GAFCON Outreach in the U.K.

New Anglican Mission Society announced

June 23, 2011

The Anglican Mission in England (AMIE) held its inaugural event on Wednesday June 22 during an evangelical ministers’ conference in central London.

AMIE has been established as a society within the Church of England dedicated to the conversion of England and biblical church planting. There is a steering committee and a panel of bishops. The bishops aim to provide effective oversight in collaboration with senior clergy.

The AMIE has been encouraged in this development by the Primates’ Council of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (GAFCON) who said in a communiqué from Nairobi in May 2011: “We remain convinced that from within the Provinces which we represent there are creative ways by which we can support those who have been alienated so that they can remain within the Anglican family.”

The AMIE is determined to remain within the Church of England. The desire of those who identify with the society is to have an effective structure which enables them to remain in the Church of England and work as closely as possible with its institutions. Churches or individuals may join or affiliate themselves with the AMIE for a variety of reasons. Some may be churches in impaired communion with their diocesan bishop who require oversight. Others may be in good relations with their bishop but wish to identify with and support others.

At the London conference three English clergy who have been ordained in Kenya for “ministry in the wider Anglican Communion” with the support of the GAFCON Prımates’ Councıl were welcomed and prayed with by bishops and church leaders in support of their ministry.

The launch of AMIE follows four and a half years of discussions with senior Anglican leaders in England about ways in which those who are genuinely in need of effective orthodox oversight in the Church of England can receive it.

The AMIE will continue to encourage church planting and all forms of Christian witness in accord with the Jerusalem Statement of the GAFCON Conference in June 2008.

For further information please contact

Rev Paul Perkin (Chairman of the AMIE steering committee)  0207 326 9412
Canon Dr Chris Sugden (Secretary)  01865 883388

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Anglican ‘minister’ Chris Sugden has announced the latest news about the inauguration of a GAFCON-style ‘missionary society ‘ (AMIE) to infiltrate the Church of England. Here is part of the apologetic for the formation of this new society:

The launch of AMIE follows four and a half years of discussions with senior Anglican leaders in England about ways in which those who are genuinely in need of effective orthodox oversight in the Church of England can receive it. “

The child of F.O.C.A.  (Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans), this new evangelical missionary outreach to the Church of England – on it’s own territory – purports to have the intention of ‘restoring orthodoxy in the Churches of the Anglican Communion‘ by “ the conversion of England and biblical church planting.

The sheer hubris of the movers and shakers of this GAFCON – inspired movement would be unbelievable, if it were not for the fact that self-appointed church leaders like Mr Sugden, and his off-sider Charles Raven, head of a schismatic ex-Anglican church in England, were known – in conjunction with certain conservative Provinces of the Anglican Communion, to be dedicated to the take-over of the traditional Church of England.

The influence of GAFCON Primates in this pathetic attempt to undermine the current establishment of the Church of England can be clearly seen by examination of the those actively supporting this new ‘missionary’ endeavour in the U.K. Note the following:

At the London conference three English clergy who have been ordained in Kenya for ministry in the wider Anglican Communion” with the support of the GAFCON Prımates’ Councıl were welcomed and prayed with by bishops and church leaders in support of their ministry.

Leaders of the Church of England have been warned repeatedly of the possibility of this sort of incursion into it’s territory by conservative African Church leaders, following on the invasion of TEC and the Anglican Church of Canada by clergy and bishops ordained in places like Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda – for the sole purpose of undermining the innovative policies of inclusion of LGBT persons in the ministry of their Churches.

One hopes and prays that the Archbishops of Canterbury , York and Wales will quickly review the licences of any bishop or clergy-person of the Churches  of England & Wales who are actively involved in this radical attempt to recruit followers of this underground mission in the U.K.

Father Ron Smith, Christchurch

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About kiwianglo

Retired Anglican priest, living in Christchurch, New Zealand. Ardent supporter of LGBT Community, and blogger on 'Thinking Anglicans UK' site. Theology: liberal, Anglo-Catholic & traditional. regarding each person as a unique expression of Christ, and therefore lovable.
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2 Responses to GAFCON Outreach in the U.K.

  1. Brother David says:

    This is how ACNA got it start in North America. How long until the Anglican Church in the Untied Kingdom and the Emerald Isle is formed and tries to replace the four Anglican provinces already there?

  2. kiwianglo says:

    Exactly what I’ve suggested on Thinking Anglicans, U.K., David

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