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New minister general for Third Order of Society of Saint Francis

The Revd John Hebenton, a vicar in Tauranga, in New Zealand, has been elected as the new minister general of the Third Order of St Francis.

26 September 2017

125 Years of the Society of the Sacred Advent

Two Anglican schools in Australia have celebrated a century and a quarter of ministry by sisters of the Anglican Society of the Sacred Advent. 

20 March 2017

Canadian women begin monastic journey as Companions on the Way

Five young women are beginning a year-long monastic journey as part of a new Companions on the Way program.

27 September 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury launches monastic-inspired community for young Christians

Renewal of prayer and Religious communities a priority for Archbishop Welby’s ministry

21 September 2015

Melanesian brother murdered in Papua New Guinea

Member of religious community killed “mistakenly” on his way back to household, says order leader

17 September 2015

Young Christians prepare to spend 'a year in God's time' at Lambeth Palace

Members of radical, Jesus-shaped Community of St Anselm to arrive in London in mid-September

25 August 2015

England: Whitby religious community marks 100 years

Much of work overseas continues to flourish in indigenous hands

16 July 2015

Archbishop Welby on the 'treasures' of Religious life

When Religious communities are renewed it ‘prophetically calls us back to seeing what we exist for’.

30 April 2015

Young Christians invited to spend 'a year in God's time'

The Archbishop of Canterbury has opened the application process for young Christians to spend a year living  as a community inspired by ancient monastic traditions.

02 March 2015

Anglican religious community elects new reverend mother

In early May, the Toronto-based Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (SSJD) will have a new reverend mother.

21 January 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.