Day 3 of #Primates2016 – Crunch Time

As I write it is turning 10am in Canterbury and Day 3 (Wednesday) opens up. Morning prayer and Communion have passed with notable absences again. Give that Day 2 delivered what is now understood to be an unravelling of Welby’s attempt to pursue “reconciliation” through facilitated discussion groups it is pretty clear to observers that […]

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Archbishop of Canterbury Calls Critical Primates’ Meeting

In a much-reported release yesterday, Lambeth Palace announced the calling of a Primates’ meeting, the first in many years, for next January. The Archbishop of Canterbury today wrote to all 37 Primates inviting them to attend a special Primates’ gathering in Canterbury to reflect and pray together concerning the future of the Anglican Communion. The […]

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Diocese of NW Australia Recognises ACNA as “a member church of the Anglican Communion”

The Diocese of NW Australia, meeting in synod this weekend, passed the following motion, That this synod: welcomes the impending investiture of the Most Reverend Dr Foley Beach, the Archbishop of The Anglican Church in North America; recognizes the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA) as a member church of the Anglican Communion, in full […]

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Jefferts-Schori’s Doctorate and Welby’s Praise. Who is in charge?

Perhaps you’ve seen this astonishing bit of news: Six leading figures from the worlds of science, the arts and religion are set to receive honorary degrees from the University of Oxford this year, subject to approval by Congregation. The degrees will be awarded at Encaenia, the University’s annual honorary degree ceremony, on Wednesday 25 June […]

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BREAKING: GAFCON Movement Bishops Vote to Expand – Across Boundaries

The leadership of the GAFCON 2 meeting here in Nairobi have just announced their intention to “expand its leadership role in supporting and recognising Anglicans in placing where Biblical faith has been compromised”. All the bishops attending the conference agreed without dissent to the following resolution: To affirm and endorse the position of the Primates […]

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