Where we stand now on the Covenant

On the Modern Church site Jean Mayland has summarised where matters are now with the Covenant.

In essence, those who haven't yet declared are likely to wait till after the ACC meeting in November in New Zealand.
Jean Mayland staffing the MCU stall at
the last Lambeth Conference

It's unlikely but just possible that a province or two might make an announcement just before the meeting to try to influence the discussion.

On past experience the press conferences, releases and information that will emerge from the meeting will tell us very little. We'll need the usual combination of leaks and Kremlinology to guess at the content of what is said, never mind its implications.

This is no way to govern a membership organization; but perhaps that's the flaw in my logic.


  1. I believe that the Covenant is now dead as an idea. No incoming Archbishop will run with what is a failed initiative on the part of his predecessor, although he may offer some emollient words.

  2. PS Is that Episcopal purple that Jean Mayland is wearing?

  3. Nice article, thanks for the information.