St. Catharines church votes to split from Niagara Anglican diocese

Posted by Kendall Harmon

For her entire life, Phyllis Wilson has worshipped in the Anglican Church’s Niagara diocese, but on Sunday she voted to break away from the pack.

“It’s been coming for a long time,” the 84-year-old said after the congregation at Church of Good Shepherd in St. Catharines overwhelmingly voted to leave the diocese.

Instead, church members will align with the more conservative Anglican Network in Canada.

“It’s wonderful,” Wilson said. “The main thing is to stick to the New Testament and the teaching of Jesus.”

With a show of hands, members voted 82-4 to split in a closed-door meeting, before breaking into Hymn No. 275, How Firm a Foundation.

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