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Archbishops of Canterbury and York issue letter after Synod vote

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to members of the General Synod of the Church of England setting out the next steps following this week’s vote at Synod not to “take note” of a report on Marriage and Same Sex Relationships.

17 February 2017

Historic New York chapel celebrates 250th anniversary

It pre-dates the founding of the United States of America by 10 years; and was the church of the country’s first president, George Washington.

28 October 2016

Services mark 15th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks

The fifteenth anniversary of the world’s deadliest terror attack will be remembered in special services and events in New York City this weekend.

07 September 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

Summit mobilises community to address human trafficking

Some 20 million people are refugees and 21 million are victims of human trafficking. St James’ Episcopal Church in Elmhurst, Queens, has held a day-conference to raise awareness of the issue and to hear from migrant workers who, having survived the clutches of human traffickers, have gone on to become advocates for other victims.

11 May 2016

'Women build peace' but their voices and stories have been ignored

For centuries and all over the world, women have always worked for peace and, while their skills are more needed now than ever, one peacemaker says women’s stories and their abilities have been discounted and erased.

17 March 2016

Anglican and Episcopal women at UN Commission on the Status of Women

A major international gathering of women is taking place in New York as the UN Commission on the Status of Women hears from communities around the globe on issues of sustainable development and gender-based violence. Amongst those taking part in the event are 22 Anglican women from 18 provinces.

14 March 2016

Archbishops of York medieval records digitised

More than 10,000 individual handwritten parchment folios belonging to the Archbishops of York between 1225 and 1650 have been digitally scanned and are now being made available online. The York Registers, produced by the University of York, is said to be “one of the most important collections of historical materials to survive in England today.”

01 March 2016

Dr Sentamu embarks on six-month evangelism pilgrimage through York diocese

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, is embarking on a six-month pilgrimage through his diocese today to “meet people, pray with them, and to encourage them to follow Christ, and bless what God is doing.”

01 December 2015

New York church helps human trafficking victims

Daisy, a 37-year-old mother, hasn’t seen her three children in more than seven-and-a-half years, since she left them in the care of her husband in the Philippines so that she could come to work cleaning hotel rooms in New York.

19 November 2015

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“Thy Kingdom Come” in southern Africa

Features 

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.