The Joy of Anglicanism

Deirdre Good shared the following:

Following the setting up of the Anglican Ordinariate, St Boniface Trust has been concerned that yet more divisions are being created within both the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church. The Trust feels that more attention needs to be paid to the understanding of Anglicanism as a distinctive witness in a time when its self understanding is at a low ebb.

There is a degree of urgency and to further this understanding it is offering a prize of £1,000 which will go to the writer of an essay of about 5,000 words on the subject

“Why I am an Anglican and believe I shall remain so”

Essay submissions by lay people and clergy of all ages must be received by 1st January 2012 and entries will be judged by a senior cleric within the Church. The result will be announced next Easter and the winning essay placed on our website together with other significant contributions.

If you are seriously interested in entering please contact the Trust secretary for further details.
or write to David Prior, Secretary, St Boniface Trust 4 Cley View, Warminster, Wiltshire. BA12 8NS

Registered Charity No. 309500
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  • Anonymous

    So the joy of Anglicanism is worth about a £1,000?  How much can I get for the joy of Methodism?  ;^)

  • Just Sayin’

    They might learn more if the title was “Why I am not an Anglican and don’t expect to become one.”

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t heard (thought I’ve not investigated) the resolution of gay marriage n the Anglican community. Has it been resolved, if so how?
    I personally could see why people would like the symbol, but dislike the experiential….
    It is interesting to think of the social mores (or the King’s desire) that were at odds when the King separated from the Catholic Church (not too secure on my knowledge of Anglican history…).
    So, am I to conclude that Angilcanism helped to further “faith development” and “intellectual development” to understand “faith as symbol” or nominal. whereas, Catholicism helps humans to remain within community, where desire is tempered within its auspices?
    In a free society, where anything goes, there is little to ward off soceital destruction, other than familial bonds, and community bonds of politcal engagment.

  • James F. McGrath

    I think that Anglicans in the sense of the Church of England, and Episcopals in the United States, are reaching significantly different conclusions, with detractors on both sides of the water and of the spectrum of views on the subject.