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 India and travels to England where he trained as an aircraft pilot, he joined the family business as a tea planter. One day as he was busy stocktaking in an office, he heard the Lord call him by name...

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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 correct place for a sexual relationship is harming young people, we were told. “Why should the church, in this day and age, be punishing people for wanting to love?” Of course the mini-documentary was...

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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 the Diocese of Saldanha Bay authorizing the blessing of same-sex unions.  A second clause to the motion, that would permit dioceses to license clergy who had entered same-sex civil unions or marriages,...

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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 should be “especially prepared for a ministry of pastoral care for those identifying as LGBTI” but that “any cleric unwilling to engage in such envisioned pastoral care shall not be obliged to do so” “The...

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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 trains. Since 2008 they have increasingly complained of corruption during the presidency of Jacob Zuma who was elected by Parliament in 2009. This climate of corruption has continued until President Zuma...

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Faithful in South Africa

Aug 24, 2013 by

Dave Doveton and Gavin Mitchell Evangelicals Now September 2013 The Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (Southern Africa) was born after the GAFCON 1 meeting in Jerusalem in 2008, with the aim of standing for Biblical Orthodoxy in Southern Africa. FCA has two constituent parties, members of the Church of England in South Africa (CESA) and members of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA). Among the Dioceses of the ACSA, Port Elizabeth Diocese, the Diocese of St Mark the Evangelist,...

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