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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December 14, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] On a recent trip to New Zealand, I was saddened to learn that I wouldn’t be able to see Christchurch Cathedral, the symbolic heart of the City of Christchurch and the home parish for hundreds of Anglicans. Earlier this year I had followed the news accounts of the series...

December 14, 2011

[Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia] Tena koutou katoa, Ni sa bula vinaka, Malo elelei, Namas’te, Talofa lava, Warm greetings.

Meri Kirihimete ki a koutou, Ofa ke mou màu ha Kilisimasi Fiefia, Manuia le Kerisimasi, Barda Dhin Subh Ho, Vanuinui  vinaka  ni Siga ni...

December 12, 2011

[Ecumenical News International, Wellington, New Zealand] After nine years, the Rev. Peter Beck, dean of the Anglican Christchurch Cathedral, is quitting “the best job the church” to run for a seat on the Christchurch City Council.

He wants to play a greater role in rebuilding New Zealand...

November 8, 2011

The 130-year-old spiritual centerpiece of Christchurch on Nov. 9 was reduced to an ordinary ruin. And all in the space of half an hour.

Up to 350 people gathered in Cathedral Square for the service of deconsecration, the culmination of several months of safety assessments after a 6.3-...

November 8, 2011

ChristChurch Cathedral Dean Peter Beck gives a mihi (welcome) during the Nov. 9 service of deconsecration, as Bishop Victoria Matthews looks on. Anglican Taonga Photo/Lloyd Ashton

[Anglican Taonga] The 130-year-old spiritual centerpiece of Christchurch on Nov. 9 was reduced to an...

November 4, 2011

The Anglican Covenant is all but dead in the water in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia, following a crucial vote by Tikanga Maori at its biennial runanganui (synod or convention) in Ohinemutu on Nov. 4.

The covenant will still come before the province's...

October 30, 2011

Church leaders are calling on all political parties to acknowledge their shared responsibility to provide a just share of Aotearoa New Zealand's wealth and resources for all its citizens, especially the most vulnerable.

This includes adequate income for everyone, fair taxation policies,...

October 28, 2011

ChristChurch Cathedral - the icon of that quake-crippled city, and the most recognized church in New Zealand - is to be deconsecrated ahead of partial demolition.

Diocese of ChristChurch Bishop Victoria Matthews confirmed in a press conference in Christchurch on Oct. 28 that the...

September 6, 2011

The Auckland Diocesan Synod in New Zealand has decided that people in same-sex relationships should not be excluded from ordination.

After a debate lasting much of Sept. 3, synod agreed that sexual orientation should not be an impediment to ordination or any other offices in the church...

August 14, 2011

Sir Paul Reeves, a former Anglican archbishop and primate who became New Zealand's first Maori governor general, died on Aug. 14 from cancer at the age of 78.

His body was taken on Aug. 15 to Holy Sepulchre Church in Auckland, where members of his tribe, Te Atiawa, welcomed the hearse...

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