April 9, 2013
[Scottish Episcopal Church] The Most Rev. David Chillingworth, bishop of St. Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane and primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, says “Margaret Thatcher will be remembered for her achievement in becoming Britain’s first woman Prime Minister long after debate about the merits and demerits of her time in office have faded. She was a passionate and dedicated servant of her country. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family as they mourn her.”
[Anglican Taonga] Insurance money from quake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral cannot be used to fund the transitional cathedral in nearby Latimer Square, a judge has ruled.
However, the Church Property Trustees (CPT) acted in “extraordinary circumstances” in the wake of the earthquakes, says Judge Graham Panckhurst in his ruling released on April 8.
CPT has earmarked up to NZ$4 million (US$3.39 million) of the insurance payout to fund the NZ...
April 4, 2013
[Lambeth Palace -- Press Release] Listen to four programmes recorded by the BBC’s Daily Service during Archbishop Justin’s prayer journey last month
Archbishop Justin, wearing his Coventry Cross of Nails, is greeted by the people of Coventry and Warwickshire. Friday 15 March 2013. (Photograph: Coventry diocese)
In the lead up to his...
[Anglican Taonga] Cantabrians have this morning glimpsed what shape a new Cathedral in the Square could take.
Three design options have been unveiled – restored, traditional and contemporary – and over the next month the Diocese of Christchurch and the Church Property Trustees will take those options to the public.
They’ll explain the pros and cons of each at a number of presentations and public forums during April. And they will actively...
April 1, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] The general secretary of the Anglican Church of Tanzania has published a full account of the recent election of the archbishop-elect.
The Rev. Canon Dickson Chilongani said the church issued the statement after what he called “speculation and gossip” on the Internet surrounding the election.
“We have decided to give details of what has been confirmed by all bishops present as a free and fair election,” he wrote to ACNS. “We hope...
March 31, 2013
[Lambeth Palace -- Press Release] Archbishop Justin has said in his Easter sermon that pinning hopes on individuals in politics and public life is “always a mistake”. But he said Holy Week and Easter remind us of the power of God and the fallibility of human beings – lessons which liberate us to be merciful with each other.
Speaking at Canterbury Cathedral 10 days after his inauguration, the Archbishop of Canterbury used his first Easter sermon today to...