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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February 11, 2010

Archbishop Jabez Bryce, bishop of the Diocese of Polynesia, has died peacefully Feb. 11 at Suva Private Hospital in Fiji. He was 75.

Bryce had led the Diocese of Polynesia for almost 35 years and was, at time of his death, the longest-serving bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion....

August 4, 2009

The Rev. Clayton Morris, New York-based liturgical officer for the Episcopal Church, has been to a few international get-togethers for liturgy scholars in the past two decades. But none, he said, has kicked off with the oomph and the good vibe of the 2009 International Anglican Liturgical...

January 15, 2009

At this time of serious flooding at Nadi, Labasa and other places, Archbishops David Moxon and Brown Turei have asked Anglicans in Aotearoa and New Zealand to pray especially for the Diocese of Polynesia in Fiji.

"We encourage Christian communities everywhere to join in prayer each day...

March 16, 2008

David Rice, dean of the Anglican Cathedral in Dunedin, has been chosen as the new Bishop of Waiapu.

 

Bishop-elect Rice, 46, sees his election as evidence of a growing desire within the Anglican Church to see the next generation of leaders begin to emerge.

"About 15 years...

March 16, 2008

A Canadian bishop who is part of a high-level advisory group to the worldwide Anglican Communion has been elected Bishop of Christchurch in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

 

The Rt. Rev. Victoria Matthews is currently bishop-in-residence at Wycliffe...

January 14, 2008

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has responded to the draft Anglican covenant, saying "our Church has at least three different attitudes to the Covenant as a solution to the Communion's difficulties."

The draft covenant, which was published at the Anglican...

January 14, 2008

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has responded to the draft Anglican covenant, saying "our Church has at least three different attitudes to the Covenant as a solution to the Communion's difficulties."

The draft covenant, which was published at the Anglican...

September 13, 2007

The former Anglican Archbishop of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, Whakahuihui Vercoe, died September 12 surrounded by family at his home in Rotorua. He was 79.

Vercoe, who served as leader of the Maori arm of the Anglican Church from 1981 until 2004 and as its Primate from 2004-06...

November 7, 2006

Jackie Pearse will succeed Robin Nairn as general secretary of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia when he retires in 2007, a provincial news released announced.

Pearse, 47, brings a wealth of professional experience and knowledge of the Anglican Church to...

April 10, 2003

People who want to work with children should have to apply for a 'suitability card,' according to the Anglican Church in New Zealand. The photo ID card would be issued only after extensive criminal-history checks on applicants, including any charges, even if no conviction resulted. Queensland's...

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