About US

Welcome to the Heritage Anglican Network. Take a moment to check out who we are, what we believe, our aims, and why we have launched this blog.

Who We Are
We are a fellowship of confessional Anglican clergy, confessional Anglican churches, and confessional Anglicans.

What We Believe
We profess the Anglican beliefs of the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion of 1563, The Book of Common Prayer of 1662, and The Ordinal of 1661. Our beliefs include those contained in the three great Creeds of the catholic, or universal, Church–the Nicene Creed, the Athanasian Creed, and the Apostles’ Creed. Our faith is apostolic, catholic, evangelical, and Reformed.

Our Aims
Our aims are to encourage and support confessional Anglicans wherever God has placed them and in whatever ministry or form of service to which God has called them; to promote the continued acceptance of the Thirty-Nine Articles, the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, and the 1661 Ordinal as the Anglican standard of doctrine and worship; to foster the ongoing use of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer wherever and whenever its use is practicable; to encourage the development of alternative services in modern English and other languages for use together with the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, which conform to the doctrine of the Prayer Book and show due regard to the continued use of the Prayer Book and its place as the standard of the Anglican tradition of worship; and to advance the cause of the gospel, genuine Anglicanism, and evangelical Christianity in the Americas and the Caribbean and throughout the world.

Our Blog
In the Americas and the Caribbean confessional Anglicans are widely scattered and isolated from each other. The Heritage Anglican Network’s blog has been established to help confessional Anglicans to overcome their isolation, to link in communication with other confessional Anglicans, and to form useful collaborations and working relationships with each other. It offers a virtual meeting place where confessional Anglicans may gather on the Internet, examine issues, share ideas and resources, formulate and adopt strategies, and otherwise help each other, and where anyone who is interested in genuine Anglicanism can learn more about the Thirty-Nine Articles, the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, and the 1661 Ordinal, the evangelical faith they contain, and other aspects of confessional Anglicanism.

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  1. I like what you have to say about the 39 Articles and the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. The problem as I see it is that Anglicans in general have no clear way to read the 39 Articles. It has become basically a document with so many loopholes as to allow for many departures from Reformed theology.

    My pastor, for example, does not believe in total depravity, particular atonement or double predestination. However, I believe these doctrines are taught in the Articles.

    I look forward to further dialogue and discussion. God bless!

    Charlie

  2. Charlie, thanks. I appreciate the intent of HAN, this forum, but not as optimistic as Mr. Jordan for a place at the table in new province. As to the XXXIX Articles, the contextual history enables one to avoid the loop-holes. From my experience, I haven’t found–for example–VOL readers to be be well-read in reformational history or literature. Disturbingly AC-leaning.

  3. Charlie,

    Your pastor has a problem with the Bible itself as a first cause and the 39 Articles as a second cause. The doctrines of the 39 Articles are derived from the Scriptures. Predestinationa and election are clearly and unambiguiously taught in Ephesians 1 and in Romans 8 as well as numerious other places. But the pride of man and the carnal mind makes this doctrine difficult to accept.

    Joe Mahler

  4. Wonderful addition to the blogosphere of truly evangelical Anglicanism. Is there a place here for a moderately Calvinist Anglican-in-training?

    I hope too to get through your most recent, very long, and intially extremely interesting post. I am one of those isolated Anglicans who cannot make a connection with like-minded others, trapped in the “biretta belt” of The Episcopal “Church”, and have been virtually neglected by the two groups with which I have tried to make some kind of contact and garner some kind of support – especially, and even, prayer: the Evangelical Connexion of the Free Church of England and the AMiA.

    God help us all!

    – Jeffrey Miller
    Anglicans Of Michiana, a Word and prayer fellowship
    Mishawaka, Ind. 46545

    email: anglicansofmichian@sbcglobal.net

  5. Jeffrey Miller,

    I am taken back by your comment. Just what kind of support were you looking for? We had correspondence via email regarding the Evangelical Connexion of the Free Church of England and did not note any need. I did pick up a FCE BCP for you when in England last, but have failed to mail it yet with the press of life. I apologize and will try to get it out next week if still desired.

    I personally do not like the lumped together with AMiA. That group tolerates charismatic gifts, is much higher than would be called “Evangelical” in times past, and stems from a heritage that has issues with women ministries – oh did I just describe the new “province”? Imagine that.

    On the new province. Building the Church on Christ on the basis of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” is not God honoring. All kinds of folks agree on the apostasy of ordaining a homosexual bishop, but little else. Tongues? O.K. with some, not others. Healing? O.K. with some, not others. Women in the ministry? O.K. with some, not others. Anglo-Catholicism? O.K. with some. Prayers for the dead? Baptismal Regeneration? Elemental Real Presence? O.K. with some, not others. One has to wonder is homosexuals in the ministry is O.K. with some, since the impetus to form the new province was the homosexual bishop, who was a “priest”, along with many others, long before he(?) was made “bishop”. Homosexual “priests” were O.K. Bishops not. I see a problem with biblical consistency here, especially from my lower-than-a-snake’s-belly view that bishops are “primus inter pares”. Presbyters with some additional appointed duties.

    In Him,

    Joe Busfield
    jtbusfield@ec-fce.org.uk
    http://www.EC-FCE.org.uk

  6. To Robin G. Jordan: Isn’t ‘further’ not’farther’ the correct word for the title of your latest Anglicans Ablaze article?

  7. Hi,
    Any Denver area church you know of with reasonable leadership and service? I guess any near perfect liturgy and organization might soon disintegrate anyway, so we’re pretty much dependent on discovering and participating in the best of the lot available.
    Yours,
    Eric

  8. Robin: I’ve read your critique of AMiA’s book in the Church Society publication. However, I’m puzzled how you can claim that an Anglican Prayer Book HC service emphasizes the Communion as a sacrifice. If you use the 1662 form of consecration, that simply isn’t so. Further the ‘Blessed is the Lord…’ is not required, nor is the Agnus Dei – and even if done, it is a post consecration prayer.

    Jim Basinger


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