Global South Welcomes the Diocese of South Carolina
My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus
As you will recall the 223rd Diocesan Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina meeting at Christ Church in Mt. Pleasant on March 14-15, 2014 unanimously accepted the offer of the Global South Primates Steering Committee for Provisional Primatial Oversight.
Now this morning we receive with gratitude this letter from the Global South Primatial Steering Committee. It is their acceptance of our request for this gracious relationship. I trust you will be heartened as I have been by their welcome of us “… as an active and faithful member within the Global South of the Anglican Communion, until such time as a permanent primatial affiliation can be found.” It is my joy to share it with you.
Faithfully yours in Christ,
The Right Reverend Mark Joseph Lawrence
The Diocese of South Carolina passed the following resolution, accepting provisional primatial oversight from the Global South Primates during its 223rd Annual Convention held March 14-15, 2014.
Resolution R-3 Response to Offer of Provisional Primatial Oversight
Offered by: The Anglican Communion Development Committee
Recognizing the generosity of spirit and the faithful concern for the Anglican Communion represented by the Global South Primates Steering Committee in offering a means for bodies such as the Diocese of South Carolina to have a formal ecclesiastical connection to the larger Communion and the consequent pastoral relationship,
Be it resolved that the Diocese of South Carolina accept the offer of the newly created Global South Primatial Oversight Council for pastoral oversight of our ministry as a diocese during the temporary period of our discernment of our final provincial affiliation and that the Ecclesiastical Authority implement this new relationship as in its Godly judgment it sees fit, Be it further resolved that in this period of fluidity in the Anglican Communion we reserve the right to revisit this decision, as a convention, should it be necessary during this temporary discernment period, however long it may last.
View all resolutions.
December 12, 2012
Letter from the Steering Committee Primates of the Global South recognizing Bishop Mark Lawrence's legitimate episcopal oversight.
October 25, 2012
Letter of Support from Global South Primates following Bishop Lawrence's restriction of ministry