International news briefs December 5, 2014

The Archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa has criticized politicians in Ghana for using the arrest of a smuggler caught with 12kg of cocaine at Heathrow Airport as a political tool to advance their partisan interests. Last week Ruby Appiah, a Ghanaian national, was detained by customs officials after the drugs […]

International news briefs, October 24, 2014

India’s governing party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has won significant victories over the Congress Party in the Indian states of Maharashtra and Haryana, according to results announced on Sunday. The election marks a shift in Indian politics with Christians coming out in support for the Hindu Nationalist BJP over the secular Congress Party. While church […]

Overseas news briefs May 2, 2014

Over 400 members of the Ghana Anglican Clergy Association have gathered at the Ofoase- Kokoben Pope John Paul II Formative and Retreat Centre in Bekwai Municipality to discuss the role of the church in Ghanian society. In his presidential address to the “Anglican Priests in the 21st century, Challenges and Prospects” conference on 25 April […]

Welsh re-think on gay marriage

The coalition government’s push to introduce same-sex marriage in England and Wales necessitates a review of the Church in Wales thinking on marriage, the Archbishop of Wales Dr. Barry Morgan said last week. In his presidential address to the 10 – 11 April 2013 meeting of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales in […]

NHS exec to lead Welsh parochial reform commission

The Church in Wales has announced the formation of a committee tasked with reviewing proposals made by a commission chaired by Lord Harries, the former Bishop of Oxford, to reform the Welsh parochial system. On 10 Jan 2013 the church announced that five mebers of the Governing Body, the church’s general synod, would “review the […]

Bishop of Monmouth to retire

The Bishop of Monmouth, the Rt. Rev. Dominic Walker OGS has announced that he will retire from office in June 2013 shortly after his 65th birthday. In an address to his diocesan synod on 20 Oct 2012, Bishop Walker said that “after much thought and prayer I have decided that you need a new and […]

Wales to reform parochial system

The Governing Body of the Church in Wales may end the parochial system of parish ministry, changing the traditional organization of church life from parishes to “ministry areas” modeled on the catchment areas of secondary schools. Meeting at Trinity Saint David at the University of Wales Lampeter on 13-14 Sept 2012, the Governing Body unanimously […]

Women bishops on the agenda for Wales

The House of Bishops of the Church in Wales has rejected calls for the reintroduction of a flying bishop for its members opposed to women clergy. In a paper given to last month’s meeting of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales, the bishops said that while they wish to “uphold the principle of […]