Faith and Order Commission
The Faith and Order Commission of the General
came into being in 2010 and replaced the Faith and Order
Advisory Group and the Doctrine
The former House of Bishops Theological Group
became an Episcopal Reference Group within the Commission.
The Commission (FAOC) has fifteen members and
an episcopal chair (currently the Bishop of Coventry, the Right
Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth). The memberships is as
Membership of the Faith and Order
The Right Revd Dr Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of Coventry
The Rt Revd Jonathan Baker, Bishop of Ebbsfleet
The Right Revd Dr Brian Castle, Bishop of Tonbridge
The Right Revd Dr Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester
The Right Revd Dr John Inge, Bishop of Worcester.
The Revd Canon Professor Loveday Alexander
The Revd Dr Cally (Carolyn) Hammond
The Revd Dr David Hilborn
The Revd Canon Dr Charlotte Methuen
The Revd Dr Jeremy Morris
The Revd Dr John Muddiman
The Revd Professor Oliver O'Donovan
The Revd Thomas Seville CR
Dr Mike Higton
Dr Cathy Ross
Secretary of the Commission
Dr Martin Davie
FAOC advises the House of Bishops, the General
Synod and the Council for Christian Unity on ecclesiological and
ecumenical matters and acts as a theological resource for the
Church of England as a whole.
FAOC published its report The Journey of Christian
Initiation in 2011 and is currently working on the theology of
church leadership. Follow the link on the right for a preview.
In 2013 FAOC published its report Men and Women in
Marriage To read the report follow the link on the right.