The Centre for Anglican Women’s Studies, commonly known as the Anglican Women’s Studies Centre was set up to serve and to advance the interests and needs of the women of this Church particularly those undertaking Theological training.
The Link Representatives from each Diocese and Hui Amorangi have been chosen for their leadership ability to identify, gather, facilitate, resource and encourage women in their educational preparation for ministry whether lay or ordained.
It is hoped that the Anglican Women’s Studies Centre can continue to enjoy the support of each Diocese and Hui Amorangi in this endeavour.
The issue of increasing numbers of women in representative positions across the councils and committees of the Church is seen as a high priority and the practice of intentional mentoring by those already in national and international representative roles is seen as a good way to expose women of this Church to fulfil their potential as leaders.
Ensuring that women’s voices and stories are heard now and in the future is also one of our continued aims whether it be by
traditional methods of publication or using more contemporary technologies like web publication.
We remain optimistic that through continued support, the needs of women throughout this Province will be valued and recognized.
Networks we are part of…
- The Anglican Womens Studies Centre is a three tikanga project, with two Councillors appointed at General Synod by tikanga Maori, two from tikanga Pasifika, and two from tikanga Pakeha. Current Members
- There is also a Link representative from each Diocese, Hui Amorangi and Pasifika Archdeaconry.
- Local networks of women in ministry and theology are the core of The Centre
- We connect internationally with Anglican women around the world and with NGOS at the United Nations