"The Proposed Anglican Covenant - a step forward of a step too far?"
The SEARCH Colloquium on "The Proposed Anglican Covenant - a step forward of a step too far?" took place in TCD on Saturday March 12th and has been judged a great success. Over 50 people attended the Thomas Davis Theatre to hear speakers from England, Wales and Ireland (both North and South) consider the decision on our response to the Covenant to be made at the General Synod in Armagh in May.
After a welcome from the TCD chaplain and secretary of the SEARCH editoral committee, the Revd Darren McCallig, and a brief introduction from the editor, Canon Ginnie Kennerley, the speakers and their subjects were as follows:
Ms Kate Turner, C of I lay representative on the Anglican Consultative Council: "A Brief Historical Introduction to the Covenant."
The Rt Revd Gregory Cameron, Bishop of St Asaph, former Deputey Secretary General of the Anglican Communion: "The Case for the Covenant."
The Revd Jonathan Clatworthy, general secretary of Modern Church: "Reservations about the Covenant."
The Rt Revd Michael Burrows, Bishop of Cashel and Ossory and former C of I clerical representative on the Anglican Consultative Council: "The Implications for the Church of Ireland."
The panel discussion which followed was chaired by the Revd Professor John Bartlett, chairman of the SEARCH editorial committee.
SEARCH would like to thank all these contributors most warmly for their input, and the Colloquium addresses, slightly shortened can be found below:
- Introduction - Ginnie Kennerly
- A Short Historical Introduction to Anglican Covenant - Kate Turner
- The Case for the Covenant - Rt Revd Gregory Cameron
- The case against the Anglican Covenant - Jonathan Clatworthy
- Approaching our decision on the Anglican Covenant in the Church of Ireland - Bishop Michael Burrows