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Six Anglican churches in Christchurch shortlisted for post-earthquake heritage awards

More than half the finalists in an award for earthquake-related preservation of heritage buildings in Christchurch are Anglican churches.

16 May 2018

Navajoland sees new uses for old hospital as Presiding Bishop blesses re-consecrated chapel

A mission serving a First Nations community in New Mexico is committed to renovating its former historic hospital building in Farmington.

04 May 2018

Online fundraising campaign launched as fire destroys First Nation church in Canada

A northern Manitoba parish has launched a fundraising campaign to replace its burned-down church in the Shamattawa First Nation.

01 May 2018

British government unveils £1.8m pilot scheme to support listed places of worship

Expert advisors are being recruited to help religious communities in two areas of England use their historic buildings more efficiently.

04 April 2018

Hurricane Matthew effects on Bahamas' schools and churches revealed

The Bishop of several West Indies islands hit by Hurricane Matthew last month has spoken of how the diocese “fared relatively well”.

04 November 2016

Drones deployed to protect ancient churches

A remote controlled flying drone equipped with a video camera is to be used to identify maintenance requirements of historic churches in Yorkshire, England.

23 August 2016

Historic Welsh buildings receive legal protection

A new law approved last week by the devolved legislature in Wales to protect the nation’s historic built heritage has been welcomed by the Church in Wales. The Historic Environment (Wales) Act will become law next month when it receives Royal Assent.

15 February 2016

New church building after 84 years as mission outpost

A new church building has been consecrated for an Anglican worshipping community in Cuba, some 84 years after it was founded as a mission outpost.

04 February 2016

Fire causes significant damage to Belfast church

A firefighter has been taken to hospital after being injured tackling a blaze at a church in the Dunmurry district of Belfast, Northern Ireland, this morning (Monday). The Rector of the Church was also taken to hospital to be treated for the effects of smoke inhalation. Neither was seriously injured; but the damage to the church is said to be “significant.”

11 January 2016

Mediator reports on options to rebuild or replace Christchurch Cathedral

Christchurch Cathedral in New Zealand could be reinstated after a mediator reported that restoration work could leave the re-built cathedral “indistinguishable” from the one that was all-but destroyed by the 2011 earthquake. But the report says that the “costly and risky project” would be significantly more expensive and take much longer to build than a contemporary replacement.

08 January 2016

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Bishop of London Sarah Mullally introduced to House of Lords

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Easter messages from Anglican Primates

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

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.