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Truro parish defends pact with TEC

Wardens issue statement saying Bishop Guernsey was kept fully informed of their plans

 

What lies behind the Truro mess

Canterbury and the Episcopal Church reveal strategy to use “reconciliation” initiatives to target diocesan cathedrals around the Anglican Communion as they gear up for Lambeth 2020.

 

Post-trial briefs filed in Bruno case

Episcopal Church Attorney asks hearing panel to find Bruno guilty of having comitted serious misconduct

 

Bp Guernsey response to Truro Church

I have repeatedly expressed to the Truro leadership my deep concerns over the possibility of their conducting this ministry in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. 

 

A Statement on Truro from Archbishop Foley Beach

The idea of a School of Peace and Reconciliation is to be commended. ... Unfortunately, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia has not been reconciled with the revealed Word of God,

 

Bishop elected for West Ankole

House of Bishops elects Canon Johnson Twinomujuni as 4th bishop of West Ankole

 

Anglican Unscripted #284 - International Sshhh File

GAFCON Primates are meeting in Lagos and the International news file is full.

 

GAFCON response to Daily Mail report on a flying bishop for Britain

GAFCON leaders meeting in Lagos affirm reports in the Daily Mail that they are considering appointing a bishop for the UK

 

Bollywood film drives cardinal bonkers

The villain is an Anglican priest, not a Catholic one, Cardinal Ranjith warns his co-religionists

 

Easter Message: Ian Ernest

Archbishop of the Indian Ocean: My soul finds rest in God alone.

 

Terrorist attack against Orthodox Monastery in Sinai

Gunmen opened fire on an Egyptian police checkpoint near Saint Catherine's Monastery in Sinai late on Tuesday killing one policeman and wounding four officials.

 

GAFCON Primates to meet in Lagos

Next week, the Gafcon Primates arrive in Lagos, Nigeria, for the annual Primates Council meeting, between 25th - 27th April.

 

It just won't do Mr. Gove

Lauding the insipid leadership of the Church of England does not serve the Christian faith, Gavin Ashenden argues,

 

Easter Sermon: Justin Welby

Christian faith starts with One who literally (that misused word) rose from the dead. 

 

Vale: David Ball

The Rt. Rev. David Standish Ball, Seventh Bishop of Albany, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of April 18th, 2017.

 

Easter Message: Glenn Davies

Jesus is the ultimate rescuer. His name, in Hebrew, means ‘God saves’.

 

Easter Message; Philip Freier

Christians speak about having a personal relationship with Jesus and being alive with his Spirit. It is not just a manner of speaking, an odd religious terminology, it is a real and lived experience

 

Easter Message: Fred Hiltz

If we are to be about the healing needed within and among the nations, there needs to be a renewed effort for global dialogue,

 

Easter Message: Michael Curry

Jesus came to show us there is another way. The way of unselfish, sacrificial love.

 

Joint Easter & Holy Week Message: Archbishops of Armagh

The Resurrection is the ultimate vindication of the Truth that the God who is Love will in the end prevail over darkness, hatred and suffering.

 

Easter Vigil Sermon: Thabo Makgoba

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town has appealed in his Easter sermon for South Africans to turn the crisis created by a “deeply corrupt regime” into an opportunity by creating a broad-based coal

 

Easter Message: Foley Beach

"We are stewards of a sacred treasure: the mystery of the Gospel." 

 

Easter Homily: Gavin Ashenden

With the Resurrection of Jesus Christ "we no longer see death and hopeless as cul-de-sacs"

 

Sweden rejects midwife's plea to be excused from conducting abortions

Swedish Appeal Court rules abortion to be a greater right than the call of conscience for medical staff

 

Consular warning for US citizens in Egypt

Terror attacks prompts Embassy to urge Americans to avoid churches in Egypt this Easter

 

Parole hearing for Heather Cook

Former bishop may be released after serving two years imprisonment for manslaughter

 

Parish responds to Bruno hearing

St James Newport Beach coalition writes to its supporters after the misconduct trial of Jon Bruno

 

Congo sacks British canon over gay marriage

Jeremy Pemberton’s same-sex marriage and his agitation for change in the Church's teachings on human sexuality renders him unqualified to hold the honorary title of canon in the Congolese church.

 

Bishop of Sheffield appointed

The next Bishop of Sheffield will be the Very Revd Dr Pete Wilcox Downing Street has announced today.

