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English Synod Approves Ordination of Women Bishops

[CofE] The General Synod of the Church of England has enacted the measure enabling women to be ordained as Bishops in the Church of England.

The formal enactment of the legislation – Amending Canon 33 -  followed the vote on final approval by the Synod at its meeting in July of this year. Since that time the legislation has been approved in Parliament and received Royal Assent.

The myth of the Evangelical takeover

In this week’s edition of the Church Times, Angela Tilby published an article lamenting what is, in her view, an Evangelical takeover of the Church of England. She argues that it is no more apparent than in the Thy Kingdom Come initiative, spearheaded by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. 

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EFAC. GAFCON. What’s the Difference? Are Both Necessary?

By Revd Richard Crocker, General Secretary, EFAC Global

EFAC (The Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion) had an exhibit stand at the recent GAFCON gathering in Jerusalem, a notable conference of Anglican leaders from around the world. Fifty countries were represented, including 316 Bishops and Archbishops, demonstrating the widespread impact of this biblically orthodox movement.

Many of the GAFCON conference delegates stopped by the EFAC exhibit and, as reported earlier on the Global EFAC website, the response was overwhelmingly positive. We are now in regular contact with Anglican leaders from 31 countries and many of those either have or want an EFAC chapter. They have no doubt that EFAC will benefit their churches. But, upon returning to the USA, we have been asked, “Why?” Why is EFAC needed, since we have GAFCON? Why was GAFCON needed, since we have EFAC? What’s the difference? Are EFAC and GAFCON competing? Or cooperating? Or does one make the other redundant? This article is meant to address these questions.

Archbishop of Canterbury: a 'good vicar' is key

Archbishop of Canterbury: a 'good vicar' is key to tackling falling congregation numbers

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, has issued a challenge to his priests to turn the tide of falling numbers of church-goers and make their congregations grow.

CEEC response to Pilling report

The Church England has recently issued a Press Statement in response to the Pilling Report on human sexuality.

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EFAC Australia Blog

Articles and discussion by members of EFAC Australia