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Justin Welby -- 'Pray for France'

Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury in response to the martyrdom of Fr. Hamel

Evil attacks the weakest, denies truth and love, is defeated through Jesus Christ.


‘The work of the Church is to be Jesus in the world’

Text of Archbishop Justin Welby;s address to World Youth Day in Lodz, Poland, on 21 July 2016. 


Bishop of Tewkesbury appointed

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Robert Wilfrid Springett, BTh, MA, Archdeacon of Cheltenham to the Suffragan See of Tewkesbury


Abuse trial begins for Durham archdeacon

The Ven. George Gibson stands accused of eight charges of indecent assault against two men 


A lament over Munich from Europe

A statement from the Rt. Rev. Pierre Whalon is bishop-in-charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe in response to the Munich terror attack


Vermont deacon arrested for child abuse

According to court paperwork, Henault offered the boy marijuana, and allegedly used spiritual beliefs to convince him posing for nude photos would check his aura and molesting him would release his chakra. 


Roman Catholic Church promotes Mary Magdalene to First Division

Mary Magdelene was the Apostle of the Apostles" (Apostolorum Apostola) Archbishop Arthur Roche said, "therefore it is right that the liturgical celebration of this woman has the same grade of feast given to the celebration of the apostles in the General Roman Calendar."


Melanesian episcopal election update

The Diocese of Temotu in the Anglican Church of Melanesia has elected a Chester University graduate as its next bishop.


Caribbean diocese to mark 175th anniversary

Year long observance planned for the Diocese of North East Caribbean and Aruba


Archbishop's statement on clergy sexual abuse in Newcastle

A statement by the Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier


Uneasy truce in South Sudan

Archbishop Deng returns to Juba to begin work of reconciliation


Oral argument scheduled in NH Supreme Court Episcopal Church case

Court will adjudicate dispute over the tax consequenences of church property used in the furtherance of the spiritual work of the parish but is also used to generate secular income


Arson attacks on 2 Anglican churches in India

Police in Karnataka in Southern India are investigating the firebombing of two Church of South India churches.


Kenyan diocese launches television station

The Anglican Church of Kenya’s Diocese of Kirinyaga backed by local investors has launched its own television station to serve the Mount Kenya region of central Kenya.


Bishops plea for peace in Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea House of Bishops urges calm amidst political protests and strikes seeking ouster of the prime minister


From Clondehorkey to the Caribbean

People and parish partnership in action in the Anglican world


Us to revert to former name USPG

Rebranding in 2012 of mission agency had not met marketing expectations


Bexley Seabury seminary moving to Chicago

Effective July 25, Bexley Seabury, one of 10 accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church, will consolidate under one roof at Chicago Theological Seminary


Episcopal Seminary Funeral March Underway?

EDS Trustees vote to discontinue awarding degrees at the end of this coming academic year


Bishops call for Manila to repel Chinese expansion

"China continues to insult us with its refusal to recognize the authority of the tribunal and its decision," says Filipino Anglican leader


Bishops back democracy movement in West Papua

The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea’s House of Bishops has lent its support to the pro-democracy movement in West Papua.


Anglicans respond to Nice attack

Anglican leaders in Europe and the UK have issued calls for prayer in the wake of last week’s terror attack in Nice


Bedouin law bows to Coptic courage

In the ongoing jihad against Egypt’s Coptic Christians one Bedouin tradition adopted by Islam keeps jihad in business.


Bishop of London to step down

The Bishop has written to clergy and parishes across the Diocese of London to share the timetable for his retirement


General Synod shared sex conversations place unity above truth, critics charge

Statement by 32 members of the General Synod on the structural failures of the "Shared Conversations" project


No gay church weddings for Nova Scotia

Bishop Ron Cutler writes to his clergy saying that although some dioceses were going ahead with gay weddings, Nova Scotia was not


Gay marriage "no" vote not counted at General Synod

Bishop Mark McDonald's vote against same-sex marriage not recorded in General Synod tallies, General Secretary reports


Please Pray for Peace in South Sudan

South Sudan Council of Churches statement following the outbreak of tribal and political violence in Juba


Trial ordered for Bishop Bruno on misconduct charges

A Hearing Panel will adjudicate charges the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Bishop of Los Angeles, engaged in conduct unbecoming a member of the clergy


Fiji conference addresses climate change

Forty bishops and church leaders from across the Anglican Communion concluded this week a seven day consultation that seeks to set a common church response to the problems associated with climate change.


Finding God at West Point

West Point graduate of Haitian decent finds God, 14 years after active duty pursues calling as chaplain with Maryland National Guard


Vale -- the Rt. Rev. Duncan Gray, Jr

“Mississippi has lost one of its great leaders with the death of Duncan M. Gray Jr.,” said the Rt. Rev. Brian R. Seage, bishop of Mississippi.


