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Refugees turn C of E into fastest growing religious group in Finland

The Church of England is the fastest growing religious group in Finland, growing by 20 per cent over the past year; the Suffragan Bishop in Europe, the Rt Revd David Hamid, has said.

02 August 2016

Bishops respond to deadly attacks in Germany

Two bishops responsible for Anglican and Episcopal churches in Europe have responded to Friday’s deadly shooting attack in Munich.

25 July 2016

Prayers for Nice following terror attack

Bishops responsible for European churches for the US-based Episcopal Church and the Church of England have urged people to pray following last night’s terrorist attacks in Nice.

15 July 2016

Diocese in Europe opens new parish in France

The Church of England’s Diocese in Europe has opened a new parish in central France. The new church of St Alcuin of York will serve an English-speaking congregation in the Touraine. It will meet in two separate buildings: l’Eglise Protestante in Tours and the Roman Catholic l’Eglise St Michel in Savigny-en-Véron.

27 May 2016

Adulteress in exile comes to the aid of refugees in Europe

A valuable painting by an Old Master, Joseph Wright of Derby, featuring the exiled adulteress Julia in a cavern in the Gulf of Salerno near Naples, is to be auctioned by Sotheby’s after its owners donated it to the Anglican mission agency United Society (Us, formerly USPG) to support their work with refugees.

03 December 2015

Week to go before UN climate talks start

The United Nations climate change conference – Cop21 – begins next week in Paris, and there will be a large Anglican and ecumenical presence at the two-week event to lobby for a fair deal for the world’s poorest people – those most affected by catastrophic changes in the world’s climate.

23 November 2015

History made with first Anglican confirmation service in Moroccan capital

A new Anglican congregation in Rabat has held its first confirmation service in what is believed to be the first such service in the Moroccan capital.

13 November 2015

Refugee movement is "largest crisis that Europe has had to face since World War II"

The refugee crisis in Europe is the “largest crisis that Europe has had to face since World War II,” the Church of England’s suffragan Bishop of Europe, the Rt Revd David Hamid, told ACNS this week. And the bishop warned that churches, governments and agencies need to prepare for a “medium- to long-term situation” that is “not going to go away quickly.”

05 November 2015

Church leaders urge "safe passage" to those seeking refuge

The suffragan bishop in Europe, the Rt Revd Dr David Hamid, has joined other bishops and church leaders from a number of denominations in calling for safe passage to those seeking refuge.

30 October 2015