The Church and how it is forging new friendships

Apr 9, 2017 by

by Nick Baines, Yorkshire Post: WHAT happens when worlds collide and people are brought together whose experience of those worlds are so diverse? Well, we thought we would find out. Some people on hearing that seven Anglican bishops were to meet in Yorkshire for a week might assume they were going...

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As Catholics and Anglicans come together, the Church of England pulls apart

Mar 18, 2017 by

by Fr Dwight Longenecker, Crux: In many ways, the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion are on closer terms than they have ever been in their history. Despite this relationship, the situation for Anglo-Catholics in the Church of England itself is getting worse: An Anglo-Catholic bishop...

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Episodically led and spasmodically governed?

Mar 11, 2017 by

by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: Once upon a time a number of Anglican bishops and leaders from around the world were sharing on an email list-serve about how we as a Communion of Churches organize ourselves. As Anglicans we often describe ourselves as “Episcopally led and Synodically governed.” It’s a...

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Does Being Conservative On Gay Sex Help Church Growth?

Mar 1, 2017 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: Anglicans must listen more carefully to the rapidly growing conservative provinces like Nigeria and South America, according to the head of major project assessing the state of the Church around the world. New research shows a rapid growth in the global Anglican...

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Growth and decline in the Anglican Communion

Feb 6, 2017 by

Book Review by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. 18 months ago a book was published on church growth in England, edited by Durham-based academic David Goodhew, which urged church leaders to reject  a ‘theology of decline’, and instead to learn about and intentionally foster growth where possible....

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Letter to the primates from the Archbishop of Canterbury

Jan 22, 2017 by

by Justin Welby: 28 November 2016 “And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and sea obey him’?”  (Mark 4:41) Wherever we look in the world there seem to be storms. This has always been the experience of the Church, the people of God since...

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