Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia

Formerly known as the Church of the Province of New Zealand, the Church covers 106,000 square miles and includes the countries of New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands. It was established as an autonomous Church in 1857.

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May 22, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in New Zealand has said the future of Christchurch Cathedral, which has been derelict since an earthquake six years ago, will be decided this September. The Synod of the Diocese of Christchurch will rule on whether the Cathedral should be...

April 9, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The property division of the New Zealand Diocese of Christchurch has defended itself over allegations that it has dragged its feet over the future of the iconic cathedral, which was all but destroyed in the 2011 earthquake.

The Church Property Trustees,...

March 6, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican primates of Oceania, who have been meeting in Australia, have warned of the threat to their region from climate change. In a joint statement, the five primates said: “We agreed that as whole nations of ocean people lose their island homes, climate...

December 12, 2016

[Anglican Taonga] Today the first of 300 Christmas hampers will go out to earthquake-shaken families across southern Marlborough, with labels that read: “With love from the New Zealand churches.” The hampers are an idea of Seddon-based vicar, the Rev. Dawn Daunauda and lay leaders from her...

July 6, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] A drone has been used got get up to date information about the damage to the interior of New Zealand’s Christchurch Cathedral. The cathedral suffered extensive damage in the February 2011 earthquake. On-going aftershocks are causing more masonry...

March 7, 2016

[Anglican Taonga] Leaders of Anglican, Methodist and Roman Catholic churches in New Zealand have launched a new platform for conversation and work together, to be known as the National Dialogue for Christian Unity (NDCU).

Meeting in Wellington on Feb. 25, leaders of the three...

February 29, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] New Zealand’s two archbishops have called for a “more generous” approach to refugees and a “substantial increase” on the quota for the country’s refugee intake. They are also calling for “extra pathways” for refugees to enter New Zealand.

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February 22, 2016

In 2014, the General Synod of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia passed a resolution that created a pathway towards the blessing of same-sex relationships while upholding the traditional doctrine of marriage. The motion called for the appointment of a working...

January 29, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] The ecumenical body which advises church members of the “spiritual, ethical and cultural issues connected to biotechnology and related issues” in New Zealand has responded to a government consultation by stressing its opposition to the introduction of...

March 26, 2015

[Anglican Taonga] Diocese of Christchurch Bishop Victoria Matthews has encouraged her diocese to consider a design by New Zealand architect Sir Miles Warren to rebuild the diocesan cathedral in the city’s Cathedral Square.

Matthews has drawn the attention of her diocese to the...

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