May 10-15, Copthorne Hotel, Waitangi
Reports - Friday Feb 14, Reports due in
Bills - Friday 28 Feb, Bills (with any explanatory notes) due in (as required by SO 83.1), and to be sent to Statutes and Canons Committee by 9 weeks before (SO 83.2.a)
Week of 10-14 March, Statutes and Canons Committee meet and arrange any changes/revisions and have to have final versions back by 28 March (6 weeks prior by SO 83.2.c)
Motions - Friday 14 March, Motions with notice (and any explanatory notes) – due in (as has to be at least 7 weeks before by SO 29)
Papers - Friday 4 April, Mailing of Summons, and Notices of Motions, with pre-session papers, (5 weeks before, as required under SO 97)
Church Papers online/Nga Pepa Hahi a Ipurangi is a new website that can be accessed through the John Kinder Theological Library website http://kinderlibrary.outofprint.co.nz/ . It is planned that over time more papers will be added to this site. At present it is possible to access The Proceedings of General Synod 1859-2006, Church and People 1954-1959, New Zealand Church Messenger (Diocese of Nelson) 1887-1891
In addition the Catalogue of Archives that are held at the John Kinder Theological library is now also available on line http://www.kinderlibrary.ac.nz/ark-archive-catalogue.aspx
This provides access to Anglican and Methodist nationally held material.
Congratulations you have been chosen or elected to be a member of the General Synod / te Hïnota Whänui of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. You have been called to a good work and to follow in the paths of many men and women who loved their God, loved their Church and sought to serve both through this body.
Christians pray and worship together in many forms of communities throughout the world. The Anglican Communion is a worldwide association of Christians who affirm an expression of the Christian faith in the local circumstances of the nations in which they live. The Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) is an international forum at which Anglicans discuss matters of mutual interest and concern. The ACC has endorsed as principles of the mission of the Church the following five principles:
Here is a Study Guide and a Questions & Answers document, which have been published to assist people exploring the Anglican Communion Covenant.
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. .