Living Life in Faith, Fun and Fellowship
"O God, thank you that you bestow the gifts of your Holy Spirit to build your Church.
Fill our committee members with your Spirit.
Give them understanding of your will in the matters that come before them,
give them grace to conduct all their business in a manner that honours you,
and keep them ever mindful of the Aims of the Association of Anglican Women.
We ask this for Jesus Christ's sake.
History & Vision
AAW was formed in 1969, and it has its roots in Mothers' Union. It is a national organisation (including Polynesia) for all women.
Our aims are:
- To unite in prayer and participate in the mission of the church
- To promote, nurture and safeguard Christian family life
In the Wellington Diocese there are 36 groups with 2,000 members, covering the Archdeaconries of Wellington, Belmont, Kapiti, Wairarapa and Northern.
AAW has its own national magazine, Circle; it has articles of interest on topics including Overseas and Outreach, Social Concerns, prayer, and ideas for group meetings.
We have two main portfolios:
Social Concerns: Concern for family life locally, nationally & internationally – practical support where possible or assisting financially towards projects aimed at improving the lives, particularly of women and children. Affiliation to National Council of Women New Zealand.
Overseas & Outreach: Active within New Zealand and overseas, raising funds to support our mission partners with projects that assist women and children.
| 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 in need.
Show us how, by your example and concern,
we can take your peace and love
wherever your Spirit may lead us -
today and all our days.
| The Mothers' Union Prayer
we thank you for your love so freely given to us all.
We pray for families around the world.
Bless the work of the Mothers' Union
as we seek to share your love
through the encouragement, strengthening
and support of marriage and family life.
Empowered by your Spirit,
may we be united in prayer and worship,
and in love and service
reach out as your hands across the world.
In Jesus' name.
To be held at Otaki starting at 10:00am