Archives for October 2012

Anglican Consultative Council Digest: Oct. 30

[Episcopal News Service – Auckland, New Zealand] Much happens each day during the Anglican Consultative Council‘s (ACC) 15th meeting. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s regular coverage, here’s some of what else went on Oct. 30 (local time), the fourth day of the Oct. 27-Nov. 7 gathering. Members get covenant status update While the ACC […]

Anglican Consultative Council Digest: Oct. 29

[Episcopal News Service – Auckland, New Zealand] Much happens each day during the Anglican Consultative Council‘s (ACC) 15th meeting. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s regular coverage, here’s some of what else went on Oct. 28-29 (local time). Young Anglican authors offer book on ‘life-widening mission’ Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams officially launched Life-widening Mission: […]

New Zealand youth to challenge archbishop of Canterbury

[Anglican Communion News Service] The first thing Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will face at the Anglican Consultative Council’s (ACC) opening ceremony Oct. 27 will be a guttural challenge from the young people of New Zealand. On entering the Telstra Events Centre in Manukau, Williams and ACC members will be greeted with a wero (challenge) […]

Canada’s ACC delegates express hope for Christian community

[Anglican Journal] Dean Peter Elliott of the Diocese of New Westminster has expressed the hope that the upcoming meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) will be a time for member churches of the Anglican Communion to experience “a rich experience of Christian community” and to celebrate what unites them. Elliott, along with Bishop Sue […]

New Zealand: Archbishop of Canterbury commemorates Sir Paul Reeves

[Anglican Communion News Service] As the shadows lengthened on a brilliant spring Auckland afternoon, and a gentle breeze sighed through the new leaves of the pin oak trees at St. John’s College, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams paid homage to one of the greatest sons of the church in New Zealand. Sir Paul Reeves – […]

Women bishops: Enough waiting

  [Church Times] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has begun a campaign to persuade General Synod members to back the new women bishops legislation when it returns to debate it next month. The following article by Williams was published in the Church Times on Friday, Oct. 19. No-one is likely to underrate the significance […]

Peace station seeks to heal postwar Sierra Leone

[Anglican Journal] This November, the new broadcasting station Radio Shalom will be gracing the airwaves in Sierra Leone, thanks to funds raised by the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC). In an initial fundraising push during April 2012, the Toronto-based WACC met the qualifying target amount of US$4,000 from more than 50 donors within 30 […]

Second female Anglican bishop elected by Southern Africa

[Anglican Communion News Service] A South African woman has been elected as the second female Anglican bishop in Africa. The Rev. Canon Margaret Vertue, the senior priest in a diocese which includes most of the poorer suburbs of greater Cape Town, was elected bishop of the Diocese of False Bay on Oct. 3. The second […]

Canada: Japanese hosts say Hiltz’s visit will inspire struggling parishes

[Anglican Journal] The visit to Japan of Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will help inspire the faith of Japanese Anglicans whose parishes are struggling financially, says the bishop of the Diocese of Chubu, Peter Ichiro Shibusawa. Founded by Canadian missionaries as a mission diocese in 1912, the Diocese of Chubu […]

Richard Clarke elected as Church of Ireland primate

[Church of Ireland] The Most Rev. Richard Clarke, bishop of Meath and Kildare, has been elected archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland by the House of Bishops of the Church of Ireland, following the retirement of Archbishop Alan Harper on Sept. 30. Making the announcement in St. Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, Clarke said: “I would […]