Three Tikanga Youth Sunday
The three Tikanga Youth Sunday was set aside at General Synod in 2002. It is the nearest Sunday to the 19th October, the day our church remembers a young Maori woman, Tarore of Waharoa. Her inspiring story is told below.
Up until 2002 each Tikanga celebrated its own Youth Sunday. The Tikanga Youth Exchange in Fiji in 2001 decided that we needed a Sunday when the whole Anglican Church in Aotearoa- New Zealand and Polynesia celebrated youth. On that occasion Tikanga Maori offered Tarore as a place in the calendar to tie our Youth Sunday to. While not all agree now that Tarore was such a significant person, we continue to celebrate young people with her.
The Three Tikanga Youth Sunday is an opportunity for the church to:
- celebrate young people
- celebrate and further ministry among youth
- celebrate the cultural diversity of our young people and celebrate and nurture three-Tikanga relationships