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Bahrain Dean wins Cyprus and Gulf hymn competition

A hymn written by the Dean of St Christopher’s Cathedral in Bahrain has won a competition to mark the 40th anniversary of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf.

24 October 2016

Debate continues on Confirmation in New Zealand

The traditional Anglican initiation rite of Confirmation has “lost its pivotal role” for many Anglican churches in New Zealand, a report to the province's General Synod said.

26 May 2016

Prayers for Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday

Her Majesty The Queen has approved prayers written for the celebration of her 90th Birthday later this year. Two prayers (or Collects) have been published in traditional and modern forms for use in services marking the national celebrations in April and June; and two graces have been published for use as thanksgivings at the start of other celebrations.

04 February 2016

Wife of Henry VIII wrote BCP prayer

A Canadian university professor has discovered that the prayer for the Monarch, contained in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and retained by many provinces, in one form or another, was written by Katherine Parr, the last wife of Henry VIII, and selected for use in the BCP by Queen Elizabeth I.

12 November 2015

Research demonstrates benefits of corporate singing as new website highlights choral evensong

Singing helps people to form new friendships and relationships faster than other forms of social engagement; according to research from Oxford University’s department for experimental psychology, which suggests that religious groups benefit from corporate singing during services.

28 October 2015

Communique de la Consultation liturgique anglicane internationale 2015

Rencontre 2015 – Montréal – Communiqué

03 September 2015

Canadian Anglican reconciliation in focus at international liturgical gathering

Healing historic divisions through sacred rites and theology of reconciliation is major theme at IALC

02 September 2015

Communique from the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation 2015

Meeting looks at rites of corporate reconciliation and ways of strengthening the Communion through liturgical renewal

12 August 2015

Canadian Primate suggests using gestures of reconciliation in liturgy

International Anglican gathering explores interface between liturgy and processes of healing and reconciliation

07 August 2015

Episcopal refugee centre in Rome petitions all to 'Welcome the Stranger'

World Refugee Day resources include liturgy for Anglican Communion

05 June 2015

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The Primates’ Meeting 2017: in-depth coverage

Follow ACNS’ in-depth coverage of the 2-6 October Primates’ Meeting, in Canterbury Cathedral, England, the mother church of the Anglican Communion.

Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum was the setting for joyous celebrations as Sudan became the newest province of the Anglican Communion.