A letter from Rvdo. Spencer Reece, National
Building the Anglican Center along the El Camino is something my Bishop feels incredibly passionate about. Don Carlos, whom many of you had the pleasure of meeting in April at Trinity Wall Street, returned brimming with hope for this global project that will cost 5 million dollars. We are grateful to Reverend Bill Lupfer, Lisa Freedman and Reverend Phil Jackson for their support.
What we did: We convened on the 4th of April at Trinity, twenty five members strong, to have our initial meeting to explore the viability of building an Anglican Center in Santiago. The message seemed clear. We need one! Why? Currently there are more Protestants on the Camino than Catholics. However, Spain, being one of the most Catholic countries on earth, there has never been a place for Protestant pilgrims to receive Eucharist when they finish the Camino. Furthermore, there are Anglican centers in Jerusalem and Rome, but none in third most holy site on earth: Santiago.
Rvdo. Spencer Reece, National Secretary for the Bishop of Spain, Don Carlos Lopez-Lozáno