Two cheers for Jeremy Hunt

Two cheers for Jeremy Hunt

  There hasn’t been very much good news emerging from the government of late. So two rather unexpected cheers for the Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, who surprised everyone on 26 December by announcing – in an article in the [i] Telegraph – a review into the persecution of Christians worldwide. It doesn’t get much more […]

The Ukraine Orthodox crisis deepens

The Ukraine Orthodox crisis deepens

By Brian Cooper ECUMENICAL Patriarch Bartholomew’s recent actions have caused profound division within the world Orthodox family. These include the inauguration of a new ‘Orthodox Church of Ukraine – Kiev Patriarchate’, his ending – after three centuries — of the Russian Orthodox’s [Moscow Patriarchate] canonical authority over majority Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and Ukraine President Poroshenko’s […]

Why we need the global Church

Why we need the global Church

By Andrew Symes “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” said Nathanael to Philip. Do we have anything to gain from associating with those from an insignificant backwater, like Jesus? Can we learn anything from disadvantaged people like his mother? Nathanael’s perhaps jesting but dismissive question is recorded by John. In Luke’s Gospel, we see […]

Making a difference – with pancakes!

Making a difference – with pancakes!

Anglican Life Church Urban Fund Working together can be both a joy and a challenge. This is something with which the Anglican Church is particularly familiar: its breadth and diversity bring a richness of experience and opportunity, as well as tensions and, at times, conflict. It is also readily apparent within our national life: living […]

God at work in Kiev

God at work in Kiev

Anglican Life CMS   In Ukraine, where the evangelical church makes up less than two per cent of the population, a local partner has followed his call to plant a church and is seeing God at work. Valery Alymov, a local partner serving in Kiev, is called to preach the gospel, make disciples, and plant […]

Hope is kindled

Hope is kindled

Anglican Life New Wine By Bishop Jill Duff New Wine was birthed by an outpouring of the Spirit in Chile. Across the majority world, church planting movements are being fanned into flame by the Spirit of God. Wonderfully, churches across our nation are waking up again to church planting as a normal part of mission […]

Stockpiling assets ahead of a split?

Anglican Life Church Society It made a great headline. According to the BBC, evangelical churches have buying up millions of pounds worth of property; could they be stockpiling assets in anticipation of a split within the Church of England? Aside from the fact that in today’s property market, a couple of million pounds doesn’t go […]

The festive allure of Christmas Tree festivals

The festive allure of Christmas Tree festivals

The week before Advent sees the kick off of Christmas Fayres and Markets, the switch on of Christmas Tree Lights, and “Black Friday” sales offers. It is now also marked by Christmas Tree Festivals in church buildings all over the country. A magical scene of Christmas Trees greeted primary age children and their parents as […]

How to reach the ‘missing generation’

How to reach the ‘missing generation’

Anglican Life Church Army By Andrew Wooding   Community is key in reaching young adults. This is just one of the findings of Church Army’s Research Unit after studying effective examples of evangelism with young adults aged 18 to 30. Young adults are often described in church circles as the ‘missing generation’ as very few […]

Brazil: An inclusive church with a commitment to the poor

Brazil: An inclusive church with a commitment to the poor

The Rev Richard Bartlett, Director of Mission Engagement for the Anglican mission agency USPG, reports on his recent visit to the Dioceses of Curitiba and Brasilia in the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil.   When Naudal Gomes, Dean of Curitiba Cathedral, in Brazil, first suggested to his congregation that they begin a weekly outreach to […]

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