Anglican Communion: L&RUK posts

Links to L&RUK posts* relating to the Anglican Communion are listed below.


Lambeth Conference/Anglican Communion

Law and religion round-up – 31st July: Call(s) to remembrance…O Lord! (Richard Farrant, 1530-1581): The Lambeth Conference and same-sex relationships; Lambeth Conference documents and comments; and Principles of Canon Law common to the Churches of the Anglican Communion, (31 July 2022).

The Lambeth Conference reschedules to 2022 – “Let us walk together as we seek to be good news” says The Archbishop of Canterbury. Lambeth Conference. (8 July 2020)

The Episcopal/Anglican Province of Alexandria officially inaugurated as 41st Province of the Anglican Communion. Anglican Communion News Service. (29 June 2020).

Communiqué of the Primates’ Meeting, Jordan, 13-15 January 2020. Anglican Communion. (15 January 2020).

Communications in the Anglican Communion. The leaders of 36 of the Anglican Communion’s 40 member churches gather in the Middle East for what has been described as “a very strategic meeting.” The chief pastors of the Communion – the senior archbishops, moderators and presiding bishops of the Anglican provinces – will meet from Monday 13 January to Wednesday 15 January in formal session. In view of the importance of the forthcoming Lambeth Conference, changes were announced this week via the Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) in the way the Anglican Communion communicates. (12 January 2020).

Anglican Communion – developments in Rwanda. The Most Rev Dr Laurent Mbanda, Archbishop of Rwanda said: “Some want us to accept that it is essential to being Anglican that you are recognised by Canterbury, but we find our identity first and foremost through our Biblical and Anglican doctrinal inheritance in Christ…we do need to ensure that we have global Anglican Communion structures which are fit for purpose …“. (9 October 2019).

Jack Palmer-White, Religion and Global Society‘Collaboration between faith and non-faith actors is vital’: The Anglican Communion at the UN. (7 November 2018).

Lambeth Conference 2020, (15 March 2018).

Primates’ Meeting – Communiqué. The following Communiqué was issued by the Anglican Communion office at the end of the Primates Meeting in Canterbury from 2nd to 6th October 2017. (8 October 2017).

Same-sex marriage

Rowan Williams on church law. Reprise of comments from first edition of The Principles of Canon Law Common to the Churches of the Anglican Communion. (1 May 2022).

Wangaratta’s same-sex wedding blessing “valid”, Australia’s highest Church court rules. Anglican Communion News Service. (12 November 2020).

Pastoral Statement: Civil Partnerships for opposite-sex couple, (22 January 2020).

Communiqué of the Primates’ Meeting, Jordan, 13-15 January 2020. Anglican Communion. (15 January 2020).

Communications in the Anglican Communion. The leaders of 36 of the Anglican Communion’s 40 member churches gather in the Middle East for what has been described as “a very strategic meeting.” The chief pastors of the Communion – the senior archbishops, moderators and presiding bishops of the Anglican provinces – will meet from Monday 13 January to Wednesday 15 January in formal session. In view of the importance of the forthcoming Lambeth Conference, changes were announced this week via the Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) in the way the Anglican Communion communicates. (12 January 2020).

The SEC, same sex marriage, and the Primate’s Meeting. Primus generates less heat than some predicted. (3 October 2017).

Scottish Episcopal Church approves same-sex marriage. (20 June 2017).

SEC approval of same-sex marriage; reaction in Anglican churches. Results of vote approving same-sex marriage; reactions of GAFCON, Anglican Communion and Church of England. (8 June 2017).

Primus’s statement on SEC Synod vote on same-sex marriage. (10 June 2017).

Primus’s statement on SEC Synod vote on same-sex marriage. The response fo the Primus of the SEC after the statement by the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion on the vote by the Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church on same-sex marriage. (10 June 2017).

Changing marriage doctrine in the SEC – voting procedures. (7 June 2017).

Appointment of bishops

Rowan Williams on church law. Reprise of comments from first edition of The Principles of Canon Law Common to the Churches of the Anglican Communion. (1 May 2022).

Consultation on membership of the Crown Nominations Commission for future Archbishops of Canterbury. On 14 January 2022, the Archbishops’ Council launched a consultation on a proposal to change the make-up of the body which nominates future Archbishops of Canterbury. (16 January 2022).

Episcopi Vagantes. An article in Christian Today by Ruth Gledhill provided some interesting insights into the consecration in the Christian Episcopal Church of Gavin Ashenden as missionary bishop to the UK; the Christian Episcopal Church is not part of the Anglican Communion. (8 October 2017).

Primates’ Meeting – Communiqué. The following Communiqué was issued by the Anglican Communion office at the end of the Primates Meeting in Canterbury from 2nd to 6th October 2017. (8 October 2017).

Further fallout from the AMiE ordinations. (17 December 2017).

AMiE ordinations – update. A summary of the initial reactions to AMiE ordinations on 7th December. (13 December 2017).

AMiE ordinations. Background to AMiE ordinations which took place on 7th December. (7 December 2017).

Missionary bishop’s PTO withdrawn. On 1 July, the Anglican Mission in England (AiME) published a Press Release stating that Canon Andy Lines had been consecrated as a Missionary Bishop; on 28 July Christian Today reported that the Diocese of Southwark had signalled its opposition by not renewing his permission to officiate. (29 July 2017).

Archbishops’ Guidelines on “Choosing Bishops”. On 7 July, the Church of England published the catchily-titled  Archbishops’ Guidelines on the implementation of “Choosing Bishops – the Equality Act 2010 (Revised)” (GS Misc 1044), (produced by  the Archbishops’ Secretary for Appointments and dated July 2017) which set out the processes for the implementation of the Legal Office note “Choosing Bishops – the Equality Act 2010 (Revised)” (“the Note”) which is attached to GS Misc 1044. (8 July 2017).

Consecration of missionary bishop. The Anglican Mission in England (AiME) has published a Press Release on the consecration of Canon Andy Lines as a Missionary Bishop. (1 July 2017).

Mission and Ministry in Covenant. The Church of England Press Release on proposals for consideration that would bring it and the Methodist Church in Britain into a new relationship of full communion, after a period of some 200 years of formal separation. (27 June 2017).

Bishops sans frontières. On the document Consecration of New Style Bishops – Q&A  handed out at Jesmond Parish Church on 14 May 2017. (18 May 2017).

More on the objection to an episcopal election in the Anglican Church of Canada. Further background has emerged on the objection registered by the House of Bishops of the Province of British Columbia & Yukon to the election of the Revd Jacob Worley to be Bishop of the Diocese of Caledonia in the Anglican Church of Canada, (17 May 2017).

REACH-South Africa Statement on the Jesmond Consecration, (12 May 2017).

More on the irregular episcopal consecration in Newcastle (updated to 11 May). Jesmond parish church has issued a press release on the consecration by bishops of REACH-SA to the episcopate. (9 May 2017).

Piskies’ frosty riposte to GAFCON Communiqué. The Scottish Episcopal Church issued a Press Release in response to the GAFCON Communique. (1 May 2017).

The Bishop of the River of Hippopotamuses and the Archbishop of Cape Town. In a guest post, David Scrooby, an attorney of the Republic of South Africa, discusses a highly unusual recent case – the first of its kind in over 150 years… (20 May 2017).

Bishop Philip North – ‘5 Guiding Principles’ restated.  Statement from the Communications Office for the National Church Institutions. (1 March 2017).


* Covering posts from March 2017. Last updated, 4 August at 16:25. 

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