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GAFCON Ireland Bible Conference

St Anne’s Cathedral,  Belfast

26 March

The Irish branch of GAFCON (Global Anglican Futures Conference) will be holding a day-long Bible conference at St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast on 26 March.  Planning for the event has long been in the work and has finally be scheduled.

The conference is slated to start at 09:30 and run until 17:00.

The Chairman of GAFCON, the Most Revd Foley Beach (Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America) will be joined by GAFCON General Secretary, the Most Revd Ben Kwashi (Ret) of Nigeria and both will be speaking.  The Revd Dr Nick Tucker will provide an exposition on 1 Corinthians 15.  Tucker is the Vicar of St Bartholomew’s, Edgbaston and taught at Oak Hill College. 

At least one current and one former Church of Ireland Diocesan Bishop, The Rt Revd David McClay and The Rt Revd Ken Clarke (Retired), serve on the GAFCON Ireland Council. The movement has been gaining support in recent months.  

The successor to the liberal Bishop Michael Burrows in the Diocese of Cashel, Ferns, and Ossory will have some degree of influence over the future growth of GAFCON Ireland.  If his successor is a radical liberal, the impact will be positive for the GAFCON movement gaining support amongst clergy and laity.

On the whole, the two-thirds of the Church of Ireland that resides in Northern Ireland are much more conservative than those living in the Republic of Ireland. Interestingly, they have thus far failed to fully embrace GAFCON.

The £10 admission fee includes lunch.

See the GAFCON Ireland website (www.gafconireland.com) for developing information.

 

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