Episcopalians urged to take ‘gospel high ground’ after primates’ action

Presiding Bishop: ‘The Episcopal Church is a part of the Anglican Communion’

[Episcopal News Service – Fort Worth, Texas] The Episcopal Church is still part of the Anglican Communion, despite actions taken by the primates in January, Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry said Feb. 26, adding he hopes the church “will be able to bear witness” to the entire communion. Curry’s comments came during his opening remarks […]

Video: Archbishop Justin Welby unpacks Primates’ communiqué

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has used his presidential address to the Church of England’s General Synod to update members on last month’s Primates Meeting and Gathering in Canterbury. He also gave his impression about the current state of the Anglican Communion. Justin Welby’s Presidential Address to the General Synod […]

Church of Ireland clergy support Episcopal Church following Primates Meeting

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has received a letter of support from clergy in the Church of Ireland following the recent Primates Meeting in Canterbury. The letter (posted on Episcopal Café here) is reportedly signed by 55 clergy who have disassociated themselves from the statement the primates issued during their Jan. 11-15 meeting. The primates’ statement said that the Episcopal […]

Middle East archbishop reflects on Primates Meeting

[Diocese of Egypt] I must confess that as the time neared for the Primates’ Meeting, I became worried and anxious. The reason for this is that I am convinced that the Anglican Communion is God’s gift and value very much the unity among provinces. And yet I was torn because the unity I value should […]

Archbishop Justin Welby reflects on Primates Meeting

[Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury has written a reflection on the meeting of Anglican Primates in Canterbury last week. Last week the Primates of the Anglican Communion gathered in Canterbury for a week of prayer and discussion. You might well have been following the events in the media. I want to share some thoughts […]

Primate of Brazil reflects on Primates’ actions in Canterbury

[Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil] Brothers and sisters, As I expressed earlier, I did not want to communicate anything prior to the end of the meeting regarding the heat of the debates that followed the discussion taken by the majority of Primates in relation to the Episcopal Church of the United States (TEC). In other […]

Fond du Lac bishop responds to the 2016 Primates Meeting

[Diocese of Fond du Lac] The Primates (chief bishops) of the Anglican Communion met at Canterbury, England this past week. They discussed religiously motivated violence, the refugee crisis, the real-life impact of climate change, and evangelism. But the topic that has gotten the most public attention is the disagreement regarding the Episcopal Church’s decision last […]

Springfield bishop’s response to the Primates Meeting

Living in the bonds of (tough) love

[Episcopal Diocese of Springfield] Beloved in Christ As you are probably aware, the Primates (senior bishops) of the 38 provinces of the worldwide Anglican Communion met last week in the crypt of Canterbury Cathedral, the symbolic “ground zero” of our life together as Christians in the Anglican way. While there were a number of topics worthy […]

Central Florida Bishop Brewer Statement on Anglican Primates Meeting

[Diocese of Central Florida] Few would have anticipated that at the most recent gathering of the Primates (the 38 senior bishops of the global Anglican Communion) at Canterbury the results would look like this: words marked by clarity, unity, and vision. Eucharist was celebrated, feet were washed, hard and honest conversations were held and all […]

Canadian primate offers further reflection on the Primates Meeting

[Anglican Church of Canada General Synod] “Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27) Throughout the meeting of the Primates last week, I thought much about St. Paul’s teaching about the Church being the Body of Christ in the world.  It is the image at the very heart of Anglican […]