 

Carey cleared

Archbishop's son cleared of abuse charges

 

Episcopal Church Salary Report

National church releases report summarizing top officials' salaries

 

New Bishop at Lambeth appointed

Bishop of Truro to take up post as assistant to Archbishop Justin Welby

 

April letter from Archbishop Okoh to GAFCON members around the world

To the Faithful of the Gafcon movement and friends from Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria and Chairman, the Gafcon Primates Council.

 

Dar es Salaam dispute turns ugly

Dr Mokiwa summoned to appear before the Justice Ministry to answer fraud charges

 

Church Installs Stained Glass LGBT Window

Controversy about the Episcopal Washington National Cathedral’s stained glass windows caused a stir last year when the previous cathedral dean called for 

 

Central African archbishop intervenes in Manicaland

Archbishop Albert Chama has ordered a return to the status quo in the dispute between the Bishop of Manicaland and the congregation of St Agnes Anglican Church in Mutare

 

Church's youngest bishop installed in Mozambique

Thirty-five year old Vicente Msosa installed Saturday as the fourth bishop of Niassa

 

National Cathedral’s Confederate Windows

IRD's Mark Tooley reports on the conversation held this week at the Washington National Cathedral on its windows honoring Confederate heroes Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson

 

Bruno hearings begin in Pasadena

Save St James the Great coalition to livestream Bruno hearings

 

Lord, open the King of England's eyes!

"Lord, open the King of England’s eyes!"

These, of course, were the last reported words of William Tyndale who was strangled and then burnt in 1536.

 

Okoh backs bishop in Sapele diocese split

The primate of the Church of Nigeria has urged members of the Diocese of Sapele who have rebelled against their bishop to repent and submit to his lawful authority

 

Primatial Statement on the crisis in the Diocese of Sapele

The Church of Nigeria cannot be held to ransom by any group; the Anglican Church belongs only to those who can operate within and submit to its constituted authority and structures.

 

On leaving the Church of England

A defense of one's own life by Dr. Gavin Ashenden

 

Creature Conference looks at faith and animals

The Creature Conference heralds a growing recognition that concern for animals is an important matter of Christian faith.

 

Anglican Unscripted #278 - TEC finds Elephant in room

At the TEC HOB this week somebody found an Elephant in the room. He was wearing purple too.

 

West Indian synod underway

Concerns over a province adrift, to be raised at Belize meeting

 

"Shut up!" West African archbishop tells prophets of doom

Archbishop Daniel Sarfo urges Ghanaians to pay no attention to self-appointed prophets

 

Royal Commission ends Anglican phase

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has finished its investigation of the Anglican Church, with a summary hearing in Sydney that revealed some statistics on offe

 

Bishop of Chelmsford calls for church to adopt modern attitudes towards homosexuality

"There is no reason why prayers of thanksgiving for [same-sex] relationships – perhaps a Eucharist - cannot be offered" by the Church of England, argues Bishop Stephen Cottrell. 

 

Jeffrey John writes to protest his being blackballed by the Welsh bishops

My situation is exactly similar to that of the Bishop of Grantham, which was recently defended by the Secretary-General of the ACC, Archbishop Idowu-Fearon, as being entirely compatible with the regulations of any Anglican province.

 

Burundi archbishop to be next Anglican envoy to the Vatican

Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, Primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi from 2005 until 2016, has been appointed Representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome

 

Royal Commission details child sexual abuse within the Anglican Church of Australia

Commission finds 1,082 victims of abuse had lodged complaints against 569 perpetrators including 247 clergy and 285 laymen. 

 

Primate's statement on Royal Commission report on Anglican responses to child abuse

Archbishop Philip Freier responds to Royal Commission findings that 1111 complaints of child abuse were lodged against the church between 1980 and 2015

 

Durham Cathedral is crowned Heritage Site of the Year

Durham Cathedral has been crowned BBC Countryfile Magazine’s Heritage Site of the Year following a public vote which saw a ‘landslide’ of votes cast for the magnificent cathedral.

 

Irish folklorist suggests St Patrick had a wife

St Patrick has long been associated with snakes and shamrocks but the fact that he had a wife has largely been confined to the annals of history according to a folklorist from University College Co

 

Angelina Jolie visits Lambeth Palace

The meeting of the actress and archbishop came as part of Ms. Jolie marked the fifth anniversary of the founding of her Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI).

