GAFCON Press Conference announced

GAFCON has published the following Press Release in advance of the SEC decision at 16:40 this afternoon, which was slightly later than planned.

Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) Press Conference 8 June 2017  Edinburgh, Scotland

On 8 June 2017, the Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) is scheduled to vote to finalise a change to their canons that would attempt to redefine marriage. If this action is taken by the SEC it will further marginalise faithful Anglicans in Scotland who seek to uphold Jesus teaching on marriage.

This change comes in the context of a global reformation that is happening in the Anglican Communion. While Anglican provinces such as The Episcopal Church (USA), Anglican Church of Canada, and Scottish Episcopal Church are rejecting the authority of the Bible, faithful Anglicans are uniting through Gafcon to proclaim and defend the unchanging truth in a changing world.

Recognising the pastoral need that arose following the initial SEC vote (in June 2016), in April of this year the Gafcon Primates authorised the consecration of a Missionary Bishop to care for those who seek to remain faithful to the scriptures and Jesus’ teaching on marriage.  (See more at:

On 8 June 2017 Gafcon will hold a press conference in Edinburgh, Scotland at 5pm.

At this press conference the Missionary Bishop will be announced and introduced.  He will be joined by a Gafcon Primate and representatives of those whose fellowship with the SEC will be broken by the Synod decision. To receive further information about this press conference and to be provided credentials for entry please submit your request at this link.

With thanks to Simon Sarmiento for the link

Cite this article as: David Pocklington, "GAFCON Press Conference announced" in Law & Religion UK, 8 June 2017,

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