| Latest Auckland News | Sunday October 28 2012 14:27
The worldwide head of the Anglican Church has told a crowd of 1200 people in Auckland that the church needs to be more welcoming.
Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams is in New Zealand for the 15th Anglican Consultative Council, his last major international engagement before retiring next month.
He's delivered a sermon today at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, on the Church's place in the world.
The Archbishop says aside from internal church business, he's also here to discuss the issues of violence against women and the environment.
"The session on the environment, which is I know a big question in this part of the world and something which the communion is wanting to get more and more engaged with."
Dr Williams says the Council will also be discussing the issue of witnessing in a majority non-Christian environment.
Photo: Taken by Edward Swift