Consecration of New Style Bishops – Q & A

May 15, 2017 by

(Handed out at Jesmond Parish Church yesterday) What can we achieve through new style bishops? The growth of the Church because one of their key roles is to ordain (that is, authorise and appoint) new ministers who will provide the next generation of ministry in both existing churches and new...

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Why are evangelicals in Italy having to fight to keep their churches open?

May 15, 2017 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: Evangelical Christians in Italy are fighting to defend their churches after more than 20 have been shut down in the last three years. Local authorities are closing evangelical worship centres in northern Italy because they are not technically authorised to...

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Unofficial Bishops, non-C of E Anglicans: fragmentation and schism, or new reformation?

May 9, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. “We are on the cusp of a new reformation”, says Gavin Ashenden in an article about conflicts and new initiatives in Anglicanism in Britain. The original Reformation, which we remember particularly this year, 500 years after Martin Luther’s famous public...

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A Church that Was

May 4, 2017 by

by Peter Hitchens, First Things: Yes, I remember the Church of England, much more than a name, a living thing. As it happens, my own religiously confused family was not churchgoing. By the early 1950s, most of the respectable English middle class had ceased to be especially religious, though they...

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More than half of Brits say church is ‘vital’ to local community

May 1, 2017 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: Churches are a ‘significant’ part of local communities and their loss would be devastating to entire communities, a new survey finds. Half of UK adults back the continuing role of churches in society, according to specialist insurers Ecclesiastical....

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Leading the Anglican Church of Congo from the grassroots

Apr 28, 2017 by

By Jem Hovil, BUILD Partners.  The Most Revd Zacharie Masimango Katanda is not only the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Congo (ACC), but he remains bishop of the vast Diocese of Kindu. Travel along narrow dirt roads through forest to the church centres is all but impossible except at certain...

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