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Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

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Publication of Leaders Like Lydia

Leaders Like Lydia Book - Anglican Taonga advert revised

Leaders Like Lydia: a theological discourse in raranga, siapo & word,

is a collection of prayers, poems and theological reflections on women's creative experience.

Available from General Synod Office for $10 plus P&P. 09 5214439 or


Publication of Contextual Theology - click below

Paperback - $20.00 plus p & p, from General Synod Office

Pasefika book launch story -


Publication of Lenten Studies - click below


2014 HUI - Treasuring Women in Ministry

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2013 HUI - Leaders Like Lydia

2013 HUi

Listen to a Radio NZ interview from the Hui here:

Lisa Thompson from Radio New Zealand was present through some of the Leaders Like Lydia hui. Lisa interviewed the members of the Council and Annette Cater and her radio programme is on this link below.


2012-14 Council

Council Members

Members of the Centre for Anglican Women's Studies Council - 2013 (Rev'd Canon Mere Wallace, Rev'd Amy Chambers, Ven Carole Hughes - Convenor, Rev'd Numia Tomoana, Rev'd Erice Fairbrother, Rev'd Brenda Sio)

2012 HUI

2012 Hui Photo


May 2011 Ordination in Suva of Women's Centre Links - Rev'd Brenda Sio - Priest (Samoa) and Rev'd Ema Hala'api'api - Deacon (Fiji), flanked by Council members Archdeacon Taimalelagi Matalavea, Rev'd Carole Hughes, and Revd Amy Chambers.

2010 HUI

2010 Hui Participants

Participants at the 2010 Three Tikanga Centre for Anglican Women's Studies Hui at St John's Theological College, Auckland

Council Members

Members of the Centre for Anglican Women's Studies Council - October 2010 (Rev'd Canon Mere Wallace, Rev'd Amy Chambers, Venerable Taimalelagi Matalavea, Rev'd Erice Fairbrother, Rev'd Carole Hughes - Convenor, Dr Jenny Te Paa)

Council Members

CAWS June 2010

Some Council Members with Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of The Episcopal Church of the United States of America on a 2010 visit to Aotearoa New Zealand

The Women’s Studies Centre was set up to serve and to advance the interests and needs of the women of this Church particularly those undertaking Theological training. Ensuring that women’s voices and stories are heard now and in the future is also one of our continued aims whether it be by traditional methods of publication or using more contemporary technologies like website publication. We remain optimistic that through continued support the needs of women throughout this Province will be valued and recognized.

Contact: PO Box 87188, Meadowbank, Auckland 1742, NEW ZEALAND

Anglican General Synod Office, Phone: +64 9 521 4439, Fax: +64 9 521 4490

Administrator, Karena de Pont, 027 6313083


Below are recent Newsletters, a link to the IAWN, and a list of the Council Membership

Centre for Anglican Women's Studies Newsletters - click below







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Link to IAWN - the International Anglican Women's Network - for reports and resources


IAWN Newsletters

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