SCOTS VOTE FOR POSITIVE REJECTIONOF THE ANGLICAN COVENANT

The Scottish Episcopal Church has become the first member of the Anglican Communion to reject the Anglican Covenant at the level of a General Synod. Last Friday, the Synod voted against the adoption of the Covenant by 112 votes to 6, with 13 abstentions.

The Revd Professor David Atkinson (Aberdeen & Orkney) suggested that it was possible to reject the Covenant for “positive reasons”. “I will be voting against the motion, not for a negative reason, but because I believe, without being in it, that we will have far more freedom to develop our mission for Scotland.”

Full details at THE CHURCH TIMES.

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SCOTS VOTE FOR POSITIVE REJECTIONOF THE ANGLICAN COVENANT — 4 Comments

  1. OK . So if you take away the 6% that always tick the wrong box/get the question (yes/no) mixed up, etc, and the 10-15% who always think that abstaining is deep/high minded, then this was a pretty definite”no” for the covenant. Or have I got that wrong?