Fulcrum Statement on Women Bishops (CofE) – Watching Conservatives Getting Pushed off the Cliff

The path to providing for women bishops in the Church of England has been interesting. The proposed legislation had some safeguards for conservatives, albeit in the form of a Code of Practice, not legislated protection. The amendments to clause 5(1)c have served only to dilute those proposed safeguards. As many have pointed out, this simply […]

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GAFCON Leaders’ Meeting Closes Outlining “Mission”

The GAFCON leaders’ meeting in London has closed with a media release entitled “The movement begins its mission“. It is, essentially, the first stakes in the ground marking out GAFCON’s vision of the future. In their final conference ‘Commitment’, the leaders resolved to work together in an ever-strengthening partnership, to stand by each other and […]

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Southwark Evangelicals Set Up “Ministry Trust”

This news is slowly coming out of the UK. From EV News (part of the Church Society): Southwark Evangelicals set up alternative quota The Church Times reports today (page 8) in a short news item that evangelicals in the diocese of Southwark are planning to set up an alternative quota: ‘Evangelicals in the diocese of […]

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Thomas Cranmer 2 July 1489 – 21 March 1556

Today we remember the martyrdom of Thomas Cranmer, killed this day in 1556 under Queen Mary. Cranmer was the first Archbishop of Canterbury of the reformed Church of England and the original author of the Book of Common Prayer. The 1662 BCP we have today is really simply a revision of his majestic 1552. Foxe relates the […]

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