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Archbishop Winston Halapua begins retirement tour across Diocese of Polynesia

Archbishop Winston Halapua, a Primate of the Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, prepares for his retirement in August.

18 July 2018

UPDATED: New bishops consecrated for new dioceses in a potential new Anglican Communion province

Two new bishops have been consecrated for the Diocese of Chile as part of plans for it to become the 40th Province of the Anglican Communion.

16 July 2018

Bishops act following “dramatic and profoundly uncomfortable” #MeToo listening exercise

Bishops in the US-based Episcopal Church commit to seeking change after hearing personal stories of abuse, harassment and exploitation.

10 July 2018

Justice Select Committee hears New Zealand bishops’ concern over proposed euthanasia law

Bishops in New Zealand opposed to the legalisation of medically assisted suicide have warned that initial “safeguards” can be loosened.

22 June 2018

Two new bishops elected for Scottish Episcopal Church

The Scottish Episcopal Church has elected new bishops to serve two of its seven dioceses: St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane; and Brechin

05 June 2018

Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, becomes most senior female bishop in House of Lords

The Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, has been introduced as a member of the House of Lords, the upper house of the British Parliament.

24 May 2018

Anglican Church of Canada elects its first female archbishop

The Bishop of New Westminster, Melissa Skelton, has been elected as Archbishop of the internal province of British Columbia and Yukon.

15 May 2018

Australian and Irish bishops issue separate statements on same-sex relationships

Australian bishops respond to legalisation of same-sex marriage; Irish bishops say there is “little appetite” for more discussions on sexuality.

15 May 2018

A new dawn as the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil consecrates its first female Bishop

Bishop Marinez Bassotto, the first woman to serve as an Anglican bishop in south America, has been consecrated in Brazil’s Amazon diocese.

27 April 2018

Anglican bishops join other faith leaders to criticise British “two-child” welfare cap

Sixty bishops have joined other faith leaders to criticise a British government cap on the number of children counted for welfare purposes.

06 April 2018

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Anglican Communion primates address Church of England’s General Synod

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Countdown to Lambeth 2020

Archbishops from around the Communion have been speaking to ACNS about looking forward to the Lambeth Conference in 2020 as planning for the event gathers momentum and giving their views on the importance of the Anglican Communion.

Easter messages from Anglican Primates

A collection of Easter Messages issued by Primates of the Provinces of the Anglican Communion.