Move to block election of conservative Irish bishop defeated

Nov 21, 2019 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink:

The Irish House of Bishops meeting in Dublin on 20 Nov 2019 confirmed the appointment of the Ven. David McClay, Archdeacon of Down, as Bishop–designate of the Diocese of Down and Dromore.  His consecration is planned for late January in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast.

The announcement follows an unprecedented move by liberal Irish clergy to persuade the bishops to block the election of Archdeacon McClay on the grounds that his support of the GAFCON movement made him unfit to be a bishop.

In a letter published in the Irish Times on Monday, accompanied with a supporting news story, the liberal clergy wrote:

Read here

See also: Inclusive vision for Church of Ireland: Letter to the Irish Times from Rev Tim Anderson, Chair, Gafcon Ireland

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