Statement from the Dean of Wakefield Cathedral

Jun 13, 2019 by

(Ed: on making available a service rota with the identity of those who will be celebrating the Eucharist in the Cathedral for the benefit of those unable for reasons of conscience to accept the priestly ministry of women) Sir William Fittall, the Independent Reviewer in relation to the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests, published his Report on Wakefield Cathedral on 28 February 2019. The Report was occasioned by my decision, in consultation with the Cathedral...

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The ACNA and the Priesthood of the Church

Apr 28, 2019 by

by Alice C. Linsley, Biblical Anthropology: This has been a difficult article to write due to the strength of my conviction that women’s ordination to the sacred order of priests is a dangerous innovation that will continue to cause division in the Anglican Church in North America. It is unfortunate that this practice carried over from the Episcopal Church. I have been speaking and writing on this subject for over 15 years, mainly from the perspective of Biblical Anthropology, but also from...

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WALES: Ordination to be denied candidates who do not accept Women’s Ordination

Apr 24, 2019 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: A proposal is being put forward at the Church in Wales governing body, calling for ordination to be denied to candidates who do not accept the ordination of women. A Private Member’s Motion by the Ven. Peggy Jackson is now before the Church’s governing body, following the consecration of two women bishops, arguing that all bishops, consonant with previous undertakings, agree not to hold in future separate ordination services for any candidate, on the...

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The ACNA and the Historic Priesthood

Mar 29, 2019 by

by Alice C Linsley, Virtueonline: This has been a difficult article to write due to the strength of my conviction that women’s ordination to the sacred order of priests is a dangerous innovation that will continue to cause division in the Anglican Church in North America. I have been speaking and writing on this subject for over 15 years, mainly from the perspective of Biblical Anthropology, but also from personal experience as a former priest in the Episcopal Church. I have no illusion...

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Why Christians need to find ways of generously living together

Mar 12, 2019 by

by Tony Robinson: After an independent review found that the Dean and Chapter of Wakefield Cathedral did not do enough to accommodate the views of a traditionalist worshipper opposed to women’s ordination, the Bishop of Wakefield responds.   Generosity is surely essential to following Jesus. Indeed all that Jesus expects us to do in life cannot be done without a generous attitude. Generosity is required to trust God at the depth that produces a life of sacrifice, serving others and even...

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Cathedral ‘should help conservative worshippers avoid women priest-led services’

Mar 8, 2019 by

by Alex Williams, Premier: Wakefield Cathedral was “asking too much” of a congregation member who cannot accept women clergy, a new report has found. The independent review followed a complaint from one worshipper after the West Yorkshire landmark stopped publishing in advance the names of those who would be presiding over Holy Communion. Dennis Belk claimed he was being “marginalised” because he was forced to arrive at services without prior knowledge whether there...

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