Schismatic Anglicans seek ministry in Albany, New York

A former clergyperson in the New Zealand Anglican Diocese of Nelson in the South Island, Julian Dobbs was an early opponent of the growing ecclesial acceptance of the LGBTQ community as fellow members and clergy in the majority of Provinces within the worldwide Anglican Communion – centred around the Founding Province of Canterbury in England.

Eventually becoming involved with the Global South/GAFCON contingency of the ACC, Dobbs left New Zealand and was ordained bishop by the Anglican Church of Nigeria to serve as one of its piratical outposts in North America, now heading what the GAFCON Church of Nigeria is pleased to call its “Anglican Diocese of The Living Word”. The anomaly here is that Bishop Dobbs claims to be both; a bishop of the Anglican Church in Nigeria (by virtue of his episcopal ordination) and; a bishop of the schismatic ‘Anglican Church in North America’ – a faux-Anglican rival to the official Episcopal Church in North America which has its roots in the worldwide Anglican Communion, headed by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

ACNA has no links with the Church of England or the Anglican Communion – except through its sponsorship by the GAFCON-related ‘Anglican Church in Nigeria’, which – in common with the GAFCON Provinces, based mainly in Africa, but with another lone diocese in Sydney, Australia – has virtually abandoned its former fraternal bonds with the Anglican Communion’s Archbishop of Canterbury and the Lambeth Conference convened by the ABC..

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ACNA Bishop Julian Dobbs

The Right Reverend Julian Mark Dobbs serves as Bishop of Anglican Diocese of the Living Word and oversees the clergy and congregations in this diocese.

Ordained in 1991, he planted three congregations and served as the rector of the fastest growing Anglican church in New Zealand. He was elected and consecrated as bishop by the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) in 2011, and is a member of the College of Bishops in Nigeria and also the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).

 Anglican Bishop Julian Dobbs on Proclaiming the Gospel in Albany

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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