Posts Tagged ‘Anglican’

Anglican Studies weekend to be held Hiruhārama/Jerusalem on the Whanganui river Comments 0

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

A Wellington Anglican Studies programme will be hosting a taster weekend for those interested in the programme. The taster involves attending the Anglican Studies weekend at Hiruhārama/Jerusalem on the Whanganui River from Friday 31 August to Sunday 2 September. Continue reading Related Posts:God calls Anglican Bishop of Wellington to live in WhanganuiArt exhibition – The Read more

Church of England plans to test aspiring clergy for skills, aptitude — and narcissism Comments 0

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
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Responding to growing concern about the kinds of priests the Church of England is attracting, Anglican leaders are considering expanding its assessments of clergy candidates to include more rigorous psychological testing. Anxiety about the quality of those who aspire to become clergy is rooted in the series of child sex abuse scandals that have emerged from Anglicanism’s Read more

Vicar resigns over proposal to allow same-sex blessings Comments 0

Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Vicar Jay Behan of St Stephen’s church in Shirley has resigned from the Anglican general synod and says he is looking at ways to leave the church. He disagrees with the recent decision made by the Anglican Synod to give bishops the freedom to allow the blessing of same-sex couples in their dioceses. The motion allows only for blessing Read more

Six Anglican churches in Christchurch shortlisted for post-earthquake heritage awards Comments 0

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

More than half of the finalists in an award recognising “commitment, investment or a unique solution to earthquake strengthening which has saved or will now protect a heritage building” in Christchurch, New Zealand, are Anglican churches and a school. Continue reading Related Posts:Finance promised to restore Heritage-listed ChurchesThe Restoration of St Patrick’s Church, AkaroaVicious debate mars Read more

Anglicans vote to bless gay relationships Comments 0

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Anglican Church will bless same-sex relationships

New Zealand’s Anglican Church voted this week to bless gay relationships. But it still won’t marry homosexual couples in church. The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia’s vote lets ministers bless gay couples in same-sex civil marriages or civil unions. The vote happened at the church’s biannual synod in New Plymouth this week. Read more

Oceania’s Anglican leaders tackle climate change and gender-based violence Comments 0

Thursday, March 15th, 2018
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Oceania’s Anglican leaders in the region have committed themselves “to take concrete action, to be champions and advocates, and to support each other” in the fight against climate change and gender-based violence. The primates and general secretaries of the Anglican Church in Australia, the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea, the Anglican Church of Melanesia, Read more

God calls Anglican Bishop of Wellington to live in Whanganui Comments 0

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

The Anglican Bishop of Wellington Justin Duckworth answers the door in T-shirt and shorts, holding a plate of marmite toast. He and his wife Jenny have been living in Whanganui for three weeks, in the St Peter’s vicarage in Koromiko Rd. They are currently sharing the four-bedroom house with a young family. They’ll stay there Read more

Anglican Church – abuse revelations Comments 0

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

The Church of England is facing two years of revelations about sexual abuse and attempts to cover it up, the Anglican Church ruling general synod has been told. Read more Related Posts:Australian Anglican Church: 1,100 abuse complaints#MeToo hashtag, abuse and the Church of EnglandHistoric claim of sexual abuse at Catholic primary…Why the seal of the Read more

Anglican-Methodist reunion likely Comments 0

Monday, February 12th, 2018

An Anglican-Methodist reunion is on the cards after a Church of England general synod overwhelmingly backed plans to reunite the two churches. Although some synod members consider the moves as being controversial and threatening to the fundamentals of the Church of England, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York both backed the proposals for an Anglican-Methodist Read more

Bishop Henry Bull ordained under corrugated iron roof, propped up by scaffolding Comments 0

Monday, December 18th, 2017
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A new Anglican bishop in the Diocese of Polynesia has been consecrated under a makeshift shelter on Vanua Levu, rather than the cathedral in Suva. More than 1000 people attended the ordination of Father Henry Bull as the new suffragan bishop of the Anglican Church in the Northern Division. He was ordained on Sunday (10 December) Read more