Common Roots: Ancient Evangelical Future Conference

American archbishop and Missionary Bishop for Europe to lead Edinburgh conference on evangelism in October

Press release from the Scottish Anglican Network

Two key figures in the orthodox Anglican movement will take part in a conference on evangelism to be held in Edinburgh on Saturday 20 October 2018.

‘Proclaim Christ faithfully to the nations’ is hosted by the Scottish Anglican Network, an alliance of current and former members of the Scottish Episcopal Church dismayed by the false teaching underlying the SEC’s adoption of same-sex marriage in 2018.

Two congregations – Christ Church in Harris and St Thomas’ in Edinburgh’s Corstorphine area– have since left the SEC.

The October conference will discuss what the Church is for, why the world needs to hear the Gospel, and how the Church can be better equipped to reach others with the Gospel of Jesus.

The agenda marks a shift by the Network beyond dissatisfaction with Scottish Episcopalianism and into action as an evangelical force in its own right.

Among those participating will be Archbishop Foley Beach, Primate of the Anglican Church in North America, and Bishop Andy Lines, who was consecrated Missionary Bishop for Europe within weeks of the Episcopalians’ same-sex marriage decision.

Both serve under the auspices of the Global Anglican Future Conference (Gafcon), founded in Jerusalem in 2008 and now encompassing Christians from 53 countries. Archbishop Foley will next year succeed Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, Primate of the Church of Nigeria, as Chair of Gafcon’s Primates Council of leading archbishops.

The conference takes place from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday 20 October at St Thomas’ Church, 75-79 Glasgow Road, Edinburgh EH12 8LJ. For more details email

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Archbishop Foley Beach is the Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South. His passion is to share the Word of God in such a way as to help others discover the incredible living Jesus. He served as the Rector and Pastor of Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville, Georgia, from its founding in February 2004 until December, 2013. On October 9, 2010, he was consecrated in Atlanta, Georgia, as the first Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South in the Anglican Church in North America. Beach is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the School of Theology at the University of the South, and Georgia State University. Married for more than 30 years, he and his wife, Allison, have two grown children and make their home in the Metro-Atlanta area.

Bishop Andy Lines served in the army as a tank commander before becoming a missionary in Paraguay from 1991-99. He was ordained for the South American Mission Society in 1997. In 2000 he was appointed chief executive of the Crosslinks missionary agency. He left this role in August 2018. He is chair of the Anglican Mission in England. In June 2017, Andy was called as a bishop to support Anglican churches in Europe which are not under the leadership of local denominations. He was consecrated in the Anglican Church of North America, supported by the Anglican Communion provinces which are part of the Gafcon movement. He is married to Mandy and they live in Wimbledon. They have three children: a son and two daughters.



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