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A number of events are scheduled at St. Paul’s Churchyard, which was used as a relief centre for recovery workers for almost a year after the 9/11 attacks. Photo: Trinity Church, Wall Street.

Services mark 15th anniversary of 9/11

The 15th anniversary of the world’s deadliest terror attack will be remembered in special services and events in New York City this weekend.

Former Archbishop turns tables on William Shakespeare

A play written by the former Archbishop of Canterbury and Wales, Rowan Williams, about the “lost years” of celebrated English playwright Williams Shakespeare has opened in a theatre in Wales.

Many pilgrims conclude their pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. But now, the Iglesia Española Reformada Episcopal is proposing to build an Anglican Centre in Santiago to enable Protestant pilgrims to share the Eucharist in the city. Photo: NeilsB/Wikimedia

New Anglican Centre proposed for Santiago de Compostela

The Iglesia Española Reformada Episcopal(IERE) – the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain – is proposing to build an Anglican Centre at Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain; considered by many to be the third holiest pilgrimage site after Jerusalem and Rome.

Bishop Doug Fisher, Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro and Canon Tom Callard. Photo: Diocese of Western Massachusetts

Rabbi in Residence for New England cathedral

The Bishop of Western Massachusetts in the US-based Episcopal Church has appointed a Rabbi in Residence for the diocese’s Christ Church Cathedral. From 1 September, Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro will take adult education classes and will also “preach periodically in the Sunday liturgy.”

The baptism site at Qasr-al-Yahud, on the West Bank of the River Jordan, photographed from the baptism site at Al-Maghtas, on the Jordanian side. The site was re-opened in 2011 but access to the nearby churches remained out of bounds because of the existence of around 4,000 mines. Photo: Wikimedia / High Contrast

Delight at de-mining operation at site of Jesus’ Baptism

The Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, Suheil Dawani, has spoken of his “delight” at news that a mine clearance charity has secured permission to de-mine the area around the West Bank of the River Jordan on the approach to the traditional site of Jesus’ baptism.

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