Comments: Canada: more departures

The way this keeps going, the next presiding bishop of the Southern Cone of South America is going to be a North American.

Posted by Anthony W at Wednesday, 20 February 2008 at 12:15pm GMT

...and more than that, Anthony W, reflecting the New (non-Anglican) Reality, the Primatial *chair* of the "Southern Cone of South America" may move to North America [Remembering that Cono del Sur already has a Brit, Venables, sitting on top of it now]

It's going to be very cold for the Conies, out in the weather of a Canadian winter: I hope they bundle up accordingly...

God bless the Anglican Church of Canada!

Posted by JCF at Wednesday, 20 February 2008 at 7:01pm GMT

This is probably a premature comment, but one of the striking things about what's going on in Ottawa Diocese is who isn't leaving.

St. Alban's and its Rector have been on this course for years, but so have several other clergy, some of whom appeared to be hoping to carry their parishes with them. One of the clergy in question has left (showing a commendable strength of character in being willing to live up to his convictions) though without taking his parish with him, at least formally.

None of the other clergy (7-9 of them) who seemed to be on the same track have budged or uttered. And with the season for annual vestry meetings (annual meetings in some other places) almost gone, attempting to move a parish will require calling a special meeting, which requires notice periods and similar things.

Posted by John Holding at Wednesday, 20 February 2008 at 9:31pm GMT
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