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Archbishop of York lays foundation stone for new Priory at Whitby

A new Anglican priory is being built in the North Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby, continuing a monastic presence in the town since AD 657.

22 June 2018

Episcopalians gather for Day of Lamentation amid calls for action against gun violence

Student-led demonstrations and events at Episcopal cathedrals and churches across the US marked a month since Florida school shooting.

15 March 2018

Anglican leaders pay tribute to iconic evangelist Billy Graham

Archbishop Justin Welby has led tributes to US evangelist Billy Graham, who has died today at his home in North Carolina, aged 99.

21 February 2018

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

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Anglican Communion primates address Church of England’s General Synod

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Countdown to Lambeth 2020

Archbishops from around the Communion have been speaking to ACNS about looking forward to the Lambeth Conference in 2020 as planning for the event gathers momentum and giving their views on the importance of the Anglican Communion.

Easter messages from Anglican Primates

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