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Global gathering of Bishops in northern England

Senior bishops from seven countries with partnership links to the Diocese of Leeds in northern England will meet together for the first time next month.

24 February 2017

Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem rededicates a church in northern Israel, closed for nearly 80 years

A service of rededication has taken place at St Saviour’s Church, in Acre in northern Israel, which was closed in the late 1940s.

23 February 2017

Anglican women to make case for economic empowerment at UN Commission

Women from more than 20 countries around the Anglican Communion will be at the United Nations in New York next month to press for greater economic empowerment for women across the globe.

22 February 2017

Conference on growth and decline in the Anglican Communion, 1980 to present

A day conference is taking place this Friday based on a new academic study into growth and decline in the Anglican Communion over recent decades. 

21 February 2017

Pope Francis to visit Anglican Church in Rome

Pope Francis will make a historic visit to an Anglican Church in Rome on Sunday. He’ll join the congregation at the Church of England chaplaincy of All Saints for a short Choral Evensong service.

21 February 2017

Churches across London planting trees to make neighbourhoods more "bee friendly"

A tree planting programme for London’s churches supported by the Mayor of London, is aiming to make neighbourhoods greener and more attractive for bees. 

20 February 2017

Archbishops of Canterbury and York issue letter after Synod vote

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to members of the General Synod of the Church of England setting out the next steps following this week’s vote at Synod not to “take note” of a report on Marriage and Same Sex Relationships.

17 February 2017

No easy solution to same-sex marriage issue, secretary general tells C of E Synod

Resolving issues around human sexuality within the Anglican Communion is like threading a needle – and there is no one solution in sight at present, the secretary general of the Communion has told the Church of England Synod.

16 February 2017

Statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury after Synod setback for Bishops' report

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that Bishops will go on thinking after the Synod vote on their report on marriage and same sex relationships. 

16 February 2017

Church of England's report on marriage and sexuality suffers setback at Synod

A report from the House of Bishops about marriage and same sex relationships has received a significant setback in a vote at the General Synod in London.

15 February 2017

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Plans unveiled for Archbishop Janani Luwum 40th anniversary commemorations

A major commemoration will take place next month to mark the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Janani Luwum by Ugandas then-president, Idi Amin.

Primates’ Christmas Messages

A collection of Christmas Messages released by the Primates of the Anglican Communion.