Canterbury Primates’ Meeting – news and commentary (frequently updated)

Jan 7, 2016 by

Articles and other resources representing a number of different views, with newer posts at the top as of 8th January.

Official statement from Primates 2016

Primates Meeting 2016 Update from Archbishop Beach, ACNA

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Why the GAFCON Primates Chose to Thrash it Out by David Ould

Anglican communion to restrict US Church over gay marriage, BBC News (with analysis by Caroline Wyatt, Religion Correspondent)

Misinformation, half-truths and lies stalk primates meeting by David Virtue, VOL

Pageantmaster’s analysis of the meeting’s outcome, and more here, T19

Cape Town archbishop’s message from Canterbury, Anglican Ink

Statement by Archbishop Mouneer Anis on discipline of the Episcopal Church, Anglican Ink

“Consequences, not Discipline” for TEC by David Ould, Stand Firm

Canadian conservatives respond to Canterbury communique, Anglican Ink

Statement by the Bishop of Washington on the Canterbury communique, Anglican Ink

Church of England leaders condemn same sex marriage, Daily Mail

Anglican church avoids split over gay rights – but liberals pay price from The Guardian

GAFCON statement on the 2016 Primates Gathering, T19

Primates suspend Episcopal Church from full participation in the Anglican Communion, Anglican Ink

Anglicans step back from brink of schism over homosexuality by John Bingham, Telegraph

Primates Meeting: Archbishop of Uganda walks out over ‘torn fabric’ of Anglican Communion by Mark Woods, Christian Today

Ugandan Archbishop: why I walked out of the Primates gathering in Canterbury by Madeleine Davies, Church Times

Ugandan Primate Leaves Primatial Meeting Early by David Virtue, VOL

US Episcopal Church could face sanctions for appointing gay bishops by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today

#Primates2016 Day 4 – Your Guess is as Good as Mine by David Ould, Stand Firm

Further reports on the meeting of Anglican Communion Primates – Church of England Digest

From My Ear to Your Ear: “Trust us” say GAFCON Primates by David Virtue, VOL

Blackout in Canterbury by George Conger, Anglican Ink

Archbishops ‘treated like children’ in church gay crisis talks by John Bingham, Telegraph

Handicapping the Primates’ sweepstake by George Conger, Anglican Ink

Anglican Primates should ‘kick back and have fun’ because they’ll never agree on homosexuality, expert says by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today

The Primates and the “reality” of the Anglican Communion byNeil Dhingra, The Living Church

Further reports on the meeting of Anglican Communion Primates

One sentence in Canterbury’s address shows why managerial solution is unravelling by Julian Mann

#Primates2016 Day 2 – The Facade Begins to Crumble by David Ould, Stand Firm

Second day report — deadlock in Canterbury by George Conger, Anglican Ink

Canterbury Trails, Tales or Trials? Anglican Unscripted

GAFCON message of thanks for prayers in advance of Canterbury summit by Peter Jensen, Anglican Ink

Stonewall CEO: A split in the Anglican Church could be dangerous for LGBT people – religious or not by Ruth Hunt, Telegraph

Anglican summit: Traditionalists’ anger over Justin Welby’s federal plan by John Bingham, Telegraph

Digest: Reports from the gathering of the Anglican Communion Primates from the Church of England website

“Text of Archbishop Welby’s #Primates2016 Address” Released by David Ould

What’s at Stake for Primates? by John Martin, The Living Church

What is the Primates’ Meeting all about? by Ian Paul, Psephizo (reposted from September 2015)

The schism in the Anglican Church might be a good thing by Sally Hitchiner, Telegraph

CANTERBURY: Last throw of the dice by 38 Anglican Primates to save Communion, says Welby by David Virtue, VOL

First Day report on the 2016 primates gathering in Canterbury by George Conger, Anglican Ink

The agenda is the first item on the agenda at the Primates gathering, Anglican Ink

Schism would not be a disaster says Welby, Anglican Ink

A.S. Haley contemplates the Bare ruin’d choirs of Anglicanism, Anglican Ink

Wet, cold start to primates gathering in Canterbury by George Conger, Anglican Ink

