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Church of England’s first female bishop to become Bishop of Derby

The first woman to be consecrated to the office of bishop in the Church of England, Libby Lane, is to become the diocesan bishop of Derby.

18 December 2018

Urgent appeal launched after collapse of al-Ahli Arab Hospital Outpatient’s Department in Gaza

Archbishop Suheil Dawani has launched an urgent appeal for funds after the outpatients department al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza collapsed.

17 December 2018

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for UK-based international Joint Reconciliation Unit

Archbishop Justin Welby has called on the UK government to establish a Joint reconciliation Unit to work in global conflict zones.

14 December 2018

A Joint Christmas Message from Archbishops Richard Clarke and Eamon Martin

A Joint Christmas Message from Archbishops Richard Clarke and Eamon Martin, the Anglican and Roman Catholic Archbishops of Armagh.

14 December 2018

UK Christian and Jewish leaders speak against anti-Semitism and persecution of Christians

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has joined other Christian and Jewish leaders to speak out against the rise of anti-Semitism.

13 December 2018

Royston churches unite after arson attack on Church of England parish church

Churches in Royston, Hertfordshire, will join together on Friday for united prayer following an arson attack on the town’s Anglican parish.

12 December 2018

Outpouring of support after arson attack forces English church to cancel services

A Church of England parish church in Hertfordshire was forced to cancel services yesterday after arsonists set fire to their historic building.

10 December 2018

More than 2,000 people killed or missing in seaborne European migration attempts

The IOM has said that some 2,133 people seeking asylum have been killed or gone missing this year while trying to reach Europe by sea.

07 December 2018

Iraqi army celebrates Anglican Chaplain of Baghdad’s peace-building ministry

The peace-building ministry of Father Faiz Jerjes, Chaplain of St George’s Church in Baghdad, has been recognised by the Iraqi Army.

06 December 2018

Former Church Mission Society Executive Leader consecrated Bishop of Truro

The former Executive Leader of the international Anglican mission agency CMS has been consecrated as a bishop in the Church of England.

03 December 2018