Landmark decision by the Diocesan Synod of Port Elizabeth

Nov 8, 2017 by

One Diocese in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa takes a stand for biblical orthodoxy. By Revd Dave Doveton, Anglican Mainstream. The Synod of the Diocese of Port Elizabeth held last week was by all accounts an exciting and fruitful event. One of the main issues addressed by the synod was how...

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The Ministry of the late Revd. David Hugh MacGregor

Dec 23, 2016 by

by Dave Doveton, Diocese of Port Elizabeth. David MacGregor, a leading figure of the charismatic movement both here in Southern Africa and New Zealand where he was ordained, passed away to be with the Lord he served earlier this month. David was born in Sri Lanka and after an initial education in...

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C of E revisionists use the BBC and the South African church to continue campaign

Dec 12, 2016 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Last Sunday an Oxford-based Anglican priest used a BBC radio programme (here, start at 23.25) to talk about Christian sexual ethics in the South African context. The Church’s continued adherence to the idea that faithful heterosexual marriage is the only...

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Liberal SA clergy promise to defy synod after it rejects gay blessings

Oct 10, 2016 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink: Liberal clergy have vowed to ignore last month’s vote by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) repudiating same-sex marriage. Meeting in Ekurhuleni in Gauteng Province on 30 Sept 2016 the ACSA provincial synod voted to reject a motion put forward by...

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Southern African synod to consider blessing same-sex civil unions

Aug 18, 2016 by

by Gavin Drake, ACNS: The Anglican Church in Southern Africa is to consider blessing same-sex civil unions when its provincial synod meets next month. But the motion, proposed by the Diocese of Saldanha Bay, would not permit clergy to solemnise same-sex marriages. The motion says that clergy...

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A new dawn for the South African constitution

Apr 28, 2016 by

by Gavin Mitchell, CEN: Post-Apartheid South Africa, after the five years of the leadership of Nelson Mandela (1994-1999), seemed to have had a bumpy ride on a sea of corruption and nepotism.  Church leaders, who played a leading role in the changes in the country, began to complain of gravy...

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