Statement from Forward in Faith UK on the consecration of a traditionalist bishop of Lewes

Jul 18, 2020 by

from Anglican Ink: We express our gratitude to the Archbishop of Canterbury for making arrangements (1) for Prebendary Will Hazlewood’s consecration to the episcopate at Lambeth Palace Chapel on 15 July which give full expression to the Five Guiding Principles, as enshrined in the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests (2). For slightly over twenty-five years, in the period since the admission of women into the priesthood by the Church of England, provision has...

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Women clergy: The Independent Reviewer’s Report on Wakefield Cathedral

Mar 7, 2019 by

from Forward in Faith: Forward in Faith welcomes Sir William Fittall’s judicious report on Wakefield Cathedral. We welcome particularly the Independent Reviewer’s ruling that ‘Even where the identity of the celebrant at a service is not routinely published in advance it should not be regarded as confidential information. It should, therefore, be supplied with a good grace to anyone who asks for it in advance so that they can make an informed choice over whether to attend a particular service...

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Forward in Faith North America pledges loyalty to GAFCON, but asks for resolution of the women’s orders question

Jan 16, 2019 by

from Anglican Ink: As Forward in Faith North America we represent several jurisdictions in Anglicanism, and as such are blessed to have clergy and laity who are united in one purpose “contending for the Faith which was once delivered to the saints.” We continue to pray for our members in the Episcopal Church as they witness ongoing issues that have caused many to leave most especially over the last five decades. Likewise, we pray for our members who are participating in ways that will reunite...

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God’s Church in the World: the Gift of Catholic Mission

Sep 21, 2018 by

from Forward in Faith: This week over 150 people participated in a conference on catholic mission within the Church of England co-sponsored by Forward in Faith and Anglican Catholic Future. Part of the conference took place at Lambeth Palace at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who welcomed participants and encouraged them to consider what it means to give light and salt to the world. Keynote speakers included Rowan Williams, Alison Milbank, and Luke Miller. Focussing on mission...

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Forward in Faith NA bishops stand firm against the ordination of women

Aug 19, 2018 by

by Michael Heidt, Anglican Ink: Speaking at Forward in Faith’s regional meeting at St. Vincent’s Cathedral this August, three FIFNA bishops spoke out forcefully against the ordination of women. Bishop Jack Iker of Fort Worth was first to speak, expressing “dismay” over the continued ordination of women in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). Referring to ACNA’s decision to allow for “two integrities” regarding female ordinations, Iker stated: I am extremely dismayed, because the [ACNA]...

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The Anglican-Methodist Proposals

Feb 1, 2018 by

from Forward in Faith: Anglo-Catholics are among those who are most committed to the full visible unity of Christ’s Church. We are therefore grateful to those who have worked to produce the present proposals for a development in Anglican-Methodist relations, which the Forward in Faith Executive Committee considered at its meeting on 31 January. It is a matter of regret that we must oppose them in their current form. As the report Mission and Ministry in Covenant (GS 2086) makes clear,...

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