Anglican Communion of U.K. first to accept Pope’s offer

Members of The Traditional Anglican Church in Great Britain have announced that they will enter into communion with the Vatican under Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Constitution for Anglicans, reports Catholic News Agency.

According to the group’s website, members met on October 29 for their October 2009 Assembly. They scrapped their initial itinerary for the meeting following the Vatican’s Oct. 20 announcement that an Apostolic Constitution was being prepared in response to requests from groups of Anglican clergy and faithful wanting to enter into full communion with the Church. Instead, the assembly focused on what the news from the Vatican meant for the small group of Anglicans who are part of the Traditional Anglican Communion.

Anglican Bishop David Moyer released a statement describing the October Assembly as “grace-filled,” noting that everyone in attendance became “aware of the movement of the Holy Spirit.”

“The bishops, priests, ordinands, and lay representatives were brought to a place of ‘being in full accord and of one mind,’ as St. Paul prayed for the Church in Philippi,” Bishop Moyer wrote.

During the assembly, Bishop Moyer as well as Anglican Bishops John Hepworth and Robert Mercer fielded questions about the Vatican proposal before the Assembly unanimously passed resolutions written to carefully “and clearly reflect TTAC’s corporate desire and intention.”

The resolutions state that the Traditional Anglican Communion in Great Britain “offers its joyful thanks to Pope Benedict XVI for his forthcoming Apostolic Constitution allowing the corporate reunion of Anglicans with the Holy See, and requests the Primate and College of Bishops of the Traditional Anglican Communion to take the steps necessary to implement this Constitution.”

Bishop Moyer added, “All present realised that the requirement for the days ahead is patience, charity, and openness to the Holy Spirit.”

Though the Apostolic Constitution is not yet available, Cardinal William Joseph Levada, Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine for the Faith announced on Oct. 31 that it will be ready “by the end of the first week of November.”

Report from the Christian Telegraph 


I managed to get away on a trip to the Barrington Tops this weekend and got to do bits of both the planned itineraries of the previous entry’s planned trips. The links for the planned trips were as follows:

However, the Polblue trip was the one I had planned to complete on this occasion, but was unable to for a number of factors, including the weather and a bridge failure in one of the walk areas. So the trip had to be modified somewhat. For an account of the trip visit my Barrington Tops page.

In other news I have made some useful advances in the planning of the Barrington Tops trek for later on in the year. Looking forward to that one – I just need to get into some training so that I will be able to cope with the pack on my back, etc.


Planning has continued for the Barrington Tops Trek, as well as for two other planned trips for this year Whether they will all be achieved this year is of course another thing, but at least the planning is done, allowing them to be taken at any time with all the information having been put together.

The planned itineraries are available in pdf format and these will allow anyone to actually do the same trips by making use of the information provided. The links are as follows:

Each of these trips are in the Barrington Tops area.


Planning has now begun for another Barrington Tops Trek for later on this year. At this stage the trek is one that I’ll be doing by myself. I hope to be doing about a week’s walking, with perhaps a further week of walking a few days later (From Barrington Tops to Foster).

At this stage planning is only in the very early stages, with a rough itinerary jotted down on some scrap paper. Basically my thoughts so far are as follows:

  • Day 1: Lagoon Pinch Forest Park to Carey’s Peak
  • Day 2: Carey’s Peak to Mount Barrington
  • Day 3: Mount Barrington to Big Hole Camping Area
  • Day 4: Big Hole Camping Area to Little Murray Picnic Area and Polblue Mountain
  • Day 5: Polblue Mountain to Junction Hole Camping Area
  • Day 6: Junction Hole Camping Area to Aeroplane Hill and Wombat Creek Camping Area
  • Day 7: Wombat Creek Camping Area to Gloucester Falls
  • Day 8: Pick Up Day