NO ANGLICAN COVENANT COALITION RESPONDS TO GENERAL SYNOD VOTE
LONDON – Responding to the voting on the proposed Anglican Covenant by the Church of
England General Synod, No Anglican Covenant Coalition Moderator, the Revd. Dr. Lesley
Fellows made the following statement:
“The No Anglican Covenant Coalition is disappointed that the Church of England has voted
to continue consideration of the Anglican Covenant. The debate made it clear that many
members believe the Covenant will undermine the traditional Anglican comprehensiveness.
We have lost this round. We will continue to oppose the Covenant in the Diocesan Synods
and work to defeat it when it returns to the General Synod.
“We note that the GAFCON Primates have said ‘the current text is fatally flawed and so support
for this initiative is no longer appropriate.’ A two‐tier communion appears to be unavoidable.”