Photo of the Board meeting in Wellington in March 1992
This year, Anglican Financial Care (AFC) celebrates its 50th birthday. The 1972 General Synod of the Anglican Church approved a Church Canon to establish Anglican Financial Care, originally known as The New Zealand Anglican Church Pension Board (“Board”). The General Synod of the Anglican Church also approved the establishment of The New Zealand Anglican Church Pension Fund (“Pension Fund”).
Over the past 50 years, AFC has developed into a multi-faceted and professional organisation that provides a multitude of financial services to the Anglican Church and other Christian denominations, including the administration of three separate retirement savings schemes (Pension Fund, The Retire Fund and Christian KiwiSaver Scheme). AFC has also provided other financial services such as a welfare fund, a health fund, a supplementary support fund and mortgage finance.
Anglican Financial Care also provides ancillary services to the wider Church including the administration services for the Anglican Insurance Board and the Baptist Union Superannuation Scheme, as well as a role coordinating the Inter-Church Bureau (an inter-denominational body tasked with monitoring the impact of legislation on the wider Church’s affairs).
While our services have grown over time, our mission and purpose have remained the same. We hope to tell you more about our story over the coming year as we celebrate this amazing milestone. For now, if you would like to learn more about Anglican Financial Care click here. We are very proud to have served our members for 50 years and look forward to continuing to serve you in the years ahead!