Posts Tagged ‘Anglican’

Miramar Peninsula Hosts Mid-winter Christmas Comments 0

Monday, June 29th, 2020

The mid-winter Christmas in Miramar began with carols. The plan had been to sing in the civic area outside the Roxy Cinema. Weather forced the event indoors, but spirits were not dampened as David Midland and Salvation Army Brass Band led the rousing mid-winter carols in the drier surrounds of the beautiful St. Aidan’s Church. Read more

The kindness of strangers Comments 0

Thursday, May 14th, 2020
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Bushra Alkhafaji and her daughter Nada are New Zealand citizens who arrived in Iran in February for an annual trip, with flights paid for by Bushra’s Iran-based daughters. On a short visit to Isfahan during the holiday, Iran announced inter-city travel restrictions so Bushra and Nada were separated from relatives and had to find temporary Read more

Anglo-Catholics boost evangelism Comments 0

Monday, August 26th, 2019

This year’s Anglo-Catholic Hui meeting in Wellington has recharged Anglicans to go out and share the Good News of Jesus through the beauty and wonder of God and the best of ‘high church’ traditions. Around 140 people responded to the call of Bishop of Wellington Justin Duckworth and Bishop Eleanor Sanderson to join the Anglo-Catholic Read more

Second annual Anglo Catholic National Hui Comments 0

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

This year, the  Anglo CAtholic hui will be hosted by Anglican Movement (the Diocese of Wellington) and will be based at St Peter’s on Willis in Wellington’s CBD. Read more   Related Posts:Wellington JP loses association membership because…Homeless will be left out in the cold during pandemic’Weird Christianity’ and why young people are…Palmerston North still waiting for Read more

Anglican Studies weekend to be held Hiruhārama/Jerusalem on the Whanganui river Comments 0

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

A Wellington Anglican Studies programme will be hosting a taster weekend for those interested in the programme. The taster involves attending the Anglican Studies weekend at Hiruhārama/Jerusalem on the Whanganui River from Friday 31 August to Sunday 2 September. Continue reading Related Posts:No Masses in Wellington this weekendMany French churches hastily reopenNZ Anglican schism inflamed Read more

Church of England plans to test aspiring clergy for skills, aptitude — and narcissism Comments 0

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
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Responding to growing concern about the kinds of priests the Church of England is attracting, Anglican leaders are considering expanding its assessments of clergy candidates to include more rigorous psychological testing. Anxiety about the quality of those who aspire to become clergy is rooted in the series of child sex abuse scandals that have emerged from Anglicanism’s Read more

Vicar resigns over proposal to allow same-sex blessings Comments 0

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

Six Anglican churches in Christchurch shortlisted for post-earthquake heritage awards Comments 0

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

More than half of the finalists in an award recognising “commitment, investment or a unique solution to earthquake strengthening which has saved or will now protect a heritage building” in Christchurch, New Zealand, are Anglican churches and a school. Continue reading Related Posts:Demolition begins on Christchurch’s…Demolition work starts on Christchurch Catholic cathedralCathedral heritage campaigners give up Read more

Anglicans vote to bless gay relationships Comments 0

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Anglican Church will bless same-sex relationships

New Zealand’s Anglican Church voted this week to bless gay relationships. But it still won’t marry homosexual couples in church. The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia’s vote lets ministers bless gay couples in same-sex civil marriages or civil unions. The vote happened at the church’s biannual synod in New Plymouth this week. Read more

Oceania’s Anglican leaders tackle climate change and gender-based violence Comments 0

Thursday, March 15th, 2018
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Oceania’s Anglican leaders in the region have committed themselves “to take concrete action, to be champions and advocates, and to support each other” in the fight against climate change and gender-based violence. The primates and general secretaries of the Anglican Church in Australia, the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea, the Anglican Church of Melanesia, Read more