Welcome to the website of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland
A Diocese seeking to be a vibrant, relevant, dynamic, missional, spiritful Church.
We look to the future with excitement and hope as the Body of Christ in the Diocese of Auckland. On our website you will find information about the life of the Diocese, its places, and the people who are part of it.
The Diocese covers the area stretching from North Cape, across the Hauraki Plains including the Coromandel Peninsula and south to the regions surrounding the Waikato River. Within this area you will find over 90 Anglican Parishes, Mission Districts and Local Shared Ministry Units. Anglican clergy also serve as chaplains in schools, hospitals, prisons, universities and military establishments. There are a number of significant social service agencies making care available to the 1.5 million people who live within the Diocese.
None of this ministry would be fulfilled without the thousands of hours given so freely by volunteers who are part of these places of worship and mission.
Nau mai, haere mai. A warm welcome to all.
December newsletters available
The December edition of Addendum is available here.
Talking Cents is an ecumenical group charged by the Anglican Diocesan Council to promote an alternative to current economic and political thought, and to encourage debate within the church. The December edition has been contributed by Mary Betz, from the Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland and is available here.
Do Justice is the newsletter of the Auckland Diocesan Social Justice Council on Social Justice issues. Read the December edition
Give water this Christmas
From typhoons to drought, some of the world's poorest farmers are facing life's challenges head on with the help of Christian World Service supporters. The 2013 CWS Christmas Appeal will be launched on December 1, Advent Sunday. This year's Appeal highlights the need for water justice with the theme "Share Water, Share Life". More information here.
Pitch in for the Philippines
CWS has launched an appeal for the many people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. Donations will help in the immediate relief effort and long term recovery. Hundreds and thousands of people are now homeless and many traumatised by the viciousness of the storm. They will need food, water, clothing, shelter, medical care and help cleaning up debris. More information and to donate, visit our Appeals page.
The Bishop's Charge, Synod sermon, List of Standing Orders passed at Synod and Bills to Statutes can be viewed on the Diocesan Synod page.
Recycled clothing pilot for prison
Each year, the Auckland City Mission is burdened with hundreds of items of donated clothing that are unusable. To counteract the waste, a pilot is underway that sees prisoners at Mt Eden repair and clean the clothing before they're given back to the Mission for the homeless. View the full story on Maori TV: www.maoritelevision.com/news/regional/recycled-clothing-pilot-prison