EU Referendum: Statement by the bishops of the Church in Wales

The Bishops of the Church in Wales have responded to yesterday’s EU referendum in the U.K. with the following joint statement. In facing the outcome of the EU referendum, we commend a period of calm and reflection as the UK seeks to find its way forward in this new situation. As Christians we hold to […]

EU Referendum: Statement by the Archbishop of Dublin

Responding to the U.K.’s EU referendum, the Primate of the Southern Province of the Church of Ireland, the Most Rev. Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin and Bishop of Glendalough, issued the following statement. At this time of considerable uncertainty for the people of Ireland following the outcome of the referendum on continuing EU membership in the […]

Canon Andrew White suspended over investigation into FRRME charity

[Anglican Communion News Service] The President of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East (FRRME), Canon Andrew White, has been suspended by the charity’s trustees. And the charity itself is the subject of a statutory inquiry by the official regulator of charities in England and Wales, the Charity Commission. Canon White, the […]

EU Referendum: Statement by the Primus of Scotland

The primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. David Chillingworth, bishop of St. Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, has responded to yesterday’s EU referendum in the U.K. with the following statement. The decision of the people of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union is one of the most significant political events of […]

Archbishops of Canterbury and York on EU Referendum result

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of York John Sentamu have issued the following joint statement this morning after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union. On Thursday, millions of people from across the United Kingdom voted in the Referendum, and a majority expressed a desire that Britain’s future […]

UK civil honor for Anglican priest’s refugee work

[Anglican Communion News Service] The chaplain of the Anglican Church in Greater Athens, the Rev. Canon Malcolm Bradshaw, was presented with one of the U.K.’s civil honors by Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, during a June 22 ceremony at Buckingham Palace, the Royal Family’s London home. Bradshaw was awarded the MBE – a Member of […]

Church in Sri Lanka responds to devastating floods

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Ceylon has launched an emergency response to devastating floods in Sri Lanka that have claimed more than 100 lives and left thousands homeless and without resources. As floodwaters recede, agencies are taking stock. Communities require emergency assistance, and there is an urgent need to prevent the spread of disease […]

Martin Nyaboho elected as next Archbishop of Burundi

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Makamba Martin Blaise Nyaboho has been elected as the fourth archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi. When he is installed on Aug. 21, Nyaboho will succeed Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, who has led the church since 2005. The 61-year-old bishop, a former member of the Anglican Consultative Council (2005 to […]

Prayer call over Nuba Mountains warfare

[Anglican Communion News Service] The only secondary school Umdorain County, in Sudan’s South Kordofan state, has been destroyed in ongoing fighting between government forces and the opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Army in the Nuba Mountains. Grace Secondary School, built by the Diocese of Kadugli in 2008, is one of a number of casualties of the […]

Zanzibar’s Christ Church Cathedral opens slave-trade heritage center

Historic cathedral restored, to be rededicated

[Episcopal News Service – Stone Town, Zanzibar] Christ Church Anglican Cathedral stands here as a symbol of remembrance to the men, women and children taken from East Africa and sold into slavery. A massive stone structure just outside the historic city’s narrow streets and corridors, the cathedral also serves as a reminder of the Anglican […]