Church of England is in ‘grave spiritual danger’, warns Archbishop

The leader of the Anglican Church in Nigeria has slammed the General Synod of the Church of England for ‘false teaching’ and is warning that it is in ‘grave spiritual danger’. Archbishop Nicholas Okoh’s attack follows the Synod’s decision to back a proposal for services marking new identities for transgender people. Writing to the ‘faithful’ of […]

Rev David McCarthy

Scottish Anglican Network welcomes consecration of Missionary Bishop for Europe

The Scottish Anglican Network has welcomed the initiative of the Primates Council of Gafcon which led to the consecration of a missionary bishop for Europe on Friday 30 June. This was done in response to the decision by the Scottish Episcopal Church to redefine marriage in its canons as no longer only being between a […]

Archbishops criticised for inviting proposer of Scottish gay-marriage motion to York

A group of the Church of England General Synod’s laity and clergy have been placed in an “invidious” position, they say, by the “entirely wrong” invitation to the Bishop of Edinburgh, the Rt Revd John Armes, to the Synod’s York meeting this weekend. They argue that it looks like an endorsement of the Scottish Episcopal […]

‘Church ministers must marry same-sex couples’, says Swedish PM

Ministers in Sweden’s state church cannot “refuse to marry same-sex couples”, the country’s Prime Minister has said. Stefan Löfven announced that church leaders should be required to marry same-sex couples – even if they disagree with homosexual marriage. The Church of Sweden currently allows its ministers to opt out of weddings, baptisms, and funerals for […]

Archbishop Nicholas Okoh

ACNA consecrates Bishop Lines to ‘correct, rebuke, and encourage’ Europe

The consecration of Canon Andy Lines as “Missionary Bishop for Europe” took place last Friday in the United States. The service took place at Edman Chapel, on the campus of Wheaton College, near Chicago, and concluded a conference, “Mission on Our Doorstep”, attended by more than 1400 Anglican leaders, a GAFCON press release said. In […]

Bishop Andy Lines

Two Church of England bishops welcome controversial ‘missionary bishop’

Two Church of England bishops are welcoming a controversial ‘missionary’ bishop consecrated last week by a splinter Anglican church. Rt Rev Julian Henderson, the Bishop of Blackburn, and Rt Rev Keith Sinclair, the Bishop of Birkenhead, wrote to the head of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA) to say they were praying for a […]

Bishop Andy Lines

Australian Primate rebukes bishops’ attendance at GAFCON consecration

An Australian Primate has rebuked two bishops who attended the Global Anglican Futures Conference (GAFCON) consecration of a new missionary bishop in Illinois, USA. The Most Reverend Dr Philip L Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne wrote an open letter condemning Archbishop Glenn Davies and Bishop Richard Condie. He was unhappy they went against his advice in […]

Video: Newly-consecrated Bishop Andy Lines talks about his mission to Scotland and Europe

Video: Newly-consecrated Bishop Andy Lines talks about his mission to Scotland and Europe

Leaders of a conservative wing of the Anglican Church gathered in the United States to consecrate a missionary bishop for Anglicans in Scotland, the U.K. and Europe. Archbishops and bishops representing the majority of the Anglican Communion joined leaders of the Global Anglican Future Conference (Gafcon), along with the Anglican Church in North America’s College […]

Archbishop Justin Welby

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Ecumenical Christmas Letter

A Christmas letter to churches around the world from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Greetings in the name of Jesus, the Word made flesh who by the action of God and the obedience of His blessed Mother, the God bearer, came to dwell among us, Emmanuel. In November, I visited Pakistan to express solidarity […]

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

Archbishop Welby praises new book on theology and church growth

The Archbishop of Canterbury has praised a new book on theology and church growth for asserting that Jesus Christ alone is the reason for growing churches. In a foreword to ‘Towards a Theology of Church Growth’, Archbishop Justin Welby says church growth is not about “survival” but about Christians imitating God by reaching out to […]

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