Archives for June 2017

Young Anglicans in Malawi raise money for people with disabilities

[Anglican Communion News Service] Members of an Anglican youth group in Blantyre, Malawi, have donated medical equipment, including a wheelchair, to two boys in need in the African country. Victor January, who is 12 and has difficulties walking, received the medically recommended wheelchair as a replacement for his previously unsuitable one. A boy with albinism, […]

African diocese awards stoves to winners of plastic artwork contest

[Anglican Communion News Service] Environmentally friendly stoves were the prize on offer in the southern Africa country of Swaziland to winners of an Anglican diocese artwork competition that threw up the challenge of making mats out of plastic waste. Bishop of Swaziland Ellinah Wamukoya launched the plastic artwork competition for the Mother’s Union with the objective […]

New canons installed in Jerusalem during Anglican pilgrimage to Holy Land

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop in Jerusalem and the Middle East Suheil Dawani has installed four new canons at St George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem during an international Anglican pilgrimage. Secretary General of the Anglican Communion Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon and Archbishop of Hong Kong Paul Kwong, who is chairman of the Anglican Consultative Council, became Episcopal canons. […]

Church of England, Methodists to consider full communion

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England and the Methodist Church in Britain are to consider proposals that would bring them into a new relationship of full communion, after a period of some 200 years of formal separation. The proposals are presented in “Mission and Ministry in Covenant,” a joint report from the two churches’ […]

Former Archbishop of Canterbury resigns from church role after historical abuse review

[Anglican Communion News Service] Lord Carey, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury for 11 years until 2002, has stepped down from his last formal role in the Church of England after being criticized in an independent review of the church’s handling of sex abuse. The review, into disgraced former Bishop Peter Ball, who was jailed two […]

New primus elected for Scottish Episcopal Church

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Episcopal Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church has elected as primus the Rt. Rev. Mark Strange, bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness. Strange, 56, is the youngest member of the College of Bishops and was consecrated in his current diocese in 2007. He succeeds the Most Rev. David Chillingworth, who stepped […]

Canadian Primate: Look beyond quarrels to church’s wider calling of working for justice

[Anglican Journal] Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, reflected on the church’s role in society in an opening address to Council of General Synod, taking place in Mississauga, Ontario. Hiltz encouraged council members to look beyond the church’s quarrels and divisions to its wider calling of bringing justice to the world […]

Anglican Holy Land pilgrimage explores reconciliation

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans from around the Communion have begun a 12-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Five primates and Anglican Communion secretary general, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, are accompanying the pilgrims. Among the highlights of the tour are Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Capernaum and the Sea of Galilee. Full article.

Niagara bishop describes African-Canadian dialogue as a model for whole communion

[Anglican Communion News Service] The eighth annual meeting of bishops from Canada and Africa has just taken place in Kenya, with Bishop of Niagara Michael Bird suggesting the yearly encounter could act as a model for reconciliation across the Anglican Communion. Full article.

‘Heartbroken’ bishops back South Sudan peace move

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican leaders in Africa are sponsoring a church-led initiative to end the conflict in South Sudan. The Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa has invited South Sudanese church leaders to Zambia next month to press for the guns to be silenced. Full article.