The Canons

The canons are the laws of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
They are set by the General Synod.
You can access the canons by clicking here.


Diocesan Development Fund

Any ministry unit or mission venture can apply to the Diocesan Council for funds for development projects twice a year. Projects should connect to the mission and ministry of local ministry units and align with the wider vision of the diocese. They will reach new people, new locations or new generations; employ innovative methods of mission and ministry; or develop leaders.
For more information and guidance on how to apply, please download the document below. (Application forms will be available when the next round opens.)
Diocesan Development Fund information

Ministry Unit Administration Handbook


The Ministry Unit Administration Handbook is currently unavailable as it is being updated. Please refer instead to the Canons and/or Statutes, however if you have questions regarding Ministry Unit or clergy matters, please contact the Diocesan Office on (09) 302 7201.

Resources For Clergy and Vestry

A reference guide for clergy outlining the statutory general provisions, as well as other policies and approvals relevant to clergy is available upon request. Ministry units may also find it a helpful resource. Please contact the Diocesan Office for a copy of the Clergy Remuneration Package.

Property and Faculties

Faculty and Building Projects Form
Church projects of all shapes and sizes – from basic maintenance to large-scale renovations, new builds, new signage and buying furniture – are now covered by the Faculty and Building Projects Form. This sets out the process to be followed and the approvals to be obtained.
The Faculty and Building Projects Form – complete this form if your ministry unit has a building project or needs a faculty.
Endorsement form – needs to be signed by the minister in charge, the chair or representative of the governing body plus the churchwardens, and included as part of the Faculty and Building Projects submission.
List of faculties – gives examples of the kind of work which requires a faculty, whether to do with building, installation, removal, equipment, or furniture.
Checklist – will help you complete the Faculty and Building Projects Form but does not need to be submitted with it.
Forms are reviewed by the Diocesan Manager and the Chair of the Faculties Committee, usually every week. You will be contacted to let you know what to do next.
You’re encouraged to consult early with your archdeacon around project plans. In the case of a faculty petition you’ll need a letter of support from your archdeacon which will be arranged for you on receipt of your application.
In addition to your archdeacon, there is good support available to you, especially if you are at the conceptual stages of planning, and we invite you to make contact with the Diocesan Office team.
Property Manager’s updates
These contain a wealth of information about maintenance, suppliers, healthy homes standards, health and safety, rental obligations and more.
November 2020
July 2019

List of Parishes, LSMUs and Mission Districts by Region