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Tags: Partners, ProjectOpportunities, Visit, Short Term Mission, TravelNZCMS, Mission Partner, Tikanga Pakeha Missions Council Grant, Egypt, Event


 

  • 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
  • "Redeeming the Past" - Watch the Webcast

    26 September 2012

    The Webcast Launch of “Redeeming the Past: My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer” by Fr Michael Lapsley and Stephen Karakashian at the UN will be broadcast live on Friday, 28 September 2012 at 5.00am New Zealand Time. You can watch it here! more»
    Webcast Launch at the United Nations of Father Michael's Book
  • 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
  • Visiting Wellington, Havelock North, Napier, Auckland - Update from Fr Michael

    29 August 2012

    Anglican Missions was recently sent a thank you letter from Fr Michael Lapsley, after his recent visit to NZ: My dear Friends, may I add my word of thanks to each of you for the role that you played in the launch of Redeeming the past: my journey from freedom fighter to healer. In a way bringing the book to New Zealand feels like "reporting back" to the people of the land of my birth... more»
    Father Michael Lapsley's August Visit
  • Read the blog of their travels.

    23 August 2012

    Read the stories and see the photos from the Golden Oldies Mission Team as they explore Fiji and build relationships. link»
    Golden Oldies Mission - too old for mission? Yeah right!
  • 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 2012 - St Mary's Whitby and Samuel Marsden School

    7 August 2012

    Supported by the Tikanga Pakeha Missions Council Grant »Greetings in the name of Christ. We are writing to thank you for the generous contribution you made to our recent missions trip to the Parish of New Town, Suva in Fiji and share with you the following report on the benefits of this trip and the proposal we will be putting to our more»
    Parish of Whitby's Missions Trip to Fiji
  • 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
  • By Bob Henderson - Team Building and Support

    2 August 2012

    With David and Jen Pearce, I returned to Kondoa in May 2012 to take part in Bishop Given’s installation. We said as we returned to NZ, this was a truly uplifting experience. David and Jen had served in the Kondoa church in the early 90s and then Hilary and I joined the Kondoa team for 6 years, 1998 to 2003. Hilary and I and kids had worked more»
    Bob heads to Kondoa
  • Anglican Missions is organising the Anglican Supergroup for Parachute 2013.

    31 July 2012

    If you would like to be a part of this great Supergroup, just enter our code when you purchase your tickets. Tickets are available from iTICKET. Choose your ticket type, then process through until you get to the Group page.
    Enter the code: TREAR1720151 - this will automatically list you as an Anglican Supergroup member. Tickets are on sale now and there are limited numbers, so get in quick to get your tickets! For more information on Parachute go to http://www.parachutemusic.com/ and if you have any questions email tessa@angmissions.org.nz more»
    Parachute 2013 Anglican Supergroup
  • 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
  • St Augustine's Parish is travelling to John Morrison Home, West Bengal, India in December 2012

    17 July 2012

    Travel plans are well advanced at St Augustine's Parish, Cashmere, Christchurch. A mixed gender group of six adults will be winging their way to India for a three-week mission experience at the John Morrison Home in West Bengal in December this year. more»
    Cashmere to West Bengal (Part 1)
  • 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
  • Anglican Missions' Executive Officer documents his journey.

    12 June 2012

    On Arrival - Typical Jordanian lunch – hummus with fillings, and bread. The bread is very cheap here because it's subsidised by the Government. Meet Ruth Sayers, a CMS UK partner working in Amman, who has organised the logistics of my visits in the capital... more»
    Robert's Diary - Jordan and the Holy Land
  • Visiting St Andrews' School in Tonga

    4 May 2012

    The container is being filled with materials for a trip to St Andrew’s School Tonga. Four one week work parties have been organised. The Ohariu Archdeaconry has taken the first of these weeks and will go to Tonga for the first week of July 2012. Our work group will be 41 people large, including several families. A few of the people are going more»
    Newlands plans trip to Tonga for July 2012
  • First batch of donations has been sent to the Ras Morbat Clinic and the EpiscoCare Nursery

    2 May 2012

    AMB recently disbursed $6,800 to be distributed to two of the projects from this year’s Lenten Appeal - the Ras Morbat Clinic and EpiscoCare Nursery.We have just received the following communications from The Venerable Bill Schwartz, Provincial Treasurer from the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East and from Bishop Mouneer:“On more»
    Lenten Appeal - first donations sent on to projects!
  • 18 April 2012

    At the recent Hui Amorangi of Te Taitokerau, an agreement was made to form a Companion Diocese relationship with Kondoa, Tanzania and they pledged $5,000 per annum for the next five years to help support the stipend of their Bishop. more»
  • Ever thought about experiencing Mission, but thought you were too old to actually do it?

