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Standing Committee meets in London

Standing Committee meets in London

The Standing Committee—comprising elected members of the Anglican Consultative Council, the Primates’ Standing Committee and the Archbishop of Canterbury—is holding its three-day annual meeting in London, England. It started Wednesday and will end today.


The Anglican Communion News Service released summaries of Day One, Day Two, and now (3:59 pm) Day Three.

The news release says the agenda is light because this is a year when the Anglican Consultative Council is meeting.

The Presiding Bishop and Bishop Ian Douglas of Connecticut are both on the Standing Committee.

If its seems strange that there has been no response from the Church of England on the covenant even though it has been voted down by the diocese, that’s because it is. Apparently that there has been no official response to Anglican Communion office from the Church of England that the Covenant did not pass.

Members of the Standing Committee are:

Abp Rowan Williams (President)

Bp James Tengatenga (Chair)

Canon Elizabeth Paver (Vice-Chair)

Bp David Chillingworth

Abp Paul Kwong

Bp Samuel Azariah

Abp Daniel Deng Bul Yak (Could not attend due to visa issues)

Bp Katharine Jefferts Schori

Mrs Philippa Amable

Bp Ian Douglas

Dr Anthony Fitchett

Dato Stanley Isaacs

Canon Janet Trisk

The Revd Maria Cristina Borges Alvarez

Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi of Burundi attended as alternate to Archbishop Deng Bul Yak.

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Malcolm French+

There is no way, so long as Rowan misrules Lambeth that the Church of England will acknowledge that the Covenant has been sunk. They will carry on in the same delusional state, believing the Covenant is alive and believing the Church of England is relevant.

Dave Paisley

This whole thing is church bureaucracy run amok.

Complete and utter waste of time.

Btw, did anyone note the comments about funding. Apparently the budget that funds this waste of time isn’t going up so they need to figure ways to get mor money…

A Facebook User

Wasn’t there some mention that they had agreed that regardless of how a province votes, the officers of this august body or was it the Communion office were not representing their home provice, but the Standing Committee itself…and therefore elegible to continue?

Tom Downs

John B. Chilton

“Apparently that there has been no official response to Anglican Communion office from the Church of England that the Covenant did not pass.” Presumably there’s some procedural hoops to jump through. I wonder what those are.

It’s funny what we have to pretend didn’t happen in this age of instant information.

John B. Chilton

What? ACC 15? Are there 15 teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference?

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