WCC calls for peaceful democratic process in Kenya

[Anglican Communion News Service] As general elections take place in Kenya, the World Council of Churches (WCC) joins the churches and people of the country in prayer for the peaceful and successful conduct of this pivotal democratic process. “We call for all people and groups in Kenya to participate  in the democratic expression of the will […]

Anglican shelter for child victims of human trafficking to open in 2018 in Ghana

[Anglican Communion News Service] A new Anglican-run community shelter to provide a home for trafficked children is on course to open next year in Accra, Ghana. Bishop of Accra Daniel Mensah Torto told journalists this week that the Hope Community would resettle and educate trafficked children who had been rescued. The refuge, funded by the Diocese […]

Horn of Africa Bishop Grant LeMarquand to step down

[Anglican Communion News Service] Horn of Africa Bishop Grant LeMarquand is to step down at the end of October because of the ill health of his wife and ministry-partner, Wendy LeMarquand. Bishop Grant made the announcement at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony of the Alexandria School of Theology, which was held in All Saints’ […]

Archbishop of Canterbury calls Mothers’ Union ‘the heart and love of the church’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby paid tribute to the Anglican mission agency Mothers’ Union on July 30, describing the agency as “the heart and love of the church.” Speaking at the inauguration of the new Anglican Province of Sudan in Khartoum, the archbishop said he recognized “the importance of Mothers’ Union […]

Kayak trip draws attention to polluted waterways in Cape Town, South Africa

[Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican in Cape Town, South Africa, has devised an innovative way of drawing attention to the industrial and domestic pollution that poisons his city’s waterways: a 15 kilometer kayak ride. Kevin Winter, a member of Christ Church, Kenilworth in Cape Town, is an international expert on water justice; but while the […]

Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

[Anglican Communion News Service] Hundreds of worshippers joined distinguished guests from around the world in All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum on July 30 as Sudan was inaugurated as the latest province of the Anglican Communion. Full article. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s sermon.

Anglicans in South Sudan enthrone first archbishop of internal provinces

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in South Sudan and Sudan has enthroned its first archbishop for one of its eight internal provinces created in Nov 2013. Full article.

Young Anglicans in South Africa create garden on ‘Mandela Day’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Young people from a parish in a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, have cultivated a garden at their church as a way of remembering Nelson Mandela on what was his birthday, July 18. Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. The tradition has developed […]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaches in Zimbabwe at Mizeki festival

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry delivered a sermon June 17 in Zimbabwe while attending an annual festival for the martyred 19th century missionary Bernard Mizeki. More than 15,000 pilgrims from across Central and Southern Africa attended the festival and heard Curry preach. You can watch video of the sermon below.  

Baltimore congregation binds Maryland, Kenyan dioceses in joint ministry

[Episcopal News Service – Baltimore, Maryland] The Rev. John Karanja had a problem. His Baltimore congregation needed a new home. But where could he find one? Even though Karanja was from the Anglican Diocese of Nakuru in Kenya, his congregation, the International Christian Community, wasn’t really worshiping in the Anglican style. A call home ended […]