Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia


Evangelical elected Bishop of Christchurch

The Rev Dr Peter Carrell has been elected as the next Anglican Bishop of Christchurch.


4 Christchurch parishes to quit diocese in agreement with national church

Negotiations are under way which will see most of the members from four Christchurch congregations cut their links to the Diocese of Christchurch.


Disaffiliation in the Diocese of ChristChurch

Peter Carrell writes on discussions underway between the diocese and parishes that seek to leave the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia over the gay marriage dispute


NZ lottery contributes $6 million to ChristChurch Cathedral rebuilding

Lottery Significant Projects to donate six million dollars towards the reinstatement of ChristChurch Cathedral.


NZ bishops say no to euthanasia

NZs seven diocesan bishops have had their views aired before Parliament's justice select committee debating euthanasia


Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans NZ response to gay marriage vote

It is with deep sadness that (FCANZ) receives the news that General Synodhas passed the Motion 29 Report allowing the blessing of same-sex relationships


New Zealand church adopts local option on gay blessings

The Anglican Church this morning has paved the way for the blessing of same gender relationships.


Polynesia rejects same-sex marriage

The General Synod has passed a resolution which notes that Tikanga Pasifika will not be voting for the blessing of same-gender relationships.


Archbishop of Polynesia announces retirement

Winston Halapua to step down in August, with his successor scheduled to be elected in January


Gay blessings report goes too far and not far enough says FCANZ

Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans New Zealand says proposal for diocesan option on gay blessings is problematic