Archive for tag: Church of England

Archive pour tag : Church of England

Christian unity was goal of archbishop Ramsey, 83

LONDON (AP-Reuter) – Lord Ramsey, who as archbishop of Canterbury from 1961 to 1974 left his mark as a champion of Christian unity and liberal causes, died yesterday at the age of 83. He had been ill with bronchial pneumonia for several weeks and died at St. John’s Home in Oxford, the Church of England
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Posted: April 24, 1988 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6377
Categories: Memorials, NewsIn this article: Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, bishops, Church of England
Transmis : 24 avril 1988 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=6377
Catégorie : Memorials, NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, bishops, Church of England


Where should the monarchy go now?

The celebrations of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee reached a high point this past week. The stunning success of the festivities shows that the British monarchy has climbed back into the affection of the people. What does it need to do to stay there? A Church of Scotland minister looks particularly at the monarch’s role as Supreme Governor of the Church of England and Defender of the Faith.
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Posted: June 8, 2002 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6732
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Anglican, Church of England, monarchy
Transmis : 8 juin 2002 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=6732
Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Anglican, Church of England, monarchy


The Anglican-Methodist Covenant celebration and signing on 1 November

The Anglican-Methodist Covenant in England will be signed at a national celebration on Saturday 1 November 2003, at 11:00am, in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen. Earlier this year the Covenant was strongly endorsed by the Methodist Conference of Great Britain and the General Synod of the Church of England. The service of celebration will begin at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, at 11.00am, in front of an invited assembly from both Churches as well as ecumenical and civic guests. After the historic Covenant is signed at Methodist Central Hall, the ceremony will continue at Westminster Abbey at 11:45am with a short service of thanksgiving and dedication. The Covenant will be signed on behalf of the Church of England by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of York, the Most Reverend Dr David Hope, and the Secretary General of the Archbishops’ Council, Mr William Fittall.
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Posted: October 27, 2003 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=9318
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican, Church of England, covenant, Methodist
Transmis : 27 octobre 2003 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=9318
Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Anglican, Church of England, covenant, Methodist


Archbishop of Canterbury’s address at the signing of an Anglican-Methodist Covenant

A covenant between the Church of England and the Methodist Church of Great Britain was signed on November 1, 2003 at the Methodist Central Hall followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey. Dr Williams gave the following address at the signing ceremony.

At his first meeting with leaders of the Jewish community in Rome, Pope John XXIII, it’s said, greeted them with the words, “I am Joseph, your brother”. He was evoking one of the most poignant moments in the Old Testament: Joseph, whose arrogance had provoked the resentment and rejection of his brothers, is carried off into exile and slavery, then rises to great power. He finds that this power is given to him so that he can save the lives of his brothers when they come to him, not knowing him, begging him for help; and at last he reveals who he is: “I am Joseph, your brother”.
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Posted: November 2, 2003 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=9320
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican, Church of England, covenant, Methodist, Rowan Williams
Transmis : 2 novembre 2003 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=9320
Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Anglican, Church of England, covenant, Methodist, Rowan Williams


Kasper’s line in the sand?

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity has given “a clear and helpful contribution” to the Church of England‘s debate over the consecration of women bishops, according to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams. The gracious response offered by Williams was to be expected between two close friends and theological colleagues. Nevertheless, Kasper’s frank address to the House of Bishops was a sign of the significance that the Vatican places on the English church’s decision. As an exercise in ecumenical brinkmanship it may be unparallelled in recent times.
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Posted: June 10, 2006 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=238
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Catholic, Church of England, ordination, Walter Kasper, women
Transmis : 10 juin 2006 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=238
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, bishops, Catholic, Church of England, ordination, Walter Kasper, women


Canterbury and Chief Rabbis sign historic agreement

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams and the Chief Rabbis of Israel, Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Chief Rabbi Yonah Metzger today signed a joint Declaration which sets out a framework for continuing dialogue between them. Dr Williams described the agreement as historic: “This is a most significant step in developing better mutual understanding and trust between the Anglican Communion and the Chief Rabbinate and worldwide Judaism.”
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Posted: September 5, 2006 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=263
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Anglican, Church of England, interfaith, Israel, Judaism, Palestine, statements
Transmis : 5 septembre 2006 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=263
Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Anglican, Church of England, interfaith, Israel, Judaism, Palestine, statements


English Anglicans to ordain women as bishops

On Monday, the General Synod of the Church of England voted to proceed towards the ordination of women to the episcopate. The vote begins a process that is expected to take three years before a final synodal vote. The earliest ordination would likely be in five years. The fallout from the decision is expected much sooner, both at the Lambeth Conference in late July and in the ecumenical dialogues with Roman Catholics and the Orthodox.

