Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia

Formerly known as the Church of the Province of New Zealand, the Church covers 106,000 square miles and includes the countries of New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands. It was established as an autonomous Church in 1857.

Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia

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March 6, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] The two existing primates of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ANZP) have announced that the province’s third primate will be Bishop Don Tamihere, currently bishop of Tairawhiti. The Church of ANZP is unique in the Anglican Communion...

November 6, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia is preparing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the province’s first ordination of women to the priesthood. The New Zealand church was one of the first in the Anglican Communion to ordain women when,...

October 25, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] In 1843, the first Bishop of New Zealand, George Augustus Selwyn, purchased land for a cathedral in Auckland, On Oct. 28 – 174 years later – the finally-completed Holy Trinity cathedral will be consecrated. The cathedral’s foundation stone wasn’t laid until...

October 10, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The local governing authority for the  New Zealand City of Christchurch has launched a consultation on how to fund its $10 million NZD (about £5.36 million GBP) share of the rebuild costs for the city’s cathedral. Christ Church Cathedral was severely damaged in...

August 14, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Synod of the diocese of Christchurch will consider donating its earthquake-ravaged cathedral to the country’s government as a gift to the people of New Zealand. This new option will go alongside two existing options – to reinstate the existing cathedral or...

August 13, 2017

[Anglican  Taonga] The Diocese of Christchurch has issued details of a third option for the future of ChristChurch Cathedral that would offer the building as a gift to the government for the people of Aotearoa New Zealand.

If Christchurch Diocesan Synod selects the new option, it would...

July 6, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Winston Halapua, the diocesan bishop of Polynesia, says he is “more than delighted” to make the announcement of two new bishops. The Rev. Afa Vaka will become the first bishop of the newly constituted episcopal unit of Tonga, and Archdeacon Henry...

June 20, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Auckland, New Zealand’s Holy Trinity Cathedral and the city’s Shia Islamic community have been praised for coming together for a Ramadan fast-breaking meal. New Zealand’s Human Rights Commission Race Relations Adviser Rakesh Naidoo and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff...

June 11, 2017

[Anglican Taonga] An estimated 900 worshippers packed into the Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul to celebrate the evening ordination of the Rt. Rev. Eleanor “Ellie” Sanderson as assistant bishop in the Diocese of Wellington, New Zealand. Sanderson has ministered in the Wellington diocese for 16...

May 22, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in New Zealand has said the future of Christchurch Cathedral, which has been derelict since an earthquake six years ago, will be decided this September. The Synod of the Diocese of Christchurch will rule on whether the Cathedral should be...

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Formerly known as the Church of the Province of New Zealand, the Church covers 106,000 square mi