Diocesan News

Video news from the Auckland Diocese

Events this week included some inductions and a special celebration at Christ Church Ellerslie to mark the completion of their building renovation project.


Bishop Jim White

Some glimpses of Bishop Jim White’s life and ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Auckland.


Synod 2020

This year’s session of Synod will now be held via Zoom on Saturday 5 September, due to COVID-19 alert level restrictions on large gatherings for the foreseeable future.


Synod 1936 debates war, marriage and leisure

Synod 1936 took place in very different circumstances from today, but some things stay the same!


Abuse in Care Royal Commission update

The next stage of the inquiry into abuse in faith-based institutions is a redress hearing later in the year.


Zooming into Space

Groups for new parents have switched to online meetings while the country is in lockdown.


Novel coronavirus guidelines

In January 2020, Chinese authorities confirmed a new type of coronavirus. The Anglican Diocese of Auckland is following guidance from the Ministry of Health on how to prevent the virus from arriving or spreading in New Zealand.


Selwyn Foundation’s new Board Chair

The Hon David Cunliffe is the new chair of the Selwyn Foundation, appointed by the Bishop of Auckland, The Rt Rev’d Ross Bay.


Fun in the sun at SAW

A great time was had by all who attended the diocese’s Summer Adventure Weekend at Long Bay in mid-January.


Abuse in Care Royal Commission

The Anglican Church is included in the Royal Commission of Inquiry into abuse in State and faith-based care.


Bishop Jim’s new crozier

Bishop Jim White was presented with a specially carved staff (crozier) during a service of farewell and thanksgiving for his ministry on 1 December.


Mothers’ Union celebrates 130 years in Auckland

The Mothers’ Union celebrated 130 years in the Auckland Diocese with a day of festivities at Holy Trinity Otahuhu on 30 November 2019. 


Bishop Ross takes up the Green Up & Give challenge

The #GreenUpandGive Church Advent Challenge started on 1 December and in anticipation Bishop Ross Bay showed the team from ADJust around his garden.


Summer Adventure Weekend 17-19 January 2020

This weekend brings families of all sorts together to enjoy community, conversation and fun in the sun.


Art for Good

A successful art exhibition at St Columba Grey Lynn raised funds for their community outreach.


New archdeacon appointed

The Reverend Jonathan Gale has been appointed as archdeacon for the mid-North and Far North.


Junior Youth Camp – what a blast!

This year’s Junior Youth Camp kicked off with a fun family session on Long Bay Beach.


Wedding exhibition draws community together

Wedding apparel from many cultures, past and present, drew the community together at St Michael and All Angels, Henderson.


Holy Trinity’s new hall

Holy Trinity Otahuhu began a new chapter in the church’s long history when they opened a new community hall.


Synod 2019

The first session of the fifty-sixth Auckland Diocesan Synod was held from 5 to 7 September at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell.


Bishop Jim to step down

Bishop Jim White announced at Synod that he would step down from his episcopal ministry for medical reasons.


Children and Family workers retreat

Children and family ministry workers enjoyed an overnight retreat in mid-August where they spent time reflecting on their roles and sharing with one another.


King’s flag returns after 160 years

A 160-year-old flag was handed back to the Kīngitanga by the Anglican Church in an historic ceremony.


Synod goes ‘green’

Synod will be a little ‘greener’ this year to reduce its impact on the environment and respond to the needs of the wider community.


AYM Winter Camp 2019

Young people from across the diocese had a wonderful time at their discipleship camp in mid-July.


Ministry Conference 2019

Ministry Conference 2019 was enjoyed by clergy and ministry leaders from throughout the diocese.