Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The Association of Western Anglican Congregations (Western Anglicans) greets the news of the deposition of Bishop Bob Duncan with sadness and dismay. It is indeed a sad day when such a godly Christian leader as Bishop Duncan is treated with such appalling disrespect.
For at least five years, Bishop Bob Duncan’s leadership, faithfulness, humility, and vision has given encouragement and hope to orthodox Anglicans throughout the United States, Canada, and many other places around the world. It is gratifying to know that the recent actions of the TEC House of Bishops will give him more freedom to exercise his ministry to gather orthodox Anglicans in North America.
All in Western Anglicans continue to give their wholehearted support for Bishop Duncan as he leads us forward in creating a new orthodox Anglican province in North America. We also extend our prayers and love to Bishop Duncan and his wife, Nara, during this time of transition. As we all know, in Jesus the battle is already won. “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Cor. 15:57 ESV)
On behalf of the Executive Committee of Western Anglicans, representing thousands of orthodox Anglican believers here in the Southwest,
The Rev. William A. Thompson
Association of Western Anglican Congregations
Western Anglicans is a fellowship of 21 orthodox Anglican churches cooperating across jurisdictional lines in Southern California and Arizona that are working together in mission and ministry in order to build up the Kingdom of God through evangelism and the formation of new churches.