What does grace demand? by Ian Paul, Psephizo

Church split over homosexuality would be a failure – Welby.  BBC

Digest: Reports ahead of Anglican Communion Primates meeting in Canterbury

Why the Anglicans’ meeting matters, The Economist

Those who do not learn from history … by Gavin Ashenden, Anglican Ink

Anglican communion’s ‘bitter divide’ over gay rights by Caroline Wyatt, BBC

African Anglicans may trigger formal schism of Church at Canterbury meeting by Paul Peachey, Independent

This is the week the Anglican church might fall apart by Charles Moore, Telegraph

All eyes turn to Canterbury as Primates’ Gathering draws near by Mary Ann Mueller, VOL

Senior Anglicans call for repentance over sexual discrimination by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian

Dean of St Paul’s: Anglicans need each other despite deep split over homosexuality by David Ison, Christian Today

‘Last roll of the dice’ for the Anglican communion, BBC Radio 4

The spinning has started against orthodox Anglican archbishops by Julian Mann, TCW

‘Repent’ call to Church over gay Christian treatment, BBC

Senior Church liberals pile pressure on Archbishop to stop the ‘vilification’ of gay Christians by Jonathan Petre, Mailonline

Open letter to Archbishops of Canterbury and York

Primates’ Meeting 2016: Separating the Eloi from the Morlocks by Archbishop Cranmer

Justin Welby summit to tackle Anglican break up by John Bingham, Telegraph

It’s not just the Gays by Peter Mullen

The Anglican Communion: Consensus, Conundrum, Consequences, Conversation and Confession by Andrew Goddard, Fulcrum

Portents, Prophecy and Predictions – What Will Happen at the Primates’ Meeting? by David Ould, Stand Firm

A Letter from Archbishop Beach on the Upcoming Primates Gathering, ACNA

What is at Stake at the Primates’ Meeting by Matt Kennedy, Stand Firm

Twenty-first Century Brought Family Disagreement at the Primates Meeting, Virtueonline

A collect for the Primates Gathering, from GAFCON

Crisis in the Anglican Communion: recent history and potential outcomes, by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream

A Deeper Look at the Issues facing 38 Anglican Primates in Canterbury by David W Virtue, VOL

High Stakes, Three Facts by Bowman Walton, Fulcrum

New website from Anglican Communion Office here

January 2016, from the GAFCON website

Why Gafcon truly matters, by Peter Jensen, GAFCON

Canterbury Primates Meeting – ‘good disagreement’ and a potential future, by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream.

Must Canterbury Fall? by Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden, CEN

The Primates’s Dilemma: Game Theory and the Anglican Communion by Christopher Craig Brittain, ABC Religion & Ethics

Uganda will walk out of Primates Meeting, if “godly order” not restored by Stanley Ntagali, Anglican Ink

The Anglican Church of Canada AKA The Episcopal Church (North) by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC

Primates meetings under Rowan Williams (2003-2011), A historical review of the meetings and comment at the time from Fulcrum, by Andrew Goddard, Fulcrum

Statements from past Primates meetings, collated by Andrew Goddard, Fulcrum

Archbishop Justin Welby calls for prayer ahead of Primates’ Meeting

Primatial option for the Covenant from The Living Church

Repent or we quit say bishops in gays feud by Jonathan Petre, Mail on Sunday

Eliud Wabukala writes to Gafcon clergy about forthcoming primates’ gathering, Anglican Ink

What is at stake in Canterbury by Eliud Wabukala, Anglican Ink

Kenya reaffirms break with TEC by George Conger, Anglican Ink

To mend the net? by Charles Raven, Anglican Ink

Pastoral Letter from the Chairman of the GAFCON Primates Council

Kenyan and Canadian Anglican Archbishops at Odds over Primates’ Meeting in Canterbury by David Virtue, VOL

How Will Orthodox Archbishops React to Canterbury’s Spectator Interview ahead of January Summit? by Julian Mann, VOL

Why Archbishop of Canterbury’s ‘gay wedding pledge’ is more important than you think by Radhika Sanghani, Telegraph

Martyn Percy on sex and the Anglican Communion: 20 holes in his argument by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream

Martyn Percy’s non-sense poetry on sexuality by Ian Paul, Psephizo

I wouldn’t start from here – a response to Martyn Percy By Martin Davie




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