Conservative Anglican groups merge with warning the 'Church of England is in a crisis'
Three of the most prominent evangelical groups in the UK are merging in a major change to the conservative Christian landscape in Britain.
Reform and the Fellowship of Word and Spirit will come under the banner of the Church Society, a traditionalist Anglican group headed by the Revd Dr Lee Gatiss. The move was made in light of 'the challenges of the present time' as many conservative evangelicals feel the Church of England is on a liberalising trajectory towards accepting same-sex relationships.
Bishop Thomas was appointed in light of legislation to allow women bishops â a move largely opposed by conservative evangelicals. He said: 'Our new context means that we need to focus our efforts, unite our endeavours, and ensure we maximise the usefulness of our resources.'...
"The escalating pedophilia and sex abuse scandals engulfing the UN and its âpeacekeepingâ forces have become so massive that even the pro-UN media, including the notoriously globalist CNN and The Guardian, have been forced to cover it. Indeed, all over the world, the UN is making headlines for raping and exploiting children â not to mention sexual abuse and harassment of the UN's own employees. Various âaidâ groups funded by taxpayers are in the crosshairs, too."
I suspect that is what many of the very strong evangelicals in the Church of England will do.
Some, who are not at all attached to liturgy, have left and gone into the "Free" non-Anglican churches, like Reformed Baptist, Presbyterian, Free Evangelical, etc.
Others have gone into the tiny Free Church of England, and the Reformed denomination, the Church of England (Continuing).
Some of the larger very robust evangelical Anglican churches where preaching is very strong, like St Helens Bishopsgate in the City of London are very likely to leave the offficial Church of England to become semi-official Anglican parishes under foreign evangelical African, Asian or South American Anglican bishops, and it is very likely that some Anglican denominations in Nigeria, Uganda, etc will break away all together from Lambeth and Canterbury, while remaining distinctively Anglican.
However, finally and tragically, many "evangelical" Anglican churches, particularly of the charismatic variety, and even some of the on-charismatic ones will just duck, and reluctantly go with the flow, and stay in, compromising their whole position.