Comments: more on the Ugley Puritans

My bishop, the bishop of Albany, (NY USA), is in communion with me... a dean (rural)... known by him not to support his thinking regarding NH and the Newtork. And he is in communion, as far as I know, with all parishes in his jurisdiction... not just those that concur with him.

I suppose then that the Ugley puritans are in communion with the network dioceses... which means that they are in communion with people like the bishop who are in communion with people like me and so on. It's going to get to be quite a headache figuring out this communion thing... if you really want to know who you're in with.

Posted by Mark Diebel at Saturday, 19 March 2005 at 6:46pm GMT

As Dean Mark Diebel points out, the entire "in communion with" question is not a matter for individual communicants nor even clergy with pastoral responsibility nor even bishops -- perhaps primates, but if the ABC is still in communion with the North American churches (as the accounts of his wanting to celebrate the Eucharist with their primates being present would indicate) then any Anglican Church that does not forswear communion with the ABC is in communion with the North American Churches (& also with the Porvoo Lutherans, etc.)

There is a reason for the Donatist comparisons that the schismatics find so distasteful

Posted by Prior Aelred at Sunday, 20 March 2005 at 2:34am GMT
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