Greetings have been sent to the Essentials Conference by The Rt Rev Dr Michael Nazir Ali, Bishop of Rochester, and by a group of eleven other Church of England leaders, including The Rt Rev Wallace Benn, Bishop of Lewes.
I greatly regret the necessity for this step, but I am glad that an agreed way has been found for biblically minded and orthodox Anglicans to receive appropriate primatial oversight from the province of the Southern Cone and episcopal care from Bishop Don Harvey. I pray that this arrangement will be a blessing for many.
Bishop Michael Nazir Ali
This is the opening paragraph of the greeting from Bishop Benn and other evangelical leaders in the C of E, followed by the list of signatories:
To the Essentials Meeting
We want to assure you of our prayers and fellowship in our shared Anglican heritage as you take your stand on the faith uniquely revealed in the Holy Scriptures as the rule and ultimate standard of faith, contrary to those innovators both here and elsewhere who wish to give primacy to the demands of contemporary culture.
. . .
“signed with pleasure and delight”
+Wallace Benn, Bishop of Lewes & President of Church of England Evangelical Council (CEEC); Dr Philip Giddings, Convenor, Anglican Mainstream; Paul Boyd-Lee, Chair of the 1990 Group in General Synod; Rev John Coles, Director of New Wine; Canon Andy Lines, General Secretary of Crosslinks; Stephen Parkinson, Director, Forward in Faith; Revd Paul Perkin, Convenor of the Covenant Group for the Church of England; Revd David Phillips, Director of Church Society; Canon Dr Chris Sugden, Executive Secretary, Anglican Mainstream; Rev Dr Richard Turnbull, Chairman and for the Executive of the Church of England Evangelical Council; Rev Roderick Thomas, Chairman of Reform
Read the whole thing at Anglican Mainstream.