Source: The Rev. Canon Johnson Twinomujuni has been elected the 4thBishop of West Ankole Diocese. He will be consecrated and enthroned as Bishop on 28th May 2017 at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Bweranyangi, Bushenyi. He will succeed the Most. Rev. Stanley Ntagali, who has been the Acting Bishop of the Diocese since the Rt. Rev. Yonah[…]

Source: Bishop James Odico of The Gambia has expressed thanksgiving for a peaceful outcome after the tensions surrounding a Presidential election in December.  The poll marked the first change of presidency in The Gambia since a military coup in 1994.  Bishop James said the Christian community resorted to intense prayer after the election result was[…]

Source: The Anglican Communion has announced that Sudan will, in a few months from now, become a separate Province is its own right. Currently, Sudan is an internal province within the Anglican Church of South Sudan and Sudan. The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, described it as a “welcome development” that[…]

Source: Pope says Anglicans and Catholics must be ‘always more liberated from our respective prejudices from the past’ Pope Francis has become the first pontiff to visit an Anglican church in Rome. Francis and an Anglican bishop prayed side-by-side Sunday afternoon at All Saints Church in central Rome. Bishop Robert Innes welcomed Francis by praising[…]

Source: [ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The Government of Uganda and the country’s Anglican Church will join forces next month for a major commemoration to mark the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Janani Luwum. Archbishop Luwum was murdered by Uganda’s then-president, Idi Amin, on 16 February 1977. He is remembered on the anniversary[…]

Source: [ACNS] The Episcopal Church in South Sudan and Sudan has warned of the deteriorating security situation in the town of Kajo Keji within the past week. It says three violent incidents have prompted local people to flee their homes and head for refuge in neighbouring northern Uganda. A communiqué from the Diocese of[…]

Source: [ACNS] Wales is consecrating its first woman bishop this weekend.   The Revd Canon Joanna Penberthy is being consecrated as Bishop of St Davids at Llandaff Cathedral on Saturday, by the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, with the five other Welsh bishops. The Church took the decision to ordain women bishops in 2013. Dr Morgan said:  “This[…]

Source: | [ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The planting of trees to mark special occasions like confirmations, baptisms and weddings is an increasingly popular practice in many areas of southern and central Africa, after it was suggested and promoted by young Green Anglicans. But the Province of Burundi is going a step further and is[…]

[ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has focused on reconciliation – one of the three priority areas for his ministry – for his New Year’s Message. The Archbishop filmed the message in Coventry – where he served as cathedral Canon between 2002 and 2007. It was in Coventry that Archbishop Justin[…]

Welsh Christians offer practical support for refugees

Source: [ACNS, by Gavin Drake] Christians in Wales have raised more than £20,000 GBP in their sponsored walk from Bethlehem to Egypt – the Welsh village and hamlet that share the names of their more famous counterparts. The funds will be used to support Christian Aid Cymru’s work with refugees and asylum seekers. As part[…]