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Archbishops launch review of English cathedrals’ governance

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have set up a working group to examine the governance of the Church of England’s cathedrals.

10 April 2017

Palm Sunday massacre: 44 dead as Daesh targets Coptic Pope

At least 44 people have been killed after terrorists linked to Daesh detonated bombs at two Coptic churches in Egypt.

10 April 2017

International gathering of Bishops in northern England

The Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, has this week hosted a group of international Bishops for a retreat in the north of England.

07 April 2017

WCC urges end to "culture of impunity" in Syria

The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary the Revd. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has called for a cultural shift as he expressed deep sympathy to the families of the victims of  a suspected nerve gas attack in Idlib province in Syria.

07 April 2017

Lambeth Palace Announces New Bishop at Lambeth

Lambeth Palace is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rt Revd Tim Thornton, the current Bishop of Truro, as the new Bishop at Lambeth. Bishop Tim will take up this post in September, replacing the Rt Revd Nigel Stock, who is retiring.

04 April 2017

Church of Wales rejects complaints over Bishop of Llandaff selection

The Church in Wales has rejected claims of "deeply inappropriate" conduct during the selection process for a new Bishop of Llandaff.

03 April 2017

Conference, hosted in Jerusalem, links up theologians from around the globe via the internet

A  three day conference of international theologians has taken place – with the organisers in Jerusalem but the participants taking part via the internet.

29 March 2017

International Meeting of Anglican Clergy of Spain and Portugal

A group of Anglican clergy working in the Lusitanian Church of Portugal and the Episcopal Church of Spain have held a Lenten retreat in the Spanish city of Salamanca.

27 March 2017

Archbishop of Canterbury speaks in House of Lords about London attack

Speaking in Britain’s Upper Chamber, the House of Lords, about the attack in Westminster on Wednesday, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has paid tribute to victims and first responders, speaking of the “deep values" in British society. 

24 March 2017

Church leaders offer prayers after deadly attack in Westminster

The Archbishops of York and Canterbury have offered prayers for those affected by the attack in Westminster which left four people dead and many injured. 

23 March 2017

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Sudan announced as a new Province within the Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion has announced that Sudan will, in a few months from now, become a separate Province is its own right. Currently, Sudan is an internal province within the Anglican Church of South Sudan and Sudan.

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.