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Ex-CANA archdeacon to face trial on child pornography charges

Federal authorities will not pursue charges of disseminating child pornography, leaving Wayne Buchanan to face state charges of possession


Archbishop Ntagali announces the death of his son, Peter

The family of the Most Rev. Stanley and Mama Beatrice Ntagali regret to announce the death of their son, Peter Ahimbisibwe Ntagali,


Advent pastoral letter from GAFCON chairman Nicholas Okoh

At this critical point in the life of the Communion, we need your full support. Will it return to the ancient paths or sleepwalk into fatal compromise?


David Hockney commissioned to create window for Westminster Abbey

David Hockney, one of Britain’s most influential contemporary artists, has accepted an invitation from Westminster Abbey to design a stained glass window to celebrate the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


Westminster Abbey honors Philip Larkin with poet's corner memorial

A memorial to the poet Philip Larkin CH CBE was dedicated in Poets’ Corner in the south transept of Westminster Abbey on Friday 2nd December 2016.


Leaving Home: The future of the Christian faith in England

The thought of leaving Canterbury, spiritually or emotionally, breaks my heart. I grew up there. I spent five years in the school built around its cloisters.


LGBT film premiered at Welsh Cathedral

A new short film produced by the organisers of the Iris Prize, the world’s largest LGBT short film prize, will receive its world premiere with the blessing of the Archbishop of Wales.


Review of Bishop Bell case announced

Lord Carlile of Berriew has been named as the independent reviewer of the processes used in the Bishop George Bell case.


Durham vicar suspended after fathering an illegitimate child

An ecclesiastical tribunal in the Diocese of Durham has handed down a two-year suspension to the Rev. David Huntley for sexual misconduct.


Presiding Bishop's letter to Haitian bishops calling for a 'time out'

Michael Curry suspends canon law proceedings brought by Haiti's bishops against each other. Sets up mediation process to resolve disputes


Letter from Michael Curry to North Dakota governor over pipeline protests

Presiding Bishop urges Governor to de-escalate tensions with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and withdraw military equipment from policing efforts


Bruno blocks Newport Beach congregation from attending convention

Los Angeles Bishop Jon Bruno has refused to seat delegates from St James, Newport Beach, to this weekend's diocesan convention.


Okoh to intervene in Sapele dispute

Dispute has left the cathedral vacant, overgrown with weeds and a portion in need of structural repair.


New press chief for Lambeth Palace appointed

Lambeth Palace today [29 Nov 2016] announced the appointment of Ruth Mawhinney as Head of Media to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Mrs Mawhinney is currently Editor of Christian Today.


Building Bridges in a Post-Brexit World

Building bridges between churches in the Midlands and the rest of Europe is more important than ever in the wake of the Brexit vote, says the new Bishop of Lichfield.


Against the charge of Homophobia

Archbishop Peter Jensen writes on the shaming by the left of those who support Biblical teachings on marriage and the family


An Open Letter to the Secretary General of the Archbishops' Council

Vicar of one of the Church of England's largest congregations rebuts William Nye's claim that all is well with the CoE


ACNA priest to face criminal prosecution over abortion clinic protest

The Rev. James Linton to be tried for "interfering with and obstructing access" to a Planned Parenthood clinic


Barbados falling short on the promises of independence, archbishop says

Chronic unemployment and underemployment, a lack of electricity, sanitation services and running water in some homes coupled with a decline in public and private morality were signs that all was not well.


Bishop of Winchester invites people across Hampshire and Dorset to establish a Rule of Life

 “The Rule of Life is about sharing God’s life in everything we do. Individually and together, we are committing to loving, living and serving people in every aspect of our way of life.”


Crossing the Rubicon: Lambeth Resolution I.10, the Church of England, and the Anglican Communion.

Prof. Stephen Noll writes: "The 1998 Resolution I.10 on Human Sexuality has been and remains the Rubicon for the Anglican Communion."


