How is consecrating a missionary bishop for Scotland within the mission of our church?

Jun 23, 2017 by

by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: On Friday June 30, God willing and the Bishops of ACNA already consenting, and the Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach, Primate of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) Presiding, Anglican Primates, Archbishops and Bishops from around the globe will consecrate the Rev. Canon...

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C of E responses to Archbishop Welby’s letter: parishes vote ‘no confidence’, conservatives take him to task

Jun 22, 2017 by

by Barbara Gauthier (received by email) The GAFCON announcement of next week’s consecration of Andy Lines as Missionary Bishop for Europe has generated surprisingly few responses outside the Church of England. Primus David Chillingworth of the Scottish Episcopal Church brushed off the...

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GAFCON Chairman’s June 2017 letter

Jun 14, 2017 by

To the Faithful of the GAFCON movement and friends from Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria and Chairman, the GAFCON Primates Council. My dear people of God, “For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.” (Ephesians 2:18) As I write, we are...

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Topical Tuesday: Justin Welby and Agreeing to Disagree

Jun 13, 2017 by

by Lee Gatiss, Church Society: Lee Gatiss examines the idea that the church should just agree to disagree about issues of sexuality, and get on with more important things instead. Last week, the Scottish Episcopal Church voted to alter that church’s Canon on Marriage, to remove the definition that...

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GAFCON’S ‘missionary bishop’ explained: Will it actually make a difference?

Jun 12, 2017 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: David Chillingworth, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, seems relaxed about the prospect of a ‘cross-border intervention’ on his flock. ‘In some levels I am disappointed,’ he said when asked about a conservative...

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Welby to GAFCON Archbishops, “I do not consider the appointment of a “Missionary Bishop” to be necessary”

Jun 12, 2017 by

by David W Virtue, VOL: VIRTUEONLINE has obtained a copy of the letter sent by Archbishop Justin Welby to the GAFCON primates in which he argues that the appointment of a “missionary bishop” was not necessary. The Church of England leader blasted the recent announcement by GAFCON...

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