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New Zealand Church leaders rejects Sydney proposal for overlapping Anglican jurisdiction

Proposal by the Archbishop of Sydney for an overlapping Anglican diocese in New Zealand has been rejected by the Provinces archbishops.

13 November 2018

Taranaki Cathedral praised for its earthquake strengthening proposals

Moves to re-open St Mary’s Cathedral in Taranaki, New Zealand, move a step closer after Resource Consent was granted for the proposals.

16 August 2018

Negotiations begin for “amicable separation” following same-sex relationships vote

Talks have begun to reach an amicable separation between members of four conservative evangelical churches and Christchurch Diocese. 

06 July 2018

Bishop Victoria Matthews bows out with attack on Cathedral preservation campaign

The outgoing Bishop of Christchurch said goodbye to her diocese with an attack on civic authorities over the future of Christchurch Cathedral.

16 April 2018

New Zealand primates say Church should be included in state abuse inquiry

The co-Primates of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia says churches should be included in official abuse inquiry.

26 March 2018

Bishops in England and New Zealand step down to pursue new callings

The Bishop of Christchurch, Victoria Matthews, and the Bishop of Shrewsbury, Mark Rylands, are stepping down to pursue new callings.

19 March 2018

New Zealand Anglican bishops speak out against moves to legalise euthanasia

Eight bishops have called for a halt to a Bill which proposes legalising medically-assisted suicide and euthanasia in New Zealand.

28 February 2018

Prayers urged after 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea

A large earthquake in Papua New Guinea’s Enga province has left more than 30 people dead and over 300 injured, according to reports.

27 February 2018

Worldwide response to Pope’s call to prayer and fasting for South Sudan and DRC

Anglican provinces around the world have responded positively to Pope Francis’ call for an ecumenical day of prayer and fasting for peace.

19 February 2018

A Christmas Message from Archbishops Winston Halapua and Philip Richardson

A Christmas Message from Archbishops Winston Halapua and Philip Richardson of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

22 December 2017