AAW - Association of Anglican Women
The Aims of the Association
About the A.A.W.
The A.A.W. was formed in September 1969. It is an Anglican New Zealand-wide organisation which also includes Polynesia. It is open to all women, and we have our own national magazine entitled the "CIRCLE". There are branches throughout the Dioceses, which offer Christian support, friendship, social interaction and fellowship which is a great way to network with other women.
Overseas and Outreach is one arm of A.A.W. and it is very active within New Zealand and overseas. Funds given by members support projects to help women and children anywhere. An Emergency Fund is set up to provide relief in natural disasters both within New Zealand and overseas.
A.A.W. is affiliated to the National Council of Women, which gives our members a voice for lobbying Government and to work for positive change through our own Social Concerns arm. A.A.W. groups have representatives who attend N.C.W. meetings in their areas.
A.A.W. has taught women how to be leaders, to develop public speaking skills, to be involved in worship leading, and many other skills, which not only help them in their daily lives but also in parish life, with nurturing Christian family life, pastoral visiting and reaching out into the community. Some A.A.W. members take an active part in ministry work or other work on Diocesan, regional or community committees.
The AAW President for Aotearoa is
Mrs Margaret McLanachan,
109 Forfar St, Mornington, Dunedin 9011.
Ph 03 453 0131 Mobile 021 216 9640.
The official AAW Magazine is called 'Circle'
Mrs Marjorie Brown,
5 Islington St, North East Valley, Dunedin 9010.
Ph 03 4737751.
Mrs Anne Stratford, 69g Richardson St, St Kilda, Dunedin 9013,
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It is our hope that the information contained here will enable Anglicans and others to be informed of the ministry of this Church. The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, is a constitutionally autonomous member of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia encompasses the area described by its title. The 1992 Constitution of this Church provides for three partners to order their affairs within their own cultural context. Within Aotearoa New Zealand, Tikanga Pakeha comprises seven Dioceses, Tikanga Maori comprises five Hui Amorangi, the boundaries of which differ from those of the dioceses. Tikanga Pasefika encompasses Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands, and is known as the Diocese of Polynesia. Publication: 'Anglican Taonga' (Treasure) is a publication affirming the unity and diversity of the Anglican community in these islands. .