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Child abuse inquiry recommends an end to Seal of the Confessional

Australia’s child sexual abuse inquiry says that failing to report abuse - including information given in the Confessional - should be a criminal offence.

14 August 2017

Historic move towards Indigenous province within Anglican Church of Canada

Sacred Circle delegates endorse draft plan to establish fifth ecclesiastical province

24 August 2015

USA: Episcopal General Convention approves marriage equality

House of Deputies concurs with House of Bishops’ to eliminate canonical language defining marriage as between a man and a woman

02 July 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury response to US Episcopal Church Resolution on Marriage

Prayer for ‘a space for the strengthening of the interdependent relationships between provinces’ – Abp Welby

30 June 2015

USA: Marriage-equality resolutions advance to Episcopal House of Deputies

House of Bishops approves new marriage liturgies for trial use and change to marriage canon

30 June 2015

Scottish Episcopal Church to begin process for possible change to Canon on Marriage

Synod votes to consider possible change and identifies one possible expression of change

16 June 2015

Canon Law and Communion

Canon Law and Communion

I should like us: First: to reflect on Anglican experiences of church order and law. Second: to identify the role which the legal system of each Anglican church plays in the context of the global Anglican Communion - especially how collectively these systems point to an unwritten common law of the Anglican Communion.

08 March 2001



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Tairawhiti Bishop, Don Tamihere, elected as Primate of Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia

The Anglican Church of ANZP have announced that Bishop Don Tamihere has been elected Archbishop of the Province’s Maori Tikanga.

Archbishop-elect Maimbo Mndolwa’s 2020 vision for reviving God’s work in Tanzania

The next Primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania will consult with bishops and lay leaders as the province prepares for its 50th anniversary.