Comments: Bishop Mark Lawrence & Bishop John Guernsey

I wish they'd stop calling themselves orthodox.

Posted by Rupert Moreton at 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. at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at Wednesday, 2 May 2012 at 10:46pm BST
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