GENERAL INFORMATION

IHS The Continuing Anglican Church

GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Our faith is in one God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
    • Our hope is in the only Saviour, Jesus Christ, who died and rose again for us.
    • Our final authority and unchangeable standard for Christian faith and life is the Bible.
    • Our doctrine is expressed in the Apostles, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds, the Book of Common Prayer (1662), the 39 Articles of Religion, and the Ordinal.

The Continuing Anglican Church – Anglican Continuum was formed to ensure the upholding of the traditional forms of Anglican faith and worship. From time to time it is necessary to make adjustments and theological changes, but always within the framework of the Bible.

We stand with the Global Anglican Future Conference (Gafcon) by assenting to the Jerusalem Declaration as the contemporary expression of Anglican doctrine and practice.

WHY “CONTINUING”?

Continuing Anglican Church – Anglican Continuum believes that the traditional forms of Anglican faith and worship have been revised, altered and abandoned within the Anglican Communion in recent decades.
By “CONTINUING” therefore, we mean the continuing of both Anglican lines of Apostolic succession and historic Anglican belief and practice – The Anglican Continuum.

RELATIONSHIP WITH ANGLICAN COMMUNION

The Continuing Anglican Church – Anglican Continuum is not part of the Anglican Communion. We retain autonomy. We disagree to the Anglican Communion largely in the ordination of openly homosexual bishops and other clergies.

SACRAMENTS

The Continuing Anglican Church – Anglican Continuum is keeping its prevailing self-identity as a via media of Western Christianity. Anglican sacramental theology expresses elements in keeping with its status as a church in the Catholic tradition and a church of the Reformation. Anglicanism places on the sacraments as a means of grace, sanctification and forgiveness as expressed in the church’s liturgy.

The Continuing Anglican Church – Anglican Continuum accepts Thirty-Nine Articles as a norm for Anglican teaching. The Continuing Anglican Church – Anglican Continuum recognizes two sacraments only, the Baptism and the Eucharist, as having been ordained by Christ and as necessary for salvation.

Five other acts are not to be counted for Sacraments of the Gospel, being such as have grown partly of the corrupt following of the Apostles, partly are states of life allowed in the Scriptures; but yet have not like nature of Sacraments with Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper, for that they have not any visible sign or ceremony ordained of God.

PROSPECTIVE CLERGY

Men may become clergy of the Continuing Anglican Church – Anglican Continuum. The Continuing Anglican Church – Anglican Continuum will not incardinate nor ordain women as deacon or priest, but appropriately qualified women may become a member of the ancient historic order of Deaconess. Both men and women are warmly welcome to apply to become Lay Readers. The Continuing Anglican Church – Anglican Continuum greatly value the contribution of women to lay ministry. The Continuing Anglican Church – Anglican Continuum will not incardinate nor ordain any practising homosexual into Holy Orders.

ORIGIN OF FORMATION

Derived from the Church of England, first commissioned on September 2nd 1921 in the City of Chicago, by George Alexander McGuire, an Afro-Caribbean Bishop who was born on 28 March 1866 in Swetes, Antigua, immigrated to the United States of America, joined the Episcopal Church and was rejected by his Anglican brethren after he had been elected to the office of Bishop, was consecrated first Bishop and Primate.

Recommissioned on November 1st 1998 by Archbishop George Ford and Wilfred Potier of Brooklyn, New York and Archbishop Vincent Waterman of Nova Scotia, Canada.

Again recommissioned on August 1st 2019 by Archbishop Isaac Shunsuke Sato of Japan, Archbishop Eric Escala of Argentina, Bishop Jimmy Bamuke and Jonathan Kyangasha of Uganda.

SLOGAN

KNOW CHRIST KNOW TRUTH, NO CHRIST NO TRUTH. Ref. John 8:32

NAME

THE CONTINUING ANGLICAN CHURCH – ANGLICAN CONTINUUM

(Abbr: COANCH)

LEGAL STATUS

Legally incorporated within the laws of the Republic of Uganda.

SHIELD

The Continuing Anglican Church COVER

The design dates back from the late 14th century of Church of England. Adjustments have been made for the Mission.

APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION

The Continuing Anglican Church – Anglican Continuum maintains and supports Apostolic Succession. It is three-fold Orders of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.

COOPERATION WITH OTHERS

The Continuing Anglican Church – Anglican Continuum is intended to reach out to all; offering ourselves as examples of Christian love while preserving our Anglican heritage and traditions. We formed the Anglican Continuum (Communion of Continuing Anglicans) and we offer Godly fellowship through dialogue and discussion.

ORDER OF PRECEDENCE

Archbishop Primus inter pares, Primate, Archbishop, Lead Bishop, Bishop, Vicar General, Archdeacon, Dean, Canon, Priest, Deacon, and Laity.

PRIMUS INTER PARES

The Continuing Anglican Church – Anglican Continuum Consistory, on August 2019 elected The Most Revd Dr Isaac Shunsuke Sato, in accordance with the Constitution and Canons of Continuing Anglican Church – Anglican Continuum, to Archbishop Primus inter pares and Primate of Continuing Anglican Church – Anglican Continuum.

 

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”