Friday, May 04, 2012

Church Times: ‘We are a Communion: we are together’ says Wabukala

by Ed Thornton
May 4, 2012

THE Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (FCA) is not trying to estab­lish a shadow Anglican Com­munion, the Archbishop of Kenya, Dr Eliud Wabukala, said at the end of a meeting in London last Friday.

Speaking to the press after a conference at St Mark’s, Battersea Rise, in London (News, 27 April), Dr Wabukala said: “We are a Com­munion: we are together. What we are doing is that we are in a Com­munion and spiritu­ally recognising the need for us to be scriptural, to uphold the tenets the Bible has taught us, and wanting to make them louder, and to possibly help to form and help others. We are helping ourselves within the Com­munion to hear more about what God is saying.”

Dr Wabukala said that there was a “misconception about what the entire Communion is”. It was “made up of independent provinces across the world. There is no centre of power. . . All along there is always interaction between dioceses, between parishes.”

The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Peter Jensen, said: “There is no need to think of the Communion, even as it exists now, as some sort of top-down movement. . . People who be­long to FCA are Anglicans, of course: it’s a movement within the Anglican Communion, of which there are others.” the rest


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