By Ola Adeola
A report says an Anglican mission rival to the Church of England is set to evangelise the UK and ultimately break away from the parent church. The mission is averse to homosexuality and other sexuality issues alien to Anglicans’ orthodox beliefs.
The mission, led by the Anglican Mission in England, AMiE, is already reaching out to evangelical Christians in dioceses that are “closed to conservative evangelicals”.
According to TheTimes, the plan is to plant hundreds of new evangelical Anglican churches.
Moreover, the move has imprint of the Archbishop and Primate of Nigeria, Nicholas Okoh.
Archbishop Okoh, who leads the conservative Anglican fellowship Gafcon, says: “We are so thrilled that the Anglican Mission in England exists and we are delighted that it is keen to start many new churches in the years to come. AMiE has the full support of the GAFCON movement.”
In a video, the AMiE sets out its goal of planting 25 new churches by 2025 and 250 by 2050.
The body says its mission include seeking assistant ministers and “partners” where local Anglican churches can link with AMiE churches and support them financially.