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, and
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.
Mission Statement - Who We Are
Click below for this resource 'Version 2'.
AND as originally presented to General Synod/ te Hinota Whanui 2012
Archbishops Endorsement of 'People Matter/ He Taura Tangata'
An Ecumenical congregational resource, entitled Preparing for a Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, to help congregational or parish groups, or church-related committees or organizations, or denominational staff to discern how they might best relate to or join the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace.
As you know, through the Pilgrimage the worldwide ecumenical fellowship of churches is inviting churches and all Christians to join together in collective action for justice and peace. Through this journey of faith, it is envisioned, we experience not only transformation of situations and challenges but also of ourselves and our churches.
Please take a moment to examine this brief resource. Written by Kristine Greenaway, organized in three sessions, and animated by Bible study, it asks participants:
We think that this resource can be a tool for self-evaluation, for planning social-justice activities, and for deepening spirituality through furthering our authentic discipleship in the world.
We attach the Leader Guide and the Participant Guide here. They can also be downloaded at:
You will also find additional resources for the Pilgrimage on the WCC website at oikoumene.org, on the Pilgrimage website at wccpilgrimage.org, and on the WCC YouTube channel.
Please feel free to print the resource, to adapt it to your own circumstances and needs, and to translate it for your context. If you do translate it, please also send us your translation, so we can post it for others to use, too. We would love to hear your reactions to it and to any other aspect of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace.
Clerical Directory Entry/ Update Form (Newest edition available 2013)
(Order a Clerical Directory from the General Synod Office - see SHOP)
For a full hard copy of the Canons (updated to the last General Synod/ te Hinota Whanui) contact:
General Synod Office. 09-5214439. email@example.com
Cost @$32.20 (incl GST and P&P).
The last full printing of the Canons was in 2008, and smaller updates were printed after each General Synod/ Te Hinota Whanui in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Updates separately cost $5.30 each (incl GST and P&P).
(To check that your hard copy is up to date: Page A.1 should be dated 2008, Page B.53 should be dated 2010, Page A.7 should be dated 2012, Page B.42 should be dated 2014.)
Otherwise contact the above for the relevant update pack(s).
‘The library for the Anglican Church on the St John’s College Campus’
Anglican records on line.
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.
This link will get you to the John Kinder Theological Library website where all the information about the care of Anglican archives can be found
These two links will enable you to download the Parish Archives Handbook and a guide to retention and disposal.
Anglican Logo - use and information
Publish three Newsletter each year (3 each year) as well as Occasional papers, and arranges regional meetings where possible. Annual Subscription is $15.00. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Anglican-Methodist Covenant
A sermon on Christian Unity by Bishop John Bluck
Resources for Wesley Day Sunday - March 3 (Anglican), or May 24 (Methodist, and Covenant Signing Day), or nearest Sunday
This guide about Working with children and young people - is a set of ideal guidelines for volunteer leaders, paid workers, and parishes who are working with children and young people in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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. .