Posts Tagged ‘Anglican Synod’

Vicar resigns over proposal to allow same-sex blessings

Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Vicar Jay Behan of St Stephen’s church in Shirley has resigned from the Anglican general synod and says he is looking at ways to leave the church. He disagrees with the recent decision made by the Anglican Synod to give bishops the freedom to allow the blessing of same-sex couples in their dioceses. The motion allows only for blessing Read more

Pasifika Anglicans urged to to be disciples and go out on mission

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

There was a need for church leaders to stress the importance of discipleship to members, said Reverend Canon Dr Eleanor Sanderson. She was speaking to leaders and members of the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Polynesia attending a training session  at the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Polynesia. Eleanor says that in the early Read more

Anglicans fail to agree on same gender blessings

Friday, May 13th, 2016

On Monday a report about same gender marriage was presented to the General Synod of the Anglican Church. The report upheld the “traditional doctrine of marriage”, which defined marriage as being “between a man and a woman … life-long and monogamous”. However it proposed a compromise solution which would allow the blessing of same gender couples Read more

Bishop Duckworth: Camino churches didn’t engage with pilgrims

Friday, September 26th, 2014

The Anglican Bishop of Wellington New Zealand, Justin Duckworth and his wife undertook the month-long Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in June. Many people on the walk, he said, wanted to talk to him about his role as a Bishop, and his experience of God. He was surprised that monasteries and churches appeared not to engage Read more

Anglicans divest shares in fossil fuels

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

On Thursday last week, the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia unanimously passed a resolution to take all reasonable steps to divest shares in fossil fuel companies by mid-2016. Rod Oram, who moved the proposal, told synod that it “gives us the opportunity to offer leadership on, and to make a practical response Read more

Anglican Synod meets at Waitangi

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Two hundred and twenty Anglican bishops, clergy and lay people from throughout New Zealand and the Pacific are at Waitangi to thrash out the direction the church will take in the next couple of years. Over the next three days, they will discuss its role in helping alleviate child poverty, and where it goes in Read more

Polynesia and NZ Anglican Archbishops support Fiji election process

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Two of the Anglican Archbishops attending the church’s General Synod in Nadi have expressed support for the Fiji election process. Polynesia’s Anglican Archbishop, Winston Halapua, says it is important for all races to unite for what he deems a ‘worthy cause’ by supporting the Fiji government towards the election process. “The power of democracy is already set Read more