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Incense in doubt as loss of Boswellia trees leads to global shortage of frankincense

A global shortage of frankincense could threaten the production of incense, which some churches use as a visible sign of prayers ascending.

19 July 2019

Covenant for “historical cousins” – the Methodist Church and the Church of England – moves forward

Church of England’s General Synod has agreed a series of motions to take forward its Covenant with the Methodist Church in Britain.

12 July 2019

Chaplain to the UK’s House of Commons, Rose Hudson-Wilkin, named Bishop of Dover

A London-based Jamaican-born Anglican priest who serves as Chaplain to the UK Parliament has been named as next Bishop of Dover.

28 June 2019

Archbishop of Canterbury highlights missional role of religious communities

The role of religious communities in the Anglican Communion was highlighted at a conference at St Paul’s University in Limuru last month.

21 June 2019

Archbishop Justin Welby “scanned” with 100 parishioners for seaside town 3D artworks

Members of a Church of England parish and Archbishop Justin Welby have been scanned by 3D scanning technology for a new artwork.

19 June 2019

“Pray, learn, act” call from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry for World Refugee Day

Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, has issued a call to pray, learn and act to help refugees in a video to mark World Refugee Day tomorrow.

19 June 2019

Bishop says UK government’s new climate change goal will benefit the poorest

A new goal to cut greenhouse gas emission in the UK to almost zero by 2050 has been welcomed by the C of E’s lead bishop on the environment.

14 June 2019

World’s oldest ecumenical movement celebrates its 175th anniversary

The Archbishop of York joined in celebrations with one of the oldest ecumenical global movements in marking its 175th anniversary

14 June 2019

Church of England investors hold oil companies to account on climate change

Two multinational oil companies were challenged and commended on their climate change targets by the Church of England this week.

24 May 2019

Archbishop of Canterbury pays tribute as UK Prime Minister announces her resignation

Archbishop Justin Welby has expressed his “admiration and gratitude” to the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May who is stepping down.

24 May 2019