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Michael Green's US mission
The Church of England Newspaper ^ | 8/25/2005 | The Rev. George Conger

Posted on 08/25/2005 4:39:24 PM PDT by sionnsar

Michael Green, one of the Anglican Church’s leading evangelists, is to head an American parish that has broken ties with the Episcopal Church (ECUSA) over the consecration of a gay bishop. The former evangelism advisor to Archbishops of Canterbury and York will be taking up the post of co-rector of Holy Trinity Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. Last year, several dozen members of Raleigh’s Christ Church quit ECUSA after becoming disaffected with the support of their bishop, the Rt Rev Michael Curry, for the consecration of Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire.

What began as a home group Bible study has become an independent Anglican church with a growing congregation. The congregation meets in a school chapel and this summer purchased a rectory and offices. It has joined the Anglican Communion Network, an umbrella group for parishes that became disaffected with the Episcopal Church. Canon Green told The Church of England Newspaper that the church had been forced to break away to continue worshipping “in the inherited Anglican way”. He said it “had come together out of distress at the current confusion in the Episcopal Church,” but added that it hoped to continue to enjoy warm relationships with the Diocese of North Carolina.

Canon Green said he looked forward to this new phase in his ministry as the parish had a sound spiritual foundation and a “strong desire to reach out in evangelism and social concern into the local community”. His initial commitment will be to spend six months in each of the next two years at Holy Trinity. Author of over 50 books, Canon Green presently serves as Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall. He has served as Rector of St Aldate’s, Oxford, professor at Regent College, Vancouver, and as Advisor for Evangelism to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. Canon Green played a crucial part in the formation of the Anglican Communion Network in Jan 2004 in Plano, brokering the final compromise between the disparate Anglo-Catholic and evangelical groups that make up the traditionalist wing of the US Church.

TOPICS: Mainline Protestant

1 posted on 08/25/2005 4:39:24 PM PDT by sionnsar
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Happy fishing, Michael Green!

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Those of you following the leftist takeover of the Episcopal Church will understand the significance of this announcement!

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