Holiness lost in the Church in Wales

Sep 23, 2019 by

by Ancient Briton: Former Archdeacon of Rochdale Cherry Vann named Bishop of Monmouth. In the run up to the Electoral College charged with electing the 11th Bishop of Monmouth the President of the College, Archbishop John Davies, gave an account of the qualities required of the successful candidate. If I recall correctly it implied an element of holiness based on biblical guidance of the qualities needed to be a bishop. I can no longer find the link, only “Page or file not found”....

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Welsh diocese worships the god of Pride

Aug 24, 2019 by

by Paul Huxley, Christian Concern: While English cathedrals host helter skelters and bishops fail to defend the unborn, we can rejoice that the Church of England has not yet sunk to the depth of the Church in Wales (which, though disestablished is also a member of the Anglican communion). The Diocese of Llandaff is throwing its weight behind this year’s Pride Cymru, which takes place in Cardiff this weekend – the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of LGBT+ Pride events...

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Jackson motion on traditionalists defeated in Church in Wales Governing Body

May 4, 2019 by

by Tim Wyatt, Church Times: AN ATTEMPT to bar traditionalists from ordination in the Church in Wales has been heavily defeated at a meeting of the Church’s Governing Body in Cardiff. The private member’s motion called on the Bishops to refuse to ordain any candidate who objected to the ministry of women priests and bishops. This would involve retracting conscience provisions created in a Code of Practice in 2014 when the Church authorised the consecration of women bishops in the first place...

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Welsh Anglicans gather around ‘Essentials’

Mar 19, 2019 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. “If you despise the day of small things, the Church in Wales is not for you”, said the Archdeacon of Cardigan. The comment received a loud ripple of chuckles from the 150 strong assembly of the inaugural meeting of Anglican Essentials Wales on 15th and 16th March. Anglicans in Wales are not numerous, and declining; few congregations number over 100. On one level the modesty is justified. But at the same time, this gathering represents a significant...

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Theologian critiques Bishop of Bangor’s call for same sex marriage in church

Feb 12, 2019 by

A response to the letter from the Bishop of Bangor, By Martin Davie, Reflections of an Anglican Theologian. A new letter from the Bishop of Bangor In his new episcopal letter to the Diocese of Bangor on 2 February 2019, Bishop Andy John does three things. First, he sets out the result of the voting on the issue of same-sex relationships that took place in the Governing Body of the Church in Wales in September 2018 and September 2015. Secondly, he notes the divisions over the issue of same-sex...

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Proclaiming Jesus in post-Christian Wales

Feb 10, 2019 by

from Anglican Essentials Wales Conference in Cardiff on Saturday 16 March. For list of speakers and how to book, read here.

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