A lamentable departure

Feb 9, 2023 by

Press Release from Anglican Network in Europe:

It is with great sadness and heaviness of heart we note the lamentable decision of the
General Synod of the Church of England to depart the teaching of the one, holy, catholic
and apostolic church throughout history and across the world by accepting the House of
Bishops’ proposals arising from the Living in Love and Faith process.
We grieve with those who have been dismayed and heartbroken by this betrayal in the
abandonment of the sufficiency and supremacy of scripture which has until now been the
bedrock and rule of the Church of England. We honour those who have courageously
contended for orthodoxy and those who continue to hold out the biblical life-giving
teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ. We especially feel the pain of those who continue to
make costly stands for godliness and have been abandoned by those who were meant to
shepherd and protect them.
Whilst individuals will need time to prayerfully process the implications of this apostasy
and to seek the Lord’s leading for their own positions and ministry, they should know ‘they
are not alone and they have a home’ within the global Gafcon family; that continuing a
faithful Anglican is possible and remains a good and godly expression of the gospel; and
further, that the Gafcon Primates’ Council have made provision for them of faithful
(alternative) episcopal oversight through the Anglican Network in Europe.
“Time will tell if this is a lampstand removing moment.”
Bishop Andy Lines (presiding Bishop of ANiE)
Lee McMunn (Bishop of AMiE)
Tim Davies (Bishop of AMiE)
Ian Ferguson (Bishop of ACE)
Stuart Bell (Bishop-elect of ACE)
For further information,
please contact Rev Philip de Grey-Warter, assistant for ACE to Bishop Andy Lines.
+44 79 5587 7071 or

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