Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand & Polynesia


Interim report released on program to keep the NZ church from splitting

The Archbishops have released the interim report of the Motion 29 Working Group - which is the group charged with finding mechanisms for the church to stay together.


NZ Church working group on Same-Sex Marriage issues interim statement

Group tasked with finding a way to keep supporters and opponents of ssm in the Anglican Church reports progress


Christmas message from the Archbishops of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia

Love is the most powerful force in the world.

Christmas shouts this great truth out: It’s hard to stifle Good News like that!


NZ Synod punts action on gay marriage to 2018 meeting

Evangelical church leaders have applauded last week’s decision by the General Synod to postpone action on church blessings for same-sex civil marriages


NZ dean stood down over 25 year old adultery charge

The Bishop of Waiapu has suspended the Dean of Napier Cathedral on the grounds of adultery committed 25 years ago. 


NZ Bishops oppose proposed euthanasia legislation

Nine New Zealand bishops have made a submission to the country’s Parliament urging no change to the law where the “right to die” is concerned.


ACANZP to send two primates to Canterbury

White and indigenous archbishops to represent the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia at the January primates gathering


Bishop Gray of Te Waipounamu dead at 68

The Maori bishop who had been suspended by the Archbishops of Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia in February for criticizing Muslim leaders for their silence in the wake of ISIS terror has died.


NZ diocese to close structurally unsound cathedral

The Diocese of Taranaki will close the country’s oldest stone church after an engineering survey that found the Cathedral Church of St Mary in New Plymouth would not withstand an earthquake