Te Pouhere Sunday

Sunday 25 May is Te Pouhere/Constitution Sunday when we celebrate the unique structure of the Anglican church of Aotearoa/New Zealand and Polynesia.

We have three tikanga or ways of being – Maori, Pakeha and Polynesian. Each tikanga has autonomy but is also closely related to the other two.

Weaving illustration how we merge as one

It’s like a woven piece with its distinctive individual threads. Our original constitution of 1857 was updated in 1992 to reflect the many strands that are the Anglican church in this land.


Christ Church celebrates Matariki, the Maori New Year, every season.
Our church commemorates Matariki as a midwinter festival, celebrating the harvest. This year the children from Waikare School were a pivotal point in the service.
Matariki is a time to reflect on the old… look forward to the new, and share our cultural heritage.
Sunday 22 June 2008, 10.30am.