Bishop of New Westminster diocese issues ultimatum to breakaway clergy

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Anglican Bishop Michael Ingham, whose New Westminster diocese sparked a still-boiling controversy when it approved the blessing of same-sex unions several years ago, issued an ultimatum to clergy members Friday.

Ingham wants eight clergymen to declare whether they are in or out of the Anglican Church of Canada.

He sent rectors and clergy working in the St. Matthew's Abbotsford and St. John's Shaughnessy parishes "notice of abandonment of the exercise of ministry."

The letter asks them to tell Ingham whether they have left the ministry of the Anglican Church of Canada, and whether they intend to join another Anglican ministry in another part of the world.

Read it all.

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Posted February 24, 2008 at 2:43 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. azusa wrote:

Nobody expects the Canuck Inquisition!

& now it’s reported that Victoria Matthews of Edmonton has been elected bishop of Christ Church in New Zealand, according to the journalist Stephen Bates in England, who was informed of this by Colin Slees, an ueber-liberal English dean who was also a candidate.

So is this going to spread throughout Anglophone Anglicanism?

February 24, 4:51 pm | [comment link]
2. dwstroudmd+ wrote:

Too bad Michael didn’t get just such a letter from the head of the ACC and / or the ABC for his abandonment of the teaching of the Anglican Communion.  Bet he would have cried his eyes out at such cruelty ... .

February 24, 7:49 pm | [comment link]
3. The_Elves wrote:

Please go easy on the sarcasm.
-Elf Lady

February 24, 8:32 pm | [comment link]
4. Irenaeus wrote:

And the Bennison of the North thunders again!

February 24, 11:48 pm | [comment link]
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