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Young Polynesian Anglicans put disaster training into action as Cyclone Gita his Tonga

As Cyclone Gita headed towards Tonga, a group of young Anglicans gathered at their Church in Nuku’alofa to prepare their response.

15 February 2018

Two years after Cyclone Winston, Maniava’s re-built church is consecrated

Archbishop Winston Halapua consecrates a church and blesses 14 new homes and a school dormitory in the Fijian village of Maniava.

08 January 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

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