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Archbishop of Canterbury urges Commonwealth to put words into action

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaks about the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in a sermon on Sunday.

16 April 2018

Queen Elizabeth joins senior royals, clergy, and faith leaders in service for the Commonwealth

Senior members of Britain’s royal family, led by Queen Elizabeth have attended a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey.

12 March 2018

UK government begins bell-ringer recruitment drive ahead of Armistice Centenary

The British government is supporting a campaign to recruit 1,400 new bell ringers ahead of the centenary of the First World War armistice.

05 January 2018

Westminster peal celebrates Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s 70th Wedding anniversary

The bells at Westminster Abbey in London are ringing out in tribute to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on their 70th wedding anniversary.

20 November 2017

Lutherans, Catholics, Methodists, Reformed and Anglicans “drawn into deeper communion”

An agreement between the Lutheran and Roman Catholic Churches was the focus of a Reformation anniversary service at Westminster Abbey.

31 October 2017

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s pain at broken communion

Archbishop Justin Welby has spoken of the pain caused by the broken communion between Christians because of the Protestant Reformation.

30 October 2017

Archbishop Justin Welby in London vigil for Coptic bomb victims

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, took part in a vigil at Westminster Abbey last night in honour of the victims of Sunday’s bomb attack on the Coptic Cathedral compound in Cairo.

15 December 2016

Westminster Abbey commissions The Queen’s Window

Westminster Abbey is to mark the reign of Queen Elizabeth II with a new stained glass window, designed by acclaimed British artist David Hockney.

24 November 2016

Faith communities unite on Red Wednesday for victims of religious persecution

London’s Westminster Abbey will be lit up in red tonight in an act of solidarity with people around the world who are persecuted for their faith.

23 November 2016

The Anglican Communion's spymaster general

Anglican and Roman Catholic leaders were joined by senior figures from other Christian denominations last night at a special choral evensong in Westminster Abbey to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Anglican Centre in Rome.

15 June 2016

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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.