New Assistant Bishop of Brisbane is “happy to abandon the Creed”

David Ould reports on the appointment of a post-Christian bishop, Jeremy Greaves, for the Anglican Church of Australia


No gay marriage in New Westminster before 2019

The Rt. Rev. Melissa Skelton states the Diocese of New Westminster will wait 3 years before moving forward with same-sex marriages


South Sudan Council of Churches visits Lambeth Palace

The Archbishop of Canterbury today welcomed the ecumenical delegation of the South Sudan Council of Churches following their visit to Pope Francis


Secretary-General's letter shows why GAFCON UK is needed

GAFCON-UK responds to William Nye's critique of their position paper on the Church of England 


The perversion of Lambeth 1.10

George Conger reviews the creation of the 1998 Lambeth Conference Resolution 1.10 and how it has now been turned on its head to promote a cause it had condemned


Mokiwa cleared

The Tanzanian bishops have declined to act upon a report charging the Bishop of Dar es Salaam with malfeasance in the conduct of church affairs


Homosexuality on the agenda at Lambeth Palace

The Church of England has released a statement reporting the House of Bishops met at Lambeth Palace on 23 Nov 2016 to discuss the work of the Bishops' Reflection Group on Sexuality


Eastern Orthodox in Egypt to restore female diaconate

No decision whether deaconesses will be a major order or minor order of ministry, however.


GAFCON-UK Panel of Reference launched

Faithful churchmen “concerned about the apparent drift of their denomination can rest secure that whatever happens, there is no need to leave Anglicanism. … The GAFCON Primates Council stands ready to authenticate those who wish to remain Anglican, but if necessary outside local institutional structures.”


Functionary claims all is well with the Church of England

William Nye, Secretary General of the Archbishops' Council, has today sent the following letter to the Revd Canon Andy Lines, Chairman of GAFCON UK Task Force in response to the briefing paper, 'The Church of England and Lambeth 1:10'.


Appointment of Area Bishop of North Africa

Dean of St Mark's Cathedral Dr. Samy Fawzy Shehata, named to North African post


Inter Anglican Aid Appeal

AID dramatically reduces cholera in Juba


Portsmouth rector sacked over abuse allegations

A Portsmouth rector has resigned his living after the Bishop of London suspended him from the ordained ministry for five years for sexual misconduct.


Call for Bruno to stay away from LA diocesan convention

Canons forbid a cleric under investigation from participating in synod meetings


Welby tours Lahore

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, visited Pakistan this weekend to express solidarity with the Church of Pakistan and church communities across the country.


‘The Church of England: On not being oblivious to the obvious.’

The Bishop of Maidstone comments on a Canadian study that finds a clear link between conservative religious doctrine and church growth.  


GAFCON 3 dates announced

The third GAFCON conference will be held, in Jerusalem, between 17th - 22nd June 2018.


Adelaide applauds govt scheme for child sex abuser survivors

Media Release by the Diocese of Adelaide Regarding the Federal Government Announcement of a National Redress Scheme for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse


Archdeacon sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for abuse

The judge presiding over the case of the Ven. George Granville Gibson, has sentenced the former Archdeacon of Auckland to twelve month’s imprisonment for abuse.


Adultery ban overturned

NZ ecclesiastical tribunal reverses bishop's ban on the Dean of Napier Cathedral.


Evangelical appointed Assistant Bishop of Melbourne

Dr Paul Barker served with the CMS in Malaysia and as the regional coordinator for Langham Preaching and Langham Scholar Care.  


Hearing on corruption charges for Dar es Salaam bishop

The Tanzanian House of Bishops will meet on 21 Nov 2016 in Dar es Salaam to take up the case of the Rt. Rev. Valentino Mokiwa


Canterbury seeking new rep to Rome

Lambeth advertises for new Anglican Centre in Rome head. Italian skills preferred.


Ex-bishop demands repayment of loans to Central African church

Bishop Julius Makoni seeks repayment of $116,000 in loans to the CPCA used to pay the church's attorneys in the Kunonga affair


Episcopal Divinity School trustees letter of 14 Nov 2016

Gary Hall and Bonnie Anderson report sharp financial losses for Cambridge school


Shuttering Episcopal Divinity School Burning Cash

EDS ploughs through 11 per cent of its assets over the last fiscal year


Archbishop's address at "In Good Faith" launch

Archbishop Justin Welby's 12 Nov 2016 speech to Jewish and Christian leaders at Lambeth Palace


Chief Rabbi's address at "In Good Faith" launch

Lambeth Palace speech by the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations in England, Ephraim Mirvis


GAFCON paper: The Church of England and Lambeth 1.10

A paper presented by GAFCON UK on the situation within the Church of England


AU 257 - Pendulum

Just when you thought it was over! Kevin and George bring you the latest Anglican News.


