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Auckland Cathedral reaches out to Shia Muslim communities during Ramadan

Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral and the city’s Shia Islamic community have been praised for coming together for a Ramadan fast-breaking meal. 

21 June 2017

Two Anglican agencies join Australian government's humanitarian response

The Anglican Board of Mission and Anglican Overseas Aid have been selected to join the Australian Humanitarian Partnership, set up by the Australian government, with the aim of responding rapidly to global crises. The partnership has a particular focus on Pacific preparedness and resilience work.

19 June 2017

Former doctor in New Zealand to return there as a bishop

A clergyman who worked in New Zealand as a doctor in the 1990s is returning there as the new Bishop of Dunedin. Revd Dr Steven Benford, currently serving in the Diocese of London, was a doctor for twenty nine years.

16 June 2017

Anglican Church of Melanesia supports islands hit by Tropical Cyclone

The Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) is working closely with the National Disaster Management Committee in Vanuatu, and being supported by Anglican agencies in the Pacific, after tropical cyclone Donna battered the Torres Islands at the beginning of May.

13 June 2017

First woman bishop for Wellington diocese, New Zealand

An estimated 900 worshippers packed into the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul to celebrate the evening ordination of the Rt Rev Dr Eleanor “Ellie” Sanderson as Assistant Bishop for the Diocese of Wellington.

12 June 2017

Membership of the Anglican Communion Safe Church Commission announced

The membership of the newly established Safe Church Commission has been announced.

07 June 2017

Reflecting on Thy Kingdom Come

It’s emerged that churches in eighty five countries participated in Thy Kingdom Come, a prayer initiative between Ascension Day and Pentecost (25th May – 4th June).

07 June 2017

Newly ordained Anglicans and seminarians on fact finding visit to Anglican Communion office

Recently ordained Anglicans and seminarians from fourteen countries have visited the Anglican Communion Office in London to learn about its work through a series of presentations by staff members.

06 June 2017

Anglican green campaigners 'sorrow' at US Paris pullout

The Anglican Communion Environmental Network has added its voice to those condemning President Donald Trump for deciding to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement.

05 June 2017

USPG chief Janette O’Neill to step down

The international Anglican mission agency USPG has announced that its chief executive, Janette O’Neill, is to retire at the end of August.

30 May 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.