Thursday, 2 December 2010

Bishop Broadhurst resigns as Chairman of FiF UK

From Forward in Faith

Bishop John Broadhurst resigns as Chairman of FiF UK

At its residential meeting this week, the Council of Forward in Faith accepted the resignation of its Chairman, Bishop John Broadhurst, both with regret and with grateful thanks for all that he has done to guide and lead this organisation from its foundation in 1992. It was Bishop John’s decision to resign and that decision had been communicated by him to the Council prior to its meeting. As a small token of the gratitude of all the members of Forward in Faith for Bishop John’s magnificent contribution to the life of the organisation as well as the enormous contribution of Judi his wife, the Council presented him with a cheque to spend in their new home. They know that they are assured of the prayers of us all for whatever the future may hold.

Pending the election of his successor some time in the New Year, Sister Anne Williams CA, the Vice-Chairman of Forward in Faith, will undertake the role of Acting Chairman.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Thursday, 2 December 2010 at 12:52pm GMT | TrackBack
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This posting regarding Bishop Broadhurst's sermon at a London church gave me pause. This is the mindset and the insensitivity that has guided FiF and may be typical. It's rather shocking.
http://www.ship-of-fools.com/mystery/2010/2063.html

Posted by: Richard Grand on Thursday, 2 December 2010 at 1:57pm GMT

In all fairness to John Broadhurst.. I felt FIF has been superbly run, punching well above its weight..... unlike the liberals.

Posted by: Robert ian Williams on Thursday, 2 December 2010 at 8:04pm GMT

I know Richard, but it is a lovely church ! I so enjoyed reading all the background and seeing the photographs.

It brought back memories of the late Fr Nick Richards who served there for over 30 years.

Posted by: Laurence Roberts on Thursday, 2 December 2010 at 8:39pm GMT

RIW: they'll know we are Christians by . . . "punching well above [our] weight." O_o

"Pending the election of his successor some time in the New Year, Sister Anne Williams CA, the Vice-Chairman of Forward in Faith, will undertake the role of Acting Chairman."

It's not like Sister's busy studying to become a Popoid priest! ;-/

Posted by: JCF on Thursday, 2 December 2010 at 10:31pm GMT

And what +Broadhurst said re Ramsay/Runcie isnt really true. Ian Ramsay was very much a liberal Anglican ,a member of the Modern Churchmans Union I believe. When Robert Runcie became Abp he had been Chair of the Anglican /Orthodox dialogue and was at that time opposed to the ordination of women as priests. his *conversion" to that point of view come some years into his archiepiscopate.

Posted by: Perry Butler on Monday, 6 December 2010 at 12:27pm GMT
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