Anglican Primates Consecrate Three Bishops for Britain | The Guardian Nigeria News
Primates of the Anglican Church in North America/President of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), Archbishop Foley Beach; Primate of the Anglican Church of Rwanda/Vice-president of GAFCON), Bishop Laurent Mbanda; and Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Archbishop Henry Ndukuba on October 21, 2022 consecrated three Bishops for Great Britain during a service held in Hull. The consecrated bishops are Tim Davies, Ian Ferguson and Lee McMunn.
The meeting of the three Archbishops directly from the GAFCON Primates Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, coupled with the presence of other Bishops from New Zealand, the United States and Canada, sent a strong and clear message that the he world church represents historical, Orthodox, biblical and denominational Anglican history across Europe.
Addressing the newly consecrated bishops, Archbishop Beach said, “You are not alone and as representatives of the majority of Anglicans in the Anglican Communion we recognize what the Lord is doing in this emerging province.
“In light of the troubling pluralism within Canterbury-aligned Anglican structures, those seeking a safe home will be reassured that there is a genuine and genuine Anglican alternative to compromise and cultural surrender.”
The GAFCON Primates Communique celebrated the “consecration of the three Missionary Bishops for the Anglican Network in Europe who will engage in church planting and care for clergy and congregations who are committed to promoting the biblical faith in the context of other churches which are increasingly rebelling”. against the clear teaching of Scripture.
In his sermon, Bishop Mbanda urged new Bishops to take care of their own physical and spiritual lives, beware of wolves and protect the people they serve through the faithful preaching of the Gospel.
In the words of Archbishop Ndukuba: “As Jesus said, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest (John 4v35). We are here to encourage you.
The consecration of these bishops and of Stuart Bell, who is to be ordained in March, will not only ensure growth across the network, but also enable a relational model of episcopate that many have never experienced before.
Others involved in the consecration included Bishop Jay Behan of New Zealand, Bishop Julian Dobbs of America and Bishop Charlie Masters of Canada.