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The Evangelical Fellowship in The Anglican Communion Appoints Interim General Secretary

The Evangelical Fellowship in The Anglican Communion Appoints Interim General Secretary

From Bishop Stephen Hale
Chair of the Executive
July 17, 2019

The Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion (EFAC) is pleased to announce that at a meeting of the Executive Committee held on Tuesday 16 July 2019 the Rt. Revd. Henry Scriven was appointed as interim General Secretary until the next meeting of the full Council. Bishop Henry succeeds the Revd Richard Crocker who did an important and much needed work in reviving international co-ordination of the many EFAC national fellowships and promoting new EFAC fellowships.

Bishop Henry was ordained in the Diocese of London in 1975. His experience includes:

* parish ministry in England and the USA

* serving as South American Mission Society (SAMS) mission partner in Argentina and Europe

* church planting in Spain

* serving as Suffragan Bishop in Europe and Assistant Bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh

* serving as Church Mission Society (CMS) Latin America Mission Director

* serving as Honorary Assistant bishop in Oxford, Winchester and Chichester

Bishop Henry formerly served as a Board member of SAMS USA, SOMA USA, Anglicans for Life and New Wineskins and currently with ICS, Overseas Bishoprics Fund, CMS Latin America Forum and is an Honorary Vice President of CMJ.

All enquiries can be directed through the EFAC website at https://efacglobal.com/.


Standing Committee Statement Regarding Bishop Henry Scriven

January 27, 2009

An article that appeared on Episcopal Life Online on January 23, 2009 reported that Bishop Henry Scriven, the former Assistant Bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, had renounced his orders and that the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori, had accepted that renunciation. Although the article may suggest otherwise, the Standing Committee understands that this action was not in any sense a disciplinary action or an action taken because of Bishop Scriven's support for the attempt to realign the Diocese with the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone.

Before he relocated to England, Bishop Scriven had submitted his resignation as a member of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church, inasmuch as he was planning to return to England and serve as Assistant to the Bishop of Oxford. In order to permit that, the Canons required that he be released from his orders in the Episcopal Church for reasons not affecting his moral character, which is what occurred. This is a routine way of permitting Bishop Scriven to continue his ministry. Orders in the Church themselves are indelible, but licensing is required to exercise them.

The Standing Committee gives thanks for the gracious way in which Bishop Scriven exercised his ministry in the Episcopal Church while he served here as Assistant Bishop and we hope he and his wife Catherine will visit us in the future.


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