Bishops object to Archbishop of Canterbury’s decision to exclude same-sex spouses to 2020 Lambeth Conference – ENS

The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops said March 15 that it is “aggrieved and distressed” by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s decision to exclude the same-sex spouses of bishops invited to the 2020 Lambeth Conference. Mary Frances Schjonberg. Episcopal News Service 15 March 2019 Fulcrum

Church leaders offer prayer and solidarity after New Zealand mosque attacks leaves 49 dead- ACNS

Anglican archbishops in New Zealand, Australia and England have spoken out after gunmen attacked two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. At 9 pm Friday NZDT (8 am GMT), the official death toll from the terror attacks stood at 49 people with another 39 being treated in Christchurch Hospital. ACNS 15 March 2019 … Continue Reading

Praise service celebrates Irish hymn writer Cecil Frances Alexander on her 200th anniversary – ACNS

The 200th anniversary of the birth of Anglican hymn writer Cecil Frances Alexander was celebrated with a themed praise evening in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on Sunday (10 March). During her lifetime, she wrote almost 400 popular hymns, including All Things Bright and Beautiful, There Is a Green Hill Far Away, Once in Royal David’s City, … Continue Reading

Why cheerfulness is so important for our Christian walk – Christian Today

I want to promote cheerfulness; an approach to life simply defined as being happy, often under difficult circumstances. The cheerful person is capable of recognising the gravity of a situation but smiling nevertheless. In any ranking of virtues, cheerfulness comes below such things as faith, hope and love. J John Christian Today 12 March 2019 … Continue Reading