Posts Tagged ‘Anglican’

Survivors have little hope in churches changing

Thursday, March 18th, 2021
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Survivor groups are not hopeful that the Royal Commission into the Abuse in Care will bring around change in churches. A spokesperson for the Network of Survivors of Abuse in Faith-Based Institutions, Liz Tonks, told RNZ that “victim-survivors were not hopeful because their experiences of churches is they have not been able to trust them Read more

Miramar Peninsula Hosts Mid-winter Christmas

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

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

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

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…’Weird Christianity’ and why young people are…Palmerston North still waiting for new bishop to…No wriggle-room for religious workers

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

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

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

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

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:Timaru’s Sacred Heart Basilica finalist in heritage awardsIconic Wellington monastery to help solve housing Read more

Anglicans vote to bless gay relationships

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