Episcopal News Service

Malawi Anglicans address rapid population growth

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Malawi has joined other faith groups in the country to educate people on the importance of family planning considering Malawi’s rapid population growth rate.

Malawi’s current population of 15 million is expected to grow to about 40 million in the next 20 years “if strong measures for controlling the birth rate per year are not put in place.”

Zimbabwe Anglicans prepare for women’s ordination with CofE visit

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Harare Chad Gandiya has expressed his gratitude for a recent visit to his diocese by three women priests from the Church of England.

The Rev. Canon Liz Walker, the Rev. Judy Henning and the Rev. Anne Jablonski, all from the Diocese of Rochester, traveled to the African nation with their bishop the Rt. Rev. Brian Castle.

Mukasa named Africa relations officer

ens_012114_mukasa[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] In a creative step to maximize resources of mission, The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada will cooperate in their efforts to foster missional relationships in Africa.

Robert Shearer to retire as rector of St. Paul’s, Englewood

The Rev. Robert Shearer will retire as priest-in-charge of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Englewood, New Jersey, on Sunday, Jan. 26.

NW Pennsylvania bishop nominated to serve Bethlehem

[Diocese of Bethlehem press release] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem, a group of elected clergy and lay leaders, announced today that the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, is the nominee for provisional bishop of Bethlehem. The convention at which the diocese’s clergy and lay representatives will vote on Bishop Rowe’s nomination is set for March 1.

Massachusetts announces nominees for bishop election

[Diocese of Massachusetts press release] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts announced Jan. 15 its slate of nominees for election as bishop.  They are:

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