These are some of the key stories you might have missed during August –
“Chappo knew as much about denominational politics as anyone. He was after all a member of the ACL. But the legacy he left us with was a passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
ACL President’s address, 15 August 2013
In 2003 I received an important lesson in priorities. At the time I was ministering in The Episcopal Church (TEC), Dallas, Texas.
In 2003, the TEC General Convention consented to a practicing homosexual becoming the Bishop of New Hampshire. That led to a sequence of events that changed the Anglican Communion forever. Read more
The Anglican Church League warmly congratulates Archbishop-Elect Glenn Davies on his election as the 12th Archbishop of Sydney and assures him, and his wife Dianne, of our prayers and support as we together seek to win Sydney for Christ.
We look forward to a continued strong relationship with Archbishop Davies, who is also an Emeritus Vice President of the League. Dr. Davies will be installed as Archbishop on Friday 23rd August in St. Andrew’s Cathedral.
Russell Powell at SydneyAnglicans.net has more on the election.
Canon Rick Smith’s statement of congratulations to Bishop Davies – made at this evening’s Synod – can be read here.
Update: Dean of Sydney, Phillip Jensen, adds his words of welcome to the new Archbishop.
“The Synod to choose the 12th Archbishop of Sydney is about to begin. It will choose between the two nominees for the position – the Bishop of North Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, and the Rector of Naremburn / Cammeray, Canon Rick Smith.”
– Russell Powell at SydneyAnglicans.net.
See also this media release. (PDF)
– Media release from the NSW Council of Churches.
– Report from The Sydney Morning Herald. Photo: NSW Government.
John Ford, currently Bishop of Plymouth in the Diocese of Exeter, has been elected the new Bishop of The Murray.