Foley Beach on the recently Concluded Mere Anglicanism Conference

This past week I went to Mere Anglicanism, a gathering of evangelical Anglicans in Charleston. It was like a reunion being able to visit with some of my heroes in the modern Anglican movement: Bishop Fitz Allison, Bishop Alec Dickson, Bishop Ed Salmon. The event was held at historic St. Philip’s Church, a vibrant in the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina.

Titled “The Once and Future Church,” we heard some great presentations on the evangelical contributions of Anglicanism. Richard Turnbull, the Principal of Wycliff Hall in Oxford highlighted the eighteen and nineteenth centuries.

The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, spoke on a previous bishop of London, Henry Compton, and his emphasis on missions in the colonies back in the late 1600’s.

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5 comments on “Foley Beach on the recently Concluded Mere Anglicanism Conference

  1. steve gartman says:

    Thank You Kendall & Foley for keeping this in front of us. Today’s Gospel from Mark 1 reminds us of the mission of the apostles. Subsequent to that ministry may we all be reminded of the ministry of evangelists. Jonah accepted his mission (albeit reluctantly) to Ninevah and Yaweh’s grace prevailed. A message of hope and unbounding grace. A message as applicable today as it was in the 15th century. May that grace continue to guide us through the upcoming years.

  2. MichaelA says:

    Good article from Beach Blog. Sounds like it was a great conference. All part of the ongoing discipling and rebuilding of Anglicanism in North America. The leaven spreads through the dough and no-one sees it.

  3. evan miller says:

    The whole conference was a mountain-top experience for me. Simply being in the same room with this collection of heros of the faith was a thrill. The presentations were riviting and the worship sublime in the extreme. I will definitely be back.

  4. Undergroundpewster says:

    It was a good conference and we enjoyed excellent weather to boot!

    Too bad more clergy from the more liberal bent don’t take advantage of this educational opportunity. I didn’t spot any from my neck of the woods.

  5. Don C says:

    Evan, I echo your sentiment about being in the same room as one’s heroes.

    I couldn’t suppress a smile when the choir sang Parry’s “I Was Glad”. That’s certainly the first time I’ve sang “Stand up, stand up for Jesus” in an Episcopal parish, however.