Updated again Tuesday evening
Sunday Telegraph Jonathan Wynne-Jones Diocese splits from Church in gay row
The Living Church has this interesting account headlined Presiding Bishop Eyes New Leadership for Diocese of San Joaquin.
Remain Episcopal had issued this press release in November: San Joaquin Diocese Will Continue With or Without Bishop Schofield (PDF file). The website of this organisation is here.
The official press release from the diocese is here: Diocese of San Joaquin Votes to Disassociate with The Episcopal Church. It includes the assertion that:
The Diocese of San Joaquin was founded as a missionary diocese in 1911 and became a full autonomous diocese in 1961.
Gregory Venables sent this message to San Joaquin.
Daily Telegraph Anglican diocese quits over gay rights by Catherine Elsworth
Los Angeles Times Some parishes won’t secede by Rebecca Trounson
The Remain Episcopal website has various messages of support linked from the home page.
A representative of the Diocesan Office said that Schofield told the news media Friday during the convention that individual parishes within the diocese are free to remain in the Episcopal Church as long as they settle any outstanding debts first.
So…what does that mean for the 20 San Joaquin congregations (out of 56) currently in mission status?