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Adapting a Eucharistic Prayer

Adapting a Eucharistic Prayer

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ACANZP) has a framework for a Eucharistic Prayer [A New Zealand Prayer Book He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa ANZPB/HKMA pages 512-514]. This can be used in any eucharist service. ACANZP also allows, in a grand service (with reading, psalm, reading, Gospel,…Prayer over the Gifts,…), the use… Continue Reading

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Synod Liturgy Decisions

Synod Liturgy Decisions

In The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ACANZP), diocesan synods and hui amorangi are being asked to assent to various statutes. If they are passed by a majority, they will return to General Synod Te Hinota Whanui (GSTHW) for confirmation and become formularies of our Church. So here are some thoughts. You… Continue Reading

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Nelson Diocese Impairs Fellowship

Nelson Diocese Impairs Fellowship

Two weeks ago, “The Nelson Anglican Diocese publically declare[d] itself to be in impaired fellowship with the province of the ACANZP”. Now the Standing Committee of the Nelson Diocese clarifies that motion: At its recent Synod the Diocese of Nelson voted overwhelmingly to remain in fellowship with the Anglican Province of Aotearoa, New Zealand and… Continue Reading

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Nelson’s Impaired Fellowship

Nelson’s Impaired Fellowship

At the meeting of the Nelson Diocese synod (9-11 August 2018), they passed the motion: (a) The Nelson Anglican Diocese publically declares itself to be in impaired fellowship with the province of the ACANZP [the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia], and (b) Publically offers support and recognition of the Diocese of Nelson… Continue Reading

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The Episcopal Church General Convention 2018

The Episcopal Church General Convention 2018

The Episcopal Church (TEC) has just held its General Convention – this is its highest level of governance. New Zealand’s Anglican Archbishop Philip Richardson has just returned from this TEC General Convention in Texas. You can read about his experience here. Whilst it “parallels our General Synod Te Hinota Whanui” – we are talking quite… Continue Reading

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Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

Bear with me. Be playful and imaginative. This is a bit of a follow up on the statistics presented in my post, “What Prevents New Zealanders Being Christians?” with how we, as the church, might use statistics in our planning. Let’s stay within my own church, Anglicanism – others can do the same exercise for… Continue Reading

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