 

Newcastle statement on resignation

Anglican Bishop of Newcastle Greg Thompson today announced he is resigning from his role as Bishop of Newcastle.

 

The resignation of Newcastle Bishop Greg Thompson

Statement by Archbishop Glenn Davies, Metropolitan of New South Wales, on the resignation of Bishop Greg Thompson 

 

Welby meets Buhari in London

Archbishop of Canterbury visits ailing Nigerian president at home of the Nigerian High Commissioner in London

 

The Atonement and the New York Times

In an otherwise commendable article on an abuse story from the Church of England, the New York Times offers stereotypical stock characters. While the facts are there in the story, the call to empathy, understanding diverse points of view and thinking critically about one’s own beliefs is noticeably absent.

 

Bishop of Newcastle resigns

Bishop Greg Thompson allegedly driven from office over his crackdown on paedophilia

 

Bishop's resignation shows some didn't get the memo on mutual flourishing of men and women in the Church of England

You would be forgiven if you had failed to note the recent news that the soon to be Bishop of Sheffield has decided to step down from the post before officially taking it up, writes the CoE's director of Communications Arun Arora

 

South Carolina to join ACNA

Diocesan convention unanimously adopts resolution on affiliation

 

The death spiral has begun for the Church of England

The Philip North crisis has shown us what the end game always was. The monopoly of a sub-Christian, neo-Arian, power-driven heterodoxy that was infuriated by Christian orthodoxy.

 

Keith Ackerman responds to the Philip North affair for Forward in Faith - NA

"reform within an ecclesial institution is usually destined to failure unless your name is St. Francis."

 

Ecclesial chaos in Dar es Salaam

Showdown expected on Sunday between Archbishop Chimeledya's and Bishop Mokiwa's supporters

 

Treatment of Philip North unfair and unjust Reform claims

Statement by the Evangelical group Reform on Philip North's decision to decline appointment as Bishop of Sheffield

 

Presiding Bishop Curry Offers Theological Reflection on Transgender Rights

I offer this brief theological reflection to share some of my thoughts and convictions which informed my decision to join the amicus brief in support of a transgender youth who seeks equal access according to his gender identity, to bathroom facilities in his public school.

 

Anglo-Catholic bishops voice outrage over attacks on Philip North

The implications of what has happened for the stability of the settlement that enabled women to become bishops in the Church of England ... are a cause of grave concern.

 

Pacific primates communique: We together – in Christ

Statement released at the conclusion of the 4-6 March 2017 meeting of the primates of Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand & Polynesia, Papua New Guinea and Melanesia in Tweed Heads, Gold Coast, Australia.  

 

Episcopal visitations for Algiers and Tunis

Bishop Anis and Bishop Fawzy are currently visiting North Africa, Tunisia and Algeria, for a pastoral visit.

 

Princess Anne recognizes service to the developmentally disabled

HRH The Princess Royal and Livability Patron made a special visit to Livability’s national office on the Greenwich Peninsula this week for The Princess Royal Livability Awards. 

 

Holy week inspires original jazz composition

THE EIGHT WORDS is an instrumental jazz suite reflecting on the eight sayings of Jesus in the passion according to St John.

 

Radical inclusion has its limits, bishops write

A letter to the editor of the Church of England Newspaper from the Bishops of Maidstone and Blackburn

 

Bishop North "hounded" from office says Bishop of Maidstone

Bishop Rod Thomas writes on the news of Philip North's declining the See of Sheffield

 

Statement from the acting Bishop of Sheffield on Philip North

Following a period of prayer and reflection Bishop Philip has decided that for the sake of God's mission in the Diocese he should withdraw from the appointment as the next Bishop of Sheffield. 

 

Archbishop of York's statement upon Bishop North's refusal of Sheffield

I have been informed that the Right Reverend Philip North, the Bishop of Burnley, has notified the Prime Minister of his intention to withdraw from his nomination as Bishop of Sheffield.

 

Philip North declines appointment to Sheffield

It is with regret and sadness that I have decided that I am unable to take up the nomination as Bishop of Sheffield.

 

Murekezi hails Anglican Church role in Rwanda’s development

Rwandan prime minister's press communique following the consecration of the Bishop of Shyira

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