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Child Abuse inquiry begins public hearing into Church of England safeguarding failures

The statutory inquiry investigating child abuse in England and Wales has begun a public hearing into the C of E’s Diocese of Chichester.

05 March 2018

C of E says sorry for its response to child abuse allegations against Bishop George Bell

An independent review has been carried out into the way the Church of England handled allegations against Bishop George Bell.

15 December 2017

Royal Commission on responses to child sexual abuse makes recommendations in final report

Archbishop Philip Freier has thanked Australia’s Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse for helping the Church to “confront its failings”.

15 December 2017

Royal Commission criticises diocese and two former bishops over child safeguarding failures

The Australian diocese of Newcastle and two of its former bishops have been criticised for their “do nothing approach” on child abuse.

07 December 2017

Anglican commission begins work to develop global safeguarding procedures

Work has begun to make the Churches of the Anglican Communion safe places for children, young people and vulnerable adults.

15 November 2017

Membership of the Anglican Communion Safe Church Commission announced

The membership of the newly established Safe Church Commission has been announced.

07 June 2017

Damning verdict on response to child abuse in Australia

Royal Commission examining allegations of child sexual abuse in Australia has delivered a damning verdict on a system which enabled a culture of abuse to flourish.

13 February 2017

Archbishop of Perth retires early after safeguarding failings

The Archbishop of Perth, Roger Herft, is to take early retirement, he said yesterday (Thursday).

16 December 2016

Independent body to investigate sex abuse complaints

Complaints of church-based sexual abuse in Australia’s internal province of Victoria will be investigated by an independent body with its own board of directors.

24 October 2016

Church in Wales invests in new safeguarding strategy

A new safeguarding strategy to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults will be launched by the Church in Wales tomorrow (Wednesday).

13 September 2016

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The first graduates from Gambella Theological College

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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.