Lambeth to Focus on Science, Climate Change

The relationship between faith and science and the Church’s response to the environmental crisis will be “big picture” themes at next summer’s Lambeth Conference, which focuses on being “God’s Church for God’s World”.

Welby: Be Curious, Be Present, and Reimagine

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby released a series of five short films on the theme of “Faith in a conflicted world” on April 27. Drawing on his own experience as a pastor and church leader, the series focuses on three core practices, being present, being curious, and reimagining new possibilities in the places where we hope to see change.

In Rare Move, Welby Appoints Sri Lankan Bishop

In a rare use of his metropolitical powers, Archbishop Justin Welby has appointed the Rev. Dushanta Rodrigo as Bishop of Columbo after a diocesan council failed to reach a decision. The archbishop urged steady progress toward forming a province in Sri Lanka, indicating his discomfort with the role, rooted in the colonial past.

Welby Secretly Volunteers as COVID Chaplain

Sources report that the Archbishop of Canterbury has been volunteering as a chaplain on coronavirus wards at a hospital near Lambeth Palace; restrictions on ministry relaxing as rates of new infections slow.

UK Clergy Chafe at Being Banned From Churches

Two letters from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have controversially insisted that clergy remain at home, though some dioceses are allowing work-arounds, including suspending traditional prohibitions on private Eucharists.