I want to join in and worship with others in the Anglican Communion
So, you want to join in and worship with others in the Anglican Communion....
Whilst it is wonderful to worship with our loal community, it is also good to worship with others outside of our local community, particularly at this time of social distancing, to realise the body of christ is so much greater than just those physically close neighbours. This is why we want to bring you reflections and worship from our brothers and sisters in Christ from around the world.
Below are a selection of links from around the world that we will continue to add to, which we hope you will find enriching:
Reflection comes from the Rt Rev Dr Farai Mutamiri, Bishop of Harare in Zimbabwe
Mission as explained on the Anglican Communion website (here):
"Mission’ embraces a huge number of ministries and work by clergy and laity across the worldwide Anglican Communion.
As followers of Jesus Christ, Christians try to live lives inspired by his love and teaching and to bring that transforming and sacrificial love into all aspects of society.
They also invite others to find faith and follow Jesus as disciples, inspired to live a ‘Jesus Shaped Life’. The work of mission is summarised in the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission. Anglicans and Episcopalians are working around the world in numerous areas including:
- gender justice
- promoting reconciliation
- tackling poverty, mass migration and modern slavery
- relief and development
- intentional discipleship, evangelism and church planting
- youth and children's ministry
- engaging with people of other Christian traditions and of other faiths
They work alongside some of the world’s poorest communities but also seek to influence the powerful, for example, through representation at the United Nations. The work might be through churches or agencies such as the Anglican Alliance.
Mutual support and interdependence are important. The Anglican Communion encourages dioceses around the world to form partnerships for mutual benefit. These are known as Companion Links."
We hope that by bringing these selected reflections and worship from around the world, it will help each of us in recognising our role in the wider church.