What a wonderous week it has been! The welcome of Jay, preparation of the Hatherley spaces for the impending building site discombobulation, opening of the vicarage for people to say their farewells and share precious memories, and the blessing of the grounds in preparation for what is to come… read more
Anglican Missions Relief Appeal: In support of victims and families of the mosque shootings in Christchurch
On behalf of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, and Churches within the worldwide Anglican Communion, Anglican Missions is preparing to launch a Relief appeal in support of victims and families affected by the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday 15th March 2019.
Anglican Missions joins with Christians across the globe in condemning this terrorist act. Please join us in praying for God’s comfort for the families, friends, and communities who lost loved ones; for wisdom for our national and local leaders as they respond; for peace and calm and for no further incidents or retaliations; for the police, emergency responders, chaplains and health professionals at the hospitals dealing with survivors; for wisdom and sensitivity towards our Muslim brothers and sisters; and for church communities as they respond - especially in Christchurch.
Anglican Missions is in discussions with church and community leaders, and will launch an appeal more formally with more definitive information early next week. In the meantime, donations can be sent to Anglican Missions in support of the Relief Appeal.
Rev Canon Robert Kereopa
CEO Anglican Missions.