Margaret Poynton

Women and Children’s Worker, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse nations. This presents both opportunities and challenges for the Church as it seeks to be simultaneously united and diverse. Margaret will be serving in the Anglican Diocese of Dogura, Milne Bay, PNG. Her role will be to help women know Christ and make him known to their children throughout the Diocese.

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Latest news

  • Moving goal posts

    Moving goal posts
    15 September, 2017

    It was a pleasure to see Rev Steve Maina from NZCMS two weeks ago at the Enthronement of the new Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea. The day was bright and colourful – though I can’t say the same about the weather, which was somewhat damp at times. It was ...

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  • Life in Two Worlds

    Life in Two Worlds
    24 August, 2016

    There is a sense of security living and working within fenced compounds with guards on the gates 24/7, but the mission of the Church in Papua New Guinea lies beyond the wire. “What does your day look like?” The answer: “Which day?” Working in the Archbishop’s Office involves administration which supports Mission and Ministry throughout the Province. Mostly ...

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  • The ‘why question’ in PNG

    The 'why question' in PNG
    8 June, 2016

    A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of helping to plan a funeral service for a young girl who was killed by an as yet unexplained bullet to the head. The funeral was held during the time of the ‘Haus Krai’. The ‘Haus Krai’ or open home is where all sides of the ...

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