Anglican Communion News Service


Archdeacon to head healing ministry

Archdeacon Larry Mitchell, rector of St. Stephen’s church, Saskatoon, has been elected North American Warden of the Order of St. Luke the Physician, a worldwide

Cameron named to new council post

London Canon Gregory Cameron has been named as the Deputy Secretary General of the Anglican Consultative Council. The position is a new one for the

Bishops in training

Eighteen bishops from Africa recently attended a month-long special training course for bishops organized by the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa. Bishop Bright Ogu,

Williams praises peace work in Solomons

Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury (left), pictured with Archbishop Ellison Pogo of Melanesia, urged Solomon Islanders to become a “model of reconciliation.” Honiara , Solomon

Grim AIDS statistics emerge from Swaziland

Twenty thousand people are dying of AIDS-related illnesses every year in Swaziland. National life expectancy is projected to drop to just 27 from 62 by

Islam education crucial

Clergy training in the Church of England must give higher priority to understanding Islam, a consultation by the 11 member-agencies of the Anglican Partnership for

C of E okays sex document

The Church of England’s General Synod has voted to endorse a discussion document issued by the house of bishops as a guide to the debate

Australian primate

The head of the Anglican Church in Australia, Archbishop Peter Carnley, will step down as archbishop of Perth and primate of Australia in May, 2005.

Canterbury canon

Canon Clare Edwards has been appointed the first Canon Pastor at Canterbury Cathedral by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. Ms. Edwards, 47, has served as

Hospital occupied

The Anglican bishop of Jerusalem has expressed “deep shock and dismay” over the recent occupation of the Episcopal church’s hospital in Nablus by Israeli soldiers.

Williams views damage

Istanbul The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, visited the site of one of two synagogues badly damaged in the Nov. 15 bombings in Istanbul. The

Nigerians tackle AIDS problem

Abuja, Nigeria Talking to congregations about HIV/AIDS every Sunday is one of the innovative ways that the (Anglican) Church of Nigeria is using to spread

Williams names panel

Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, announced the members and terms of reference of a commission that will review recent events in the Anglican Communion

Tanzania steps up fight on AIDS

Neema Majule is HIV/AIDS co-ordinator with the Anglican Church of Tanzania. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania The Anglican Church of Tanzania recently held a five-day workshop

New role for Careys

LondonGeorge Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, now known as Lord Carey of Clifton, and his wife, Lady Carey, have accepted posts as vice-presidents of

Women bishops

EdinburghThe General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church, meeting in Edinburgh in June, voted to accept women bishops. At last year’s General Synod, a vast

Unlock the doors

LondonInsurance figures in Britain show that, contrary to conventional wisdom, churches are safer when unlocked during the day. Speaking at a conference of the National

Uganda apologizes for murder

A statue of Janani Luwum stands outside Westminster Abbey. Uganda Twenty-six years after the martyrdom of Janani Luwum, a Church of Uganda archbishop, the government

War on AIDS declared

Cyprus Anglicans throughout the world have been challenged to “raise up a new generation of children free from the scourge of HIV/AIDS.” The call came

Four churches ‘on way to union’

London Four Scottish churches took “a few, first steps on the way to union” as they published in mid-January several recommendations for a united church.

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