Church of Uganda welcomes Bishop Andy Fairfield to its House of Bishops

Posted by Kendall Harmon

(Church of Uganda News)

At the request of the Rt. Rev. Andrew (Andy) H. Fairfield, retired Bishop of North Dakota, the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda voted to receive Bishop Fairfield as a member of its House at its 21st June meeting. Bishop Fairfield will assist Bishop-elect John Guernsey in providing episcopal care and oversight to the 26 congregations in America that are part of the Church of Uganda .

Bishop Fairfield has written to The Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, and resigned from their House of Bishops.

In considering his new role as a Bishop in the Church of Uganda , Fairfield said, “Now, although I am ‘retired’ (from a jurisdictional and financial point of view), I seek further Christian service, especially in the process of this transition in Anglican orthodoxy.”

The Most Rev. Henry Luke Orombi, Archbishop of the Church of Uganda , said, “It is an honour for us to receive into our House of Bishops such a man of God. At the 1998 Lambeth Conference, he proposed the resolution on The Authority of Scripture, which we passed. We believe he will be a great support to Bishop-elect John Guernsey and all the congregations in America that are under our care.”

Bishop Robert Duncan, Moderator of the Anglican Communion Network, said, “Bishop Fairfield is one of the most respected Bishops in the entire American Church, and has served the Network very well as our ordinations suffragan. I know his work has been especially valuable to congregations in our International Conference. I am delighted to know that he has found a new ecclesiastical home in the Church of Uganda , a Province which has declared a state of broken communion with The Episcopal Church’s majority, but embraces full communion with all in the Anglican Communion Network. We look forward to many years of continued fruitful ministry together.

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Posted June 27, 2007 at 1:12 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Brian from T19 wrote:

As a reappraiser, I think you have to respect ++Uganda and the ++Rwanda.  IMHO they are the only invaders that have done so with no political agenda.  In addition, they are the only Provinces that signed on to The Road to Lambeth AND have made definitive statements about not attending.  That shows a lot of courage and integrity.  I also think it is far less offensive when a Bishop who has already been consecrated transfers then when a person is chosen for consecration

June 27, 1:55 pm | [comment link]
2. Rolling Eyes wrote:

“Invaders”?

You’ve got to be kidding…

June 27, 3:07 pm | [comment link]
3. William Scott wrote:

Brian from T19,

I am new to this forum, so you may have been asked already, but what’s with the Lydon quote.  Is he no some kind of PoMo anti-Saint?  I have that CD somewhere with my university journals.  Are the Gospel’s lies too?  Do you really not derive any part of you faith or discipline or doctrine from written words?

June 27, 3:38 pm | [comment link]
4. James Manley wrote:

I hate to be a stick in the mud and not participate in the hijacking, but I take this to mean that Bishop Fairfield will no longer be ordinations suffragan for the ACN?

June 27, 3:50 pm | [comment link]
5. Tom Roberts wrote:

Not sure why ordinations suffragan for the ACN would have to have ecusa orders. He’s still a bishop after all.

June 27, 5:43 pm | [comment link]
6. James Manley wrote:

Tom:
Oh yes, he certainly could be, but it just seemed from the wording that +Duncan was indicating that he used to be ordination suffragan and now will be working with Uganda.

June 28, 7:57 am | [comment link]
7. Brian from T19 wrote:

William Scott

It has always been a favorite quote.  It is not referring to all written words or Scripture or whatever.  The song is about torture and he pulled all of the lines from an Amnesty International booklet.  Quotes like “The written word is a lie.” and “Anger is an energy.” were all said by torture victims.  I think Mr. Rotten is as relevant today as he was 30 years ago.

June 28, 9:18 am | [comment link]
8. William Scott wrote:

B T19
Thanks for the clarification.  In the context of the discussions on this blog, your use of the quote is more general.  Punk is of limited virtue.  It is a creative documentation of sickness and so a kind of reductio ad absurdum of the culture it is the vomit of.  It is not the postulation of health or healing.

I used to love the rage of the punk movement.  It certainly is a response to the ills of the world.  I understand that response as adolescent now, and merely another symptom of a disease in need of cure.

June 28, 11:15 am | [comment link]
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