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Anglican Futures: Anglican Alphabet Spaghetti

Anglican Futures Anglican Alphabetti Spaghetti A dummies guide to the plethora of organisations and acronyms linked to faithful Anglicans in the UK and Europe. I once spent some time around military personel.  Everything had its own TLA (Three Letter Acronym) right...

Canterbury Tales: Favourite Bible Stories Retold by Archbishop Justin Welby

Canterbury Tales Favourite Bible stories retold by Archbishop Justin Welby The Good Samaritan A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead, halfway...

Anglican Mission in England Elects Two Suffragan Bishops

Anglican Mission in England Elects Two Suffragan Bishops The Anglican Mission in England (AMiE) met in Synod on 18 June.  While there, they elected two suffragan bishops to aid Bishop Andy Lines in providing episcopal oversight for the overall work.  Bishop Lines also...

Pride Flags Causing Conflict at Christian School

Pride Flags Cause Conflict at Christian School Conflict has broken out in a Christian school in Oxfordshire over the display of “Pride” flags. The institution in question is Kingham Hill School.  The same Trust (Kingham Hill Trust) oversees Oak Hill College, an...

Prayer Book Society Raising Funds to Put BCPs in the Hands of Choristers

Prayer Book Society Raising Funds to Put BCPs in the Hands of Choristers The Prayer Book Society, which will soon celebrate its 50th Anniversary, is raising funds to put a special edition BCP into the hands of junior choristers around the nation.   The idea came to...

Book Review: Reimagining Britain by Justin Welby

Reimagining Britain Foundations for Hope Justin Welby Bloomsbury, 2018, new edn. 2021 (ISBN: 978-1-4729-8497-5, 322pp, £12.99) The Archbishop of Canterbury has made several notable political interventions recently, including over ‘partygate’ and the Rwanda deportation...

Birthday of Anglicanism in America

Birthday of Anglicanism in America By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins June 16, 1607 was the birthday of Anglicanism in America. On this day Captain John Smith and 104 others celebrated the Lord’s Supper when they arrived safely in Jamestown, Virginia. Jamestown was the...

Barnabas Fund Report: Two ChiBok Girls Found

Barnabas Fund Reports Two Chibok Girls Found After 8 Years 24 June 2022 Two women, who were among hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from the Nigerian town of Chibok eight years ago, have been found. Hauwa Joseph was discovered among a group of other...

New Bishop-elect for the Diocese of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory

Church of Ireland News New Bishop Elected for Cashel, Ferns & Ossory The Church of Ireland diocese of Cashel, Ferns, and Ossory now has a bishop-elect.  The Venerable Adrian Wilkinson, Archdeacon of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross was elected to succeed the Rt Revd Michael...

Editorial: Lessons to be Learned from the American Pro-Life Movement

Editorial Lessons to be Learned from American Pro-Life Movement Friday, 24 June 2022, the Feast of St John the Baptist, will be a date which will live in infamy amongst the supporters of abortion.  On that date, the US Supreme Court, overturned the precedent set by...

Nigerian Primate Urges Legal Officers to Avoid Court

Nigerian Primate Urges Legal Officers to Avoid Court

As reported in The Guardian newspaper of Nigeria, “The Most Revd Henry Ndukuba, Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has urged the Legal Officers of the Church to avoid taking Church issues to Courts of adjudication, saying they should always employ dispute resolution mechanism. Ndukuba spoke during an interaction with the legal officers at the 10th edition of the Conference of Chancellors, Registrars and Legal Officers of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) held at National Secretariat of the Church, St Matthias House, Gudu District, Abuja, from 2nd – 5th August 2021, with the theme: “We are hard pressed on every side.”  2 Cor. 4:8 (NIV).

“The Primate gave a short introduction on the Ministry of the Legal Officers of the Church. He said the Work and service of the Legal Team in the Church of God is such as Moses did for Israel.  The Commandment, Law and Statutes were meant to guide Israel to live to please God and to serve people. The statutes spelt out the duty of every member of God’s community, their duty towards God and man. God also raised Leaders and Elders who administered justice.

“Ndukuba emphasised the need for the Anglican Chancellors, Registrars and Lawyers not to see themselves as oppositions to their Bishops but support efforts at addressing legal issues affecting the church. He urged them to come up with a proposal to support the inclusion of Episcopal Laws in the on-going Constitutional review.

“The Conference of Chancellors, Registrars and Legal Officers of the Church of Nigeria started in 2011 when the recently retired Primate, Most Revd Nicholas D. Okoh considered that all the personnel in the legal department of the Church across the Dioceses of the Church of Nigeria should have a platform where important matters relating to the church legally were to be discussed and taught”.  For the full report see:  www.guardian.ng

 

 

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