Wales defers on Anglican Covenant

The Church of Wales has voted "no" to the proposed language of the Anglican Covenant. The Archbishop of Wales speaking earlier this week suggested that the present form of the Covenant was in danger of being used as a contract to exclude certain people rather than a way of inviting as many people as possible.

From the website icWales

"Members of the Church in Wales have voted not to approve a draft version of the Anglican Covenant.

Dr Barry Morgan, the Archbishop of Wales said he fears the draft covenant will lead to one voice on controversial issues, such as homosexuality, which members would have to sign up to or leave.

All churches in the Anglican worldwide community are considering the Covenant.

The Church in Wales’ governing body agreed overwhelmingly to note the process of formulating a covenant at a meeting at the University of Wales Lampeter.

And the body invited the Welsh bishops to finalise a response for the Covenant Design Group by the end of the year."

Read the rest: Church defers decision on Covenant

Comments (2)

I'd say this is very good news. It takes a bit of the heat off the Episcopal Church.

June Butler

June - I'd add that it reminds folks that one can be for the idea of Communion and clearly uncomfortable with the Covenant as presently proposed.

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