The Church of England is not the first province in the Anglican Communion to make this decision. It does, however, come at a time of tension in the Anglican Communion. The Lambeth Conference meeting later this month will address numerous strains on the Communion, including those arising from the ordination of homosexuals and women, and the blessing of same-sex unions. Women’s ordination has been a controversial issue in the Communion since 1976 when the Anglican Church of Canada and the Episcopal Church in the USA decided to ordain women as priests. In the intervening years, many of the other provinces in the Communion have followed their path, including the Church of England in 1992. Once women were ordained as priests, questions were immediately asked about whether women would be ordained as bishops as well.
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Posted: July 9, 2008 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=485
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Catholic, Church of England, ordination, Vatican, Walter Kasper, women
Transmis : 9 juillet 2008 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=485
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, bishops, Catholic, Church of England, ordination, Vatican, Walter Kasper, women


Benedict’s address at Lambeth Palace

You have spoken, Your Grace, of the historic meeting that took place, almost thirty years ago, between two of our predecessors – Pope John Paul the Second and Archbishop Robert Runcie – in Canterbury Cathedral. There, in the very place where Saint Thomas of Canterbury bore witness to Christ by the shedding of his blood, they prayed together for the gift of unity among the followers of Christ. We continue today to pray for that gift, knowing that the unity Christ willed for his disciples will only come about in answer to prayer, through the action of the Holy Spirit, who ceaselessly renews the Church and guides her into the fullness of truth.
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Posted: September 17, 2010 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6726
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Anglican, Benedict XVI, Catholic, Church of England, Rowan Williams
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Anglican, Benedict XVI, Catholic, Church of England, Rowan Williams


Methodists and Church of England renewing efforts at unity

Leaders of the Church of England and the Methodist Church have been urged to work more closely in the future in order to strengthen Christian unity.

A statement issued by the Church of England‘s communications office on June 16 said the Joint Implementation Commission (JIC) set up under the Anglican-Methodist Covenant of 2003 to enhance unity is recommending the two churches share their mission and ministry more widely.

A new JIC report, “Moving Forward in Covenant,” is due to be considered by the Methodist Conference and the Church of England‘s General Synod, both taking place this summer. The JIC’s role is “to monitor and promote the implementation of the Covenant.”
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Posted: June 20, 2011 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7277
Categories: ENIIn this article: Anglican, Church of England, covenant, Methodist, mission
Transmis : 20 juin 2011 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=7277
Catégorie : ENIDans cet article : Anglican, Church of England, covenant, Methodist, mission


C of E Synod restarts process for women to become bishops

The Church of England‘s General Synod has reaffirmed its commitment to women bishops and called, less than a year after the previous proposals were rejected, for new draft legislation to be introduced. It will be considered by the Synod in November 2013, with the aim of reaching the stage of Final Approval in July or November 2015.

This was the first time Synod members had met since November 2012, when the previous draft legislation narrowly failed to secure the requisite majority in the House of Laity, despite enjoying the support of 73% of the Synod’s members overall.

The Synod reached its decision at the end of this today’s debate, after its members had devoted much of Saturday to facilitated discussions on the options available. Introducing the debate, the Rt Revd Nigel Stock, Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, who chaired the Working Group set up by the House of Bishops to advise on new legislative proposals, said, “I believe that option one, together with a mandatory mediation process and including as it does a declaration or, possibly, Act of Synod deserves to be taken very seriously as a means to provide the basis for securing the necessary majorities in the lifetime of this Synod.”
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Posted: July 8, 2013 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6485
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Church of England, women
Transmis : 8 juillet 2013 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=6485
Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Anglican, bishops, Church of England, women


Church of England to have women bishops

The General Synod of the Church of England has today given its final approval for women to become bishops in the Church of England.

