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Link to the 2021 Anglican Care Calendar for Grants/Funding applications and Accountability Reports

Link to the 2018 Anglican Care Conference videos and resource material 

The Diocese of Nelson Anglican Care Committee is committed to the Christian values of love, service and justice:

  • By enabling parishioners and parishes to respond to the needs of their local communities
  • By responsible stewardship and effective utilisation of resources
  • By celebrating the unique presence of God in each person
  • By resourcing and supporting community and parish social services
Mission Statement: 
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another as I have loved you" (John 13:34)

Pastoral Care Ministries  - Support is available for:

  • Men
  • Couples
  • Youth
  • Children
  • Families
  • Families and individuals in crisis
  • Those experiencing bereavement
  • The Elderly, through visiting, home communion and prayer

Christian counselling: Support is available for:

  • Youth
  • Marriage
  • Crisis
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • Bereavement
  • Relationships

Community Assistance: Support is available from:

  • Parish Drop in centres - several parishes operate these so that people can come in for a cuppa and a chat
  • Opportunity shops - several parishes have successfully operated these shops, which fill a definite need in the community.
  • Emergency Relief  - Most parishes have a fund available to assist with emergency needs such as winter heating, medical expenses and firewood.
  • Emergency Accomodation - All Saints' parish in Nelson city, in conjunction with the Society of St Vincent de Paul, provides emergency accommodation for a number of people (The Nelson Night Shelter). It also hosts the Loaves and Fishes ministry, a lunch service for those in difficulty. 
  • Food banks
  • Budget advice
  • Meals delivered
  • Night shelter
  • Furniture bank
  • Short term loans
  • Food parcels
  • Short term help
  • Youth ministry - youth and community workers are employed in several parishes

Children's Ministry: Support is available through:

  • St Andrew's Family Trust (supporting families and children at risk)
  • Kids 'n Coffee groups
  • Child care
  • Creches
  • Play groups
  • After school clubs
  • Holiday programmes

Family mentoring:  - Support is available through:

  • Providing family mentoring in partnership with the Open Home Foundation
  • Parish Nurse - This area has been generating considerable interest. Some parishes already provide a parish nurse who acts as an advocate and health promoter
  • "Person to Person" caring - All parishes offer pastoral care, offering wide ranging services both spiritual and practical, eg prayer, meals, transport, etc
  • Parishioners at work - Anglicans have a long history of involvement with the wider community. They work not only from a parish base, but also as individuals, volunteering with social and community groups, providing financial assistance and practical caring. Being a "good neighbour" is as important as running parish programmes.
  • Diocesan Homes and Chaplaincy Residential Care of the Aged - Although not directly linked to the Anglican Care Charitable Trust, the Nelson Diocese is associated with the care of the aged through
      • Whareama Home and Hospital
      • Brook Green Retirement Village
      • Dixon House Residential Home (Greymouth)
      • Pensioner flats in several parishes

Chaplaincy: - Support is provided by Chaplains at:

  • Nelson Hospital
  • Wairau Hospital
  • Woodburn Air Force Base
  • In various workplaces and schools by chaplains and parish clergy

Grants: Support is provided to parishes from:

  • The Anglican Care Committee which distributes money to Anglican parishes in the Nelson Diocese for social and community work.

Contacts: -

General enquiries :  Jen Lockwood,  Social Services Enabler



Month Considered

Funding Round for 2020

-applications close 1st of the month/ accountability reports due 31st March


Anglican Care (Whakarewa) & Whareama


Accountability Reports



Anglican Care (Whakarewa) & Whareama


Mary Foster-Barham Project Funds


Tindall Foundation


Older Persons Ministry Fund


Anglican Care (Whakarewa) & Whareama

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