WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND?

From CHRISTIAN TODAY:

Schismatic Anglicans in North America are inviting priests in the Church of England to take part in a clergy swap. ACNA said the clergy swap would be an opportunity for Church of England parishes and clergy to express their solidarity and friendship with ACNA churches.

In a letter of invitation to Church of England clergy, Paul Perkin, Chair of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans in the UK and Ireland, and Secretary Chris Sugden, said, “We are writing in the wake of the letter from the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church to the Primates of the Anglican Communion that her consecration of a woman in a partnered same-sex relationship represents the mind of the majority of elected leaders in the Episcopal Church. Institutionally the CofE seems to be sitting on the fence. The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that the consecration of Mary Glasspool in TEC is 'regrettable'; yet the CofE has not fully embraced ACNA. An important contribution at this stage will be for parishes and clergy to express solidarity and friendship with clergy and parishes in ACNA.”

COMMENT: In the Church of England each of these visits would require the permission of the diocesan bishop.

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WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND? — 5 Comments

  1. Ah, the U.S. invasion begins, and it ain’t pretty. This is about putting ACNA clergy where they can indoctrinate CofE congregations. Jesus…and I mean that prayerfully.

  2. Jonathon, probably. But what about their bishops? They know what happens if you get ACNA personalities in play — they know Bobby Duncan at least by his actions.

    FWIW
    jimB