Monday, 6 July 2009

FCA launch, live from Westminster

The proceedings of the Be Faithful! event will be broadcast live on live on Monday July 6th. They will be accessible on the site for a week.

A DVD of the presentations will be available from or Anglican Mainstrean for £10.

The programme of the day will be as follows:

Doors will open at 0930. (Tickets may be still obtained at the door). An exhibition with stands from a number of organizations and societies will be open.

At 10.00 the doors of the main hall will open and Stuart Townend and the Band Phatfish will be playing worship music for congregational participation from 10.20.

The main programme will start at 10.30 a.m. with worship, a Bible Reading from Rev Paul Perkin and a testimony from Dr Chik Kaw Tan, who spoke so powerfully in the debate at General Synod on the Uniqueness of Christ.

The morning programme will focus on the global Anglican Communion. There will be welcome messages from the Archbishops of Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. Speakers will focus on different parts of the Communion and the recent issues with which our brothers and sisters have had to contend. Archbishop Greg Venables of the Southern Cone, Bishop Keith Ackerman, president of Forward in Faith (North America), Archbishop Peter Jensen, Archbishop of Sydney, and Baroness Caroline Cox will be
among the speakers. They will be followed by a filmed interview with Canon Dr James Packer from Canada. Others taking part will be Canon Ben Enwuchola, Bishop John Broadhurst (Fulham) and Bishop John Hind (Chichester).

There will be a lunch break from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

In the afternoon Rev Vaughan Roberts (St Ebbe's Oxford) and Canon Vinay Samuel (India) will address us on the challenges of mission in a society of aggressive secularism and Bishop Wallace Benn will expound the biblical understanding of fellowship from Philippians.

We will then focus on opportunities and challenges for mission in the British Isles with film and interviews from around England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as presentations in the hall. These will focus on mission, ministry, stewardship, fellowship and oversight. A single DVD containing these filmed interviews, the interview with Dr Packer, and Highlights from the Global Anglican Future Conference in Jerusalem will be available on sale for £1.00.

The day will conclude with Bishop Michael Nazir Ali preaching and presiding at the Communion Service to end by 5.30 p.m.

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  1. The Morning session apart form the Jim Packer interview tape is available at:

    under the title FCA part 1


  2. Sorry, Jim Packer is there. I had got the running order wrong. The timing is approx:

    0 Greetings, worship etc
    33 John Hind
    40 Greg Venables
    62 Sudan, Caroline Cox
    78 Keith Ackerman
    93 John Broadhurst, Bob Duncan
    113 J I Packer
    126 Peter Jensen