the devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea on 26 February. Given the severity of the earthquake, the number of fatalities, the fact that recovery and rebuilding will take years, the central role the church plays in PNG in responding to natural disasters and the strong history and level of partnership between the Anglican Church of PNG and the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, we commend this Appeal to you. We will work closely with ABM (Australia) and the Anglican Alliance to help ensure a collaborative and coordinated Anglican response and will provide updates via this website. more»
The Archbishops have announced who is to become the next Pihopa o Aotearoa. He will become the youngest primate in the Anglican Communion. The Rt Rev Don Tamihere, who is 45, and who has Ngati Porou ties, now succeeds the late Archbishop Brown Turei not only as Anglican Bishop of Te Tairawhiti, the tribal district which covers the eastern seaboard of the North Island, but also as Pihopa Mataamua, leader of Te Pihopatanga and co-leader of the three tikanga church. more»