Feb 18, 2012

¨NO¨ to ANGLICAN COVENANT: ¨This weekend, the dioceses of Leicester, Portsmouth, Rochester, and Salisbury all voted against the Anglican Covenant.

If a majority of dioceses of The Church  of England vote against the Covenant, one would expect that the Covenant will have effectively been rejected by the Mother Church of worldwide Anglicanism
¨As I’m sure many readers know, dioceses of the Church of England—there are 44 of them—are voting on the Anglican Covenant. Only if a majority of the dioceses vote in favor of the pact will the question of its adoption by the Church of England return to the General Synod for final approval. If a majority of dioceses vote against the Covenant, one would expect that the Covenant will have effectively been rejected by the Mother Church of worldwide Anglicanism. One always has to worry, however, whether Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams might devise some ad hoc contrivance to rescue his beloved Covenant from ignominious defeat by his own church.

Going into this weekend, the diocesan vote was 5 dioceses for Covenant adoption (Lichfield, Durham, Europe, Bristol, and Canterbury) and 6 dioceses against (Truro, Birmingham, Wakefield, St. Edmundsbury & Ipswich, Derby, and Gloucester). The vote is no longer so close.

This weekend, the dioceses of Leicester, Portsmouth, Rochester, and Salisbury and all voted against the Covenant. This makes the current vote of dioceses 5 for the Covenant and 10 against!
By Lionel Diemel  HERE

More information , including actual vote totals, will eventually appear on the No Anglican Covenant Coalition’s blog http://blog.noanglicancovenant.org/ and Web site http://noanglicancovenant.org/
·  Thanks to The Church of England
·  Thanks to No Anglican Covenant Coalition, sidebar
·  Thanks to Lionel Diemel, sidebar
·  Thanks to Church of England dioceses of Leicester, Portsmouth, Rochester and Salisbury

2 comments:

Malcolm+ said...

As noted over at Lionel's:

Actually, it doesn't take a majority of dioceses to put this miserable Covenant out of our colective misery. If simply half of the dioceses say no, then the Covenanters cannot attain a majority. So they need 23 to win. We only need 22 to block. They need 18 more. We only need another 12.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Thank you Malcolm+, onward we go.