Updated Friday morning
Further to this recent news, letters have been sent by the Diocese of New Westminster to all parishioners at the two parishes affected.
Full text of the letter to parishioners at St Matthew’s Abbotsford here (PDF).
And to parishioners at St Matthias & St Luke here (PDF).
Friday morning update
There is still no mention of any of this in the Canadian (or other) media. However, there is a press release from the Anglican Network in Canada headed Diocese moves to seize control of ANiC parishes. Also, there is a reaction from a parish which has not yet been sent any letters, Response to Diocese invoking Canon 15 Against St. Matthew’s and St. Matthias-St. Luke from St John’s Shaughnessy.