Posts Tagged ‘Anglican Church’

Anglican head tells NZ service that Church must beat its fears Comments 0

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Welby Akld resized

In a sermon given in Auckland, the spiritual head of the Anglican communion has challenged the Church to overcome its fears. Preaching at a packed Holy Sepulchre Church in Newton, Archbishop Justin Welby said the Church has “so often lived in fear and often does so now”. “Fear causes our quarrels, whether it is sexuality Read more

A lone effort to re-establish Anglicanism on Pitcairn Island Comments 0

Friday, August 1st, 2014
Pitcairn church right size

An American clergyman is seeking funding to re-establish an Anglican presence on Pitcairn Island. The St Helena Star in the United States reported that John Brantley, who claims to be an Anglican Rite Old Catholic priest, is hoping to get to Pitcairn. At present, the Seventh Day Adventist Church is the only form of organised Read more

Progress not battles for Christchurch Comments 0

Friday, June 6th, 2014
Mike Hosking

I am pretty sure the Anglican Church doesn’t get out of bed in the morning looking to infuriate people, hence I tend to side with them when it comes to ChristChurch Cathedral. They got another court win late last week and are now basically allowed to get on with the demolition, as in deed they Read more

Bishop Duckworth has ‘deep social conscience’ Comments 0

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Rosemary McLeod referred to Bishop Justin Duckworth’s week in a monastic cell in front of Saint Paul’s Cathedral as a “performance piece” (Opinion, October 17). Justice Minister Judith Collins implied it was ridiculous and suggested this “sort of display” is “why people are leaving the Anglican Church”. Perhaps the symbol of a fenced in cell is Read more

State should stay out of churches’ business Comments 0

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Parliament’s sanctioning of same-sex marriage this year has prompted galloping expectations, not least where churches are involved. One has been tested in the Human Rights Review Tribunal by the Gay and Lesbian Clergy Anti-Discrimination Society on behalf of Eugene Sisneros, an events co-ordinator at St Matthew-in-the-City who claimed he was rejected for a priest training Read more

Anglicans choose Philip Richardson as new Archbishop Comments 0

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

The Bishop of Taranaki, Philip Richardson, has been confirmed as Archbishop-elect at a meeting in Wellington on Saturday. From May 1st the 55-year-old  becomes the Archbishop for Tikanga Pakeha and will work alongside the leader of the Maori arm of the church, Archbishop Brown Turei, and Archbishop Winston Halapua who is Bishop of Polynesia. He will Read more

Mainstream churches hemorrhaging gifted passionate prayerful women Comments 0

Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Liz Pearce

I am one of a rapidly growing group – a woman in the second-half of life, struggling to find a place of belonging in the institutional church. The mainstream churches are hemorrhaging committed, gifted, passionate, knowledgeable, prayerful, spiritual seekers. Women who have given twenty, thirty, forty, fifty years in the service of their spiritual or Read more

Resigning bishops a supreme sacrifice for women Comments 0

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

How ironic that as the Church of England was voting against women bishops, I was trying to buy Divine Women; a series for television by historian Brittany Hughes who dares to consider when God was a girl. Whilst some must have been celebrating at the result, others were distraught.  ‘I’m ashamed to be part of the Read more

Opponents of women bishops have only put off the evil day Comments 0

Friday, November 23rd, 2012
woman bishop

Really, you couldn’t make it up. The Church of England, because of its arcane and dysfunctional, though supposedly democratic, voting procedures, has yet again decided that someone who really is a priest (that’s what they believe), and is worthy of promotion, is not necessarily eligible to be made into a bishop. I say nothing about Read more

Anglican archbishops regret defeat for women bishops Comments 1

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Both the Archbishop of Canterbury and his newly-appointed successor are dismayed at the defeat of a proposal to ordain women as bishops in the Church of England. After hours of debate, the proposal for women bishops won the required two-thirds majority from the general synod’s house of bishops and house of clergy, but was four Read more