The Anglican Communion Isn’t Communing Very Well

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The Telegraph reports

Shortly after eight o’clock one spring morning in 2007, an earthquake struck the parish church of St Peter in Folkestone, bringing down the gable-end of the south transept. Three years later, the 19th-century church, which opened as a chapel for local fishermen, has caused tremors of its own, becoming the first parish in England to declare its intention to defect to Rome. Within hours of the news emerging last Friday, the Bishop of Fulham announced that he, too, will take up the Pope’s offer to join a new structure within the Roman Catholic Church for disaffected Anglicans.

Decent Anglicans can only take so much of the Church’s abandonment of Scripture, it seems.

Some are now talking openly of an “exodus” from the Anglican Communion next year, with thousands following Folkestone’s lead. The Archbishop of Canterbury, from whose back yard the revolt has sprung, can be in little doubt about the seriousness of the threat.

Rowan doesn’t seem to have the wherewithal to call the entire Church to its foundation and to usher those who have abandoned the foundation out the door. Or maybe he just doesn’t want to. Whatever the cause, the beginning of the end for the Anglican Communion is at hand.

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2 thoughts on “The Anglican Communion Isn’t Communing Very Well

  1. doug 19 Oct 2010 at 8:47 am

    At least in England. Other Anglican churches in Africa seem to be doing very well.

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