Blog Posts - Anglican Covenant



We stand corrected: Its CONSEQUENCES not SANCTIONS. Got it? Its part Four of the Anglican Covenant.

The Church Times, UK, quotes the Archbishop of Canterbury as saying, "'The Episcopal Church had made a change to a “basic understanding of doctrine, ahead of the rest of the Communion and without consultation” he said. “We are not sanctioning...
by Preludium on Jan 16, 2016

Flogging the dead horse "Anglican Covenant,"

The Living Church, through the Covenant pages, has published an editorial, "Primatial option for the Covenant." Anticipating the February meeting of the heads of the Anglican Provinces (the Primates) and its agenda, TLC argues for new consideration o...
by Preludium on Dec 1, 2015

Of Anglican Covenants, and Archbishops

What a curious thing the Church of England is. After a winter in which it surprised everybody, including itself, by finding itself at the heart of political life and showing that it still has something relevant to say to modern society, it has spent...
by Always Hope on Mar 25, 2012

Lines on the departure of Rowan Williams

So. Farewell Then Dr Rowan Williams. You were cleverer than The Rest of us but The papers could never Understand What you were saying. In fact Some of your Ideas were quite brilliant Apart from The Anglican Covenant. And that was That. With apolo...
by Always Hope on Mar 16, 2012

Could Rowan be out on a limb this Christmas?

What is it with Archbishop Rowan and cute ornaments?  First there was the Rowan Bear, then the knitted Rowan. I hadn't spotted this trend until I read Laura's waspish comments at Lay Anglicana a few weeks ago. (follow the link to see the pi...
by Always Hope on Dec 2, 2011

Rumours of shady Synod deals are not credible

...not on this occasion, anyway. Laura at Lay Anglicana blog is airing what she calls a "rumour" (which usually means the blogger has heard it from someone else rather than made it up themselves). It goes like this - The Anglican Covenant "process"...
by Always Hope on Nov 24, 2011

Why I've stopped sitting on fence about Anglican Covenant

Image CreditI have followed arguments for and against the proposed Anglican Covenant.The more I read and heard the more confused I got. I'm the sort of person who likes to see all sides of a question before I make up my mind. Other people can see thi...
by Seeker on Nov 23, 2011

Coalition Actions Explained!

Suddenly it all makes sense - the coalition is merely following Rowan's lead ;)Happy Friday...
by Vic the Vicar on Jun 10, 2011

Catholicity and Difference

Goodness, the discussions about the Anglican Covenant have been interesting and worthwhile in themselves and have made me think very deeply about what I mean by church and how that differs from the views of others. In particular the issue of 'catholi...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 31, 2011

What happened at the TEC House of Bishops meeting?

From Bishop Chris Epting (yesterday)This morning The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops had another session discussing the proposed Anglican Covenant. Neil Alexander, Bishop of Atlanta and former seminary professor, delivered a brilliant pape...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 30, 2011

The Anglican Covenant

Dave Walker cartoon churchI am about to start researching an essay on the Anglican Covenant. I need to critically examine it and analyse how it has been constructed in relation to emerging problems in the communion.I am hoping it will help inform my...
by RevisingReform on Mar 30, 2011

Even the Primates don't like the Covenant! #nocovenant

This is a Twitter stream from azbishop who is The Rt Rev. Kirk Smith, live tweeting The Episcopal Church House of Bishop's discussion of the proposed Anglican Covenant. They are joined by three Primates. You need to start at...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 29, 2011

The laity and the Covenant

A friend of mine who is a priest and rather annoyingly prides himself on never being wrong told me that it would be the laity who save us from the Anglican Covenant. I finally woke up to the Covenant a short time ago after many slaps round the chops...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 28, 2011

Rowan's Theology and the Anglican Covenant

I notice that on this blog there are two people that I quote more than any other. One is Richard Rohr and the other is Rowan Williams. I just love the way that they phrase things and say theological things. I love the sense of surrender and vulnerabi...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 27, 2011

What happened in Sheffield?

Sheffield Diocesan Synod, 26th March 2011 Introduction to the Anglican Covenant Mrs Paver started by saying the synod would have its debate at a later date and for the time being she was just explaining why the Anglican Communion needed a covenant an...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 26, 2011

A case for the Covenant by Bishop Gregory Cameron

Bishop Gregory Cameron and I have become friends on Facebook and had some interesting discussions since we first encountered each other on a Radio 4 debate. Further to my post on Andrew Goddard's Lichfield Talk, Gregory thought that a paper that he r...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 25, 2011

Re-imaging the Church of England

Erika and I had a long discussion on Facebook about myrather controversial post ‘Some good advice for Rowan’.  My concern, in the discussion, was missionamongst the people of England. My feeling is that we expect our public figuresto be more...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 23, 2011

Bishop John Saxbee on the Anglican Covenant #nocovenant

This video is taken from the November 2010 General Synod meeting here. I've turned it into a video and shared it in case it is useful for people to discuss in their Diocesan Synod debates.
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 3, 2011

Debate on the Anglican Covenant

>I have been a bit circumspect about putting this Sunday Programme on my blog, in which I debated the Anglican Covenant with Bishop Gregory Cameron back in November. However, I have noticed that other people put bits of programmes on the...
by Lesley's Blog on Feb 27, 2011

Press Release from the No Anglican Covenant Coaltion

NoAnglican Covenant CoalitionAnglicansfor Comprehensive Unitynoanglicancovenant.org NEWS RELEASEMONDAY,FEBRUARY 28, 2011FORIMMEDIATE RELEASENO ANGLICAN COVENANT COALITION CALLS FOR FAIR PROCESS AND HONEST DEBATELONDON —The NoAnglican Covenant Coali...
by Lesley's Blog on Feb 27, 2011


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