Conservative Anglicans confirm plans to defy Welby over liberal drift

Apr 25, 2017 by

by  Harry Farley,Christian Today:

Conservative Anglican leaders have confirmed they are considering planting a new ‘missionary’ bishop in the UK to address the Church of England’s ‘drift from orthodox, Biblical Christianity’.

GAFCON primates are meeting this week in Lagos, Nigeria, and will discuss defying the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby by refusing to attend a meeting of all the global Anglican leaders called by him for October.

The conservative faction sees Welby’s failure to discipline liberal leaning Anglican churches as a betrayal after threatened ‘consequences’ handed to The Episcopal Church in the US failed to materialise.

The rebel leaders are already considering intervening on what they see as the liberal slide of the CofE. The plan to plant their own archbishop to oversee conservative parishes would be in direct challenge to the CofE’s authority and hierarchy, the Mail reported.

It comes after the Archbishops of Canterbury and York issued a statement calling for a ‘radical, new Christian inclusion’ for gay couples after their conservative leaning report was rejected by the Church’s ruling general synod in February.

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See also: GAFCON contemplates missionary bishop to support UK malcontents, by Madeleine Davies, Church Times

Anglican Unscripted 283 – The rebel alliance – Kallsen and Ashenden discuss the story


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