Crisis or opportunity in the Anglican Communion?

Members of All Saints clergy team joined other clergy and licensed ministers in Sonning Deanery last night to hear the General Secretary of the Church Mission Society talk about his perspective on the current crisis in the Anglican Communion. Canon Tim Dakin, who is also a member of the Clergy chapter of Sonning Deanery, spoke about the opportunity as well as the problems which the current crisis presents and urged his audience to consider the roots of the Anglican Communion and its motivation when assessing what the crisis is really all about.
For an excellent overview and history of worldwide Anglicanism he recommended the book Anglicanism: a very short introduction by Mark Chapman.
The gathering was one of the periodic meetings of the Greater Chapter of Sonning Deanery when both clergy and all licensed and authorised ministers come together to share a meal and focus on a topic of current relevance and importance to ministry. The first Greater Chapter took place in February of this year when Marilyn McCord Adams, canon of Christ Church Cathedral and a Professor of Divinity at Oxford University, spoke about the problem of horrendous evil.
The meal was by the Wokingham-based caterers “Kitchen Confidence”.


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