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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

Archbishop Justin Welby's speech to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, this morning became the first Archbishop of Canterbury to take part in a debate of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland when he addressed Commissioners in Edinburgh on the Columba Declaration ecumenical agreement. This is the text of his speech.

25 May 2016

Thousands join Archbishop Welby for online Bible study

The Archbishop of Canterbury was joined by thousands of Christians around the world today for his first live Bible study on Facebook. Archbishop Justin Welby discussed John 1:35-42 with the Revd Chris Russell and answered questions from viewers.

19 May 2016

Invitation to join Archbishop Justin Welby in Facebook Bible study

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is inviting Anglicans and other Christians to join him in a live Bible study using Facebook. Participants will be studying John 1: 35-42, which records Jesus calling his first disciples. The live Bible study isn’t a sermon – participants will be able to contribute questions and reflections to Archbishop Welby.

18 May 2016

Archbishop Welby calls for "great further step" to end AIDS by 2030

The Archbishop of Canterbury has given his strong support to the work of community-based responses to the global Aids epidemic ahead of next month’s UN High Level Meeting on Ending Aids in New York; calling for a “great further step” towards eradicating the disease as a global health threat by 2030.

18 May 2016

Vacancy: Archbishop of Canterbury's Adviser for Anglican Communion Affairs

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is seeking an adviser for Anglican Communion affairs, to work from Lambeth Palace, his London home and office. The successful applicant, who will be a priest or bishop in the Anglican Communion, will “serve and support the Archbishop in all matters relating to his Anglican Communion responsibilities.” 

16 May 2016

President of Nigeria visits Lambeth Palace

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has today made a visit to Lambeth Palace, the London home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, where he met Archbishop Justin; the secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon; and the Bishop of Guildford, Andrew Watson.

13 May 2016

Week of prayer for evangelism has "touched a chord" says Archbishop Welby

The call for Christians across England to prayer for our nation to know Jesus Christ has “touched a chord”, the Archbishop of Canterbury has told Premier Radio. Archbishop Justin Welby spoke to Premier about prayer, evangelism and Thy Kingdom Come.

12 May 2016

Churches throughout England gear up for "great wave of prayer"

Churches throughout England have responded to a call from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York for a “great wave of prayer” in the week leading up to Pentecost Sunday for the re-evangelisation of England. Dubbed, Thy Kingdom Come, the week will see 24/7 prayer rotas, open prayer times and special services.

06 May 2016

Cathedral indaba eases political tensions in Zambia

The announcement that Zambia would go to the polls for a tripartite general election in August sparked an increase in violent incidents, of a kind rarely seen in the Central African nation. And as the tensions rose, political leaders from all the main political parties turned to the Church for help.

25 April 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.