Archbishops and Athanasius

Archbishops and Athanasius

Anglican Life Reform   By Susie Leafe   In the past weeks two archbishops have appealed to the First Council of Nicaea. As many readers will know, the Council (which took place in 325AD) was convened to resolve the disagreement between Athanasius and Arius concerning the nature of the divinity of Christ. In the providence […]

A stitch in time. . .

A stitch in time. . .

Anglican Life Church Army   The room is an explosion of colour, with rolls of fabric and spools of thread scattered around.Some women are bent over their sewing machines, their faces intense with concentration. One woman is cutting up a brightly patterned purple and white material to make an apron, another is making a fabric […]

After the General Election: what now?

Anglican Life The Latimer Trust   “Were you up for Portillo?” By the time this article is published the country will have been to the polls and we will know whether we’re waking up to a landslide or gridlock or something completely unexpected. And a new set of ‘Portillo moments’ will be imprinted on the […]

Women and the vote

Women and the vote

Anglican Life WATCH   I hope that all of us used our right to vote in the election.Whichever candidate we chose to vote for, the freedom we have to make such choices is immensely important, especially if we are women. Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom; in […]

The Internet: today’s Wild West

Anglican Life WATCH   The recent unpleasant episode that saw Vicky Beeching step back from social media after a particularly nasty experience, will surprise almost no one.For all it has brought people together, the internet can equally be described as a 21st century Wild West, where the rule of law is suspended and people are […]

The need filled by Thanksgivings

The need filled by Thanksgivings

Anglican Life Baptismal Integrity   By Rev John Hartley It’s striking how ministry often takes you back to first principles. Yesterday afternoon our church was comfortably filled for a service of Thanksgiving and Blessing for the Gift of a child, with family guests from far and wide. Afterwards during the photos I chatted with them, and […]

The challenges of international development

The challenges of international development

Anglican Life USPG Naomi Herbert, Director of International Programmes for the Anglican mission agency USPG, reports on a hidden side of Madagascar.   We know that Madagascar is on the tourist trail, with the most amazing natural beauty and rare animal species. But my recent visits with USPG have taken me to the hidden side […]

Not yet done

Not yet done

In her own words, Grace Kanungha’s home is nothing spectacular: a small village in the middle of nowhere, Tanzania. Originally from Cornwall, Grace now lives there with Tanzanian husband Festo and their children. But what keeps them there?   Tanzania isn’t a headline-grabbing country. We don’t have a despot dictator. Financially it’s fairly stable. There’s […]

Archbishops’ election letter: Is it pastoral?

Anglican Life Anglican Mainstream by Rev  Andrew Symes     Just over a month until the General Election, and a ‘pastoral letter’ is distributed via the Bishops to all clergy. We’re told that we’re “welcome to use it in services on Sunday”, but is it actually for parishes, or for a wider audience? Many of […]

The Reformation of death

The Reformation of death

Anglican Life Latimer Trust     In medieval England the 1st of November (All Saints Day) was a time to remember the dead. It was the formal beginning of winter, the time when death overcame life in the annual cycle of nature. As the daylight faded and night crept in, the bells of thousands of […]

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