Earlier this week, Archbishop Rowan Williams addressed the Diocese of Hereford and got a standing ovation when he said the issues presently facing the church were serious ones, but would not split the Church of England.
According to the Hereford Times:
Speaking at the Diocese’s conference in Swanwick, Derbyshire, [Archbishop Rowan Williams] claimed differences over sexuality could be resolved and denied a rift in the church.
He said next month’s Lambeth Conference – a global meeting of Anglican bishops held every 10 years – could prove a turning point.
“My hope is that the conference will be a real trust building event,” said the Archbishop.
“The challenge is whether we manage those issues in such a way that they don’t just split us apart and isolate us from one another.
“I think that we face some very serious choices within the church but I don’t think the Church of England is on the edge of schism.”
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