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Weekly News Summary on Wednesday 29 April 2020

This weekly news summary replaces the usual output from the Anglican Communion News Service, which has been temporarily suspended.

29 April 2020

An Easter Message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

An Easter Message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen of Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and the United Kingdom; Head of the Commonwealth; and Supreme Governor of the Church of England. 

14 April 2020

An Easter message from the Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

An Easter message from the Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

10 April 2020

Anglican Communion Office co-ordinating #GlobalSonRise social media campaign

Anglicans around the world are being invited to Tweet the message “Christ is Risen” at 5 am local time in a global social media campaign.

07 April 2020

Anglican Alliance launches Covid-19 international resource-hub

An international resource hub has been created to help provinces, dioceses and parishes respond to the Covid-19 crisis.

07 April 2020

Archbishop Geoffrey Smith elected Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia

The Archbishop of Adelaide was elected today (Tuesday) following a second-round of voting, which was carried out electronically.

07 April 2020

Anglican Church of Australia’s Board of Electors to hold fresh election for primate

The former Primate of Australia, Archbishop Phillip Aspinall, was act as interim primate pending the election of a successor to Archbishop Philip Freier.

31 March 2020

Anglican Alliance consults churches and agencies on Coronavirus response

Anglican churches and mission agencies took part in a conference call to share experience of responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.

24 March 2020

Millions turn in to online services as churches switch to digital services

Clergy around the world have been experimenting with different ways of offering worship online as churches suspend public worship

24 March 2020

Easter start date planned for reinstatement of New Zealand’s Christ Church Cathedral

Joint venture company lodges application to commence work as major milestone reached in journey to reinstate Christ Church Cathedral.

10 March 2020