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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Church in Wales’ newest vicar on the church and being transgender

Dec 2, 2018 by

By Abbie Wightwick, Wales Online: Sarah knew from childhood she was different and hopes people hearing her story will understand the church is diverse. The new vicar of Cardiff’s city centre parish St John The Baptist has ambitious plans to make it more open to the whole community. After six weeks in Cardiff, the city’s newest vicar says she loves her inner-city parish but there is lots of work to do with issues such as homelessness and drug addiction literally staring her in the face on the...

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Bishop Andy Lines responds after Welsh Anglican Evangelicals reject Bishops’ proposals

Sep 28, 2018 by

from Gafcon UK: Gafcon UK welcomes the recent statement by the Evangelical Fellowship of the Church in Wales, which gives a pastorally sensitive and doctrinally clear summary of the biblically orthodox position on the issue of same sex relationships. EFCW is absolutely correct to warn of the serious implications of the Welsh Bishops’ plan to push ahead with sanctioning services of blessing for same sex relationships. Such a move rejects the unambiguous teaching of the bible on God’s guidelines...

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Welsh Anglican Evangelicals reject Bishops’ proposals

Sep 27, 2018 by

The Evangelical Fellowship of the Church in Wales: A Statement following the discussion at Governing Body on “Formal Measures” for Same-Sex Couples EFCW recognises that churches have often failed in their pastoral care of people with same-sex attraction. We recognise that the way we have spoken about this issue has at times been unloving and judgemental, and that this has caused personal hurt and left people feeling unable to be honest about their sexuality. We repent of these failures, and...

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