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Welsh response to Archbishop’s claim that there is nothing improper about gay sex

The Archbishop of Wales, the Rt Revd Barry Morgan, has recently claimed that 'sex properly belongs' in committed same sex relationships and that the Bible can be interpreted as supporting such relationships, but the Evangelical Fellowship of the Church in Wales considers these remarks to be a licence to disregard biblical authority.

Gafcon Statement on the Appointment of the Bishop of Grantham

We note with prayerful concern the revelation that Nicholas Chamberlain, Bishop of Grantham, is in a same sex relationship. Our understanding is that the nature of his relationship conforms to the guidelines set out by [...]

GAFCON UK responds to Archbishop Nicholas Okoh’s August Letter

GAFCON UK welcomes and is very encouraged by the Chairman of the GAFCON Primates’ Council’s recent August Letter. In it Archbishop Okoh states that the ‘greatest cause for concern continues to be the British Isles’.

Statement from the Task Force of GAFCON UK in response to John Bingham’s article in the Daily Telegraph 29/8/2016

GAFCON UK warmly commends the initiative of Rev Dr Peter Sanlon and others from a number of parishes in the Home Counties to set up a ‘shadow synod’ as stated in John Bingham’s article ‘Parishes [...]

Generous orthodoxy? – A RESPONSE TO DAVID GILLETT ‘POSITIVE ABOUT SCRIPTURE: POSITIVE ABOUT EQUAL MARRIAGE.

Perhaps the most dangerous attacks on the Bible come from those who claim to love the Bible. Dr Martin Davie examines a recent example from Bishop David Gillett, once the principal of a Church of England Evangelical Anglican theological college and concludes 'What Gillett is proposing contradicts what is said in the biblical story. It cannot therefore be a form of orthodoxy, whether generous or otherwise.

Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit welcomed by GAFCON Primates

Following his enthronement as the sixth Archbishop of Kenya on Sunday 3rd July in All Saints’ Cathedral, Nairobi, the Most Rev Jackson Ole Sapit met with the GAFCON Primates who had travelled from as far away as South America to be present for this day of prayer, preaching and colourful celebration.

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THOUGHTS & REFLECTIONS

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Retired Archbishop (former GAFCON Chairman) urges South Sudanese leaders to preserve lives of citizens

The Retired Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya and leader of All Africa Conference of Churches to South Sudan has urged the political leaders of South Sudan to preserve lives of citizens instead of struggling for power and wealth in the country.

A leading Anglican theologian exposes the ‘Third Way’ myth

There can be no compromise on issues that affect our eternal destiny. The myth of the 'third way' on the doctrinal issues concerned with human sexuality has been exposed by Dr Martin Davie and in this article Canon Charles Raven shows that it cannot provide a faithful way forward for the Anglican Communion.

WHY THE ARGUMENTS FOR A THIRD WAY DO NOT WORK

Is there a biblical argument for a third way between the conservative and liberal approaches to the issue of human sexuality? Martin Davie explores this highly debated issue in context of biblical truth.

Archbishop Foley Beach addresses Provincial Council 2016

Archbishop Foley Beach, Primate of Anglican Church North America, presents his annual address on the state of the province to Provincial Council 2016.

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Ugandan Archbishop denounces syncretism

Patronising pagan shrines is a sin, and cannot be excused as an acceptable cultural practice for Christians, the Archbishop of Uganda said today, as it is a violation of the sovereignty and sufficiency of Jesus Christ as Lord.

Good disagreement in the Church of England?

Bishop Wallace Benn, a member of the Anglican Mission in England's Panel of Bishops, affirms that true unity is unity in apostolic faith and practice. Attempts to undermine apostolic faith by appeals to 'good disagreement' or 'pastoral accommodation' must therefore be lovingly but firmly resisted.

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CHAIRMAN’S PASTORAL LETTER

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Chairman’s Aug 2016 Letter

In his latest letter, our Chairman, Archbishop Okoh reminds us of the promise of our Lord Jesus Christ ‘I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it’ (Matthew16:18). GAFCON recognises that the Church is not ours. It belongs to Jesus and it is Jesus who builds the Church through his word.

Chairman’s July 2016 Letter

Jesus says ‘Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed’. Our Chairman Archbishop Okoh reminds us that this promise should be a powerful encouragement to us as we press on to preach the gospel.

Chairman’s June 2016 Pastoral Letter

May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him! As the new Chairman of GAFCON I greet you in Jesus’ name and thank God for all of you, from north and south, east and west.

Chairman’s February 2016 Pastoral Letter

Receive Christian greetings in the name of Jesus Christ, the Servant King. I am so grateful to you for being faithful in prayer as we met with the other Anglican Primates in Canterbury last month and to the many who sent messages of encouragement and support.

Chairman’s Christmas Pastoral Letter 2015

As our Christmas celebrations begin, I pray that familiar words, hymns and customs will by God's grace kindle in our hearts a new sense of wonder and thankfulness for the gift of Emmanuel, God with us.

Chairman’s October Pastoral Letter 2015

Speaking at a mission conference in Chicago earlier this month I was delighted by the strength and fruitfulness of the global relationships being formed through GAFCON...

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