Sunday, April 27, 2008

Letters to Bishops regarding Lambeth attendance will be sent "presently"

BB NOTE: N.T. Wright still seems to be right. Remember when he said this: "'I know what I heard, I know what I said. If people have changed their mind, they have changed their mind, but I rather doubt it." The video was indeed not the letter. Stay tuned.

Here's the latest from
The Living Church:
A spokesman for Archbishop Williams told The Living Church the internet video presentation was “not related” to his forthcoming letter to the bishops of the Communion. In that letter, the archbishop is reported to ask that they predicate their attendance at the Lambeth Conference upon their willingness to accept the Windsor Report and Anglican Covenant processes.

The video presentation, titled “Better bishops for the sake of a better church,” was a pastoral didactic tool, the spokesman. The presentation broadcast on the internet video service, outlines the archbishop’s hopes for the conference.

The title of the “Better bishops” video, whose alliterative qualities mimic Country Life’s popular “better butter” advertisements on British television, speaks to the cause of some of the divisions within the church, and follow upon Archbishop Williams’ concern for stronger clerical formation and closer cooperation among the bishops of the Anglican Communion.

The letters affirming support for Windsor and the covenant processes had not yet been mailed, but would go out presently, the spokesman said.


Perpetua said...

I wonder why the spokesman was unwilling to have his name used as the source of this information.
Is it that he was not authorized to give out this information, or that he doesn't want to be held accountable if the letters don't materialize?

Mike said...

Is the spokesperson, +Wright? Or someone connected to him?

It would seem that a Lambeth functionary would seek to be positioning his/her organization out front on this in order to keep control of the spin and its effects across the Anglican Communion.

Anonymous attribution (background attribution maybe?) doesn't keep things under control unless the players and public can perceive who is really talking.

Anonymous said...

Aide Memoire:

1. Indent for envelopes from Stores.
2. Order stamps from SE1 Corner Store.
3. Fill in Pink Expenditure Chit and hand to Doris.
4. Collect Expenditure chit from Doris when signed by Mark and David on First Friday of the month.
5. Give Expenditure Chit to Amanda.
6. Collect Petty Cash From Amanda on last Friday of the following month.
7. Pay for stamps at Corner Store and remember to collect and give receipt for them to Amanda. Remember to collect stamps at the same time.
8. Pamela to type addresses on envelopes using Palace Remington.
9. Moisten stamps on Fido's tongue.
10. Apply stamps to to right hand corner of each envelopes, remembering that the design should be facing you with the Queen's head the right way up.
11. insert the correct letter in each envelope checking that the name at the head and on the address are the same.
12. Ask Roy the Porter to take the letters to the postbox on the bridge when he returns from holiday.
13. Send by sea mail.
14. Ask cleaner to tell callers that the letters are being processed.