Episcopal News Service

Malawi’s president praises Anglican social ministry on hospital’s 120th anniversary

[Anglican Communion News Service] The president of Malawi, Peter Mutharika, has praised the Anglican Church in the country, commending it “for the social services you provide to Malawians” as it marks the 120th anniversary of St. Martin’s Anglican hospital in the Mangochi district of southern Malawi. St. Martin’s was founded in 1898 as a single-nurse facility, providing basic medical care for missionaries and their families. Within five years it had developed and was providing care for 350 patients a month.

English church receives outpouring of support after arson attack forces cancelation of services

[Anglican Communion News Service] A Church of England parish church in Hertfordshire was forced to cancel services Dec. 10 after arsonists caused significant damage to the building. Neighboring churches offered to assist – including the independent Trinity Life Church, which invited St. John’s congregation to use its Town Hall base as a venue for tea and coffee. Trinity Life also invited congregation members to join them for their 10:30 a.m. service, as did Melbourn Baptist Church. Neighboring Church of England parishes have also offered support.

Bishop of St. Helena is first to be consecrated on remote South Atlantic island

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Dale Bowers, the new bishop of St. Helena, has become the first to be consecrated on the remote island in the South Atlantic. The island has played an important part in the history of Anglicanism in the area now covered by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. It is the first part of the province to experience Anglican ministry and is home to the oldest surviving Anglican church in the Southern Hemisphere.

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