Association of Anglican Women

The Association of Anglican Women

The Aims of the Association
~ To unite in prayer and participate in the mission of the Church.
~ To promote, safeguard and nurture Christian family life.

The AAW Prayer
O God, our Father, whose love for all people is proclaimed in Jesus Christ,
We thank you for uniting us in prayer and fellowship.
Use us now in the mission of your Church
Help us to realise that everything we do and say reflects our love for you.
Bless homes and families throughout the world, especially those unhappy or those in need.
Show us how by our example and concern we can take your peace and love wherever your spirit leads us – today and all our days.
Amen.

About the AAW
The AAW was formed in September 1969. It is an Anglican New Zealand-wide umbrella organisation which also includes Polynesia. Affiliated groups include Fellowships, Guilds, Mothers’ Union and Young Women’s Groups.  It is open to all women, and we have our own national magazine called “CIRCLE”. There are 16 groups throughout the Diocese with approximately 230 members, 9 Lone members and 1 Life member. We offer Christian support, friendship, social interaction and fellowship which is a great way to network with other women.

Overseas and Outreach is one arm of AAW and it is very active within New Zealand and overseas. Funds given by members support projects to help women and children anywhere. An Emergency Fund is set up to provide relief in natural disasters both within New Zealand and overseas.

AAW is affiliated to National Council of Women, which gives our members a voice for lobbying Government and to work for positive change through our own Social Concerns arm of AAW.   AAW groups have representatives who attend NCW meetings in their areas.

AAW has taught women how to be leaders, to develop public speaking skills, to be involved in Worship leading and many other skills, which not only helps them in their daily lives but also in Parish life, with nurturing Christian family life, pastoral visiting and outreaching into the community. Some AAW members take an active part in ministry work or other work on diocesan, regional or community committees.

CONTACT US:

If you wish to find out more information about AAW groups or becoming lone members in the diocese, please contact one of the Executive members listed below.

President: Anne Gover
4 Lennox Street
Gore 9710
Ph: (03) 208 5235
027 311 0625
Email:
Immediate Past President: Margaret McLanachan
109 Forfar Street
Mornington
Dunedin 9011
Ph: (03) 453 0131
021 216 9640
Email:
Secretary: Annette Ainge
33 Takitimu Street
Gore 9710
Ph: (03) 208 9877
027 223 9877
Email:
Treasurer: Eleanor Groves
4B Elsie Street
Gore 9710
Ph:(03) 208 4027
027 688 7000
Email:
Chaplain:  Rev’d Joanna Fielding
32 City Road
Dunedin 9010
Ph:(03) 471 7417
027 662 8233
Email:
Overseas and Outreach:  Alison Crawford
2 Swan Street
Gore 9710
Ph: (03) 208 5203
027 663 0121
Email:
Social Concerns:  Elisabeth Cunningham11 Brookside PlaceMosgiel 9024  Ph: (03) 489 0916021 212 8700Email:
Circle Distributor:   Margaret McLanachan
109 Forfar Street
Mornington
Dunedin 9011
Ph: (03) 453 0131
021 216 9640
Email:
Publicity:   Anne Gover
4 Lennox Street
Gore 9710
Ph: (03) 208 5235
027 311 0625
Email:

Area   Representatives:

Dunedin: Margaret Tegg
1 Colquhoun Street
Brockville
Dunedin 9011
Ph:(03) 476 4505
027 476 4505
Email:
Southland: Robin Speden
11 Pukaki Street
Gore 9710
Ph: (03) 208 3548
027 491 7992
Email:
North Otago:   Nonie Rooney
24 Glendale Crescent
Oamaru 9400
Ph: (03) 437 9470
Email:
Central   Otago: Liz Duggan
30 Ventry Street
Alexandra 9320
Ph: (03) 448 7435
Email:
Synod Representatives:           Margaret McLanachan and Eleanor Groves
Diocesan Office:   Fiona Creagh
P.O. Box 13170
Green Island
Dunedin, 9052
Ph: (03) 488 0820
Fax (03) 488 2038
Email:

The current theme for AAW is ‘Grow in Discipleship, Dreams, Dedication’.

Goals and our Vision
1] Outreach within the parish and community: visiting our elderly and infirm. Music and Movement Groups for pre-schoolers. Supporting Food Banks, Anglican Family Care.
2] Young Women’s Groups to meet socially once a month to bond; later on may lead to further church activity e.g. Sunday School teaching, flowers, needlework, cleaning and AAW.
3] Men’s Nights, inviting our husbands/partners to a pot luck tea with guest speaker, games night or just a social time.

For AAW Groups that have a more senior age group or cannot actively outreach then these goals may suit them:
1] Choose an Overseas and Outreach project and do something with it for the next 12 months, with follow up reports
e.g. Operation Christmas Child or Anglican Family Care.
2] Choose 1 or 2 projects from Social Concerns and go with this for the 12 months, with follow up reports
e.g. Reading to the elderly, visiting the members alone at home or in care.

It is important for us to include all groups regardless of numbers or ages. We all need to feel that we can contribute something –we are all worthy to do things for the Lord and we are all able to PRAY. It is also important for us, as part of our first aim to participate in the mission of the Church.

Diocese of Dunedin Prayer Cycle
Dear Lord,
You have given us a special calling,
The call to pray for each other’s needs.
Bless those who are named on our Prayer Cycle today.
Thank you that we can unite each day in prayer. Amen.

Groups please use this special Prayer Cycle and pray for those shown each day of the month.

May God bless you in your daily walk with Christ in whatever you are doing and wherever you are each day.

 Anne