News by email Donate


Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

World News

New Zealand diocese ends Antarctic link

Throughout the past half century the diocese has provided a priest to offer religious services and counselling to the 2,000 men and women stationed at the McMurdo station.

Recent years have seen a steady decline, both in attendance at the Chapel of the Snows at McMurdo Station and in the numbers of residents availing themselves of services of the Chaplains, who are based there from October until February each summer season.

Chaplains serving at the station say they've been aware for some time of the declining religiosity of the Antarctic population, and have had made considerable efforts to provide relevant and timely religious opportunities to the population.

In a statement, the diocese said it has been proud to be able to support this mission to the "ends of the earth", and is grateful for the services of many Priests who have had the privilege to serve the men and women of Antarctica.

The station will now rely on one interdenominational priest and make better use of religious resources on the internet.

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us
Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email