Sunday, 29 April 2012

Bishop Mark Lawrence & Bishop John Guernsey

From Titusonenine:

A Crucial Apr. 25 Presentation—Bishop Mark Lawrence, S. Carolina, and ACNA Bishop John Guernsey

The Guildford Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship invite you to an An evening with Bishop Mark Lawrence (TEC Bishop of South Carolina) and Bishop John Guernsey (ACNA Bishop of Mid-Atlantic) On 25th April 2012 at 8 pm At Holy Trinity Claygate, Church Road, Claygate, Surrey, KT10 0JP

We are delighted that Bishop Mark Lawrence, the Episcopal Church Bishop for the Diocese of South Carolina, and Bishop John Guernsey, the Anglican Church in North America Bishop for the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, have agreed

  • to bring us up to date with developments amongst Anglicans in North America;
  • to tell us why some orthodox Anglicans have considered it appropriate to work within TEC whilst others have considered it appropriate to work within ACNA; and
  • to explain to us how people within the two organisations who hold similar views are generally able to continue to support each other in spreading the Gospel.

Kendall Harmon adds:

Please note this is is a long evening of some 1 hour and 40 minutes. During the introduction the following people are mentioned—it is opened by Philip Plyming, vicar of Holy Trinity, Claygate, and then chairman, Stephen Hofmeyr, QC. There is then a message from Bishop Christopher Hill, Bishop of Guildford given by the Ven. Julian Henderson, Archdeacon of Dorking. Both Mark Lawrence (who goes first) and John Guernsey then give presentations of some twenty minutes which takes you to approximately one hour. After that there are questions from those present to the two bishops about the matters at hand. Archdeacon Julian Henderson then offers brief concluding remarks.

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I wish they'd stop calling themselves orthodox.

Posted by: Rupert Moreton on Sunday, 29 April 2012 at 8:23pm BST

I couldn't get the audio link to work at T19, but the link at BabyBlue Cafe works.

Posted by: Chris H. on Sunday, 29 April 2012 at 9:31pm BST

Two questions:

Would the Bishop of Guildford have had to give special permission for a Bishop from another Province - as well as a 'bishop' from a schismatic quasi-Anglican church - to address congregations within his diocese?

Or is there no limitation to such an invitation?

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Monday, 30 April 2012 at 6:31am BST

If you listen to the message from Bishop Christopher that is read out at the start of the meeting, it is clear that he welcomed both bishops to the meeting. It was not a church service, so permissions not really relevant...

Posted by: Simon Sarmiento on Monday, 30 April 2012 at 8:33am BST

Especially as "orthodox" is a polite euphemism for anti-gay marriage. On other issues, women ordination etc..they are all hopelessly divided.

Posted by: ROBERT IAN WILLIAMS on Monday, 30 April 2012 at 10:53am BST

So sorry to realise that I have missed it. I should very much have loved to have gone and listened - my own lill' listenin process, don't ya know ? It is also conceivable that the Lord may have led me to utter a word or two from the floor !

Posted by: Laurence Roberts on Monday, 30 April 2012 at 11:10am BST

When will the Bishops of the Church of England get to understand that GAFCON and ACNA already have a clandestine surrogate on their own territory in the U.K., in the presence of Bp. Minns and A.M.i.E.?

This organisation, manned by clergy ordained by the Archbishop of Kenya (GAFCON), is already beavering away on their doorstep! The welcoming of the likes of Guernsey and Lawrence can only strengthen their bid to take over the Church of England.

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Wednesday, 2 May 2012 at 10:46pm BST
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