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April 16, 2012

[Anglican Taonga] A Transitional Cathedral for Christchurch, New Zealand – designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban – will be built in Latimer Square on the site of St John’s Church. An architect's impression of what...

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...

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...

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...

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...

July 12, 2011

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has decided to set up a commission to study and summarize its findings on whether openly gay and lesbian people should be ordained as Anglican priests. The commission is expected...

June 15, 2011

ChristChurch Cathedral has lost three-quarters of its west wall, including the ornate rose window, in the latest aftershocks. The destruction of the rose window – which Diocese of Christchurch Bishop Victoria Matthews describes as...

May 31, 2011

Anglican church leaders in New Zealand are urging politicians to set up a special commission to investigate the country's criminal justice system. The move follows a remark by the Deputy Prime Minister Bill English that "prisons...

September 28, 2010

Anglicans in the Canterbury region of New Zealand are being asked to give at least $100,000 for earthquake relief in Haiti. Diocese of Christchurch Bishop Victoria Matthews called on her diocese Sept. 26 to raise the...

September 6, 2010

A significant number of Canterbury's oldest, most iconic and best-loved churches are among the buildings most seriously damaged by the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand's South Island Sept. 4. Old masonry and brick...

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