Teetering on the brink: shared conversations at Synod

Joint statement from Andrea Williams, Chief Executive of Christian Concern, and Member of General Synod and Rev. Dr. Joe Boot, Director of the Wilberforce Academy and Senior Pastor of Westminster Chapel, Toronto following the Church of England's 'shared conversation'.


Lesbian Bishop Election Exacerbates Tensions in United Methodist Church

“Unlike the Episcopal Church, United Methodists have not changed church teaching on marriage and the entire denomination has not ratified this election of a non-celibate gay bishop.” - UMAction Director John Lomperis


Songs of Praise looks at Brexit

The BBC’s Songs of Praise this Sunday explores how Christians are reacting to ‘Brexit’



Goodbye to the Anglican Church of Canada

With the recent vote to officially endorse same-sex marriage, the Anglican Church of Canada has at last demonstrated its faithless and apostate leadership. True Christians must get out, argues Joe Boot.


Bishop in Europe's statement following Nice murders

Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe responds to the Nice terror attack


Archbishop Welby responds to Nice murders

Twitter post released by the archbishop following the murder of over 80 people on Bastille Day in Nice.


Bishop of Chester warns govt is fighting the last war by backing upgrade of nuclear forces

Bishop Peter Foster urges government to invest in cyber and electronic defense systems rather than Trident equipped nuclear submarines


Toronto archbishop will consider moving forward on gay marriage

Archbishop Colin Johnson will forge ahead with gay marriage rites as a "pastoral" necessity for Toronto


Episcopal Relief & Development responsed to unrest in South Sudan

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the emergency response of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan & Sudan through its humanitarian arm, SUDRA (the Sudanese Development and Relief Agency), as they provide for the immediate needs of approximately 220 households taking refuge on the Cathedral grounds in Juba.


Church of England Statement on school abuse inquiry

Girls at a church-run children's home were routinely drugged, locked up and physically, emotionally and sexually abused, a review has found.


San Joaquin Appeal Rebuffed by California Supreme Court

TEC's Machiavellian strategy of organizing a minority group that pretends to be the only diocese in the region after one of its former dioceses votes to realign with a more orthodox denomination has succeeded in California



South Sudan churches call for peace as country marks five years of independence

South Sudan’s church leaders have appealed for an end to violence in the country, as it prepares to mark five years of independence on July 9 amid a backdrop of economic crisis


Statement following conclusion of Shared Conversations Process

Church of England press office releases statement at the close of General Synod conversations on homosexuality.


Canadian GS vote to defeat gay marriage overturned

The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada has overturned the 11 July 2016 that blocked an amendment to the church's marriage canon that would allow same-sex marriage.


Canadian General Synod rejects gay marriage amendment

Motion passes amongst the lay and episcopal delegates, but is defeated by the clergy meeting on 11 July 2016 in Toronto.


Vale -- Presiding Bishop Edmond L. Browning

The Rt. Rev. Edmond Lee Browning, the 24th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, died on July 11, 2016.


SSWSH launches RooT network

RooT (Religious of orthodox Tradition) is a group of Anglican Religious who support the aims of The Society


General Synod July 2016 sessions: Saturday

Summary of business prepared by the Church of England press office


General Synod July 2016 sessions: Friday

Summary of business prepared by the Church of England press office


Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit welcomed by GAFCON Primates

Following his enthronement as the sixth Archbishop of Kenya on Sunday 3rd July in All Saints’ Cathedral, Nairobi, the Most Rev Jackson Ole Sapit met with the GAFCON Primates who had travelled from


Communique from the VIII Synod of the Anglican Church of Mexico

"Challenged by God’s Word (I John 4:8) we see the 26043 missing people, the clandestine graves, gender violence, religious intolerance and bias against LGTTTBI persons, peoples driven from their lands on account of insecurity and the plundering of their original community areas."


Diocese of Rochester insolvent

Diocesan cash flow unable to meet expenses bishop reports


Journeying in grace and truth?

Ian Paul looks at the arguments of self-styled evangelical supporters of same-sex marriage put forward in "Journeying in grace and truth" and finds them lacking in rigor.


Gay marriage on the agenda for Canadian General Synod this week

Archbishop Fred Hiltz opened the 41st General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada with an admission the church’s deliberations on the topic of same-sex marriage would be difficult.


Opening address by the Primate of Canada to General Synod

Sermon from the Opening Eucharist of the 41st Session of The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada


Call for prayer for Ed Browning

The Bishop of Hawai'i, the Rt. Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick has released the following statement concerning former presiding bishop the Most Rev. Edmond Browning.