West Ankole case dismissed

Kampala High Court finds Archbishop of Uganda has unfettered authority to oversee a diocese during a vacancy in see


Archbishop Beach calls for prayer

These have been historic days in the United States, and will have a ripple effect that cannot yet be predicted.


Update: Greg Venables elected Archbishop of South America

The Most Rev. Gregory Venables, Bishop of Argentina, has been installed as primate and obispo presidente of the Anglican Church of South America


Canterbury offers low key response to Trump victory

Following the result of the US Presidential election, the Archbishop of Canterbury said today: 


Post-Election Message from the Presiding Bishop

"We will all live with the results of these elections, but we will all live together as fellow Americans, as citizens."


The heart of GAFCON

At the heart of GAFCON is communion.


Canterbury's speech on religious freedom given in Abu Dhabi

The Archbishop of Canterbury gave the opening keynote address on 2 Nov 2016 at a dialogue on integration, religious freedom and flourishing societies organised by the Muslim Council of Elders and with Christian leaders from the Anglican Communion.


ACNA congregation breaks ground in Colorado

Fort Collins parish of the ACNA International Diocese begins construction on new church


NZ working group on gay marriage formed

Team to prevent the church from splitting over gay marriage created by archbishops


Francis & Welby invited to South Sudan

South Sudan church leaders invite the Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury to conduct a joint visit to the country


India to secularize family law code

Proposals to have a single law for all regardless of religion


Christians oppose jailing gays

Right and left in the Anglican world agree. Punishing gays is bad, Eternity News reports.


ACNA and AMiA joint church plant underway in Arkansas

On November 20, the Rev. Seth Richardson, a priest in The Anglican Mission, will begin his role of senior pastor at a growing C4SO church plant.


First woman bishop in Wales

Canon Joanna Penberthy elected Bishop of St Davids


Bruno trial date set

Hearing Panel rejects LA bishop's motion to dismiss complaint


West Ankole dispute goes to High Court

Archbishop Ntagali asks senior high court judge to dissolve injunction preventing the Church of Uganda from selecting new bishop


AU 253 - Vote for _______.

You are so blest to have two hosts who will tell you who to vote for.


Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows elected bishop of Indianapolis

Chicago priest elected 11th bishop of Indianapolis on the second ballot on 28 Oct 2015 at Christ Church Cathedral Indianapolis.


Anglican – Oriental Orthodox International Commission Communiqué 2016

The Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission held its fifth meeting from the 24th to 29th October 2016 at the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, Antelias, Lebanon.


Church of South India facing a constitutional crisis

Dr. R. Jayakaran Isaac offers the case against the bishops of the CSI, accusing them of usurping authority not granted them by the Indian church's constitution.


Rowan Williams to give the first annual Beetge lecture in South Africa

Lecture series established in honor of the late Bishop of the Highveld, the Rt. Rev. David Beetge


Anglicans urge Colombian govt and guerillas to return to peace talks

The Bishop of Colombia has issued a call to prayer after voters rejected a referendum that would have approved a peace deal ending the 50-year old guerilla war between the government and FARC.


African National Congress denounces bishops support of student protestors

ANC charges the support lent by the bishops of Pretoria and Johannesburg to the student protestors fomented violence


Discernment and Discipleship -- A Response to the Bishop of Liverpool

Gavin Ashenden looks at Bishop Paul Bayes' “Calm Down Dear- Love and Anger in the Church” and finds it lacking


Textile treasures go on display at Durham Cathedral

Unconventional English artist, Grayson Perry, will be exhibiting one of his latest works alongside some of Durham Cathedral’s most significant historic textile pieces, in Textiles: Painting with the needle


Lord Carey's son accused of abuse

The Rev. Mark Carey arrested Wednesday on historic abuse charges


Memories of Jack Spong

Jack Spong's recent brush with death turned my thoughts to an article I published in 2013 in GetReligion on the former Bishop of Newark, now recovering fron a stroke at a New Jersey nursing home. First published on 11 Oct 2013.


Asia Bibi Supreme Court Appeal Postponed

The Pakistan Supreme Court has postponed the appeal of Asia Bibi, sentenced to death in 2010 for blasphemy, after one of the judges recused himself from the case


Four year wait for bishop ends for Central Indian diocese

After a four year vacancy the Church of South India has appointed a Bishop in Medak.


Sharia law push for Malaysia

Islamist political leaders in Malaysia have introduced a bill to introduce Sharia law across the South East Asian nation.