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Praying for the Primates

The Community of St Anselm, the new religious community of 36 young men and women from around the world, are in Canterbury this week to pray for the Primates of the Anglican Communion as they continue their deliberations.

13 January 2016

Archbishop Welby: Schism would be a failure but not disaster

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said this morning that a formal schism in the Anglican Communion would be a failure; but he told BBC Radio Four’s Today programme that such a scenario “would not be a disaster” because “God is bigger than our failures.”

11 January 2016

Global prayer for Primates Meeting

Christians around the world are praying for next week’s Primates Meeting - one of the Anglican Communion’s four Instruments of Unity and provides an opportunity for the leaders of the independent but interdependent Anglican Churches to gather for “leisurely thought, prayer and deep consultation.”

07 January 2016

Crozier of Pope who initiated the conversion of England to be at Primates Meeting

The crozier of the sixth century Pope, Gregory I, who sent Augustine to England to begin the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons will be in Canterbury as the Primates of the Anglican Communion gather for their meeting in the city next week.

06 January 2016

Unity, Faith and Order body welcomes Primates Meeting

The body responsible for promoting the deepening of communion between the churches of the Anglican Communion and its ecumenical partners has welcomed next month’s Primates Meeting in Canterbury, describing it as“an opportunity for a new, redeemed conversation within the Communion.”

14 December 2015

Health updates on US and Mexican Primates

The Episcopal Church in America and La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico (the Anglican Church of Mexico) have issued updates on the recuperation of their Primates after both were hospitalised in recent days.

09 December 2015

Primate of Mexico recovering after operation

The Presiding Bishop of La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico (the Anglican Church of Mexico), the Most Revd Francisco Moreno, is recovering after a surgical operation for gastric discomfort and is facing two months of recuperation.

02 December 2015

Queen Elizabeth speaks on Christian Unity and Primates Meeting

Queen Elizabeth II has opened the 10th five-year-term of the Church of England’s General Synod with an address which spoke of major advances in Christian unity and the need for prayer for January’s Primates Meeting. 

24 November 2015

Prayers for 2016 Gathering and Meeting of Primates

The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, the Most Revd Josiah Idowu-Fearon, is inviting everyone to pray daily for the Bishops and Archbishops who will be getting together in Canterbury, 11-16 January.

20 November 2015

Special prayer for invitation to Primates' Meeting in January 2016

Special prayer for invitation to Primates' Meeting in January 2016

Anglican Communion asked to accompany in prayer the Archbishop of Canterbury’s invitation to the Primates

30 September 2015