Online Advent calendar created by the world

Source: [ACNS] Christians across the world are being invited to celebrate the season of Advent through an interactive, multi-lingual online calendar. The website goes live on Advent Sunday (27 November) in nine languages including, for the first time, Arabic. It allows people around the globe to create together an advent calendar with images shared[…]

[ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The overseas development arm of the Anglican Church of Canada is helping to save the lives of new-born babies in Mozambique through the provision of “solar suitcases.” One nurse in the country reported using the light from a mobile phone held by her mouth to deliver babies born at night in[…]

Source: (By Zadock Amanyisa) Bushenyi — Following a High Court dismissal of the case against Church of Uganda Archbishop Stanley Ntagali that had been brought against him by 11 canons of West Ankole Diocese, the archbishop has said he is still in charge of the Anglican Church of Uganda. “I am the head of Church[…]

Source: Anglican News {Episcopal News Service, by Mary Frances Schjonberg] For many Americans, next Tuesday’s general election (8 November) can’t come soon enough, and not because they’re excited about it. More than half (52 per cent) of American adults report the 2016 election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress, research by the[…]

Church in Wales appoints first female bishop

Source: [ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The Church in Wales has elected its first female bishop, a little over three years since the Province passed legislation opening the episcopacy to women. The Revd Canon Joanna Penberthy, currently the Rector of Glan Ithon in Llandrindod Wells, in the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon, was elected as the[…]

Source: [ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The former general secretary of the Anglican mission agency Crosslinks, Bishop John Ball, has died at the age of 81 after a period of illness, his family have announced. During his ministry, John Ball served as the assistant bishop of the Diocese of Central Tanganyika, part of the Anglican Church[…]

Source: The Rev. Canon Michael Lubowa  has been elected the next Bishop of Central Buganda Diocese. He will be consecrated and enthroned as Bishop on 29th January 2017 at St. John’s Cathedral, Kasaka, Gomba-Mpigi. Canon Lubowa is the third born of eleven children of retired Bishop George and Edith Sinabulya, the first Bishop of Central[…]

Source: [ACNS by Adrian Butcher] Anglicans in Sudan are waiting to hear if they will become a new, separate province of the Communion after a team led by the secretary general visited the country on a fact-finding trip. Currently, Sudan is an internal province with the Anglican Church of South Sudan and Sudan. Archbishop Josiah[…]

Source: [ACNS, by Gavin Drake] A play written by the former Archbishop of Canterbury and Wales, Rowan Williams, about the “lost years” of celebrated English playwright Williams Shakespeare has opened in a theatre in Wales. Shakeshafte is set in 1581 and depicts Shakespeare as a Roman Catholic at the time of Elizabeth I’s suppression of[…]

Source: [ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa will launch a Decade of Intentional Discipleship at its biennial renewal conference, Anglicans Ablaze, later this year. It follows the call from the Anglican Consultative Council, at their meeting in Lusaka in April (ACC-16), for “every province, diocese and parish” in the Anglican Communion[…]