The General Synod of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia opened last Friday in Napier, with planned discussion topics including environmental concerns, childhood poverty, gender-based violence, confirmation – and the blessing of same-sex marriages.
A report prepared by the Way Forward Working Group was specifically liturgical in nature, according to the Episcopal News Service:
The working group say that the proposed new rites of blessing are “additional formularies” rather than doctrinal changes: “It is the view of the majority […]
The General Synod of Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia meets this Friday through next week.
The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia is the Anglican Church in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, and the Cook Islands. It is different from any other Anglican church in the Anglican Communion in that it is a church organized to represent three cultural streams or tikanga.