Forward in Faith looks to the future

Nov 22, 2014 by

From Church Times: THERE was talk of “going forward with confidence” at this year’s National Assembly of the traditionalist organisation Forward in Faith (FiF). It was held last Saturday in St Alban’s, Holborn, in London, on the eve of the legalisation of women bishops in the Church of England. A motion carried by the Assembly thanked the Catholic Group in the General Synod and those who had served in the facilitated conversations and on the steering committee for...

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New Chairman of Forward in Faith

Nov 17, 2014 by

The Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Pontefract, has been elected unopposed as Chairman of Forward in Faith for a four-year term of office. He succeeds the Bishop of Fulham, the Rt Revd Jonathan Baker, whose term of office as Chairman ended at the meeting of the National Assembly held at St Alban’s, Holborn, on Saturday 15 November 2014. In his address to the National Assembly, the Bishop of Pontefract called on members of Forward in Faith to respond to the invitation and challenge to...

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Bishop Baker to step down as FiF chairman

Nov 1, 2014 by

By George Conger, Anglican Ink: The Rt. Rev. Jonathan Baker has announced he will not stand for re-election as chairman of Forward in Faith UK. In an interview with The Church of England Newspaper published today, Bishop Baker said: “Being nearly at the end of a four-year term as Chairman of Forward in Faith, I informed colleagues at our last council meeting on 19 October that I will not be putting my name forward for election again in November when my term comes to an end. I feel privileged...

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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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