<< Previous | 2 of 21 | Next >>

Uk News

Anglican Update

Southwark sickness

What is going on in the Diocese of Southwark? When I worked there a while ago we used to have a standing joke on the Church Council, as we examined the diocesan annual report year after year to see if we could find any mention of Jesus.

David Baker East Dean, Friston and Jevington

Figure Image
Giles Goddard | photo: www.london-se1.co.uk

Recently a large group of Anglican evangelicals signed a document called the Southwark Declaration which begins: ‘We affirm the divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures and their supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. We affirm ... that “it is not lawful for the Church to ordain anything that is contrary to God’s Word written”. We affirm the teaching of Scripture (Genesis 2.24, Mark 10.7, Matthew 19.5), the Book of Common Prayer, and Canon B30 (“Of Holy Matrimony”) that marriage is the union of one man and one woman for life.’