About Us

STRATEGIC PLAN 2010 – 2015


The Anglican Care Network seeks to express the love of Christ through loving service, justice and equality for all in Aotearoa New Zealand.


The Anglican Care network of Aotearoa New Zealand is a network of social service/justice through service, agencies, parish based programmes and inter-church projects which seek to express the love of Christ through service, justice and equality.


To uphold the partnership responsibilities and opportunities of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Aotearoa New Zealand to be free of poverty, violence and discrimination.

An inclusive society in which all are treated with dignity and respect.

A compassionate and just society which challenges inequality.

A society in which all create and share prosperity and share responsibility for each other.

A sustainable society for future generations.


Anglican Care Network and its members will be guided in our work by the following values:

Embracing of gospel values and justice through service.

Faithful to the Scriptures and traditions of the Church.

Guidance inspired by the Holy Spirit.

Work to increase equity and social justice.

An ethical base to our practice.

Work in the spirit of co-operation, collaboration and partnership.

Advocacy for justice and transformative leadership of society.

The pursuit of being the best we are able in all endeavours.


To provide a national network of support and co-ordination to Anglican Care Services across the country.

To provide a forum for members to share ideas, identify common issues and propose solutions.

To gather information required to lobby for social change and to inform social policy development.

To promote services and work being undertaken in the name of the Anglican Care network (Tikanga Pakeha).

To liaise with church tikanga partners and social services.

To be the Anglican Church member of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services.

To be a service of excellence founded on the gospel values of love, service and justice.


A. Acknowledging our justice through service mandate by speaking out on issues of faith, poverty and justice

  • To have a clear theology that supports Aotearoa New Zealand Anglican Care Network’s work.
  • To co-ordinate a review and a national agenda that informs Aotearoa New Zealand Anglican Care members and the network on the key issues that impact on its work/mahi.
  • To elect and support two Council members to represent the Network on New Zealand Council of Social Services.
  • To have clear and informed reports and campaigns on key issues impacting on Aotearoa New Zealand society.
  • To partner effectively with the Social Justice Commission, Anglicare Australia and New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services in these endeavours.

B. Collaborating and supporting the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand on important issues

  • To elect and support an executive to provide guidance, assistance and support to the wider Network.
  • To continue to build stronger links between the Anglican Church, its agencies and the Aotearoa New Zealand community.
  • To enhance our relationships with Dioceses.
  • To support parishes to have greater involvement in the care and justice ministry of the Anglican Church and seek ways that the Anglican Care Network can support them.
  • To provide the resources for Dioceses in the provision of Anglican Care services.

C. Ensuring the effectiveness of the Anglican Care Network New Zealand

  • Develop and review of a five year Strategic Plan and annual goals which are monitored, reviewed and reported upon.
  • To resource the identified work priorities of Anglican Care New Zealand Network including the coordinating of three network hui annually.
  • To be an effective Funding Manager in partnership with the Tindall Foundation.
  • To facilitate co-operation across the Anglican Care Network and its agencies, services and parishes for the enhancement of quality improvement and resource sharing.
  • Provide a forum for members to share common concerns and ideas and identify common issues.
  • Produce a six monthly newsletter and other publicity material which profiles the work of the Network.
  • Promote a common theology of social services among church groups and agencies.
  • Develop a website which provides good quality access to and visibility to the work of the network.
  • Building a public profile promoting the work and visibility of Anglican Social Services and which clearly demonstrates the size and scope of that work.


Chairperson - Jan Rogers

Gerrie Mead

Nicola Taylor

Tric Malcolm