Irish police have recovered the mummified head of The Crusader, which had been stolen from the crypt of a Dublin church last month.
The International Anglican Women’s Network Steering Group has welcomed the International Women’s Day theme of gender-balance.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has led tributes to one of his predecessors, Lord John Habgood, whose died yesterday (Wednesday).
Nothing New under the Sun – Lessons from 19th-century church planting in England – The Living Church
A few years ago, Bishop Stephen Cottrell of Chelmsford had a conversation with a priest who boasted about his church’s 150th anniversary. “So you’re running a church plant?” Cottrell said. “Every church was planted at some point. Every church owed its existence to the dedicated ministry of a particular group of Christians at a particular time who were seeking to respond to the needs and challenges of their day by establishing some new expression of Christian life”
Winfield Binns. The Living Church. 28 February 2019
The national investment bodies of the Church of England have announced a series of success stories with its stakeholder engagement. The Church Commissioners, the Church of England Pensions Board and the Central Board of Finance Church of England Funds are independent bodies which, between them, control investment assets of some £13 billion GBP. They are increasingly working with other investors to push for company boards to adopt ethical standards.
ACNS. 5 March 2019
USPG, the oldest mission society in the Anglican Communion, has unveiled a new strategy developed under its recently commissioned general secretary, the Rev. Duncan Dormor. The 44-page document, Open to Encounter: Mission in the 21st Century, came together after several months of consultation between USPG’s Communion-Wide Advisory Group, a council of 160 representatives, and other stakeholders.
Zachary Guillano. The Living Church 28 February 2019
Bujumbura Christian University in Burundi is celebrating after 13 theology students became the first from the University to graduate.
The national investment bodies of the Church of England have announced a series of success stories with its stakeholder engagement.
Almost 500 people – many of Iranian descent – packed into Wakefield Cathedral on Saturday (2 March) for a “Persian Celebration Service”. The event marked the launch of an officially authorised translation of the Holy Communion Service. The Bishop of Loughborough, Guli Francis-Dehqani, led the service. Bishop Guli arrived in the UK in 1980 at the age of 14 following the murder of her brother, Bahram, and the attempted murder of her father, the then- Bishop of Iran, Hassan Dehqani-Tafti.
ACNS. 4 March 2019
A service has been held in the chapel of Lambeth Palace – the official London residence of the Archbishops of Canterbury – to celebrate 25 years of the ordination of women in the Church of England. The then-Bishop of Bristol, Barry Rogerson, ordained 32 women in Bristol Cathedral on 12 March 1994 in the first of many ordinations that year. A message from Bishop Barry was read to the more than 80 female priests who were invited to Friday’s service.
ACNS. 4 March 2019
If God whispered in your ear about a pastoral call on Ascension Island — on which about 800 people live in the middle of the South Atlantic, 1,000 miles from Africa and 1,400 miles from Brazil — how would you respond?
Matthew Townsend. The Living Church 28 February 2019
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.
New translations of the US-based Episcopal Church’s 1979 Book of Common Prayer are being prepared in Spanish, French and Creole.
Wakefield Cathedral was packed on Saturday for a “Persian Celebration Service” which included the launch of a Farsi Holy Communion.
Authorised by the House of Bishops, the publication of the Farsi language service affirms the presence of Iranians in churches as a gift, and demonstrates commitment to welcoming them into the life of the Church of England.
Diocese of Leicester website. 3 March 2019
When the Bishop of Loughborough was 13-years-old, her brother was murdered for being a Christian. Born and raised in Iran, she was forced to flee her homeland in 1980 on the grounds of religious persecution - a story that is all too familiar for many Iranian Christians. Now, as the ordained Bishop of Loughborough, the Rt Revd Guli Francis-Dehqani is leading the Church of England’s growing community of Iranians who have found a home in the Anglican church.
Izzy Lyons. Daily Telegraph. 3 March 2019
Westmoreland Gazette. 28 February 2019
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