    17 April 2012

    ARCHER in Christchurch specialises in offering tours for our Seniors, and is now running its inaugural Mission Experience for 10-days in mid-August to Suva, Fiji. This exciting tour has support from the Anglican Board of Missions and NZCMS too.We will be greeted by local churches and villages, embraced by children in the orphanage and schools, more»
    'Golden Oldies Mission' to Fiji
  • 22-30 July 2011 - Waiapu Cathedral Parish of St John the Evangelist

    21 March 2012

    Report by Dean Helen Jacobi - 12 August 2011Supported by the Tikanga Pakeha Missions Council Grant »  IntroductionIn 2008 the Waiapu Cathedral welcomed a group of seasonal workers from Vanuatu who came to work in Hawke’s Bay picking fruit. The first year they were lodged at a Napier Backpackers and so were close to the more»
    Pilgrimage to Vanuatu
  • CWS has launched a Flood Appeal for the people of Fiji

    22 February 2012

    Christian World Service has launched an appeal to provide immediate assistance for those who live in Fiji’s informal settlements affected by severe flooding. The Fiji government has declared parts of the Western District an emergency.Long term partner, ECREA (Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy) has assessed the needs of more»
    CWS Fiji Flood Appeal - 2012
  • Anglican Taonga Article

    18 January 2012

    The staff of AMB and the Diocese of Polynesia are shocked at the sudden loss of such a valued friend and colleague. Andrew, who was an engineer, had been leading short-term mission-aid projects in Fiji for several years with the encouragement of his vicar, Archdeacon Julie Rokotakala, of the Tawa Anglican Church. He had been accompanied on this trip by his wife Charmaine, who was leading handcraft workshops with Fijian women's groups. link»
    Andrew Duxfield dies on a Fiji Missions trip.
  • 28 November 2011

    I am sure you would want to join our brothers and sisters in Egypt to pray for the very tense situation there..This update is from three days ago. Today there are parliamentary elections.++ Mouneer has been encouraged by letters of support during these difficult days for Egypt. If you want to drop him a note, his email address is more»
    Statement from Egypt
  • All Saints Taradale

    25 November 2011

    Supported by the Tikanga Pakeha Missions Council Grant »Letter to Missions Board & MSL Group at All Saints Taradale on 8/10/11 Dear All,On behalf of our team I would like to especially thank you all for your support both financially and pastorally towards our recent trip, with NZCMS to the Solomon Islands. We are most more»
    Solomon Islands Trip
  • July 2011 - By Rev Sarah Moss

    9 November 2011

    Shipping a playground to Fiji and then taking a group of yr 12 and 13 students over to construct it was an ambitious and somewhat daunting task but due to the support of the Diocesan School for Girls community as well as the local community in Fiji, this project gained a momentum of its own, complete with a number of 'wow' moments where things simply fell into place. This article was first printed in The Anglican Magazine from the Auckland Diocese. more»
    Diocesan School for Girls takes Ut Serviamus to Fiji
  • From Christchurch - September 2011 - By Capt. Louise Weller

    1 November 2011

    The invitation to run a course for Sunday School teachers at the Church of the Resurrection at Tagabe, on the island of Efate in Vanuatu came from Father Bill Tari. His request was to repeat a five day course that I had run in Luganville on Santo the year before. Sharlene Knight, a student in Church Army training and Children's worker working alongside me in Canterbury Kids Coach went with me. more»
    Church Army Trip to Vanuatu
  • From Northland, Wellington - July 2011

    1 November 2011

    One youth's dream to experience mission, coupled with a responsive youth group leader with people-resources grew into a youth group trip to Tonga. "When we wondered if we were, in fact, 'doing mission', we remembered the Archbishop of Polynesia's advise to 'just go, see, hear and be with the people'. At times, this put us outside our personal comfort zones. Fortunately we belong to a God who never leaves nor forsakes us, nor lets His little ones be put to shame. We hope the Tongans saw God in us, just as we saw Him shining through them. May the fruit of our journey continue to grow in both communities." more»
    Trip to Tonga by St Anne's Youth Group
  • Emergency Appeal from Anglican Missions

    26 September 2011

    Once again Pakistan has been hit by devastating floods. Over 5.4 million people have been affected in Sindh province, southern Punjab and north-eastern Balochistan. Already 248 people have died, and communities that had barely recovered from the devastating floods of last year have seen their homes and livelihoods destroyed a second time... link»
    Pakistan Floods Appeal
  • 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»
  • by Joanna Frampton - Total Raised so Far: $2557!

