Anglicans losing battles and wars

I met Terence Weldon at the Cutting Edge Consortium Conference on Saturday. Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Terence has lived in the UK since 2003. A Catholic, he is a regular and active participant in London’s ‘Soho Masses’. His web site, Queering the Church – towards a reality based theology,  has evolved from his involvement […]

A healthy, loving global Anglican Communion for the twenty first century

(Readers might like to refer to Archbishop Eliud Wabukala’s keynote address to the FCA Leaders Conference) The Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans Leaders Conference is meeting from 23 to 27 April at St Mark’s Battersea Rise, South London. St Mark’s is the next parish to St Barnabas Clapham Common where the Revd David Page was the […]

Misapprehensions by Anglican Mainstream – 3: The Listening Process

This is going to be a long blog, but there’s no other way to set the record straight. Having written about the meetings Dr Philip Giddings thinks we, LGB&T Anglican groups, had with the liberal bishops, Dr Giddings then goes on to explain that the listening process wasn’t authorized by and didn’t begin with Lambeth […]

On not being present at the Primate’s meeting

I’m going to be absent from the Primate’s meeting in Dublin. Will my presence be missed? Not in the same way as the absence of about a quarter of the Primates themselves. I was present in Dar Es Salaam with Davis Ma-Iyalla, Caro Hall and Scott Gunn, a number of international journalists and lobbyists and […]

Response to the Primates meeting

THE PRIMATES’ MEETING OF THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION from Inclusive Church, Changing Attitude England, and Changing Attitude Nigeria Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Inclusive Church and Changing Attitude give a cautious welcome to the communiqué issued today by the Primates of the Anglican Communion meeting in Dar Es Salaam. We commend the work that the primates have […]

Report from the White Sands Hotel, Dar Es Salaam – Day 5

The atmosphere around the White Sands Hotel today, Saturday, feels different. There are fewer media hacks around, the BBC duo are away sending their material, more people are here on holiday, and the pressure has reduced. Whether there is less pressure inside the Primates meeting remains to be seen. Yesterday evening’s press conference reported on […]

Report from the White Sands Hotel, Dar Es Salaam – Day 4

Last night at 1am, unable to sleep, I spent time reading through the comments on Thinking Anglicans. People have posted comments which continue to attack Davis Mac-Iyalla and question his honesty and integrity. Canon Tunde Popoola accused me of having said that on meeting Archbishop Akinola, Davis would either be stoned or that the Archbishop […]

Davis Mac-Iyalla meets Archbishop Peter Akinola

This afternoon, following the first press briefing prior to the official beginning of the Primates meeting on Thursday 15 February, Davis Mac-Iyalla, Director of Changing Attitude Nigeria and Archbishop Peter Akinola, Primate of All Nigeria, met for the first time. As Davis left the hotel lobby with Carol Denton Hall, he found the Archbishop in […]

Report from Dar Es Salaam 01

The Revd Colin Coward, Director of Changing Attitude England, Davis Mac-Iyalla, Director of Changing Attitude Nigeria and the Revd Caro Hall from Integrity USA arrived at the White Sands Hotel, Jangani Beach, Tanzania on Monday, not without difficulty and minor drama. The three of us arrived and met together at the immigration desks in the […]