Tuesday, April 14, 2009

TLC: North American Bishops Meeting with GAFCON Primates in London

George Conger reports in The Living Church:
Eight archbishops are meeting in closed-door session at a London hotel this week to review plans for the creation of a new Anglican Communion province to be known as the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).
Seven primates: Archbishop Benjamin Nzimbi of Kenya, Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria, Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini of Rwanda, Presiding Bishop Gregory Venables of the Southern Cone, Archbishop Henry Orombi of Uganda; along with the Most Rev. Peter Jensen, Archbishop of Sydney (Australia) began talks on April 14 at hotel near Heathrow airport.

Joining the archbishops in the three-day meeting are the Rt. Rev. Robert Duncan, Bishop of Pittsburgh in the Anglican Church of the Southern Cone and the archbishop-designate of the ACNA; the Rt. Rev. Jack L. Iker, Bishop of Fort Worth in the Anglican Church of the Southern Cone; the Rt. Rev. Charles Murphy; the leader of the Anglican Mission in the Americas (AMiA); the Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns, Bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America and one of his bishops suffragan, the Rt. Rev. David Anderson; the Rt. Rev. John Guernsey, Provincial Bishop Suffragan for the Anglican Church of Uganda; the Rt. Rev. Bill Atwood, Bishop of All Saints Diocese in the Anglican Church of Kenya; and the Rt. Rev. Don Harvey, leader of the Anglican Network in Canada.

Details of the meeting will be made public at a press conference on April 16, according to a spokesman for the archbishops, but participants told The Living Church the group, which is meeting as the GAFCON (Global Anglican Futures Conference) primates’ council, will discuss the formation and strengthening of the Fellowship of Confession Anglicans (FCA), the formation of the ACNA, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s proposed Anglican Covenant, and the on-going divisions within the Anglican Communion.

Read it all here.


Dale Matson said...

The Gafcon Primates will provide the necessary booster rockets to get this ACNA ship off the ground. Alleluia!

1662 BCP said...

Who pays for all this travelng?

Dale Matson said...

1662 BCP,
They have to meet somewhere. Would you prefer they meet virtually via the internet? This is something I don't mind helping support. My dollars that go to attorneys to defend our Diocese from TEC is another matter.

1662 BCP said...

That still doesn't answer my question.

BabyBlue said...

Well, some of them didn't go to Lambeth, so that must have been a major cost-savings.


Dale Matson said...

1662 BCP,
I actually thought you were asking a rhetorical question so I was defending the activity. So I have no answer to your question since I do not know.