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Anglican Futures: Anglican Alphabet Spaghetti

Anglican Futures Anglican Alphabetti Spaghetti A dummies guide to the plethora of organisations and acronyms linked to faithful Anglicans in the UK and Europe. I once spent some time around military personel.  Everything had its own TLA (Three Letter Acronym) right...

Canterbury Tales: Favourite Bible Stories Retold by Archbishop Justin Welby

Canterbury Tales Favourite Bible stories retold by Archbishop Justin Welby The Good Samaritan A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead, halfway...

Anglican Mission in England Elects Two Suffragan Bishops

Anglican Mission in England Elects Two Suffragan Bishops The Anglican Mission in England (AMiE) met in Synod on 18 June.  While there, they elected two suffragan bishops to aid Bishop Andy Lines in providing episcopal oversight for the overall work.  Bishop Lines also...

Pride Flags Causing Conflict at Christian School

Pride Flags Cause Conflict at Christian School Conflict has broken out in a Christian school in Oxfordshire over the display of “Pride” flags. The institution in question is Kingham Hill School.  The same Trust (Kingham Hill Trust) oversees Oak Hill College, an...

Prayer Book Society Raising Funds to Put BCPs in the Hands of Choristers

Prayer Book Society Raising Funds to Put BCPs in the Hands of Choristers The Prayer Book Society, which will soon celebrate its 50th Anniversary, is raising funds to put a special edition BCP into the hands of junior choristers around the nation.   The idea came to...

Book Review: Reimagining Britain by Justin Welby

Reimagining Britain Foundations for Hope Justin Welby Bloomsbury, 2018, new edn. 2021 (ISBN: 978-1-4729-8497-5, 322pp, £12.99) The Archbishop of Canterbury has made several notable political interventions recently, including over ‘partygate’ and the Rwanda deportation...

Birthday of Anglicanism in America

Birthday of Anglicanism in America By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins June 16, 1607 was the birthday of Anglicanism in America. On this day Captain John Smith and 104 others celebrated the Lord’s Supper when they arrived safely in Jamestown, Virginia. Jamestown was the...

Barnabas Fund Report: Two ChiBok Girls Found

Barnabas Fund Reports Two Chibok Girls Found After 8 Years 24 June 2022 Two women, who were among hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from the Nigerian town of Chibok eight years ago, have been found. Hauwa Joseph was discovered among a group of other...

New Bishop-elect for the Diocese of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory

Church of Ireland News New Bishop Elected for Cashel, Ferns & Ossory The Church of Ireland diocese of Cashel, Ferns, and Ossory now has a bishop-elect.  The Venerable Adrian Wilkinson, Archdeacon of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross was elected to succeed the Rt Revd Michael...

Editorial: Lessons to be Learned from the American Pro-Life Movement

Editorial Lessons to be Learned from American Pro-Life Movement Friday, 24 June 2022, the Feast of St John the Baptist, will be a date which will live in infamy amongst the supporters of abortion.  On that date, the US Supreme Court, overturned the precedent set by...

Same-Sex Spouses of Bishops Excluded from Lambeth Conference

Same-Sex Spouses of Bishops Excluded from Lambeth Conference

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2019 decision to not invite the spouses of bishops in same-sex marriages to attend the Lambeth Conference seems to be holding.

With just a little over one month to go before bishops from around the 85,000,000 members of the Anglican Communion arrive in England for the decennial Lambeth Conference, Welby shows no sign of giving in to the calls from revisionist bishops to invite same-sex spouses.  Archbishop Linda Nicolls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said that it was “unfortunate” that such spouses were not invited.

Archbishops from Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda have announced their refusal to attend as long as bishops from the liberal provinces that have formally approved same-sex marriage will be in attendance.  The Church in Wales, Scottish Episcopal Church, Episcopal Church USA, Anglican Church of Canada, Church of Aotearoa (New Zealand) have all changed their canons to permit same-sex unions.  Other provinces have portions of their jurisdiction where such is over-looked but not formally approved.

The Church of England and Church of Ireland have been under pressure to change but have resisted.  Movements in support of the innovation of faith and doctrine continue to campaign but do not appear to be gaining ground except in the secular media.  Last year’s election for members in the General Synod of the Church of England saw an increase in support of the biblical position and the Church of Ireland’s General Synod has voted down and changes in support by 2-1 margins on three occasions.

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