A new Anglican mission to rival the Church of England is being set up in the United Kingdom.
Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh, is backing a plan to plant hundreds of new evangelical Anglican churches, Christian Today has reported.
The new mission is already reaching out to evangelical Christians in dioceses that are “closed to conservative evangelicals.”
The plan is to plant hundreds of new evangelical Anglican churches and it involves new Anglican churches being independent from the country’s “official” established church.
The Anglican Mission in England (AMiE) sets out its plan to plant 25 new churches by 2025 and 250 by 2050.
Okoh, who leads the conservative Anglican fellowship, GAFCON, in his reaction to the move, was quoted as stating that: “We are so thrilled that the Anglican Mission in England exists and we are delighted that it is keen to start many new churches in the years to come. AMiE has the full support of the GAFCON movement.”
AMiE is seeking “pioneers” to plant the new churches. The mission is also seeking assistant ministers and “partners” where local Anglican churches can link with AMiE churches and support them financially.