New forms of Anglicanism? Updated

May 11, 2017 by

New forms of Anglicanism: Updated after Scottish Episcopal Church vote to change Canons on marriage.

The business of Gafcon, by Peter Jensen, Gafcon

Missionary Bishop introduced by Archbishop Foley Beach, Gafcon website

After Pentecost: small miracle, big implications, by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. In the Book of Acts, the locus of God’s presence activity shifts from the historic religious institution to the new body of Christ.

Stories of sacrifice from USA – how God sustained two faithful churches through tough times, by David Binder, Gafcon

Lessons from Dunkirk, by Phil Ashey, AAC



Earlier: Revd Jonathan Pryke, Associate Minister at Jesmond Parish Church, Newcastle, was consecrated ‘Bishop of the Church of God’ by Bishops from the Reformed Episcopal Church of South Africa, on May 2nd.

Most recent articles at the bottom of this list.

Early reports and statements:

Missionary Bishop for Britain consecrated at Jesmond, by George Conger, Anglican Ink

Church of England investigates appointment of ‘rogue Bishop’, by Harry Farley, Christian Today

Statement by Gafcon UK

Press statement from Jesmond Parish Church

Statement on the Jesmond Consecration from REACH SA


Commentary, neutral or supportive of Jesmond’s action

Readers on the liberal Anglican website Thinking Anglicans make their comments

Unofficial Bishops, non-C of E Anglicans: fragmentation and schism, or new reformation? By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream

The Jesmond Consecration, ACL Sydney

Church of England schism: a timely new reformation or tit-for-tat boundary pushing? Archbishop Cranmer

Justin Welby is a heretic, say breakaway conservative Anglicans, by Harry Farley, Christian Today

Is it time to abandon the dream of Christian unity? by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today

Anglican Unscripted #287 – Revolt! in CofE with Kevin Kallsen and Gavin Ashenden

The Church needs to demolish its wall around conservatism, Jules Gomes, TCW

The Jesmond crisis: My shocking suggestion for the Bishop of Newcastle, David Baker, CT

Consecration of New Style Bishops – Q & A (Handed out at Jesmond Parish Church yesterday)

The Jesmond Consecration by Bishop Mark Thompson

CHEXIT:- Staying, leaving or consecrating new bishops, by Gavin Ashenden

Letter to the Archbishop of York: Please Consecrate a Second Reformed Anglican Bishop by Julian Mann

Safety outside of CofE:  Anglican Unscripted with Kevin Kallsen and Gavin Ashenden


Commentary, generally critical of Jesmond

C of E responds after priest made Bishop by breakaway group, by Marcus Jones, Premier

Blueprint for schism revealed as conservative church leaders plot separate Anglican structure by Harry Farley, Christian Today [Editor’s note: this article contains some inaccuracies, by stating for example that the divisions in British Anglicanism are just about homosexuality, and by giving prominence to the view that divisions could be healed by more appointments of evangelicals to senior positions in the Church of England.]

Should evangelicals be embarrassed by Newcastle? by Ian Paul, Psephizo

Why now? The deeply strange timing of the renegade conservative Anglicans, Christian Today

“Order! Order!”: Reflections on The Jesmond Consecration, Andrew Goddard, Fulcrum

‘Breakaway’ Anglican church, Humanist weddings, Pope in Fatima, BBC Radio 4 (scroll forward around 32 minutes)

How to split up the Church of England, by Linda Woodhead, Modern Church

REACH-SA ordination creates more questions than answers by Mary Ann Mueller, VOL

Justin Welby is not a heretic, he’s a very faithful Anglican, Archbishop Cranmer

A call to steadfastness, by Lee Gatiss, Church Society

Bishops sans frontières by David Pocklington, Law & Religion UK


See earlier news: The Gafcon Primates’ Communique released after their meeting at the end of April, and analysis of/comment on their decision to appoint a ‘missionary Bishop’ to Britain (this consecration is yet to happen, and is not the same as the Jesmond action).

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