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Archbishop of Canterbury celebrates 25 years of women’s ordination in Church of England

A service has been held in the chapel of Lambeth Palace to celebrate 25 years of the ordination of women in the Church of England.

04 March 2019

Two decades of women’s ordination celebrated in the Nippon Sei Ko Kai

The Nippon Sei Ko Kai, the Anglican Church in Japan, has celebrated 20 years of women’s ordination to the priesthood in the Province.

18 December 2018

Archbishop’s dispensation required for Church in Wales’ youngest ever ordinand

The Bishop of St Asaph will ordain a 22-year-old tomorrow – a year younger than that normally allowed in the Church of Wales’ rules.

29 June 2018

Three-fold increase in young people on Church of England ministry-discernment placements

A record number of young people considering a call to ministry are spending a year in parishes as part of a Ministry Experience Scheme.

01 May 2018

40 years of women’s priestly ministry celebrated in New Zealand

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first ordination of women in the Province.

07 November 2017

Achievements and challenges, 40 years after the first ordination of women in Canada

Female priests in Canada profess to have struggled with everything from unequal pay to inappropriate touching by some parishioners.

05 December 2016

Botswana's first locally trained ordinands become priests

The first locally trained priests in the Diocese of Botswana have been ordained in what was the largest ordination service held in the 42-year history of the diocese, in the Anglican Province of Central Africa.

16 December 2015

Sudanese "Lost Boy" ordained a deacon in Utah

In 1987, some 20,000 boys who fled the Sudanese civil war became stateless – their parents and families had been killed, and there was no prospect of being reintegrated in the country they had fled to avoid death or forced conscription into the northern Army. Some of them were eventually resettled in the USA and now one of these, Gabriel Garang Atem, has now been ordained a deacon by the Bishop of Utah.

09 December 2015

Vice President praises Anglican Church of Burundi for community development

The Anglican Church of Burundi has been praised by the government for its contribution to the development of the country and its support of the community. The Senior Vice President of Burundi, the Honourable Anicet Niyongabo, expressed the government’s gratitude during an ordination service in the Diocese of Matana.

15 October 2015