General Synod/Te Hinota WhaÂnau ended on Thursday evening. It decided to put on hold, for two years, any decision about the A Way Forward report. The Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans New Zealand (FCANZ) is grateful that no changes were made to the doctrine, practice, or constitution of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia.
We recognise that deciding to delay the recommendations within the report was extraordinarily difficult for some within our Province. "We are humbled by the effort and energy of all General Synod representatives when considering this potentially divisive issue. We are especially thankful that the unity we share in Christ can continue to be expressed within our province" said FCANZ Chairman, Rev Jay Behan.
FCANZ will continue to work together with all those within the Anglican Communion to proclaim the Gospel. "Despite our differences, together we will promote the good news of Jesus Christ, humbly offering to all the invitation of Jesus to deny self, take up our cross and follow him" he concluded.
FCANZ has a dual mission: to promote faithfulness, and provide fellowship.