May 2015

GAFCON: a moment and a movement

Rt Rev Dr Peter Jensen - General Secretary, GAFCON; retired Archbishop of Sydney
Rev Canon Andy Lines - General Secretary, Anglican Mission in England ()
and Mr Philip Robinson - Operations Director, GAFCON and the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans

The event is free, open to all and lunch will be provided (there will be an opportunity to contribute to costs). Please register, via this website, if you plan to attend.


In January 2008, several of the most senior leaders within global Anglicanism met in a Kenyan hotel room to discuss the future of the Anglican Communion. They were compelled to meet because of decades of drift from the apostolic gospel apparent across the Communion, expressed, not least, in the widespread acceptance of same-sex relationships. Their meeting resulted in a plan to organise a gathering of Anglican Christians in Jerusalem, later that year (the geographical roots of the faith). Over 1000, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, clergy and laity from around the world gathered to renew their commitment to the faith ‘once delivered’ and the mission of proclaiming this faith to the ends of the earth, until the end of time at the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON). More than 1,300 gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, five years later, to consolidate and focus this new work of God. These conferences, moments in the history of Christ’s church, have initiated a global movement of faithful, Anglican Christians, steadfast and determined in the cause of Christ and his gospel. Join us as we hear leaders, within this new movement, discuss the future of faithful, gospel-centred, global Anglicanism.


09.30 - tea/coffee/registration
10.15 - Welcome, introductions, Bible study - Rt Rev Dr Peter Jensen, General Secretary, GAFCON
10.45 - GAFCON: A moment - an outline of the conferences past, present, future - Mr Philip Robinson
11.15 - Fresh shoots: the Anglican Mission in England - Rev Canon Andy Lines, General Secretary,
11.35 - GAFCON: A movement - Rt Rev Dr Peter Jensen, General Secretary, GAFCON
12.15 - Q & A with Peter Jensen, Andy Lines, Philip Robinson and others
13.00 - Lunch
13.30 - Finish

Hosted by the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (UK & Ireland)
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