Peachtree City’s All Saints Anglican confirms 10 in December 7 ceremony

Tue, 12/09/2008 - 3:17pm
By: The Citizen

Peachtree City’s All Saints Anglican confirms 10 in December 7 ceremony

Ten members of All Saints Anglican Church were confirmed Sunday in Peachtree City by the Right Rev. David Anderson of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA).

All Saints’ rector, the Rev. Michael Fry, assisted in the rite in which the following parishioners were confirmed: Emma Kathryn Clayton, Emily Dean Daniel, Mary Katherine Daniel, Ian Stuart-Gareth Greenlees-Morel, Polly Martha Greenlees, Ethan Nicholas Harris, Logan Elizabeth Harris, Daniel Morgan Johnson, Kate Arp Matthews, and Jordan Rebekah Williams.

Also during the ceremony, Vincent M. Bonura was received into the parish, while Karen Adams Harris and James Matthews renewed their vows.

Sunday’s ceremony involved a public reaffirmation of faith by the candidates, or “confirmands,” after completing a preparatory course of study conducted by Fry. The confirmation rite dates from the 16th century when it was included in the Book of Common Prayer by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer.

The ceremony took place at 303 Kelly Drive where All Saints has been meeting for the last 18 months, after it was formed in early 2007. Fry is the church’s first rector, called a year ago. The parish is now negotiating to purchase a permanent church building.

Anderson spoke briefly about the launch of the new Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) which will be an outgrowth of the Common Cause Partnership and is composed of several different conservative Anglican groups.

Numerous meetings of Primates are planned abroad, sometimes with the Archbishop of Canterbury, which will lay the ground work for the final consolidation of orthodox Anglicans in North America into what will be a new province of the Anglican Communion.

Approval of a provisional constitution and canons of the ACNA is seen as a key step in the process.

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