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Archbishop Welby briefs ACC members on the Primates' gathering and meeting

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has this afternoon briefed members of the Anglican Consultative Council, meeting at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, Zambia, on the outcome of the Primates’ gathering and meeting that took place in Canterbury Cathedral in January. This is the text of his address.

08 April 2016

Archbishop Justin Welby unpacks Primates' communique

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has used his presidential address to the Church of England’s General Synod to update members on last month’s Primates Meeting and Gathering in Canterbury. He also gave his impression about the current state of the Anglican Communion.

15 February 2016

Archbishops reflect on Primates Meeting

When the senior archbishops of the Anglican Communion gathered in Canterbury Cathedral last week they did so against a backdrop of complex disagreements. But despite what the Archbishop of Canterbury described as “quite difficult” discussions; the leaders agreed to “walk together” and the Archbishop of Hong Kong said that the atmosphere during the week-long meeting “couldn’t be better”

18 January 2016

Primates support ecumenical moves over Easter

The Primates of the Anglican Communion have agreed to support moves by the Coptic Pope to unify and fix the date of Easter, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said last week at the end of the Primates Meeting in Canterbury Cathedral. 

18 January 2016

Primates' statement on evangelism

The Primates have issued a statement on evangelism as part of their communiqué

15 January 2016

Statement from Primates 2016

Today the Primates agreed how they would walk together in the grace and love of Christ. This agreement acknowledges the significant distance that remains but confirms their unanimous commitment to walk together. The Primates regret that it appears that this document has been leaked in advance of their communiqué tomorrow. In order to avoid speculation the document is being released in full.

14 January 2016

WCC sends "warm greetings" and "heartfelt prayers" to Anglican Primates

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Revd Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has sent a message to the Anglican Primates meeting this week in Canterbury, offering them his “warm greetings” and assuring them of his “heartfelt prayers”.

14 January 2016

Praying for the Primates

The Community of St Anselm, the new religious community of 36 young men and women from around the world, are in Canterbury this week to pray for the Primates of the Anglican Communion as they continue their deliberations.

13 January 2016

Archbishop Welby: Schism would be a failure but not disaster

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said this morning that a formal schism in the Anglican Communion would be a failure; but he told BBC Radio Four’s Today programme that such a scenario “would not be a disaster” because “God is bigger than our failures.”

11 January 2016

Global prayer for Primates Meeting

Christians around the world are praying for next week’s Primates Meeting - one of the Anglican Communion’s four Instruments of Unity and provides an opportunity for the leaders of the independent but interdependent Anglican Churches to gather for “leisurely thought, prayer and deep consultation.”

07 January 2016

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ACC-16: Bishop James Tengatenga's final sermon

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ACC commits to "walking together" with the Primates

The Anglican Consultative Council has committed to “walk together” with the Primates of the Anglican Communion in response to Archbishop Justin Welby’s report on January’s Primates’ Gathering and Meeting which called for “consequences” for the US-based Episcopal Church following its decision to change its regulations to allow same-sex marriage.

Draft programme for Anglican Consultative Council meeting published

Anglican Bishops, priests and laity from across the world will gather in Lusaka next month for the 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC-16). Members will discuss a range of issues around the theme “Intentional discipleship in a world of difference” – how Christians can be faithful to the Gospel in all aspects of their lives in the different cultures and situations that Anglicans find themselves in.