Anglican Mainstream – Who We Are

Anglican – committed to the flourishing of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion. 

Mainstream – committed to promote, teach and maintain the commonly agreed Scriptural truths of the Christian faith, as expressed by the historic Creeds, the 39 Articles, and the Book of Common Prayer. These truths provide the foundation for the Anglican Church, the source of true unity and fellowship, and the basis of mission and service to a needy world.

bread-and-wineWhy we exist

Anglican Mainstream began in 2004 as part of a united international response of Anglicans from different backgrounds (Reformed, Charismatic and Catholic) to re-state and support traditional understandings of marriage, the family and human sexuality in the face of erosion of these values in church and society. The changing views on sexuality are a symptom of a wider “culture war” in which the historic biblical Christian accounts of God, humanity and how we should live, for so long a given in our society, are being rejected in favour of alternative worldviews and philosophical systems which are often hostile to the Christian faith.

What we do

INFORMATION

Our WEBSITE  provides a daily digest of articles and news items from around the world helping us to think clearly about our faith and interaction with our culture, especially relating to issues of marriage and sexuality, human identity, and religious freedom.

Our BRIEFINGS are in the form of visits by invitation to senior leaders in Church and other fields, to inform about latest developments.

Our ARTICLES regularly appear in Church media outlets.

NETWORKING

• We recognize that among bible believing Anglicans there will be a variety of callings to different ministries, and different opinions on how to engage with culture and especially the sexuality question. However it is vital that we continue to engage positively with each other and keep informed about the good news of Gospel work. Anglican Mainstream is involved in various networks and forums as part of a common aim to  “keep the unity of the Spirit”.

• Anglican Mainstream has been instrumental in the formation of Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans and the Global Anglican Future (GAFCON) conferences. We work closely with GAFCON UK,  a key point of contact between the vibrant, Spirit-filled and Christ centred Anglican churches of the Global South, and the Anglican Churches of Britain.

• We have been privileged to assist in supporting projects of transformational mission by local churches in developing countries, for example most recently Kenya and DR Congo. This is done normally by actively fundraising for particular projects, and acting as a trusted agent for the administration and distribution of funds.

CAMPAIGNING

Anglican Mainstream has many opportunities to be a voice for orthodox Christian views on TV, radio and in the print media. We also operate as a hub to provide a forum for discussion and advice to small groups wanting to campaign publicly about issues of concern, for example the impact of the wider sexual revolution agenda on children. We have close relationships with other well known campaigning groups such as Christian Concern and the Christian Institute.

Executive Secretary: Revd Andrew Symes

Trustees

Canon Dr Chris Sugden (Chair: Oxford)

Mrs Sarah Finch (London, General Synod Member)
Rev Canon David Banting (Chelmsford, General Synod Member)
Rev Paul Perkin (Southwark)

Mrs Rebecca Hunt (Portsmouth)

Rev Alyson Davie (Rochester)

Mr Andrew Presland (Peterborough, General Synod Member)

Chik-Kaw Tan (Lichfield, General Synod Member)

Marriage Sex and Culture Committee Chair: Dr Lisa Nolland

Contact us at office@anglicanmainstream.org

Mailing Address:  21 High Street, Eynsham, OX29 4HE, UK

Phone: +44 (0)1865-883388