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 […]

Café creates buzz in Bethlehem

Café creates buzz in Bethlehem

Anglican Life CMS “New relationships are formed and existing ones are strengthened… Since discipleship is both a journey and a way of life, this is a place where we can freely demonstrate the love of Christ on a practical level and with all sorts of people,” – Raj, manager of Connect Café, Bethlehem   Connect […]

God; She, He and everything in between 

God; She, He and everything in between 

By Jody Stowell Anglican Life WATCH The conversation regarding the gender of God has been rekindled in the last few weeks with an article published by the Telegraph, which included some quotations from the Bishop of Gloucester.Unfortunately, the Bishop then received some outraged trolling on the subject. Why is the idea of using female language […]

The Gospel in the parish

The Gospel in the parish

Anglican Life Church Society This year’s Junior Anglican Evangelical Conference (JAEC) welcomed 37 delegates at all stages from just beginning to consider a vocation to ministry through to those in their first years as an incumbent. We had students from five different theological colleges and representatives from still more colleges who were now curates and […]

Challenged to rethink theology

Challenged to rethink theology

Dr Evie Vernon, Theological Adviser for the Anglican mission agency USPG, reports on two weeks participating in a course run by the Asian Theological Academy. For two weeks I had the privilege of studying with a group of 23 clergy and lay leaders who had gathered in Sri Lanka to challenge their understanding of theology […]

A breakdown in world order

A breakdown in world order

By Tim Livesey When the international rules-based order falls below expectations, that’s one thing. When it starts to fall apart it’s quite another; and time for serious concern. For some time now the UN has struggled to keep the peace, to act as an effective upholder of accepted international human rights norms, let alone to […]

Mothers uniting worldwide

By Stephanie Mooney Mothers’ Union Regional Development Project Lead (East and West Africa?   I recently visited Kenya to attend the Anglican Church of Kenya’s Mothers’ Union Provincial Conference, which was opened and supported by the Most Rev Dr Jackson Ole Sapit. Arriving at the opening service of the conference, the auditorium was awash with […]