Thinking Anglicans reports on an ordination by the Anglican Church of Kenya for the Anglican Mission in England (AMiE), a group similar to the schismatic Anglican Mission in America (AMiA) in the US.:
Anglican Mainstream notes: “We are immensely grateful for the leadership of the Archbishop of Kenya, Eliud Wabukala, as chairman of the GAFCON Primates’ Council, and to the Bishop of Kitui, Josephat Mule, who ordained Pete as a deacon in the Anglican Church of Kenya on Saturday 9th February. We see this event as the latest expression of Gospel partnership between the churches in Sheffield and Kenya. Tim Davies’ father was Provost of Nairobi cathedral in the 1970s, Tim was born in Kenya and is himself an honorary canon of All Saints Cathedral Nairobi. Christ Church Central already supports mission partners in Nairobi….. As we look forward to GAFCON 2 in Nairobi later this year, it is interesting to reflect on the global shift in Anglicanism, with the perception of doctrinal and moral incoherence of the Church in England compared with the courageous and publically acknowledged leadership of Archbishop Eliud.”
Thinking Anglicans notes that “The statement is signed by: Tim Davies, Senior Minister, and Jane Patterson, Trustee, Christ Church Central. Jane Patterson is a General Synod member from the Diocese of Sheffield and a member of the Crown Nominations Commission.”
From the Anglican Diocese of Sheffield:
Reports are now circulating in the public domain of an ordination in Kenya in recent days. The Communications Office was inundated with calls wanting clarification and comment.
+Peter has issued the following statement today:
“The Diocese of Sheffield was made aware last week that Pete Jackson from Christ Church Walkley had been ordained in Kenya on Saturday 9 February 2013. This came as a total surprise as we had no prior knowledge or communication regarding this. We continue to seek further clarification and dialogue with those involved in the ordination at various levels and are taking advice so that we have a comprehensive picture of what took place. This will enable us to reflect further on the developments and their implications.”