The kererū is a type of dove, which in the Bible represents the Holy Spirit; and in general practice, peace. The kererū is shown in mid-flight and with stripes to indicate movement.
Like the dove, Anglican Missions aims to act on behalf of the people of God as a messenger to actively bring God’s peace to the world. Surrounding the eye, at the base of the wing, and on the tail are koru. Koru are stylised shapes often found in Maori art to depict unfurling indigenous silver fern fronds.
These symbolise new life, growth, strength and peace.