Synod Statement on the Anglican Mission in England
At the most recent meeting of the General Synod in York, the question of the Anglican Mission in England was put to the Chair of the Council for Christian Unity.
The Revd Dr Atherstone, Oxford Diocese, asked,
“The Anglican Mission in England (AMiE) plans to consecrate two additional church-planting bishops in Autumn 2022. What active steps is the Church of England taking to build good ecumenical relationships between our Churches?”
The Rt Revd Jonathan Baker, Bishop of Fulham as Chair of the Council for Christian Unity replied:
“The Church of England seeks to maintain good relations with all its ecumenical partners. There are various contacts at a personal level, both locally and at church leadership level, between clergy as well as laity of the Church of England and AMiE, and as far as it is possible to work constructively alongside AMiE, the Church of England seeks to do so. AMiE is not a Church covered nationally by the Ecumenical Relations Measure, nor is it gazetted under the Sharing of Church Buildings Act. For information, AMiE is not a member of the Anglican Communion, nor is it in communion with the Church of England.”