AU 236 - Anglican Independence Day

The Brits left the European Union, is Anglicanism ready to dump Canterbury?


Church support for Free Iran rally

The Bishop of Gloucester has joined 79 other church leaders in endorsing a public statement calling upon government to condition improvements in relations with Iran upon the end of state-sponsored persecution of religious minorities


Archbishop of Kenya enthroned

The Most Rev. Jackson ole Sapit was enthroned this week as the 6th Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya.


Andrew White questioned over ransoming ISIS captives

The “Vicar of Baghdad”, the Rev. Canon Andrew White has been suspended with pay pending the findings of a Charity Commission Statutory Enquiry.


Prayers for peace follow ISIS attacks

Church leaders have offered their prayers for the victims of terror attacks last week in Istanbul, Baghdad and Dhaka.


Episcopal Church leaders urge support for transgender rights

"Lawmakers in other jurisdictions have also threatened to introduce legislation that would have us believe that protecting the rights of transgender people—even a right as basic as going to the bathroom—somehow puts the rest of us at risk."


3 new members for the ACNA College of Bishops

The bishops of the Anglican Church in North America met June 23-24, 2016 in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.


Closing service at Abbey vigil for the Somme

Vigil at Westminster Abbey marking the centenary of the Battle of the Somme concludes


Somme vigil concludes

Overnight vigils attended by hundreds of military personnel to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme have drawn to a close with the firing of guns from Parliament Square in London.


Toronto adopts master plan for growth

The Diocese of Toronto has a new strategic plan, called Growing in Christ, that will guide its work and the deployment of


Independent review into handling of George Bell case

An independent review of the processes used in the George Bell case has been announced today in accordance with the House of Bishops guidance on all complex cases.


Skip Adams appointed interim bishop in South Carolina

Leaders of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina have nominated the Rt. Rev. Gladstone B. “Skip” Adams III as the next provisional bishop for the diocese,


Vigil on the Somme

Almost 100 years since the start of the Somme offensive, members of the Armed Forces have begun standing vigil in the UK and France in honour of the war dead.


Anglican angst over Brexit

Welsh, Scottish and Irish Anglican leaders have voiced their disquiet over last week’s vote to withdraw from the European Union.


Queensland priest jailed for abusing altar boy

A former priest and one time chaplain to Archbishop Peter Hollingworth has been jailed for three months for child abuse.


SA episcopal election fails to select candidate

House of Bishops to appoint next bishop of the Diocese of Christ the King


Abbey service marks centenary of the Battle of the Somme

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended a service at Westminster Abbey, followed by a vigil made up of almost 100 Armed Forces personnel


European church leaders critical of Brexit

 Archbishop Henryk Muszynski of Gniezno was less sanguine. “Brexit is the outcome of separatist, populist and egotistic tendencies"


ACNA Bishops approve Marriage, Burial Rites

The College approved two new liturgies (Holy Matrimony and the Burial of the Dead) and two calendars (an overall calendar of the Church Year, as well as a calendar of Holy Days and Commemorations).


Vale -- The Rt Rev. Edward L. Salmon Jr

The Right Reverend Edward Lloyd Salmon, Junior, a longtime bishop in the Episcopal Church, died on June 29 after a lengthy battle with cancer, at the age of 82.


A Leading Anglican theologian exposes the 'third way' myth

Myths are not necessarily old. A new myth is being invented by Anglican church leaders who claim to be orthodox and even evangelical.


Me after you

Erin Diericx reflects on the message of the film "Me Before You" 


Is it time for Justin Welby to go?

Gavin Ashenden asks whether Justin Welby and John Sentamu, like David Cameron, should resign after their political agenda was rejected by Britain


Bishop Alan Wilson on Jesus’ ‘Queering Project’

Jesus Christ subverted traditional teaching about marriage and family, building a foundation that would eventually support same-sex marriage, according to a Church of England bishop.


Buddhist extremists harass Anglicans in Burma

The Burmese Buddhist monk who built a pagoda on the grounds of an Anglican church last month, has begun construction of a Buddhist monastery at the church, the Bishop of Hpa-an told Radio Free Asia


Suicide bombing targets Syriac Orthodox Patriarch

Two Christians were killed on 18 June 2016 while attending a memorial service commemorating the 1915 massacre of Assyrians by the Ottoman army during the First World War.


Scottish Primus responds to Brexit vote

"So now we know. There is some sense of an end point. But this leave result really marks the beginning of a long period – a time for working out of the implications of the choice which the people have made."


German Lutheran leader regrets Brexit vote

In response to the outcome of the referendum on Britain leaving the European Union Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chair of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) said the following: