Posts Tagged ‘Anglican church’

Conservative Anglican leaders denounce Archbishop of Canterbury

Monday, May 1st, 2023
Anglican Church

Leaders of the conservative wing of the Anglican Church have declared that they no longer recognise England’s Archbishop of Canterbury as first among equals. They are calling for a complete overhaul of how the global denomination is led. The primary cause of the rift among Anglican leaders is their differing opinions on homosexuality and same-sex Read more

Anglican Church trust writes off $14.8m in Hawke’s Bay schools’ debts

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

The High Court has approved an application by an Anglican Church entity to forgive a $14.8 million debt owed by the trust which supports Te Aute College and Hukarere Girls’ College in Hawke’s Bay. The application was made by the St John’s College Trust Board, a charity which provides for scholarships and approved educational programmes Read more

Anglicans face changing approval terms for restoring Christ Church Cathedral

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

The Anglican church in New Zealand may have to change its approval terms for restoring Christ Church Cathedral. Doing so would avoid restoration work stopping in October if more funds cannot be found before then. This is because when the Anglican Synod approved the cathedral’s restoration in 2017, its terms stipulated that each stage could Read more

First Māori Woman Bishop welcomed at Rangiatea Church

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
Māori woman bishop

Pihopa Waitohiariki Quayle, New Zealand’s first Māori woman bishop, 24th November, was welcomed in a service that took place in the beautiful and historic of Rangiatea Church in Ōtaki. The newly ordained bishop was supported by groups from different areas. She comes from from the Wairarapa, but now has charge of a large area that Read more

Anglican Church dead in Canada by 2040

Monday, November 18th, 2019

The Anglican Church in Canada may be dead by 2040. This is the finding of a report delivered to leaders at the Anglican Council of General Synod meeting last week in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The document, written by Rev Neil Elliot; an Anglican priest, and commissioned by the Church, shows that within 20 years the Read more

Second annual Anglo Catholic National Hui

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

This year, the  Anglo CAtholic hui will be hosted by Anglican Movement (the Diocese of Wellington) and will be based at St Peter’s on Willis in Wellington’s CBD. Read more  

Pope Francis kisses feet of South Sudan’s leaders in bid for peace

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Pope Francis knelt to kiss the feet of South Sudan’s previously warring leaders urging them to respect the armistice they signed and to commit to forming a unified government next month. “I am asking you as a brother to stay in peace. I am asking you with my heart, let us go forward. There will Read more

Archbishop praises trailblazing women priests

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Trailblazing women priests have been feted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at a special service. Welby led the service in London to commemorate the 25 years since the first woman was ordained to the presbyterate in the Church of England. Over 80 women priests were at the celebrations. Some were among those who Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury ashamed of the Anglican Church

Monday, March 26th, 2018

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says he has “learned to be ashamed again of the Church”. He made the statement while giving evidence on the second-last day of a clergy sex abuse inquiry. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is looking into the Diocese of Chichester, where dozens of clergy have been accused Read more

Are the churches becoming exclusive clubs?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Dr Jennifer Te Paa-Daniel believes the Christian churches are in danger of becoming exclusive. She says they are just serving the needs of their own congregations rather than reaching out to the community and taking risks. “Jesus didn’t hang out with those who had it all together,” she says. Te Paa Daniel, who is an Read more