The Affirming Catholicism movement will be introduced at a lunchtime service and meeting at Trinity Church on Wednesday October 30.
Bishop David Stancliffe of Salisbury, England, president of Affirming Catholicism in the United Kingdom, will deliver a homily at Trinitys noon Eucharist, followed by a lunchtime address entitled: Introducing Affirming Catholicism: the new Catholic movement in the Anglican Communion.
Affirming Catholicism was launched at a conference in London in 1990. The appeal from Rowan Williams, now the Archbishop of Wales and soon to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury, was for Anglo-Catholics to affirm tradition in its proper and fullest sense, not as a lifeboat in which to escape the present but as a crucible in which the experiment of Christian life is constantly tested.
Bishop Stancliffe is also Chairman of the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England which has produced Common Worship , the revised liturgies that have succeeded the Alternative Service Book (1980). He is co-editor of the popular daily office book Celebrating Common Prayer.
Posted on Trinity News October 10, 2002