Sunday, 11 November 2012

Archbishop of Canterbury: even more reactions

More reactions since our article on Friday.

News items

Observer Peter Stanford The evangelical HQ that claims the new primate as one of its own
[originally published under the headline “New archbishop started his journey to Lambeth Palace at a radical church”]

Telegraph Charles Moore Justin Welby is the Alpha male to save the Church of England
Cole Moreton Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘You have no future in the Church’

BBC John McManus Justin Welby: Those who bet on me should donate winnings
Welby calls for winnings to be donated to church
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby: World reaction

Huffington Post Jaweed Kaleem Justin Welby, New Archbishop Of Canterbury, Watched By Pro-Gay Rights Episcopalians As Church Tensions Continue

The Diocese of Durham has published a video of Bishop Justin’s Message To The Diocese.

Living Church John Martin +Welby’s Self-effacing Debut

Episcopal News Service Matthew Davies Hopes and gratitude for incoming, outgoing archbishops of Canterbury

Independent Joan Smith Our zombie church has a new leader. So what?

AllAfrica Nigeria: Who Will Close the Gulf Between Nigerian, UK Anglican Churches?

Mail Online George Arbuthnott and Adam Luck Revealed: Archbishop blindfolded by rebels with Kalashnikovs on jungle mercy mission


The Dean of Durham has written An Open Letter to the next Archbishop of Canterbury.

Leonard Clark has written Shall we stay or fall away?

Alan Wilson And a (Blindfolded) Child shall lead them?

Krishnan Guru-Murthy An untroublesome priest?

(+)+Welby - post-Protestant evangelical?

Colin Coward of Changing Attitude Justin Welby – is he good news for LGB&T Anglicans?

Andy Walton at Fulcrum Beginning Well: A Reflection on Justin Welby’s first press conference at Lambeth Palace

Reactions to the appointment

Statements on 105th Archbishop of Canterbury from across the Anglican Communion


Church of England Evangelical Council

Church of Uganda

Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans

Anglican Church in North America

Some earlier items

Living Church Justin Welby: A TLC Interview

Justin Welby speaking to the American House of Bishops

Posted by Peter Owen on Sunday, 11 November 2012 at 3:52pm GMT | TrackBack
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Interesting to hear the piece refer to him as the Bishop of Canterbury. Completely acccurate, just different to hear, to my ear anyway. The piece is of course riddled with inaccuracies, right from the first sentence ("Ever since the US and UK branches of the Anglican Church agreed to ordain gay Bishops...") And the language of course is appalling but it would be churlish to criticize the piece on that basis, as English is presumably not the Mother Tongue of the writer.

As for this para on him, "He made it clear that he will oppose gay marriage equality. The Prime Minister can expect a fight. But he said: “We must have no truck with any form of homophobia.”

He will have fun squaring that circle, as I think this week's election in America has pretty much made it clear that *secularly*, in the first world, opposition to marriage equality now does equal homophobia.

Posted by: Randal Oulton on Sunday, 11 November 2012 at 7:37pm GMT

Peter Stanford has outlined the circumstance of +Justin's Evangelical beginnings with Holy Trinity, Brompton. One thing that can be said for HTB is that it has attracted many young as well as older people into the Church. After all, is that not our corporate mission?

One's spiritual provenance has to begin somewhere. And the Alpha scheme - even though it is certainly not perfect - is at the very least a way of attracting Christian disciples - something the church needs, especially in today's social environment.

If Bishop Justin just happened to get 'Baptized in the Holy Spirit' at Brompton, so much the better. He will now be able to understand where the power comes from for mission and reconciliation - gifts he has already exercised most effectively in his work in Coventry, Liverpool and Durham.

Let's pray that God will richly bless him in his present and future ministry. He will need that!

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Monday, 12 November 2012 at 10:33am GMT

The fact that the Observer article by Peter Stanford had a photo in the newspaper of the Ultramontane Brompton Oratory with the heading Holy Trinity Brompton gave me much delight.

Posted by: Perry Butler on Monday, 12 November 2012 at 11:47am GMT

Perry it sounds fun ! But I can't find that picture- can anyone help ?

Posted by: Laurence Roberts on Monday, 12 November 2012 at 3:19pm GMT

Laurence - try looking on page 34 of Sunday 11th November's OBSERVER - the article by Peter Stanford (in G)is entitled "The evangelical HQ that claims the new primate as one of its own". There in addition to a cut-out and keep full length photo of "the new primate" is an inset photo of Brompton Oratory rather than HTB - the shrine church of Saints Sandy and Nicky of Alpha fame.

Posted by: Father David on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 at 12:04am GMT

The Dean of Durham's piece says it very well - as one would expect of that writer.

I hope it serves to show those who read these pages that we need to get behind this man with our faith and prayers as well as with our opinions (which I'm sure are never prejudices).

Posted by: abbey mouse on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 at 2:54pm GMT

"[W]e need to get behind this man with our faith and prayers."

I would be a bit more inclined to pray for the Archbishop of Canterbury if the current incumbent had not tried to threaten and bully other provinces into toeing a conservative theological line.

I will certainly pray that the new Archbishop of Canterbury will leave other provinces alone.

Posted by: Jeremy on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 at 3:30am GMT
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