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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Forward in Faith Assembly completes transition

Nov 16, 2015 by

At its 2015 National Assembly, held on 14 November at the Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, Forward in Faith completed an important transition. Our long-term campaign for provision for traditional catholics in the Church of England having been successful, our primary role in future will be as a support structure for The Society under the patronage of S. Wilfrid and S. Hilda, and for its bishops, parishes, clergy and people. The Assembly added to Forward in Faith’s Constitution a new...

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All Saints, Cheltenham: Report of the Independent Reviewer

Aug 10, 2015 by

As part of the settlement by which the Church of England agreed to the ordination of women as bishops in 2014, it agreed to an ombudsman-style procedure by which those with concerns about the operation of the new arrangements could appeal to an Independent Reviewer. In October last year the Archbishops of Canterbury and York appointed Sir Philip Mawer as the Independent Reviewer in relation to resolving disputes arising from the operation of the House of Bishops’ Declaration. Sir...

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Independent report: Chrism Masses and Women Bishops

Jul 31, 2015 by

From Forward in Faith: The Independent Reviewer, Sir Philip Mawer, has published his first report, in response to a complaint by WATCH (Women and the Church) against the bishops of The Society for celebrating Chrism Masses. The complaint was not upheld. Sir Philip’s report is available here. The Bishop of Wakefield (Chairman of the Council of Bishops of The Society) has welcomed Sir Philip’s report. His statement is published here. Read here...

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FiF-UK rejects claims it backs gay marriage

Jun 2, 2015 by

By George  Conger, Anglican Ink: Forward in Faith UK has not dropped its opposition to same-sex marriage, the Director of the Anglo-Catholic group tells Anglican Ink. On 2 June 2015 Dr. Colin Podmore said there was no truth in claims that in the forthcoming issue of “New Directions” the organization would announce that it was looking anew at the controversial issue. Last week a message posted on the Facebook of the gay church pressure group Changing Attitude said FiFUK would shortly announce...

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The Ordination of the Bishop of Burnley

Feb 4, 2015 by

From Forward in Faith: Forward in Faith expresses its gratitude to the Archbishop of York for making arrangements for the Bishop of Burnley’s ordination which gave full expression to the Guiding Principles enshrined in the House of Bishops’ Declaration. The first Guiding Principle speaks of the respect and canonical obedience that lawful office-holders deserve. The Archbishop of York presided in York Minister and the Bishop of Burnley took the oath of due obedience to him. No one present could...

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