Spatial Catholicity: Our Unity in Christ

Spatial Catholicity Our Unity in Christ In Support of the Anglican Covenant An Apologetic Series By Mark D. Chapman (republished with permission from The Living Church) In Anglicanism: Unity and Diversity in the Anglican Communion (Mowbray, 2007), the book I edited on the Anglican Covenant, I suggested that a “tepid constitutionalism” was what was perhaps … Continue Reading

Anglicans and Covenants: A Very Brief History

Anglicans and Covenants: A Very Brief History by Benjamin M. Guyer Episcopal Church (USA) ‘We dare to hope…’1 – 1964 British Conference on Faith and Order (Also published on the Yes to the Covenant website) If the Church of England rejects the Anglican Covenant, how will it honour its ecumencial Covenants? In 1964, the Church … Continue Reading

The Anglican Communion Covenant: Interdependence or Independence?

Are we Anglicans or Baptists? The Anglican Communion Covenant: Interdependence or Independence? by Revd John Watson Picture 1st Century Jerusalem. In the heat of the day an equally heated issue is raised to the leaders of the Church. A council is convened to advise the way forward. The Jewish Christians faced with a cultural challenge … Continue Reading

Bunch of Grapes or Bag of Marbles? Address at Salisbury Diocesan Synod proposing the Anglican Communion Covenant

Next Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday. I love the story of a mother preparing pancakes for her two young sons, John and Mark. They were arguing about who should have the first pancake. She said, ‘What would Jesus do? I think he would say, ‘you have the first pancake’. Quick as a flash in the pan, … Continue Reading

Anglican Communion Covenant: Ten Reasons for Voting Positively

co-published with the Church of England Newspaper 23 December 2011 Life is always more interesting when things don’t go as planned. That alone should make the Anglican Communion Covenant interesting in 2012. General Synod rarely refers matters to dioceses. When it does, it often seems – as with women bishops – a procedural necessity with … Continue Reading

Evangelical and Gay

Evangelical and Gay Fulcrum has always supported the church’s traditional stance on homosexual relationships and our position on this has not changed. However, as on other subjects, we want to encourage careful listening to other perspectives in order to make a more thoughtful response to homosexuality. The article below, which has been submitted to us, … Continue Reading

Anglican Communion Covenant: Fulcrum's Index on Positive Articles

Anglican Communion Covenant: Reasons for Voting Positively Download a Fulcrum leaflet explaining the Anglican Communion Covenant: – for reading and single sided printing (PDF 60k) – for double sided printing (PDF 60k) Articles A Churchgoer’s Guide to the Anglican Communion Covenant Anglican Communion Covenant: Ten Reasons for Voting Positively, by Andrew Goddard Bunch of Grapes … Continue Reading

A Churchgoers Guide to the Anglican Covenant

A Churchgoer's Guide to the Anglican Communion Covenant by Fulcrum The whole Anglican Communion is considering whether to adopt the Anglican Communion Covenant. All Church of England dioceses and many deaneries are discussing it in coming months before it returns to General Synod in 2012. Fulcrum has consistently supported the covenant but is aware that … Continue Reading

Undercurrents in the Anglican Communion

Undercurrents in the Anglican Communion by Michael Poon In whatever ways we justify and reinterpret the Communion instruments of the Anglican Communion, it is clear the instruments no longer unite Anglican churches worldwide. Canterbury, the Lambeth Conference, the Anglican Consultative Council and the Primates’ Meetings have become obstacles rather than means of healing the Communion’s … Continue Reading

Committment in Word and Deed

originally published by The Living Church Much about the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant has caused controversy, but one fact does seem incontrovertible: It is Section 4, “Our Covenanted Life Together,” that for many is most troublesome. It was the section which changed the most through the various drafts and the section which continues to be … Continue Reading