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Church of England invites parishioners to “tea and prayer drop-ins” as Brexit deadline nears

Communities urged to join together in conversation and prayer as discussions over the UK’s departure from the EU reach a pivotal point.

18 March 2019

Bishop laments “the long accumulation of misdeeds” on Sri Lanka’s Independence Day

Bishop Dhiloraj Canagasabey of the Church of Ceylon has said that a gap has opened between the nation’s rulers and those who are ruled.

06 February 2019

Iraq’s Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi visits St George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad

Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has thanked Father Faiz Jerjes and the staff of St George’s, Baghdad, for all they do for the nation”.

04 February 2019

British law maker withdraws attempt to remove clergy exemption on same-sex marriages

The UK Parliament has debated a proposal to remove an exemption for clergy on same sex marriages in England and Wales.

01 February 2019

Bishop of Truro heads government review into the persecution of Christians around the world

Bishop Philip Mounstephen is to chair an official British government review into the persecution of Christians around the world.

31 January 2019

Archbishop of Nigeria calls for three days of prayer ahead of General Election

The Archbishop of Nigeria, Nicholas Okoh, has called for three days of prayer and fasting ahead of the country’s General Election.

30 January 2019

Archbishop of Canterbury cautions against political mood over UK’s Brexit debate

Archbishop Justin Welby speaks out against personal attacks and threats in debate about the UKs withdrawal from the European Union.

11 January 2019

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

Malawi’s President uses hospital anniversary celebrations to commend Anglican social ministry

President Peter Mutharika has praised the Anglican Church in the country, commending it “for the social services you provide to Malawians”.

10 December 2018

Funeral of former US President George Bush takes place at Washington National Cathedral

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is leading the State Funeral for former US President George H W Bush in Washington National Cathedral.

05 December 2018