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New Zealand Church leaders rejects Sydney proposal for overlapping Anglican jurisdiction

Proposal by the Archbishop of Sydney for an overlapping Anglican diocese in New Zealand has been rejected by the Provinces archbishops.

13 November 2018

Welsh bishops to explore “formal provision” for same-sex couples

The Bishops of the Church in Wales will explore formal provision for same-sex couples in church after a debate in its Governing Body.

13 September 2018

Negotiations begin for “amicable separation” following same-sex relationships vote

Talks have begun to reach an amicable separation between members of four conservative evangelical churches and Christchurch Diocese. 

06 July 2018

Brazil’s Anglican Church changes its canons to permit same-sex marriage

The General Synod of the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil has approved changes to its canons to permit same-sex marriages in churches.

04 June 2018

Australian and Irish bishops issue separate statements on same-sex relationships

Australian bishops respond to legalisation of same-sex marriage; Irish bishops say there is “little appetite” for more discussions on sexuality.

15 May 2018

Anglican Church in New Zealand opens the door to blessing same-sex relationships

The Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has agreed to allow churches in New Zealand to bless same sex relationships.

09 May 2018

Young English adults still value church weddings, survey shows

Church of England research suggests that almost three quarters of unmarried adults under the age of 35 still dream of getting married.

12 April 2018

Archbishop of Kenya speaks out against politician’s polygamy suggestion

Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit rejects the statements of MP Gathoni Wamuchomba who suggested that men marry several wives.

12 April 2018

Archbishop of Canterbury’s “relationships” task group plans Season of Repentance and Prayer

A season of repentance and prayer is being considered by the Task Group established to restore relationships in the Anglican Communion.

23 March 2018

Priest in same-sex marriage loses legal challenge over bishop’s “discriminatory” response

Appeal Court says C of E did not unlawfully discriminate against priest in a same-sex marriage when it refused to give him a licence.

22 March 2018