Thursday, March 10, 2011

British Methodist & Anglican Leaders Meet

According to the blog of the President and Vice President of the (British) Methodist Conference, leaders of the Methodist Church (of Great Britain) and leaders of the Church of England, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, met together, as they do annually.

Their blog contains the highlights of the meeting.

I found two things to be of particular interest on the blog.  The first is that they reported hearing updates in the Anglican Communion and the World Methodist Council. 

As many of you know, I have been actively involved in as many World Methodist Council events as possible.  I approached the Board of General Superintendents of the Church of the Nazarene and petitioned for the Church of the Nazarene to seek membership in the WMC, which it did.  I am currently serving with Nazarene orders in the United Methodist Church, a sister WMC denomination.  (Though "sister" is probably not the right word for the UMC, since it is the "mother church" for American Wesleyans/Methodists.)

I only wish that the blog actually reported some of those updates!

The second thing, however, that I found interesting may be of interest to readers of this blog who are concerned about Methodist/Anglican relations.  The British Methodist Church and the Church of England, as many of you know, have a covenant relationship with each other.  The blog details the Anglican-Methodist Covenant with a listing of their Affirmations and their Commitments.

If you are unfamiliar with their covenant, you may want to take a look at their blog, or you can find the Anglican-Methodist Covenant information, here.

2 comments:

Wesley 'Whitey Lawful' Mcgranor said...

May the road not lead to Rome.

Daniel McLain Hixon said...

A few weeks ago the Anglican Communion's website had this update on Anglican-Methodist ecumenical talks:

http://www.anglicancommunion.org/acns/news.cfm/2011/2/18/ACNS4798

apparently things are creaking along, but there is still much to do...

Personally, I hope to live long enough to see a general Full Communion among the Methodist, Lutheran, and Anglican churches. We shall see what happens...