Bishop-elect confirms support for women’s ordination

Nov 20, 2019 by

by William Scholes, Irish News: THE minister elected to lead the Church of Ireland’s largest diocese has confirmed that he supports the ordination of women after a group of clergy accused him of opposing the practice. Archdeacon David McClay, who is currently the rector of Willowfield Parish in Belfast, was earlier this month chosen by a 51-strong electoral college to succeed Bishop Harold Miller as the Bishop of Down and Dromore. Confirmation of Archdeacon McClay’s appointment is...

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Church of Ireland clergy object to conservative bishop’s appointment

Nov 18, 2019 by

by Patsy McGarry, Irish Times: Thirty-six senior Church of Ireland clergy have put their names to an open letter objecting to the appointment of the newly elected Bishop of Down and Dromore due to his involvement with a conservative Anglican group. In a letter to the church’s House of Bishops, the signatories say they are concerned Archdeacon David McClay may not be an appropriate choice due to his membership of the Gafcon (Global Anglican Future Conference) Ireland movement. They believe the...

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Shepherd – Loving the Church

Nov 5, 2019 by

John 10:11 – “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” Watch video here GAFCON General Secretary, Archbishop Ben Kwashi, talks through what it means for a bishop to be a shepherd of the flock that God has entrusted under him, and why it is important for a bishop to follow Jesus’ example of the Good Shepherd. See also: GAFCON Chairman’s October Letter – Reformation Day! from Archbishop Foley Beach

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IS GAFCON A CHURCH? with a Reply to Global South Anglicans

Nov 3, 2019 by

by Stephen Noll, Contending Anglican: Preface: A Reply to the Global South Anglicans. In a recent “Anglican Perspectives” video, Canon Phil Ashey of the American Anglican Council announces an “historic” development: the publication of a Covenant, approved in Cairo in early October 2019 by the Global South Anglican Fellowship [or Network] (see the “Seventh Trumpet” Communiqué here and the Covenant Proposal [now adopted] here. Canon Ashey argues that this Covenant is a unique document addressing...

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GAFCON Chairman’s October Letter – Reformation Day!

Oct 31, 2019 by

from Archbishop Foley Beach: Beloved in Christ Jesus: Greetings in the name of the crucified, risen, and ascended King, our Lord Jesus Christ! I write to you from Wittenberg, Germany, where Martin Luther began the Protestant Reformation 502 years ago by posting his 95 Theses on the doors of the Castle Church. This month has seen an historic step in the life of the Anglican Communion. It was my privilege to be the chief consecrator, along with Co-consecrators, Archbishop Laurent Mbanda of the...

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From Cairo to Colorado Springs: an historic breakthrough

Oct 21, 2019 by

Briefing from American Anglican Council: Canon Phil Ashey shares the exciting news of an historic breakthrough in the reformation of the Anglican Communion. On October 12, 2019, representatives at the 7th Global South Conference adopted a Covenantal Structure [see full Communique here] that could reshape the Anglican Communion around a Biblical confession of faith. (Read more about the supporting arguments for such a structure in Canon Ashey’s book Anglican Conciliarism.) On October 15,...

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