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Christian charity condemns killing of two Vietnamese seafarers

The Christian charity, Sailors’ Society, has issued a statement following reports that the decapitated bodies of two Vietnamese seafarers have been found on Basilan Island in the Philippines.

10 July 2017

Two new bishops in Polynesia – including a first-ever bishop for Tonga

Archbishop Winston Halapua, the diocesan Bishop of Polynesia, says he is “more than delighted” to make the announcement of two new bishops.

07 July 2017

New Bishop announced on island of Borneo

The Revd Danald Jute has been appointed as the 14th Bishop of the diocese of Kuching, the capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Revd Danald’s consecration and installation will take place next month at St Thomas’ Cathedral in Kuching.

06 July 2017

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

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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.