GAFCON 3 took place from 18th – 22nd June 2018 in Jerusalem. Here the Heiloo Chaplain, Revd Francis Blight writes about his time there: “I had a great week in Jerusalem at The Global Anglican Future Conference. It was remarkable to be part of a worldwide Anglican gathering with 2,000 delegates from 50 countries. I was encouraged in my faith to be with so many brothers and sisters who are committed to the Bible, the Church and to making Christ known in the world. During the week heartfelt worship was led by a choir and band from Nigeria, and I was part of a small group for discussion and prayer with 2 Ugandans, 2 Americans and 2 Nigerians. It was a privilege to have spiritual fellowship with such a diverse group.
Experiencing the conference in the context of the city where Jesus died for our salvation and came back to life, made it a profound event. I was able to visit the Jordan river, the Qumran caves where the ancient Old Testament scrolls were discovered, and to swim in the Dead Sea! On Thursday this photo of the delegates was taken on the steps of the ancient Jewish temple.This is thought to be the most likely location of Peter’s Pentecost sermon followed by the baptism of 3,000 people in the surrounding ritual baths.”
During the week a statement was produced entitled Letter to the Churches. You can access it through clicking this link. Join us in praying “that the Anglican Communion may become a mighty instrument in the hand of God for the salvation of the world.”
You can find out more about the movement and access videos of talks from the week on the GAFCON website.
The fellowship is based on the Jerusalem Declaration which you can read here: The Jerusalem Declaration