    23 August 2011

    No, this is not just a coast-dweller's version of running for a bus, but it's what Joanna Frampton plans to be doing in Wellington on Sunday 19 June. She is supporting Anglican Missions' project for a Dinghy and Outboard Motor having lived in the Tufi Deanery in the Diocese Popondota for almost 15 years. Read her story before and after here. more»
    Running for a Boat
  • CWS has launched an Appeal

    28 July 2011

    AMB would like to endorse the CWS Appeal for the Horn and East Africa. CWS will be working with their partners in the African nations affected by the worst drought and famine in 60 years. Donations should be sent direct to CWS who will be able to issue a receipt for tax purposes. To donate to the Horn of Africa Appeal call 0800 74 73 72, visit www.cws.org.nz or post donations to CWS, PO Box 22652, Christchurch 8140. Any donations sent to AMB will be forwarded to CWS for receipting purposes. link»
    CWS Appeal for the Horn and East Africa
  • June - July 2012

    8 June 2011

    Join the AMB Pilgrimage to Israel for 14 days in June 2012 [exact dates yet to be finalised]. We will walk from the Mt of Olives to Gethsemane as Jesus did on that first Palm Sunday, stay in Jerusalem, celebrate communion at the Garden tomb, visit Bethlehem and Nazareth, swim in the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee. Included will be a brief visit to St. George's Cathedral and College. more»
    Anglican Missions Pilgrimage to Israel 2012
  • ABM Australia - Despite the uncertain political situation in Egypt, the work of the Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East continues. Robert McLean reports.

    24 May 2011

    We've all seen the reports on TV and in the papers telling us that things in Egypt have been changing quickly over the last couple of months. There's a degree of uncertainty for all the Churches in Egypt as the country, and the rest of the world, waits to see what kind of government will be formed. more»
    Mission and Evangelism Continues in Egypt
  • 12 May 2011

    If you are unable to attend the conference this year, would you be willing to make a contribution towards the costs of an overseas delegate from our Province? link»
    Donate to the Common Life Missions Conference
  • Alternative is Kapiti Gateway Motel

    11 May 2011

    Should you want accommodation in Waikanae in order to attend the conference, we have negotiated special rates at the Kapiti Gateway Motel. Please contact the motel direct and mention you are part of the Common Life Mission Conference. You will pay the motel direct at the end of your stay. more»
    CLMC 2011: Class A accommodation at El Rancho is full.
  • 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»
  • Support a community in 2011

    3 May 2011

    Anglican Missions' Projects for 2011 are up now. Check them out for up to date photos, information on the project today and what has happened in the past with historical projects.
    Quick links to: Papua New Guinea | Polynesia | Tanzania ... link»
    Projects for 2011
  • Information, Prayer Points and Resources

    30 March 2011

    The 2011 Lenten Appeal will be supporting the purchase of a dinghy and outboard motor for the Diocese of Popondota in Papua New Guinea, acquisition of land for Landless People in Fiji, and will continue to support the Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East. You can choose to donate to one, two or all of the projects in this appeal. link»
    Lenten Appeal 2011
  • March 2011 - Unite for Mission

    29 March 2011

    Includes:
    - A New Lenten Appeal
    - Direct to your Inbox, Mission Action goes Electronic
    - Stamp Update
    - Around the World in 80 Hours - CLMC Update
    - Glen's Trip to Fiji
    - Dogura Tractor Update
    - Serving Around the World
    - AAW Overseas and Outreach Update link»
    Mission Action Out Now!
  • 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»
  • By Catherine Groenestein - Stratford Press

    16 February 2011

    MOST people like chocolate eggs for Easter, but a small Papua New Guinea community called Dogura will be getting a tractor and, hopefully, pipes for a clean reliable water supply. Eltham resident Malcolm Pease has just completed work on this Massey Ferguson 245 tractor, ready for its new life in Dogura. The 600 residents need it for carting goods and people up a steep hill from the wharf to their village, and around the very rough roads in the area. more»
    Malcolm Lends a Helping Hand
  • Report from Egypt

    10 February 2011

    It was a really hard start to the year, with 23 people killed by a bomb as they left their church in Alexandria a few minutes into the New Year. For me, it felt like the day of 9/11, a feeling of shock and disbelief that this could happen. As a foreigner, I'm one step removed, but the feeling at work was so sad. My workmates are generally laughing and walk into each other's offices telling jokes and laughing but everyone was so sad and subdued. This was followed by days of protests by Christians, who feel ignored by the government, and not protected enough. more»
    From Our Woman in Cairo
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