St James Ministry Team

A blog from the Ministry Team of St James Church, Colwall, Herefordshire, UK


The Anglican Covenant

The Anglican covenant is a document which is intended to codify what it means to be Anglican, given the diversity which currently exists in the communion.  To my mind this is one of those things which are best left unspecified, but many of the churches within the communion are pushing to make things more precise.  The result is a document which I have to say is difficult to read, difficult to understand and tends to induce a feeling of losing the will to live.  I cannot think that any good will come of it.  It is currently before the diocesan synods, before being debated in general synod.  I hope it fails and could go on at greater length about it but my voice recognition software is having a bit of trouble with recognising the word synod!