14th – 16th June 2017
Bishops Fenwick and Hunt attended the General Council of the Reformed Episcopal Church at Dallas, Texas. At the opening Eucharist, Ray Sutton was installed at Presiding Bishop by Archbishop Foley Beach in succession to the late Bishop Roy Grote, who had died suddenly and unexpectedly the previous Thanksgiving Day. Tributes were paid to Bishop Grote at various points during the Council meeting.
Bishop Sutton launched the ‘REC 100’ initiative – to plant 100 new Churches over the next ten years – and introduced the teaching material prepared for it.
The new REC hymn book was also launched.
Bishop Primus brought the greetings of the Free Church of England to the gathering and spoke of recent developments, including the new FCE work in Australia.