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A Service of Lament and Thanksgiving for Grenfell Tower Victims

Family and friends gathered at a West London church on Thursday for a memorial service to remember the  victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster. A fire at the tower block in June left at least 80 people dead.

28 July 2017

Profound and unique experience in Taize for Yorkshire teenagers

Teenagers from five schools in northern England have just arrived home after a pilgrimage with the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, to Taize in France.

27 July 2017

Anglican Centre in Rome seeks Deputy Director

The Anglican Centre in Rome is seeking a theologically able, experienced priest with an aptitude for new technology to succeed the Revd Marcus Walker with effect from 1 March 2018.

26 July 2017

Anglican pilgrims witness transformative work at Diocese of Jerusalem rehabilitation centre

There are pilgrims who visit sacred places and imagine what they were like in Jesus's time -  and then there are pilgrims who get to really see what it means to follow the footsteps of Christ and be transformed by His ministry at work, today. 

24 July 2017

Second woman bishop enthroned in Wales

More than 500 people packed into Llandaff Cathedral in Wales at the weekend to welcome their new bishop at her enthronement service.

24 July 2017

Ecumenical meeting in Egypt of young people and pastors

Pastors and young people in Egypt have held an unprecedented meeting to exchange ideas. A spokesperson for the Diocese in Egypt said: “The day aimed for youth to speak about their honest opinion of the church and the liturgy in order to reduce the gap between the youth and the church.”

20 July 2017

Archbishop of York leading teenagers on pilgrimage to Taizé

Teenagers from five schools in northern England have set off on pilgrimage with the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, to Taize in France. The Taizé Community is an ecumenical monastic order of more than one hundred brothers, from Catholic and Protestant traditions.

19 July 2017

Holiday offer from Mothers'' Union for families affected by London tower block blaze

As part of a united and co-ordinated response from members in dioceses across the United Kingdom, Mothers’ Union is planning to support families who were affected by the London tower block fire tragedy in June by offering holidays under the charity’s Away From It All (AFIA) scheme.

18 July 2017

Four Christians jailed in Iran for ten years each

Christian Solidarity Worldwide has learned that four Christians in Iran have been sentenced to ten years in prison each for “acting against national security.” Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, Mohammadreza Omidi, Yasser Mossayebzadeh and Saheb Fadaie were arrested in May, during a series of raids by security service agents on Christian homes in Rasht, the largest city on Iran's Caspian Sea coast.

14 July 2017

First Church of England female bishop from a minority ethnic community

An Iranian whose family was forced to flee in the wake of the Iranian Revolution in 1980,  has been announced as the first Bishop of Loughborough.

12 July 2017

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry introduces the Good Book Club

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Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum was the setting for joyous celebrations as Sudan became the newest province of the Anglican Communion.

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.