Monthly Archives: June 2017

News update 30 June


New unity scheme proposes Methodist bishops and ‘anomalous’ priests

Northern California youth trek centered on racial reconciliation, environmental justice

Indigenous council wants national reconciliation ‘inventory’

Scottish Episcopal Church elects pro-gay marriage bishop as its new leader

As Anglicans point fingers in sex abuse scandal, George Carey quits honorable role

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Most Anglicans in UK See ‘Nothing Wrong’ With Premarital Sex, Gay Relationships Despite Church Doctrine

NZ Anglicans should not decide Christ Church Cathedral future – poll

Vatican calls on China to let bishop exercise his ministry

New Anglican Bishop enthroned in Ekiti, says there is hope for Nigeria

Young Anglicans in Malawi raise money for people with disabilities

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry plants trees of hope with Zimbabwean bishops

Bishop says Africa.Canadian dialogue a mdoel for whole Communion


A special blessing at St Michaels Bryanston


Getting creative with plastic in Swaziland for the sake of the environment



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Pray for Provincial Standing Committee

Please pray for Provincial Standing Committee to be held from 27-29 September 2017.


Eternal God,

Your Son sent out the twelve to proclaim the Kingdom and to heal:

send your Spirit to empower your Church today

to proclaim the good news of the Kingdom,

to bring healing where there is distress, and

to equip our generation for worship, witness and service,

that the world may know that you have sent us;

for you reign in glory as Creator, Redeemer and Power of love,

one God, now and always.


News Update June 18




Pope Francis says farewell to director of Rome’s Anglican Centre

 Former doctor in New Zealand to return there as a bishop

 For first female priest, faith is family business

 An iconic Norfolk church aims to bend, but not break, in the face of sea level rise

 Scottish Episcopal Church Amends Denomination Law to Include Same-Sex Marriages

 Anglicans should not decide Christ Church Cathedral future – poll

 Ramadan in Perth: Anglican church hosts Friday prayers for Muslims

 Member of indigenous community is first woman to be ordained in Guyana

 Church of England parish at heart of relief efforts following London inferno



Anglican Church playing key role in tackling malaria in southern Africa

 New appeal to fund women as ‘agents of change’



Sophiatown’s wise celebrated at Christ the King Anglican Church



Director for Finance and Resources vacancy at Anglican Communion Office

 WCC encourages renewed climate efforts after US withdrawal



Survey for Feedback on Celebrating Sunday Trial Use

Revising APB 1989  Update #12

A Prayer Book for Southern Africa Tomorrow – Today

Under Southern Skies – In an African Voice

Celebrating Sunday

On-line Survey of the Trial Use Period

Eastertide 2017: 16 April-4 June 2017

Greetings in the name of the risen Christ!

On behalf of the Secretariat of the Anglican Prayer Book Revision Sub-committee we trust that you are well and whole-heartedly commend you to God’s life-giving Spirit this season of Pentecost!

As you know, parishes throughout ACSA were encouraged to make use of materials from Celebrating Sunday during Eastertide by identifying “trial use parishes” in which the new liturgies could be used. Hopefully you have been able to experiment with the new liturgy and the time has come to ask for your feedback. This will help the Prayer Book Revision Sub-committee, and others involved, move forward in continuing to shape the new liturgy.

Below are two links to online surveys on the survey platform Survey Monkey. The first is a link to the “Rectors” survey and the second to the “Congregational” survey.

We would like to hear from everyone and anyone who used or had experience of Celebrating Sunday.

Rectors, Worship Leaders, Musicians, etc., are invited to use this link to access the short survey:

Parishioners, worshippers and anyone who has exeprienced Celebrating Sunday ‘from the pew’ are invited to use this link to access the short  Congregational survey:

The surveys will take a few minutes to complete and the data gathered will greatly assist the Prayer Book revision process. The survey wull close on 30 June 2017.

Thank you for supporting this important work in the life of God’s Church.

This Update was prepared by the Prayer Book Revision Secretariat:

The Reverend Ashley Meyer, Rector, Holy Trinity, Bothasig, Diocese of Saldanha Bay

The Very Mcebisi Pinyana, Dean of Mthatha

The Reverend Matthew Wright, Rector, St Paul’s Scottburgh, Diocese of Natal

The Revd Andy Kruger, Priest-in-Charge, Trinity Church, Cranford, Diocese of New Jersey, USA

The Very Reverend Bruce Jenneker, Rector, All Saints, Durbanville, Senior Priest of the Diocese of Saldanha Bay

News Update


Anglicans and Roman Catholics agree statement on ecclesiology


Catholic and Anglican archbishops to play historic joint role in Ireland’s first beatification


Episcopalians, Methodists propose full-communion agreement


Church of Scotland to apologise to gay people, moves to accept same-sex marriage

Church of Scotland to apologise to gay people, moves to accept same-sex marriage


‘Please help stop these people starving to death’ Archbishop aide pleads for Anglicans to act against famine



Anglican Church playing key role in tackling malaria in southern Africa


Water access in Zimbabwe key theme at roundtable discussion


Disadvantaged communities in Burundi given major boost by Mothers’ Union


“Urgency” to capture next generation spurs on plans for Anglican University in South Sudan


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