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 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.
About the AAW
The AAW was formed in September 1969. It is an Anglican New Zealand wide organisation which also includes Polynesia. It is open to all women, and we have our own national magazine entitled the “CIRCLE”
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 a natural disaster both within NZ 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.