Archives for June 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury responds to resolution on marriage

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on June 30 expressed deep concern about the stress for the Anglican Communion following the Episcopal Church House of Bishops’ approval of a resolution to change the definition of marriage in the canons so that any reference to marriage as between a man and a woman […]

Primate hopes marriage canon debates will be respectful

Editor’s note: This story has been updated. If the amendment to the marriage canon is approved on first reading, it will be sent to provincial synods for information, not approval.  [The Anglican Journal] Archbishop Fred Hiltz said he is aware that there is anxiety among Anglicans about how the 2016 General Synod will deal with a […]

Presiding Bishop-elect meets Anglican Communion convention guests

[Anglican Communion News Service — Salt Lake City] There was delight and excitement in the room as The Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry unexpected paid a call June 28 to thank international and ecumenical guests for coming to the church’s General Convention in Salt Lake City. Fresh from a march to protest against gun […]

Scottish Episcopal Church to begin process for change to marriage canon

[The Scottish Episcopal Church] The General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church has voted to begin a process for change in relation to its Canon on Marriage. It has therefore instructed the church’s Faith and Order Board to begin the two-year process which may lead towards canonical change. That change would potentially allow the marriage […]

Welby joins faith leaders calling for action on climate change

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has joined faith leaders in Britain pledging to fast and pray for the success of key international negotiations over climate change, in a new declaration warning of the “huge challenge” facing the world over global warming. Representatives of the major faiths, including Welby, said climate change has […]

Archbishop of Canterbury marks 800th anniversary of Magna Carta

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on June 15 attended the Magna Carta 800th anniversary celebration at Runnymede in Berkshire. Speaking at the celebrations, which were led by The Queen and attended by senior members of the British royal family, and parliamentarians led by U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, the archbishop said: […]

England: Dame Sarah Mullally named as bishop of Crediton

Former nurse is fourth woman to be appointed as bishop in Church of England

[Diocese of Exeter press release] The Rev. Dame Sarah Mullally, canon treasurer at Salisbury Cathedral, will be the next bishop of Crediton, a suffragan in the Diocese of Exeter. The appointment makes her the fourth woman to be named as a bishop in the Church of England. Mullally, a former nurse, had a distinguished service […]

Philippines: Priests negotiate surrender, baptism of homicide suspect

[Episcopal Church in the Philippines] On May 28, 2015, Filipino Episcopal priests,  Lito Awakan, Leo Basing-at and Pablo Buyagan of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Philippines, together with members of the Movement for the Advancement of Tribal Unity and Development (MAITUD),  effected the surrender of a suspect in the killing of a 13-year old boy from […]

Historical Society makes donation to Kenyan University

[Historical Society of the Episcopal Church press release] The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church has donated a set of their quarterly journal, Anglican and Episcopal History, from the 1970s through today to the library of St. Paul’s University, Limuru, Kenya. A number of books that were received for reviews in the journal were also […]

Canada: First female bishop for Montreal

[Anglican Journal] Mary Irwin-Gibson, dean and rector of St. George’s Anglican Cathedral in Kingston, Ont., since 2009, has been elected the first female bishop of the Anglican diocese of Montreal in its 165-year history. Irwin-Gibson, 59, who served parishes in the diocese of Montreal between 1981 and 2009, was elected bishop on a fourth ballot […]