Anglican leaders offer support for communities displaced by Canadian wildfires

[Anglican Journal] As wildfires rage across British Columbia’s Central Interior, Anglican leaders in the region are doing what they can to support their communities, says Bishop Barbara Andrews of the Central Interior-based Territory of the People. After weeks of hot, dry weather, the CBC reports that a lightning storm July 7 sparked the fires that have spread […]

Missionaries graduate from leadership training program in England

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church Mission Society’s Pioneer Mission Leadership Training program has experienced a further growth in numbers with an eclectic mix of missionaries graduating this week. The graduation ceremony took place at CMS House in Oxford, England, with 24 students receiving Durham University awards, signifying the completion of their studies in theology, […]

Priest who fled Iran as teen chosen as Anglican bishop in England

[Anglican Communion News Service] An Iranian whose family was forced to flee to Britain in the wake of the Revolution in 1980 has been announced as the first Bishop of Loughborough. The Rev. Guli Francis-Dehqani was 14 at the time her family fled Iran, and she went on to attend Nottingham and Bristol universities and was […]

More resources sought for joint Anglican-Old Catholic worship

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans and Old Catholics meeting in Germany have been examining the results of a survey conducted across five European countries. The survey reflected a high level of awareness of the relationship of full communion between Anglicans and Old Catholics, with respondents requesting more resources for joint worship services. Full article.

Swaziland youth group mounts outreach bike trip across African country

[Anglican Communion News Service] Young people in the Anglican Diocese of Swaziland have embarked on a 450-kilometer challenge (about 280 miles) to raise environmental awareness. They will be donating shoes, school uniforms and toiletries at Anglican Schools along their route. Full article.

2 new bishops chosen in Polynesia, including Tonga’s first

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Winston Halapua, the diocesan bishop of Polynesia, says he is “more than delighted” to make the announcement of two new bishops. The Rev. Afa Vaka will become the first bishop of the newly constituted episcopal unit of Tonga, and Archdeacon Henry Bull is to be the next bishop in Vanua Levu […]

New bishop announced on island of Borneo

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Rev. Danald Jute has been appointed as the 14th bishop of the Diocese of Kuching, the capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Danald’s consecration and installation will take place next month at St Thomas’ Cathedral in Kuching. Full article.

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. […]