Global Mission

Thank you for your interest in our Church's global mission programme. To help you navigate the information on these pages, please use these links:

World Leprosy Day 2024
St. Kentigern School Service Project in Vanuatu
Cyclone Mocha – Request from the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar
Cyclone Appeal for the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu
Partners in Mission Programme
Invitation to Support the Leprosy Mission
Global Mission newsletters
Global Mission stories
Key mission partnerships
Why, where & how of Global Mission
Contact us

Our Church has key partnerships the Presbyterian Churches of Vanuatu and Myanmar, and the Church of North India. We also have important relationships with networks of churches across Asia and the Pacific, and international bodies like the Council for World Mission.

Through these partnerships we respond to the call of Jesus Christ to make disciples of all nations and help to provide much-needed resources for Christian mission overseas. This also enriches the life of our Church through our mutual sharing and growing together in the worldwide body of Christ. The various links on this site will provide you with information about the current status of our Church's Global Mission efforts, and give you an insight into new trends and future possibilities.

Individuals and congregations within the Presbyterian Church are invited to enquire about how to participate in and support our work, by contacting the Global Mission Director, Phil King

World Leprosy Day 2024

4000 YEARS OF LEPROSY … 11 MORE TO GO!

The Leprosy Mission New Zealand invite you to pray with us on World Leprosy Day – Sunday 28th January 2024 and/or World Leprosy Sunday – any Sunday between Jan- March 2024. Find out more about World Leprosy Day here.

Be a part of a Global Movement dedicated to No Child with Leprosy by 2035. For more information and free church engagement resources, please go to our website or email Nadia or phone 022 199 5758.

Cyclone Mocha – Request from the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar

In May, Cyclone Mocha caused devastating damage in southern Myanmar. The Presbyterian Church of Myanmar has sent a request to partner churches for help as they recover from the impact of the cyclone. Read the letter here.  Donations can be sent to: PCANZ Global Mission 02 0500 0086963 10 with the reference Cyclone Mocha.

PCANZ Global Mission Cyclone Appeal for the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu

Category 4 Tropical Cyclones Judy and Kevin hit Vanuatu within 48 hours of each other on March 1 and 3, 2023. The Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu has taken some time to gather information about damage to schools, churches and other property as a result of these cyclones. Many roofs were ripped off and water damage was sustained as a result, along with other impacts.

Due to the isolated nature of many of Vanuatu’s islands it has not been easy getting all these details together. But information recently received has estimated that repairs to PCV property on several affected islands will cost at least NZD $320,000. Onesua Presbyterian College on Efate Island was assessed separately and needs extensive repairs. This has not yet been costed but will be high.

Vanuatu’s economy is still recovering after the impacts of Covid-19 and Cyclone Harold in 2020 and the cost of these repairs represents a heavy burden on the members and schools of the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu. So, PCANZ Global Mission has launched an appeal to help contribute towards this. 

Donations to the Cyclone App:

Donations can be made online to 02 0500 0086963 10. In the reference put 'PCV Cyclone Appeal'. Send an email confirming your donation to Katrina Graham - katrina@presbyterian.org.nz - so that a receipt can be issued.  

Thank you for your support for our Global Mission partner in Vanuatu.  Contact Global Mission Director Phil King for more information, phil@presbyterian.org.nz

Partners in Mission Programme

Partners in Mission is a programme run by the Council for World Mission that supports the sharing of personnel between member churches. You can view the Partner in Mission promotional video here, and read about Project and Policy Manager in Kiribati here and Communication and IT Coordinator in Jamaica here

Invitation to Support the Leprosy Mission

Global Mission invites you to support this Leprosy Mission project: Christmas Appeal from the Leprosy Mission

Give healing and hope this Christmas.

Christmas can be such a special time.  It humbles us, knowing we are all in need of the gift of forgiveness and new life.  That means equality for those affected by leprosy.  Especially those who have been left out or shunned because of stigma.  

Munna's Grandpa Allu is one of those people.  Little Munna would like to show you a special Christmas video to tell you about his Grandpa: Please click here and watch a video of Munna's story that he would like to share with you.

When you choose your Really Good Gifts from the catalogue today you can make sure families like Munna's get the hope and healing they need. Your gifts can make sure a child's Grandpa or Nanna is loved and receives the best possible care this Christmas.  Click on this link to view the catalogue. You can order these and many other Really Good Gifts online or call us on 0800 862 873. Thank you in advance for choosing to order Really Good Gifts.

I know your loved ones will enjoy receiving these beautiful gift cards, or maybe you can keep them as a reminder - as each card tells a story of a life blessed through Gods love and your kindness.

Your gifts can provide a future for children like Munna today and for generations to come.

Wishing you God's blessings for the coming season.

P.S. Give Really Good Gifts - Leprosy Mission -  Once again this year they can be ordered as posted cards or ecards, and if you have any questions about how Really Good Gifts work, please visit leprosy mission here.

Global Mission Newsletters

Read the latest Global Mission newsletters highlighting our working alongside our partners in the Pacific, and around the world.

Nambawan! Newsletter - Vanuatu

Download the Nambawan newsletter which is dedicated to our partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu. This includes up-to-date information about our partnership, and opportunities to get involved. For previous newsletters please click here.

Mingalaba Newsletter - Myanmar

Read the latest version of Mingalaba, the newsletter dedicated to our Ricebowl Mission partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar. For previous newsletters please click here

Our Key Mission Partnerships

Follow the links for information on our mission partnerships in Vanuatu, India and Myanmar.

Global Mission - Why, Where, and How

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand affirms that it is called to work with others to make Jesus Christ known through the five faces of mission:

  • Through proclamation of the gospel
  • Through the nurture and teaching of people in the Christian faith
  • Through response to human need in loving service
  • Through seeking to transform society
  • Through care for creation

Contact Us

You are invited to like the Global Mission Facebook page

The Rev Phil King is our Global Mission Director, email Phil King or 021 250 6467, to find out how you can get involved in the mission of the PCANZ. Donations for our overseas projects and partners can be sent to Global Mission, PCANZ Assembly Office, P.O. Box 9049, Wellington, 6141.