Monday, 17 November 2014

New Chairman of Forward in Faith elected

From the Forward in Faith website today  [here]

New Chairman of Forward in Faith

The Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Pontefract, has been elected unopposed as Chairman of Forward in Faith for a four-year term of office. He succeeds the Bishop of Fulham, the Rt Revd Jonathan Baker, whose term of office as Chairman ended at the meeting of the National Assembly held at St Alban's, Holborn, on Saturday 15 November 2014.
In his address to the National Assembly, the Bishop of Pontefract called on members of Forward in Faith to respond to the invitation and challenge to flourish within the life and structures of the Church of England. Catholic Anglicans, he said, needed to be open to, and engaged with, the rest of the Church of England. He called on the Catholic Movement to be 'tolerant of the diversity of views that exists among us' and to 'work harder at unity amongst ourselves'.
Bishop Tony's address may be read here:

Dr Lindsay Newcombe and the Revd Ross Northing were re-elected unopposed as Lay Vice-Chairman and Clerical Vice-Chairman respectively.

Elections were held for five places on the National Council of Forward in Faith. The successful candidates were: the Revd Philip Corbett, the Revd Ian McCormack, Prebendary David Houlding, the Revd Ian Brooks, and Mr Andrew Carter.

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  1. I have been thinking why many people have left the Anglican Communion (sic) and the main reasons are to do with doctrine. There is none and one is able to believe what one wants to, so teach the real presence or about Mary but add 'but you don't have to believe this' So inclusivity, which is the Elizabethan settlement and is nothing new, is the way forward of FIF - but that's not Catholic and what ever the new chair of the organisation says is not going to change anything. The list of 'safe' priests and 'safe' parishes is shrinking fast as the resolutions taken 20 years ago are ditched. The number of these parishes has shrunk by 50% so where do the 'faithful catholics' go. It is very dishonest and those who signed the open letter just a few years back ought to be ashamed. When Jane becomes bishop of your diocese she is the boss what ever FIF think with all the power that means. Remember what Blessed John Henry Newman said and then did. RITA. Joseph G

  2. FiF has come to a pretty pass when all its leader(s) can advocate is to follow the runious and self-deceiving path of the so-called (and quondam) "orthodox opposition" in the Church of Sweden (and elsewhere in both Scandinavia and the Anglican Communion). As Aldous Huxley once so rightly observed, "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all lessons that history has to teach" (not to forget Cicero's "Not to know what heappened before one was born is always to be a child.").

  3. Time to wake up and smell the coffee?

  4. I'd rather shoot m'guns than be in a "church" with a woman bishop. Obviously.


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