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New bells dedicated at Ypres Memorial Church

A ring of bells has been dedicated at a church built in memory of 500,000 British and Commonwealth troops who died during the battles for Ypres.

25 October 2017

Commemorations held to mark Great War centenaries

A number of events have taken place to mark the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War.

01 August 2017

Inside the exiled South Sudanese diocese of Kajo-Keji

The population of Kajo-Keji have been exiled to Uganda following the arrival of South Sudan's brutal civil war to the district.

12 April 2017

Anglican and Catholic Irish Primates in joint Remembrance Sunday commemoration

A two-minute silence has been held at 11 am this morning (Friday) in many parts of the world in commemoration of those who died serving their countries in times of war.

11 November 2016

Bells toll for the dead of Aleppo

A simple act of solidarity with the people of Aleppo by a parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland has turned into a global initiative supported by several Anglican churches.

24 October 2016

Aleppo hospital bombing constitutes war crime, says Church in Wales

The Church in Wales has joined five other UK Christian churches in calling for an end to the fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

20 October 2016

Prayer call over Nuba Mountains warfare

The only secondary school Umdorain County, in Sudan’s South Kordofan state, has been destroyed in on-going fighting between government forces and the opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Army in the Nuba mountains.

22 June 2016

French WWII honour for retired Irish priest

A former soldier who took part in the D-Day landings and the liberation of Brussels before becoming a priest after World War II has this week received France’s highest military award. The Revd Canon Robert William Marsden was awarded Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur during a ceremony this week.

29 January 2016

Commemoration marks 75 years since cathedral bomb

A special commemoration service was held in Cardiff yesterday (Sunday) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the near-destruction of the city’s Anglican cathedral during a night of war time bombing that resulted in the deaths of 165 people.

04 January 2016

Service commemorates highly decorated padre

A military chaplain who became Australia’s most highly decorated padre during World War I, is to be honoured tomorrow (Friday) at a special commemoration service led by the Archbishop of Melbourne, Dr Philip Freier.

10 December 2015

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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.