The Synod of the Diocese of Sydney has passed a resolution, encouraging GAFCON to continue and expand its work.
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9.23 Global Anglicanism
(a) gives God thanks for the success of GAFCON 2013 (Global Anglican Future
Conference) being made up of 1358 delegates from 39 countries including
the 99 delegates from Australia,
(b) recognises that GAFCON is an emerging instrument of communion when
others have failed to provide the well needed leadership at a time of growing
liberalism within Anglicanism, aggressive secularism, militant Islamism and
(c) encourages and supports GAFCON/FCA (Fellowship of Confessing
Anglicans) in its desire to expand its membership, develop networks,
authorise and affirm those who have been excluded by their dioceses or
(d) recognising Synod’s desire to be in full communion with the ACNA (Synod
resolution 46/09), Synod congratulates the Most Reverend Foley Beach on
his consecration as Archbishop to the ACNA (Anglican Church of North
(e) encourages the development of FCA Australia and its inaugural conference,
“The Anglican Future Conference” to be held in Melbourne next year,
(f) looks forward to the next GAFCON as a principle gathering of leaders in the
Anglican Communion, and
(g) requests the Secretary to write to The FCA Primates’ Council, The ACNA
and FCA Australia informing them of this.
(The Rev Gavin Poole/The Rev Dr Michael Stead)
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