Forward in Faith: Catholic devotion is a vital witness

Nov 25, 2016 by

by Glyn Paflin, Church Times: THE Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, urged members of Forward in Faith, at their National Assembly in London last weekend, to take care to nurture Catholic devotional practices in the young, and new Christians. In his sermon at St Alban’s, Holborn, he said: “I shall never forget the experience, in Walsingham, of seeing a young man recently released from a Young Offenders’ Centre kneeling next to a peer of the realm. They were equal in the sight of God,...

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Independent Reviewer addresses Forward in Faith National Assembly

Nov 22, 2016 by

The Independent Reviewer appointed in relation to the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests, Sir Philip Mawer, addressed the Forward in Faith National Assembly, held at St Alban’s, Holborn, on Saturday 19 November 2016. He commented, ‘What the House of Bishops with the endorsement of the General Synod has done in enunciating the Five Principles and establishing a framework of procedures to underpin them is a brave and worthy attempt to model a...

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Election of the next Bishop of St Davids

Nov 4, 2016 by

from Forward in Faith: Credo Cymru has issued a statement following the election of Canon Joanna Penberthy as the next Bishop of St Davids. It is published on the Credo Cymru website and is reproduced below. We assure our brothers and sisters in the Church in Wales of our support and our prayers. A statement by Credo Cymru in relation to the election of Canon Joanna Penberthy to the see of St Davids On November 2nd the electoral college of the Church in Wales provided a sufficient majority to...

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Over 400 Parishes under Catholic Bishops

Oct 21, 2016 by

from Forward in Faith: Over 400 parishes have so far passed a resolution under the House of Bishops’ Declaration to bring them under the oversight of a bishop of The Society. (In addition, other parishes have passed a resolution that brings them under the oversight of the Bishop of Maidstone.) According to official figures (Statistics for Mission 2012: Ministry), at the beginning of 2013 there were 368 parishes with a petition under the former Episcopal Ministry Act of Synod in force....

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Resolutions under the House of Bishops’ Declaration

Mar 7, 2016 by

From Forward in Faith: Over 300 parishes have already passed a resolution under the House of Bishops’ Declaration which results in them receiving episcopal oversight from a member of the Council of Bishops of The Society. The majority had been petitioning parishes under the former Act of Synod, but a significant number previously had only Resolutions A and B or had no resolution at all. Parishes that have not yet passed the new resolution have just over eight months to do so before the...

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Forward in Faith welcomes Independent Reviewer’s Notes

Dec 18, 2015 by

Forward in Faith welcomes the Notes on the Operation of the Resolution of Disputes Procedure which have been published by the Independent Reviewer, Sir Philip Mawer, on the Church of England website (here – under Resources). This public statement of the process that Sir Philip will follow in responding to grievances and expressions of concern relating to the operation of the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests is helpful. We are grateful to Sir Philip for...

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