Celebration and skepticism is greeting the launch of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (FCA) in London on July 6.
Five Church of England bishops will take part in the day at Westminster Central Hall, alongside bishops from Nigeria, Uganda, America, and Australia. Yet the organizers are being challenged with questions about the fellowship’s credibility and true purpose, as critics claim the FCA will undermine the Church.
Organizers of the launch have been adamant that it does not represent a new Church. The Vicar of St Mark’s, Battersea, the Rev Paul Perkin, is coordinating the event. He said: “Some are staying in the Church, but failing to stand for Christian truth and practice; others are standing firm for Christian truth and practice, but are not staying. We are standing, and we are staying.”