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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

Crozier of Pope who initiated the conversion of England to be at Primates Meeting

The crozier of the sixth century Pope, Gregory I, who sent Augustine to England to begin the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons will be in Canterbury as the Primates of the Anglican Communion gather for their meeting in the city next week.

06 January 2016

Unity, Faith and Order body welcomes Primates Meeting

The body responsible for promoting the deepening of communion between the churches of the Anglican Communion and its ecumenical partners has welcomed next month’s Primates Meeting in Canterbury, describing it as“an opportunity for a new, redeemed conversation within the Communion.”

14 December 2015

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Catholic Vespers at Henry VIII's Chapel Royal

The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, last night led a service of Solemn Vespers in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace in what was the first Roman Catholic act of worship for 450 years in Henry VIII’s chapel, which was the backdrop to much of the English Reformation.

Persecution of Christians on the increase

The charity Open Doors has published its annual World Watch list of the top 50 most dangerous countries to be a Christian. It is, once again, topped by North Korea. Their research shows that persecution against Christians has increased so dramatically that persecution has risen even in those countries that have dropped out of its top 50.