CofE bishop given permission to remarry after divorce

Oct 27, 2014 by

26 Oct 2014 Author: George Conger, Anglican Ink The chairman of Forward in Faith (UK), the Rt. Rev. Jonathan Baker, Bishop of Fulham, has written to his clergy informing them that he has been given permission by the Bishop of London and Archbishop of Canterbury to remarry following his divorce to his wife. In a letter dated 22 Oct 2014, Bishop Baker states he intends to marry in the spring of next year. “The marriage will be a private civil ceremony, and this will be followed by a Mass...

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Fornication in Faith: A New Direction?

Oct 20, 2014 by

An open letter to Bishop Jonathan Baker from a concerned Anglo-Catholic priest. 20 October 2014 Dear Bishop Jonathan, The Roman Catholic Church has, at its recent Extraordinary Synod on the Family, shown its determination to uphold its traditional understanding of the sanctity of marriage. In the light of recent events it is far from clear where the leadership of Forward in Faith stands on this key matter of Christian faith and practice. With the proposals for provision for those unable to...

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Women Bishops: Statement by Forward in Faith North America

Jul 19, 2014 by

In the light of recent events within the Church of England, and reports regarding Forward in Faith (U.K.), the officers of Forward in Faith North America (FiFNA) hereby issues the following statement. First, it is with deep sorrow that FiFNA acknowledges the vote by the General Synod of the Church of England to proceed with the “consecration” of women to the episcopate. This action heightens the level of difficulty for Anglicans during this period of reception, by placing more barriers before...

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Anglo-Catholics in danger of doing a Brazil

Jul 9, 2014 by

By Julian Mann, Cranmer’s Curate: Sometimes it can be right to alienate one’s own supporters if an important issue of Christ’s truth is at stake, but Forward in Faith appears to be increasingly alienating its supporters for the wrong reason. Cranmer’s Curate had noticed some rather disturbing equivocations on the received biblical teaching of the Church on human sexuality in the FiF magazine New Directions in recent months, but a very incisive piece by a blogger with...

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Gay Pride, Sex Discrimination and Anglo-Catholic Incoherence

Jul 9, 2014 by

by Balaam’s Ass: Photographs posted on Facebook by Fr. Andrew Newcombe, Vicar of  Holy Trinity, Hoxton, showing his family enjoying London’s Gay Pride Festival, have me bemused. Fr. Andrew’s wife, Dr. Lindsay Newcombe – shown sporting a gay pride sticker – is Vice Chairman (no pun intended) of Forward in Faith – a supposedly ‘catholic’ group in the Church of England formed in opposition to the ordination of women. The Newcombes’ family outing is not an isolated example of the selective...

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The July 2014 Sessions of the General Synod

Jul 7, 2014 by

From Forward in Faith: The Chairman of the Catholic Group in General Synod, Canon Simon Killwick, has issued the following statement: “Following the failure of the previous legislation in November 2012, the Catholic Group immediately called for round-table talks to agree on a new package which could be fast-tracked through the Synod.  These talks have been amazingly fruitful in that they have generated a new package which provides a way forward for everyone in the Church of England and the...

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