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Prayer response to Turkey airport terror attack

Last night’s terror attack at Istanbul International Airport has been met with a wave of prayer from Anglican and other Christian leaders.

29 June 2016

Delight at de-mining operation at site of Jesus' Baptism

The Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem has spoken of his “delight” at news that the approach to the traditional site of Jesus’ baptism is to be de-mined.

29 June 2016

Call for unity as Brexit vote sparks racist attacks

Church leaders have criticised the rise in racist abuse and attacks in the UK following last week’s historic referendum decision to withdraw from the European Union.

28 June 2016

First Community of St Anselm members finish their "year in God's time"

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has prayed for the first members of the monastic-inspired Community of St Anselm as they came to the end of their “year in God's time.”

27 June 2016

EU referendum: Statement by Archbishops of Canterbury and York

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Archbishop of York John Sentamu have issued this joint statement today after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

24 June 2016

Orthodox churches gather for Holy and Great Council

The long-planned Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox churches is getting underway in Crete; despite the absence of a number of churches over un-resolved differences.

16 June 2016

The Anglican Communion's spymaster general

Anglican and Roman Catholic leaders were joined by senior figures from other Christian denominations last night at a special choral evensong in Westminster Abbey to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Anglican Centre in Rome.

15 June 2016

Orlando shooting: "Words of condolence have little value"

The Bishop of Central Florida, the Rt Revd Gregory Brewer, has responded to this weekend’s shooting at an Orlando nightclub by acknowledging that “words of condolence have little value”. 

13 June 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury urges Anglicans to pray for Orthodox leaders

The Archbishop of Canterbury has written to Primates around the Anglican Communion and to Moderators of the United Churches calling for prayers for the leaders of the Orthodox Church. They are preparing to gather for Holy Council later this month.

08 June 2016

Anglo-Scottish ecumenical agreement approved by Church of Scotland

The Church of Scotland has this morning approved the Columba Declaration – an ecumenical agreement between it and the Church of England; and instructed the creation of an ecumenical “contact group” which would include representatives of the two churches and also the Scottish Episcopal Church.

25 May 2016

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C of E investment arm trebles capital in two decades

The Church of England’s investment arm, the Church Commissioners, has almost trebled the value of its investment fund over a 20-year period, it announced this week. The value of the Commissioners’ investment fund has grown from £2.4 billion at the start of 1995, to £7.00bn at the end of 2015; producing a return of 8.2 per cent last year.

ACC commits to "walking together" with the Primates

The Anglican Consultative Council has committed to “walk together” with the Primates of the Anglican Communion in response to Archbishop Justin Welby’s report on January’s Primates’ Gathering and Meeting which called for “consequences” for the US-based Episcopal Church following its decision to change its regulations to allow same-sex marriage.