The vote in the General Synod on the measure was carried by the required two-thirds majority in the three constituent parts of the Synod: the House of Bishops, the House of Clergy and the House of Laity.
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Posted: July 14, 2014 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7701
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Church of England, women
Transmis : 14 juillet 2014 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=7701
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, bishops, Church of England, women


Catholic Church reaffirms goal of unity with Anglican world

The Catholic Church remains fully committed to its dialogue with the Anglican world, despite the Church of England’s decision to ordain women bishops. In a statement issued as the Church of England’s General Synod on Monday voted to admit women to the episcopate, the Catholic bishops of England and Wales said the goal of ecumenical dialogue continues to be full visible ecclesial communion.

That goal, the statement says, embraces full communion in the episcopal office and therefore the decision “sadly places a further obstacle on the path to this unity between us.” Nevertheless, the bishops say, “we are committed to continuing our ecumenical dialogue, seeking deeper mutual understanding and practical cooperation wherever possible.”

The statement, signed by Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham, head of the bishops’ Department for Dialogue and Unity and co-chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), also notes with appreciation the provision made by the Church of England for those who “continue to hold to the historic understanding of the episcopate shared by the Catholic and Orthodox Churches.”
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Posted: July 15, 2014 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7753
Categories: Vatican NewsIn this article: Anglican, ARCIC, bishops, Catholic, Church of England, women
Transmis : 15 juillet 2014 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=7753
Catégorie : Vatican NewsDans cet article : Anglican, ARCIC, bishops, Catholic, Church of England, women


Archbishop Welby writes to ecumenical partners about women bishops

Archbishop Justin WelbyThis is an occasion of deep rejoicing for many, especially for many of the women clergy in the Church of England. They feel that this decision affirms their place and ministry in the life of the Church. For others in the Church of England, the decision may be a source of disappointment and concern.

As the Synod moved towards the decision many were struck by the spirit of the debate: frankness, passion and, I am glad to say, a good deal of Christian charity. It all indicated an intention and sincere assurance to hold all of us together in one Church. There appeared a determination that the genuinely held differences on the issue of the ordination of women to the episcopate should not become a dividing factor in the Church of England, and there was care and expressions of love for those troubled by the outcome.
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Posted: July 17, 2014 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7728
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, bishops, Church of England, Justin Welby, women
Transmis : 17 juillet 2014 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=7728
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, bishops, Church of England, Justin Welby, women


Francis blesses Vatican cricket team

Cardinal Ravasi of the Pontifical Council for Culture presented the priests and seminarians of the St Peter's Cricket Club to Pope Francis on 9 September ahead of their Light of Faith Tour to England (12-20 September 2014), which culminates in a match against an Anglican, Church of England XI. Together with the cultural encounter experience of visiting London and Canterbury, they shall be praying at various holy shrines together with our ecumenical partners and raising funds for the Global Freedom Network, which fights against modern slavery and human trafficking.Pope Francis has given his blessing to the Vatican’s international cricket team as it prepares to take on the Church of England. The side of Catholic priests are preparing for their first tour to England, which will include a match with the Church of England XI in Canterbury. Pope Francis, who is a supporter of Buenos Aires football side San Lorenzo, put on a cricket cap and signed a bat that the team will take with them during their tour of England, which begins on Friday. After the tour the bat will be auctioned in order to raise money for a joint Catholic and Anglican campaign against modern-day slavery and indentured labour, the Global Freedom Network, the Vatican said. The papal XI will play matches against chaplains of the British armed forces at Aldershot and the Royal Household Cricket Club at Windsor Castle, as well as two other games. Then in Canterbury on September 19 the team will take on the Anglican XI.
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Posted: September 10, 2014 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7778
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Anglican, Church of England, ecumenism, Francis, Vatican
Transmis : 10 septembre 2014 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=7778
Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Anglican, Church of England, ecumenism, Francis, Vatican


Archbishop Welby: the Anglican Communion’s challenges and the way forward

The potential of the Communion under God is beyond anything we can imagine or think about - Archbishop Justin WelbyIn his Presidential address to the General Synod today, Archbishop Justin spoke about the issues faced by the Anglican Communion and possible ways forward. “During the last eighteen months or so I have had the opportunity to visit thirty-six other Primates of the Anglican Communion at various points. This has involved a total of 14 trips lasting 96 days in all. I incidentally calculated that it involves more than eleven days actually sitting in aeroplanes. This seemed to be a good moment therefore to speak a little about the state of the Communion and to look honestly at some of the issues that are faced and the possible ways forward.”
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Posted: November 17, 2014 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=8813
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury, Church of England, Justin Welby, synods
Transmis : 17 novembre 2014 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=8813
Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury, Church of England, Justin Welby, synods


