In May 2018 the General Synod of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ACANZP) decided to permit the blessing of same-sex marriages and civil unions, departing from the clear teaching of the Scriptures and historic Anglican doctrine and practice.  Many of those who could no longer remain part of the Province (of ACANZP), but wanted to remain Anglican, gathered together to prayerfully seek God’s guidance.  With the recognition, fellowship, and support of Gafcon, the formation of the CCAANZ as a new expression of Anglicanism is a response to General Synod’s decision as we have sought to follow God’s leading to share the good news of Jesus in these islands.