Church Society launches The Global Anglican


September 2020 heralds the launch of The Global Anglican, an Anglican theological journal committed to publishing international scholarship that speaks to the pastoral needs of the contemporary church. Established in 1879 as The Churchman, this move happens at an exciting and challenging time for Anglicanism worldwide.

The launch issue of The Global Anglican—now available freely online—demonstrates the journal’s commitment to increasing the range of global voices and global themes within its pages:

 Foreman Nedison, Bishop of Jalingo (Nigeria), describes the role of missionary bishops in growing the church in Nigeria
 Samson M. Mwaluda, former Bishop of Taita Taveta (Kenya, 1993–2016), writes about equipping bishops for ministry around the world.
 Mark D. Thompson, Principal of Moore Theological College in Sydney, offers a plea for principled theological education.
 Other contributors include bishops from Uganda and Chile, as well as scholars, ministers, students and others from the UK and elsewhere.

This global vision reflects the reality of worldwide Anglicanism in 2020: “Today there are 41 provinces in the Anglican Communion, with the recent inaugurations of the Episcopal Church of Sudan in 2017, Iglesia Anglicana de Chile in 2018, and Alexandria in 2020. This global trend continues to gather pace. Meanwhile, many vibrant new expressions of Anglicanism have begun to flourish outside the structures of the old Communion. It is no longer sufficient to be a merely parochial, or even provincial, Anglican. Anglicanism is a truly global movement. In keeping with these new realities, our new name is not just The Anglican, but The Global Anglican.” Andrew Atherstone, on behalf of The Global Anglican Editorial Board

The renamed journal was launched at an international online event on September 1st, featuring some of the journal’s growing team of global consultants as well as the editor, Peter Jensen, former Archbishop of Sydney, who commented: ‘Some things in this world should be much better known, and this journal, freshly named The Global Anglican, is one of them. It will continue the tradition of supporting gospel ministry by providing serious articles on academic and pastoral matters, as well as introductions and critical reviews of important books. But now, as the new name tells us, it will be far more deliberate in serving the global fellowship. It will be a bridge between seminary and preacher, refreshing the mind and heart of those who teach and those who learn the word of God. May the Lord bless this enterprise!’

To celebrate the global vision for the journal and to encourage upcoming writers, The Global Anglican Essay
Prize has been announced. This competition is open to authors from anywhere in the world, who are invited to
submit articles from any theological discipline and on any subject, in accordance with the aims of the journal. The
winning entry will be published in The Global Anglican, and the winner will also receive £250, a year’s subscription to
the journal, and a selection of books from Church Society. Full details of the essay prize competition are on the

The Churchman archive is now available digitally through the premier AtlasSerials® database, with discounted rates available for Majority World subscribers. The Global Anglican will continue to be catalogued by Atla (formerly the American Theological Libraries Association,, and full-text articles will be available there two years after print publication.

Editor: Peter Jensen Chair of the Editorial Board: Andrew Atherstone
Twitter: @global_anglican Facebook: /globalanglicanjournal

The Global Anglican is published quarterly by Church Society and is available internationally by subscription from the Church Society website: Further information, archives and submission guidelines can be found there.

Church Society exists to strengthen local churches in biblical faith and to help shape the Church of England now and for the future. We are an evangelical Anglican charity established to promote and uphold the biblical foundations of the Church of England. Media enquiries and journal correspondence should be sent to:

During a live event, Peter Jensen, Alfred Olwa and Sammy Morrison joined Lee Gatiss and Ros Clarke for the re-launch of Church Society’s theological journal.