Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Young Anglicans Get First Word with Archbishop of Canterbury


MEDIA RELEASE

Young Anglicans Get First Word with Archbishop of Canterbury

The voices of about 800 Anglican school students will provide a stirring welcome to New Zealand for the Archbishop of Canterbury and members of the Anglican Consultative Council.

This week has seen final preparations for the largest and most influential international Anglican gathering to ever be held in New Zealand. Delegates have begun to arrive from across the world. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, has arrived from a visit to Papua New Guinea.
The powhiri, which is a church and Auckland civic welcome, is being held at the Telstra Events Centre in Manukau on Saturday 27th October at 10am.

Students will perform the wero (challenge), to the Archbishop of Canterbury and the delegation, as they enter the arena. The powhiri will be lead by a kapa haka party of 160 students and it will include singing from a number of school choirs. The schools, from Auckland, Waikato and the Hawkes Bay, and Anglicans from around Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia will be present to welcome the delegates to the Pacific.

Archbishop of the New Zealand Dioceses, Archbishop David Moxon says, “It is fitting that students, some of the youngest voices in our Church, show a flavour of our mission in the Pacific, in what is a key moment for the Church now and for the future. As we welcome the delegates we will also be strengthening our own ties to them, from this part of the world, bonding in our diversity and our common commitment to the kingdom of God.”

Part of the welcome will consist of selected students asking question of the Archbishop of Canterbury and other visiting bishops.

Archbishop David Moxon says, ‘It is an honour for us as a church to host this gathering and it is also significant for the Anglican Communion as it is the last international engagement for the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The Anglican Consultative Council is an advisory body that provides unity amongst diversity as it draws together more than 80 delegates from 38 provinces across more than 165 countries. They are meeting between 27 October and 7 November at Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral to discuss how the church responds to such issues as environmental change and domestic violence.

The schools taking part in the powhiri are; Diocesan School for Girls, Kings College, Kings Preparatory School, Dilworth School, St Peter’s School Cambridge, St Paul’s Collegiate, Waikato Diocesan School for Girls, Te Aute Boys College and Hukarere Girls School. Hato Petera Catholic School is also participating.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Saudi Oil Refinery Crisis

So the US and the Saudis claim to have credible evidence that those Weapons of Oil Destruction came from Iran, their current bogey now that Saddam Hussein is no longer available.

Evidently, the world has learned nothing from the invasion of Iraq in 2003 when dodgy US intel was wheeled out to justify the invasion of Iraq, thereby giving birth to ISIS and causing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. More>>

 

PM To Japan, New York: Ardern To Meet Trump During UN Trip

“I’m looking forward to discussing a wide range of international and regional issues with President Trump, including our cooperation in the Pacific and the trade relationship between our countries." More>>

PM's Post-Cab: "A Way Forward"

At Monday's post-cabinet press conference, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a number of actions in response to the Labour Party's mishandling of sexual assault complaints. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Allegations Of Left Wing Media Bias

“Left wing bias” accusations date back at least to the mid 1990s... The charge of left wing bias was ridiculous then, and is ridiculous now. More>>

Next Wave Of Reforms: Gun Registration And Licensing Changes Announced

“The Bill includes a register to track firearms and new offences and penalties that can be applied extraterritorially for illegal manufacture, trafficking, and for falsifying, removing, or altering markings – which are a new requirement under the Firearms Protocol.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Mishandling Of The Alleged Sexual Assault

The focus of Labour’s alleged sexual assault scandal has now shifted from the party organisation to the Beehive... This is now a crisis of Beehive management and response, not something occurring at a distance within the party organisation. More>>

ALSO:

'History Rectified': Rua Kēnana To Be Pardoned

An official pardon for Tūhoe prophet and leader Rua Kēnana is one step closer after the Te Pire kia Unuhia te Hara kai Runga i a Rua Kēnana: Rua Kēnana Pardon Bill was read in Parliament for the first time today. More>>

ALSO:

Mental Health: Initial Mental Health And Wellbeing Commission Appointed

The Government has announced details of the initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission which will play a key role in driving better mental health in New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

people outside the meeting house at WaitangiEducation: NZ History To Be Taught In All Schools

“We have listened carefully to the growing calls from New Zealanders to know more about our own history and identity. With this in mind it makes sense for the National Curriculum to make clear the expectation that our history is part of the local curriculum and marau ā kura in every school and kura,” Jacinda Ardern said. More>>

ALSO:

Sexual Assault Claims Mishandled: Labour Party President Resigns

Jacinda Ardern: “This morning I was provided some of the correspondence from complainants written to the party several months ago. It confirms that the allegations made were extremely serious, that the process caused complainants additional distress, and that ultimately, in my view, the party was never equipped to appropriately deal with the issue…" More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels