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Bishop for church planting approved for London

See of Islington revived to serve as a focal point for church planting in the Diocese of London

 

Conservative Evangelical leader appointed Bishop of Maidstone

"The appointment of Rod Thomas follows a meeting of the Dioceses Commission in December at which unanimous agreement was given to a proposal from the Archbishop of Canterbury to fill the see ... with a bishop who takes a conservative evangelical view on headship."

 

Stopping terrorism will stop the flow of migrants to Europe, writes Bishop of Aberdeen

The tragedy of the ocean liner the Titanic sinking in the North Atlantic is part of our folklore psyche. And yet over the last two weeks or so there has been loss of life in the Mediterranean Sea equivalent to the loss of two Titanics.

 

HRH Duke of Gloucester opens new entrance at Peterborough Cathedral

HRH The Duke of Gloucester officially opened a lighter and more welcoming main entrance at Peterborough Cathedral today

 

The Church of England’s satirical take on climate change

Anglican Bishop Nicholas Holtam has praised Tuesday’s statement on climate change by two pontifical academies. But this praise has all the earmarks of satire.

 

Nominees announced for Presiding Bishop

Ian Douglas, Michael Curry, Dabney Smith, Thomas Breidenthal

 

Church of England welcomes Vatican statement on climate change

"Climate change is the greatest moral challenge of our day" - Bishop of Salisbury

 

Nigerian diocese celebrates bishop's jubilee by paying prisoners' fines

The Diocese of Kaduna has marked the 25th anniversary of the consecration to the episcopate of the Rt. Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon by paying the fines of 25 indigent prisoners held in the city’s prison

 

Appeals court denies diocesan motion for reconsideration

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today denied a petition for rehearing, affirming its March 31 ruling that sent vonRosenberg v. Lawrence back to U.S. District Court in Charleston.

 

Archdeacon Brain appointed Assistant Bishop in Canberra

Archdeacon Matt Brain was appointed as a new Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn following a meeting of Bishop in Council earlier today.

 

Aid appeal for Nepal

Church aid agencies have issued a plea for help following the 25 April 2015 earthquake that devastated Nepal.

 

Email update on the Nepal Earthquake

The Dean of Nepal, the Very Rev. Lewis Lui writes on the aftermath of the 25 April 2015 earthquake

 

Pornography poisoning Britain

"The idea that pornography is fine for adults but we that must try and keep it away from our children is doomed to failure, both morally and practically." - Bishop Mike Hill

 

ACNA conversation on race and America

A Collect for the Human Family: O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrog

 

Presiding Bishop's Statement on the restoration of Bishop Bane

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has restored the Rt. Rev. David Bane to ordained ministry in The Episcopal Church

 

ACNA bishop rejoins Episcopal Church

The Rt. Rev. David Bane was received back into the Episcopal Church at a ceremony led by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on 27 April 2015

 

Archbishop Welby to become patron of CAP

The Archbishop of Canterbury is to become the first patron of debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP).

 

The Anglican Church in North America: A church for all conservative North American Anglicans?

While I would not go as far saying that it is characteristic of all folks in the Anglican Church in North America, the ACNA does have its share of people who do not want to hear anything that is in their way of thinking even remotely critical of their denomination.

 

Two Anglican missionaries murdered in Nigeria

The Archbishop of Lokoja has called for swift police action following the murder of two diocesan missionaries.

 

NC rector pleads guilty to indecent exposure

The former rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Southern Pines has pled guilty to indecent exposure and entered a prayer for judgment before a North Carolina magistrate this week

 

Montreal bishop set to retire

The Bishop of Montreal, the Rt. Rev. Barry Clarke, has announced that he will step down from office at the end of August.

 

West Texas flips over gay blessings

The Bishop of the Diocese of West Texas has written to his clergy saying he has given his permission to three parishes to conduct same-sex blessings.

 

Million dollar govt grant for Christ Church Vancouver

The government of the province of British Columbia has pledged C$1 million to the C$7.5 building campaign to restore Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver.

 

Archbishop Beach among Christian leaders signing letter on marriage

Archbishop Foley Beach has joined over 30 Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox and Mormon leaders in endorsing an open letter defending the traditional view of marriage

 

Brandon archdeacon rearrested on fraud charges

Canadian police have filed fraud charges against the former Archdeacon of Brandon, the Ven. Noah Njegovan

 

Savannah rector arrested on child porn charges

Federal agents arrested the Rev. Bruce Fehr of St Francis of the Islands Episcoipal Church and have charged him with downloading child pornography

 

Martyrs of Libya focus of Welby's Cairo sermon

“Why have the martyrs of Libya spoken so powerfully to the world?” asks Justin Welby at All Saints Cathedral in Cairo

 

IS is "evil" says Welby

IS a “deeply evil” organization Archbishop Justin Welby tells the BBC

 

Border-crossing charges filed against British Bishop

The Bishop of Salisbury has initiated a complaint under the Clergy Discipline Measure against the Rt. Rev. John Ellison for violating his ecclesiastical jurisdiction

 

White House condemns murders of Ethiopian Christians by IS

In policy switch since the February murders of 21 Egyptian Christians, White House spokesman identifies latest victims as Christians

 

Christians "horrified" by latest IS massacre

The Anglican Bishop for Ethiopia has hailed as martyrs 28 Ethiopian Christians shot or beheaded in Libya by members of the terrorist group known as ISIS or ISIL.

 

General Seminary’s Wounds on Fresh Display with Recent Allegations

The highest-profile seminary in the Episcopal Church is still struggling after turmoil between the dean and faculty members temporarily crippled the school early this academic year.

 

Kenya's Christians will stand fast in the face of persecution, archbishop declares

The murder of 148 Kenyan Christian students by members of the Somali Islamist terror group al-Shabab will not stop believers from proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ said Eliud Wabukala

 

Bishop calls for public/private partnership to combat witchcraft

The head of the Malawi Anglican Bishops Conference has warned that government action is not enough to halt the witchcraft driven killings of albinos in Central Africa.

 

Gay ordinand blocked by Church of Norway bishop

The Church of Norway’s Bishop of More has come under sharp criticism after she refused to ordain a theological student living in a same-sex relationshi

 

A Communique from the GAFCON Primates Council

This week, from 13th to 17th April 2015, we have met in London for prayer and fellowship in order to help chart the future of glob

 

Trinity Wall Street legal challenge to Wal Mart rejected

A Federal Appeals Court has blocked Trinity Wall Street's shareholder proxy submitted to Wal Mart's annual meeting calling for the conglomerate to stop selling unwholesome products.

 

The Episcopal Church and the New Episcopal Church

Bad history, bad theology, bad law mark and bad logic mark the latest attempt to justify the reimagining of the Episcopal Church

 

South Carolina case goes to state supreme court: Analysis

This will enable a written, final decision in the case to be rendered before the end of the current calendar year, and should be welcome news to those on both sides who want to put this litigation behind them

 

South Carolina Supreme Court to hear church property case

The South Carolina Supreme Court today granted The Episcopal Church in South Carolina’s motion and will hear the appeal of a circuit court decision giving the name and property of the local diocese to a breakaway group.

 

New provisional bishop for Fort Worth

The Bishop of Northwest Texas, the Rt. Rev. J.

 

Anglican Environmental Network appeal for climate change action

Seventeen bishops have released a call for prayer and action to address the “unprecedented climate crisis”

 

Church in Wales urges voters to "make your mark"

By voting and being active in politics we exercise our power to change society” bishops say in run up to May 7 general election

 

AMiE on the agenda for London GAFCON primates meeting

Next week’s London meeting is expected to discuss the issue of whether to support a parallel Anglican jurisdiction akin to the ACNA for England

 

Church call for independence for West Papua

The Anglican Church of Melanesia has lent its support for independence of West Papua from Indonesia.

 

Fighting closes Christ Church Aden

The chaplain of Christ Church Aden, the Rev. Velvet John reports that fierce fighting have forced the staff to leave Yemen and temporarily close the church and its hospital. On 26 March Fr.

 

Presiding Bishop's Easter Sermon

This is not a day to “Keep Calm and Carry On.” It is a day to rejoice with wild abandon, for death is conquered, hell and darkness banished, light and life has come into the world.

 

Indian police investigate clergy in church land fraud affair

The Moderator of the Church of South India has been named a subject of interest by police in connection with an alleged fraud scheme

 

Tamil church leaders meet with Sri Lankan prime minister

The Bishops of Jaffna in Northern Sri Lanka have met with the new prime minister of the island nation, urging him to quicken the pace of reform and rebuilding for the war torn north.

 

Grenada hurricane appeal

Ten years after Hurricane Ivan passed through the West Indies, the principle Anglican Church in Grenada remains closed and in need of a further substantial funds to reopen.

 

Bill introduced to give Christians refugee immigration status

Two California congressmen, Duncan Hunter (Rep.) and Juan Vargas (Dem) have introduced a bill in Washington that would encourage members of religious minorities persecuted by the Islamic State in S

 

ACC chairman's statement on Josiah Idowu-Fearon

Statement from the Rt Revd James Tengatenga, Chair of the Anglican Consultative Council, regarding the appointment of the Rt Revd Josiah Idowu-Fearon as new Secretary General of the Anglican Communion:

 

New ACC secretary rejects anti-gay label

Josiah Idowu-Fearon proclaims belief in relativism. Bible must be interpreted through the lens of culture, he argues, and the merits of culture must not be judged

 

Archbishop of Canterbury's Easter Day sermon

'The resurrection happened, and it changes our view of the universe'

 

Bishop of Western North Carolina to step down

The Rt Rev Porter Taylor has written to his clergy announcing his retirement

 

Archbishop of Kenya's statement following the Garissa massacre

On this Good Friday we gather in our churches across Kenya in the shadow of a great and terrible evil. People who deal in death have slaughtered 147 people in Garissa, most of them students, and brought wrenching anguish to their families and a deep sadness to our nation.

 

June 4 trial date for Bishop Cook

A trial date of 4 June 2015 has been set for the Rt. Rev. Heather Cook, Suffragan Bishop of Maryland to answer charges of manslaughter before the Baltimore City Circuit Court.

 

Nigerian bishop appointed ACC Secretary General

The Rt. Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon has been appointed Secretary General of the Anglican Consultative Council.

 

As Predicted: Federal Appeals Court Returns Trademark Action to SC District Court

there are now two very good reasons why ECUSA and its rump group should have no cause to celebrate their opportunity to go before Judge Houck once more with their claims of "infringement."

 

Hate in Holy Week

Was it hate that drove Andreas Lubitz to kill his innocent passengers?

 

Church of England statement on allegations of ritual Satanic abuse committed by Enoch Powelll

"In passing these names on to the police the Church of England made it was clear it was not making any judgment but simply fulfilling its responsibility to pass on information ..."

 

Appeals court remands federal lawsuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has sent vonRosenberg v. Lawrence back to U.S. District Court in Charleston for another hearing.

 

Anglican Communion Environmental Network Communique

A group of 17 Anglican Bishops from all six continents have called for urgent prayer and action on the “unprecedented climate crisis”.

 

Welsh archbishop urges Britain to scrap nuclear arsenal

The Archbishop of Wales has lent his support to the campaign to scrap Britain’s nuclear weapons arsenal.

 

Abuse allegations leveled against former Labour MP

The former Bishop of Monmouth has confirmed that the Church of England had passed the name of former Welsh MP Leo Abse to the Metropolitan Police investigating an alleged Westminster paedophile network.

 

Chicago cathedral dean appointed

An English vicar has been appointed Dean of St James Episcopal Cathedral in Chicago

 

Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans launch for Australia

An Australian branch of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans has been launched in Melbourne

 

Tyranny in Vestments

Let us speak of kings in black robes, and of ministers in bright vestments.

 

Richard III reinterred at Leicester Cathedral

The Archbishop of Canterbury led prayers and the blessing at the reinterment of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral today. Archbishop Justin Welby blessed the remains of Richard III during a sp

 

Welby to China

The Archbishop of Canterbury will visit China on 27 May to 5 June 2015 at the joint invitation of the China State Administration for Religious Affairs and the China Christian Council

 

Bishops call for commission in response to Cook arrest

The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church has endorsed a resolution calling for the creation of an independent commission to “explore the canonical, environment, behavioral and procedural dimensions" of bishops and alcohol abuse.

 

Diocese of Cuba votes to rejoin US Episcopal Church

The 19-22 Feb 2015 meeting of the Cuban Synod rejected the counsel of the Archbishop of Canada and voted to rejoin the Episcopal Church of the USA.

 

Bishop of Central New York announces resignation

I write to inform you that I have indicated to the Standing Committee my intention to resign as your Bishop Diocesan on or about October 31, 2016

 

Indaba is dead

The push by the Gafcon primates to bring wayward African provinces back into the fold has worked

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