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Forward in Faith National Assembly 2008
Business as usual
e GAther this year at Forward in Faith warned both the We hope to place before
the Emmanuel Centre, Synod and the Church of England the delegates all that will
Marsham Street, SW1 for the at large that ‘actions always have be necessary in order for
15th Forward in Faith National consequences’. We now meet in them to make informed
Assembly in the wake of the July order to settle what some of those decisions about the
sessions of the General Synod, consequences shall be. action which we must
during which each and every This year’s Assembly will, take. Each presentation
opportunity to agree to equitable, therefore, be different in shape will be followed by a
proper provision for those of our and in form. Over our two days period of debate and
integrity was spurned. together, we will hear a number of discussion; following
Immediately following the brief presentations which we hope certain of the discussions,
debate on 7th July, a joint will help us all better to understand formal resolutions will
statement from the Catholic what has happened and what will be moved on behalf of
Group in General Synod and happen in the future. the Forward in Faith
Amongst those guiding
our discussions, in addi-
tion to members of the
Forward in Faith Executive, will
the Catholic Group in General Synod and
Forward in Faith warned both the Synod
and the Church of England at large that
‘actions always have consequences’
be Fr Jonathan Baker, Fr James
Patrick, Fr Sam Philpott and Fr
Paul Benfield.
In spite of all these priests on
the platform, we hope that the
lay delegates will not be slow in
coming forward to tell us what
they – and you – want Forward
in Faith to do at this challenging
Fr Jonathan Baker Fr Paul Benfield
On the Saturday morning at
9.30 am, we will meet at S.Alban’s,
Holborn for our National
Assembly Mass. Thanks are due to
our good friend Fr Howard Levett,
SSC at S.Alban’s for his hospitality
again this year, as Christ the King,
Gordon Square cannot at present
cope with the numbers which the
Assembly generates.
Our Chairman, the Bishop of
Fulham, will preside and the
Bishop of Beverley will preach
at a Votive Mass for the Unity
of Christians – we much look
forward to hearing what Bishop
Martyn has to say to us in these
difficult days!
Fr Sam Philpott Fr James Patrick
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