The primates of the Anglican Communion pray during Evensong in Canterbury Cathedral on Jan. 11, the first day of their five day meeting. Photo: Canterbury Cathedral
Majority of primates call for temporary Episcopal Church sanctions
A majority of Anglican primates Jan. 14 asked that the Episcopal Church, for a period of three years, “no longer represent us on ecumenical and interfaith bodies, should not be appointed or elected to an internal standing committee and that while participating in the internal bodies of the Anglican Communion, they will not take part in decision making on any issues pertaining to doctrine or polity.”
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South Carolina: Charles vonRosenberg to retire as provisional bishop
The Rt. Rev. Charles G. vonRosenberg has announced he will retire as provisional bishop of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina this summer after more than three years leading Episcopalians in eastern South Carolina.
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Church of England weekly attendance dips below one million
Some 2.4 million people attended a Church of England service at Christmas in 2014, a slight increase on the previous year; but overall, the latest attendance figures released by the C of E show that the number of people attending church services weekly has dipped below one million people for the first time, continuing a gradual year-on-year decrease of about one per cent.
Anglican Church of Canada-sponsored refugees arrive in Port Colborne
On New Year’s Day, a family of refugees from Syria began the last leg of a journey that had lasted almost three years and brought them thousands of kilometres from home.
Praying for the Anglican primates
The Community of St. Anselm, the new religious community of 36 young men and women from around the world, are in Canterbury this week to pray for the primates of the Anglican Communion as they continue their deliberations.
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