General Synod Questions November 2020 (HT: Anglican Mainstream)
A Question about Bishop Bill Love
Mrs Sarah Finch (London) to ask the Chair of the House of Bishops:
Q45 Has the House of Bishops responded, on behalf of the Church of England, to the recent resignation of Bishop Bill Love from the Diocese of Albany (New York, USA), who adhered to the agreed teaching of the Anglican Communion as set out, for example, in Lambeth Conference 1998 resolution 1.10? If no response has so far been made, will one be made, and with what content?
The Archbishop of Canterbury to reply as Chair of the House of Bishops:
Division in the Body of Christ is always a cause of lament. The House of Bishops would not wish to make statements on individual cases such as this, not least as it is a matter under the jurisdiction of another autonomous Province of the Anglican Communion. I have arranged to have a private conversation with the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church and others on this matter so as to better understand the situation in hand.
Jesus Christ to reply as Head of the Church:
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
Perhaps Justin Welby will have a chat with fellow keynote speaker Michael Curry as part of their virtual conference in March 2021 on “Just Such a Time As This” (note Esther reference). Or perhaps not.