Anglican General Synod

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Te Hahi Mihinare ki Aotearoa ki Niu Tireni, ki Nga Moutere o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa

Earthquake Appeal for Christchurch

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Te Hahi Mihinare ki Aotearoa ki Niu Tireni, ki Nga Moutere o te Moana Nui a Kiwa

Christchurch Earthquake 22 February 2011

Bishops’ Emergency Appeal

The Archbishops and Bishops of the province have launched an appeal to help the Diocese of Christchurch and Te Hui Amorangi Te Waipounamu in their ministry, care and support to their people and parishes and communities affected by the 22 February Christchurch earthquake.

The Anglican Diocese of Wellington will be managing, on behalf of “the province”, the processing of all donations to this appeal.

All donations will qualify as a “Charitable Donation” and (provided the correct procedure for making the donation is followed) then you will receive an acknowledgement of your donation, and the appropriate receipt, by mail.

Donations can be made in two ways:

By Cheque: Please make your cheque out to “Bishops Appeal” or “Bishops CHCH Appeal”

Post them to the “Bishops’ Emergency Appeal”, Anglican Centre, PO Box 12046, Wellington 6144.

Through your local Parish:

The local parish will collect and receive donations from its parishioners

The local parish will issue you a receipt with their charities commission number on it and you can then claim the appropriate tax rebate.

The local parish will then, at the appropriate time, forward, all these donations, to the “Bishops’ Emergency Appeal”, Anglican Centre, PO Box 12046, Wellington 6144, for processing by the Anglican Diocese of Wellington.

By Internet Banking: These too will be processed by the Anglican Diocese of Wellington

Name of Account: Anglican Diocese of Wellington

Bank and branch: ANZ Bank, North End Branch, Wellington

Bank No: 01 0535 0089638-28

Payee Particulars: “CHCH APPEAL” or “BISHOPS CHCH APPEAL”

Email us at: bishopsappeal@wn.ang.org.nz and

  1. Advise the date and amount of your donation via the internet
  2. Include your initials and surname along with your postal address so that we can send you your “Charitable Donation” receipt.

Remember that you can claim a tax rebate, for your donation, up to the limit of your taxable income.

The Diocese of Wellington will liaise with the Archbishops and General Secretary and the Bishops of the Diocese of Christchurch and Te Waipounamu to ensure these donations reach the coalface of need and will help people in the long process of rebuilding their lives, homes and communities.

We would be grateful if all Clergy would announce this appeal at their Sunday services and in parish newsletters in the following weeks.

Above all, we encourage you to uphold the people of Christchurch and surrounding districts, and all the emergency and rescue personnel assisting them, in your prayers.

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