Anglican Mainstream – Who We Are

The Anglican Mainstream website serves as an information resource for orthodox Anglicans and other Christians, by posting excerpts of articles and other material, from a variety of sources, on Christianity, church and culture on a daily basis, and also original reports and comment from the Editor and other writers.

 

Anglican – committed to the flourishing of the worldwide Anglican Communion and all expressions of Anglicanism which conform to historic, bible-based Christian faith. 

Mainstream – committed to promote, teach and maintain the commonly agreed Scriptural truths of the Christian faith, as expressed by the historic Creeds, the 39 Articles, and the Book of Common Prayer. These truths provide the foundation for the Anglican Church, the source of true unity and fellowship, and the basis of mission and service to a needy world.

bread-and-wineWhy we exist

Anglican Mainstream began in 2004 as part of a united international response of Anglicans from different backgrounds (Reformed, Charismatic and Catholic) to re-state and support traditional understandings of marriage, the family and human sexuality in the face of erosion of these values in church and society. The changing views on sexuality are a symptom of a wider “culture war” in which the historic biblical Christian accounts of God, humanity and how we should live, for so long a given in our society, are being rejected in favour of alternative worldviews and philosophical systems which are often hostile to the Christian faith.

What we do

INFORMATION

Our WEBSITE  provides a daily digest of articles and news items from around the world helping us to think clearly about our faith and interaction with our culture, especially relating to issues of marriage and sexuality, human identity, and religious freedom.

Our BRIEFINGS are in the form of visits by invitation to senior leaders in Church and other fields, to inform about latest developments.

Our ARTICLES appear in Church media outlets.

NETWORKING

• We recognize that among bible believing Anglicans there will be a variety of callings to different ministries, and different opinions on how to engage with culture and especially the sexuality question. However it is vital that we continue to engage positively with each other and keep informed about the good news of Gospel work. Anglican Mainstream is involved in various networks and forums, for example as a member of Church of England Evangelical Council.

• Anglican Mainstream has been instrumental in the formation of Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans and the Global Anglican Future (GAFCON) conferences. We work closely with GAFCON GB and Europe,  a key point of contact between the vibrant, Spirit-filled and Christ centred Anglican churches of the Global South, and the Anglican Churches of Britain.

• We have been privileged to assist in supporting small projects of transformational mission by local churches in developing countries. This is done normally by actively fundraising for particular projects, and acting as a trusted agent for the administration and passing on of funds to Anglican and other church partners.

CAMPAIGNING

Anglican Mainstream has many opportunities to be a voice for orthodox Christian views on TV, radio and in the print media. We also operate as a hub to provide a forum for discussion and advice to small groups wanting to campaign publicly about issues of concern, for example the impact of the wider sexual revolution agenda on children. We have close relationships with other well known campaigning groups such as Christian Concern and the Christian Institute.

Executive Secretary: Revd Andrew Symes

Trustees

Canon Dr Chris Sugden (Chair: Oxford)

Mrs Sarah Finch (London, General Synod Member)
Rev Canon David Banting (Chelmsford, General Synod Member)
Mrs Rebecca Hunt (Portsmouth)                                                                                                                              Mr Will Jones (Coventry)

Mr Andrew Presland (Peterborough, General Synod Member)

Chik-Kaw Tan (Lichfield, General Synod Member)

Contact us at office@anglicanmainstream.org

Mailing Address:  21 High Street, Eynsham, OX29 4HE, UK

Phone: +44 (0)7708 404298

 

ANGLICAN MAINSTREAM – WHAT WE BELIEVE

Our understanding of orthodox Anglican faith can be summed up in the words of the Jerusalem Declaration which emerged from the first GAFCON gathering of 2008 and the Basis of Belief of the Church of England Evangelical Council.