June 2016

 

Toronto adopts master plan for growth

The Diocese of Toronto has a new strategic plan, called Growing in Christ, that will guide its work and the deployment of

 

Independent review into handling of George Bell case

An independent review of the processes used in the George Bell case has been announced today in accordance with the House of Bishops guidance on all complex cases.

 

Skip Adams appointed interim bishop in South Carolina

Leaders of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina have nominated the Rt. Rev. Gladstone B. “Skip” Adams III as the next provisional bishop for the diocese,

 

Vigil on the Somme

Almost 100 years since the start of the Somme offensive, members of the Armed Forces have begun standing vigil in the UK and France in honour of the war dead.

 

Anglican angst over Brexit

Welsh, Scottish and Irish Anglican leaders have voiced their disquiet over last week’s vote to withdraw from the European Union.

 

Queensland priest jailed for abusing altar boy

A former priest and one time chaplain to Archbishop Peter Hollingworth has been jailed for three months for child abuse.

 

SA episcopal election fails to select candidate

House of Bishops to appoint next bishop of the Diocese of Christ the King

 

Abbey service marks centenary of the Battle of the Somme

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended a service at Westminster Abbey, followed by a vigil made up of almost 100 Armed Forces personnel

 

European church leaders critical of Brexit

 Archbishop Henryk Muszynski of Gniezno was less sanguine. “Brexit is the outcome of separatist, populist and egotistic tendencies"

 

ACNA Bishops approve Marriage, Burial Rites

The College approved two new liturgies (Holy Matrimony and the Burial of the Dead) and two calendars (an overall calendar of the Church Year, as well as a calendar of Holy Days and Commemorations).