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Fijian bishop chooses corrugated tin roof shelter over cathedral for consecration

A new suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Polynesia has been consecrated under a make-shift shelter on the island of Vanua Levu.

13 December 2017

Celebrations as Tonga’s first bishop symbolises “a bird that has begun to fly”

The first constitutional bishop for the Pacific island nation of Tonga is its third bishop since Anglican missionary Alfred Willis arrived in 1902.

19 September 2017

“Gender-based violence is a sin” – Church leaders take message to the big screen

Christian leaders in Fiji have united to declare that gender-based violence is a sin, in an advert shown on cinema screens and national television.

09 December 2016

Church to develop disaster strategy as Pacific islands disappear

The Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia is to establish a “clear resilience strategy” to strengthen its response to future natural disasters in the pacific islands; as researchers announced that five Pacific islands have completely disappeared as a result of rising sea levels.

11 May 2016

Prayers and money needed for Church's Fiji cyclone response

The chief executive of the Anglican Missions Board (AMB) – the relief and development agency of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia – has called on international Anglicans to assist with prayers and funds as it responds to the recent cyclone that caused devastation in Fiji and its surrounding islands.

25 February 2016

Polynesian Archbishop on rising sea levels: "We'll go first but you will follow"

On the eve of the Paris climate change talks, Archbishop Dr Winston Halapua – the Tongan-born, Fijian-based Bishop of Polynesia – has pleaded for the negotiators to act, not just on behalf of the peoples of the Pacific but on behalf of all generations to come.

27 November 2015

Archbishop Welby speaks of heartbreak following Paris attacks

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has spoken of the “utterly heart-breaking” attacks in Paris earlier this month, during an interview for the BBC television worship programme Songs of Praise.

23 November 2015

Former Anglican New Zealand Primate honoured

Anglican Church confers title of ‘Archbishop Emeritus’ on Bishop John Paterson

03 September 2015

Oceania Anglican students address marks of mission

Provincial annual schools' conference sums up five Marks as ‘tell, teach, tend, transform, treasure’

10 August 2015

Polynesia: Archbishop of York plants for the future

Visit at invitation of Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia Primate focuses on climate change

05 August 2015

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“Thy Kingdom Come” in southern Africa

Features 

The Primates’ Meeting 2017: in-depth coverage

Follow ACNS’ in-depth coverage of the 2-6 October Primates’ Meeting, in Canterbury Cathedral, England, the mother church of the Anglican Communion.

Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum was the setting for joyous celebrations as Sudan became the newest province of the Anglican Communion.