Uniting Churches


The Church in Aotearoa‑New Zealand works and lives in unity in Christ. The nation is founded on Te Tiriti 0 Waitangi, which provides the context within which the church pursues God’s mission. The Uniting Congregations of Aotearoa is one catalyst in this mission.

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
The Christian Churches New Zealand.
The Congregational Union of New Zealand
The Methodist Church of New Zealand – Te Hahi Weteriana O Aotearoa.
The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Forum Purpose

The Forum of Uniting Congregations of Aotearoa New Zealand:

  • Promotes the unity of the Church by whatever actions are necessary.
  • Proclaims local, regional and national expressions of unity and mission as authentic
  • Pursues the ecumenical intention expressed by the Partners in the Act of Commitment 1967.
  • Administers the Guide to Procedures in Cooperative Ventures

 In pursuing its purpose the Forum recognizes with patience and understanding the difficulties and the complexity inherent within the journey to unity.

For more information visit www.ucanz.org.nz