Former chaplain to Queen made bishop by breakaway group

Sep 29, 2017 by

by Marcus Jones, Premier:

Gavin Ashenden, a former chaplain to the Queen and an outspoken critic of the Church of England, has been named as a missionary bishop to the United Kingdom and Europe.

He’s been consecrated by the Christian Episcopal Church, a breakaway group from the US Episcopal Church – which is part of the Anglican Communion.

Ashenden will work alongside Anglicans in the UK and further afield who are unhappy at the perceived move away from orthodox Christianity

The appointment is similar to that of Andy Lines who was made a missionary bishop to the UK and Europe by GAFCON, a worldwide group of conservative Anglicans.

Rev Jonathan Pryke from Jesmond Parish church was also consecrated as a “bishop in the Church of God” by the Reformed Evangelical Anglican Church of South Africa, another breakaway group.

Bishop Ashenden will work alongside a number of groups, who have come together to form the Unity Forum, looking to stand for traditional teaching on sexuality and other issues.

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Watch:  Bishop Gavin explains to Kevin Kallsen the reasons for his appointment.

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