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GAFCON BISHOP TO HEAD NEW ANGLICAN CONVOCATION IN EUROPE

GAFCON BISHOP TO HEAD NEW ANGLICAN CONVOCATION IN EUROPE

By David W. Virtue, DD
www.virtueonline.org
February 20, 2021

A new Anglican convocation in Europe will be commissioned on Monday 22nd February under GAFCON Bishop Andy Lines.

It is to be known as the Anglican Convocation in Europe (ACE) which is authorised, authenticated and under the authority of GAFCON as part of the Anglican Network in Europe (ANiE). The Rt. Rev. Charlie Masters, Diocesan Bishop of the Anglican Network in Canada will preach at the online service.

The Anglican Convocation in Europe (ACE) exists to provide a home for historic, orthodox, biblical, confessional Anglicans in Europe - regardless of churchmanship - expressing gospel generosity within the bounds of the Jerusalem Declaration.

Initially these churches found a home within the GAFCON Missionary District for Europe, provided by the Anglican Church in North America through the Anglican Network in Canada. Now a self-governing entity under GAFCON, ACE seeks to draw on the GAFCON example by bringing together, under the authority of the Bible, faithful Anglicans, united in substance, yet diverse in expression, rooted in tradition, yet contemporary in practice.

The Anglican Mission in England (AMiE), a fellow member convocation of ANiE, will partner with this new convocation. "The AMiE is delighted to be one of the Founding Convocations of the Anglican Network in Europe," a note at their website said. AMiE was initially recognized by GAFCON in its communique after the Nairobi conference in 2013 and affirmed in the Letter to the Churches that emerged from its 2018 conference in Jerusalem

"AMiE's prayerful ambition is to see the existence of 25 AMiE churches by 2025, and 250 by 2050. Secure in the grace of God, AMiE is committed to prayerfulness, evangelism, generosity, risk-taking, encouragement, excellence, and humility."

Initially recognized by GAFCON in its communique after the Nairobi conference in 2013 and affirmed in the Letter to the Churches that emerged from its 2018 conference in Jerusalem, the AMiE is delighted to be one of the Founding Convocations of the Anglican Network in Europe.

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