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Anglican Logo Meaning


The cross which appears as the half title in A New Zealand Prayer Book / He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa is an official corporate symbol of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.


Designed by artist Ross Hemera, the stylised cross is of fluid design with Maori motifs; this is set against a background of which reflects traditional flax weave patterning of the peoples of Polynesia. It symbolises a church of three tikanga or cultural streams.


"The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, Te Hahi Mihinare ki Aotearoa, ki Nui Tireni, ki Nga Moutere o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa" is the official name and title of the Church; the combined elements of the title and corporate symbol create an official mark of the Church.

No reira waiho ko te aroha o Te Matua Kaha Rawa hei korowai mou.
May the love of Almighty God enfold you!