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Church of England should recognise ACNA

04 July 2014


From the Revd Sam Allberry, Canon Gavin Ashenden, the Revd Nigel Atkinson, and others

Sir, - There is obviously considerable excitement on the part of the 113,000 or so members of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA) on the appointment of their second Archbishop, the Most Revd Foley Beach (News, 27 June).

We wish to join the Archbishop of Canterbury in congratulating ACNA on Archbishop Foley's election, and assure them of our good wishes and prayers as they continue to spread the gospel and plant churches across the United States.

We long for the day when the Church of England will recognise ACNA churches as genuinely Anglican, and that we may join together in the great task of renewing the Anglican Church to spread the apostolic gospel of repentance and saving faith in Jesus Christ.

Sam Allberry, Gavin Ashenden, Nigel Atkinson, David Baker, East Dean, Andrew Cinnamond, Rob Desics, Timothy Edwards, Lee Gatiss, Andy Lines, Charles Marnham, Pete Matthew, Ro Mody, Peter Ould, James Paice, Phil Parker, Mike Print, Clifford Swartz, James Taylor, Tom Watts, Robin Weekes

c/o St Luke's Church, Ryfold Road
London SW19 8BZ

William Belcher, James Dudley-Smith, Paul Boyd-Lee, Gerald O'Brien, Gerald Burrows, Robert Hurley, Brian Wilson, David Mills, Simon Austen, Edward Armistead, Angus Macleay, Mary Durlacher, Jacob Vince, Kathy Playle, Alison Ruoff, Jane Patterson, Jonathan Frais, Andrew Presland, Rosemary Lyon, Andrea Williams, Chik Kaw Tan, Ruth Whitworth, Ian Dobbie, Alison Wynne, Stephen Pratt, Peter Collard, Christopher Hobbs

General Synod members c/o address as above

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