Catholic archbishop responds to first woman bishop in Church of England

Bishop Libby Lane was consecrated in York Minster on Monday as the first female bishop in the Church of EnglandThe Catholic archbishop of Birmingham says he wishes the Church of England’s first female bishop well in her ministry and will be remembering her in his prayers. Archbishop Bernard Longley is the Catholic co-chair of ARCIC, the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission. He told Vatican Radio that the consecration of Bishop Libby Lane on Monday was a “historic moment in the life of the Church of England” but noted that there has long been “the presence, the witness and the work of women” as bishops within the worldwide Anglican Communion.

The Reverend Libby Lane was ordained in York Minister as the new Bishop of Stockport, after the Church of England voted to adopt legislation last November to allow women bishops. Archbishop Longley said that while the ordination of women presents challenges to the Anglican-Catholic dialogue, this latest development “shouldn’t affect the way in which the dialogue is continued”.
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Posted: January 27, 2015 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7959
Categories: Vatican NewsIn this article: bishops, Church of England, ordination, women
Transmis : 27 janvier 2015 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=7959
Catégorie : Vatican NewsDans cet article : bishops, Church of England, ordination, women


Woman bishop challenges future of Anglican-Catholic dialogue

Bishop Libby Lane was consecrated in York Minster on January 26 as the first female bishop in the Church of EnglandWhile the consecration of the Church of England‘s first woman bishop presents significant challenges in bringing Catholics and Anglicans into “closer communion,” ecumenical leaders say the door to dialogue remains open.

The consecration of Libby Lane as an Anglican bishop earlier this month creates a “further challenge to a hope of organic reunion”, said David Moxon, another Anglican bishop, in a Jan. 29 interview with CNA, reiterating concerns expressed by Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham.

Moxon and Archbishop Longley are co-chairs of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), which aims to advance ecumenical relations between the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion.

In a Jan. 27 interview with Vatican Radio, Archbishop Longley, acknowledging the challenges presented by Lane’s Anglican episcopal consecration, stressed that it “shouldn’t affect the way in which the dialogue is continued.”
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Posted: January 30, 2015 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=8018
Categories: NewsIn this article: ARCIC, bishops, Church of England, dialogue, women
Transmis : 30 janvier 2015 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=8018
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : ARCIC, bishops, Church of England, dialogue, women


Rebuild my house: Sermon to the General Synod of the Church of England by Father Raniero Cantalamessa

Father Raniero Cantalamessa delivers his sermon in Westminster Abbey during a Eucharist to mark the inauguration of the 10th five-year-term of the Church of England's General Synod. Photo Credit: Picture Partnership/Westminster AbbeyFew prophetic oracles in the Old Testament can be dated so precisely as that of Haggai, which we have just heard in the first reading. We can place it between August and December in the year 520 BC. The exiles, after the deportation to Babylon, have come back to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. They set to work, but soon grow discouraged, each preferring to work on his own house instead. Into this situation comes the prophet Haggai, sent by God with the message we have heard.

The Word of God, once it is proclaimed, remains forever alive; it transcends situations and centuries, each time casting new light. The situation deplored by the prophet is renewed in history each time we are so absorbed in the problems and interests of our own parish, diocese, community – and even of our particular Christian denomination – that we lose sight of the one house of God, which is the Church.

The prophecy of Haggai begins with a reproof, but ends, as we heard, with an exhortation and a grandiose promise: “Go up into the hills, fetch timber and rebuild the House, and I shall take pleasure in it and manifest my glory there” – says the Lord”.

One circumstance makes this point particularly relevant. The Christian world is preparing to celebrate the fifth centenary of the Protestant Reformation. It is vital for the whole Church that this opportunity is not wasted by people remaining prisoners of the past, trying to establish each other’s rights and wrongs. Rather, let us take a qualitative leap forward, like what happens when the sluice gates of a river or a canal enable ships to continue to navigate at a higher water level.
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Posted: November 25, 2015 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=9185
Categories: News, ResourcesIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, Church of England, Raniero Cantalamessa, Sermon
Transmis : 25 novembre 2015 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=9185
Catégorie : News, ResourcesDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, Church of England, Raniero Cantalamessa, Sermon