In San Joaquin Few Anglicans to take pope’s offer

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Those divisive issues caused the San Joaquin Diocese to become the first diocese in the nation to leave the Episcopal Church in December 2007. The theologically conservative Fresno-based Anglican San Joaquin Diocese represents about 40 parishes from Lodi to Bakersfield, including St. Francis in Turlock, St. Matthias in Oakdale, the historic "Red Church" (St. James) in Sonora and St. Luke's in Merced.

The theologically liberal Episcopal San Joaquin Diocese, with its headquarters in Modesto, has added about 10 new churches to the original seven that chose to remain Episcopal in 2007. Those original parishes include Christ the King Community Episcopal Church in Riverbank and St. Anne in Stockton.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC ConflictsTEC Conflicts: San Joaquin* Religion News & CommentaryOther ChurchesRoman CatholicPope Benedict XVI

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Posted October 30, 2009 at 4:36 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. TLDillon wrote:

I wonder what the thought will be when Bishop Schofield is retired and a new Bishop comes in that is chosen by the College of Bishops in ACNA?

October 30, 8:52 pm | [comment link]
2. TLDillon wrote:

Oops forgot to add ....times and things and people change like the wind.

October 30, 8:52 pm | [comment link]
3. Cennydd wrote:

It’s a process that we’re going to have to get used to, I guess, and like other selection processes, we need to ensure that we get a bishop whose theology and practice are like +John-David’s.  It won’t be easy, since it’ll be a “first” for the ACNA.

October 30, 9:21 pm | [comment link]
4. francis wrote:

Not the first.

October 30, 11:06 pm | [comment link]
5. fatherlee wrote:

This guy didn’t do his research very well.  He would have at least found me to do an interview for him from Stockton.  Sheesh.

October 30, 11:27 pm | [comment link]
6. Cennydd wrote:

4 Francis, I know of no other diocesan bishop who has been chosen by the ACNA College of Bishops prior to this time.  Unless another bishop retires before +John-David, this will be the first instance of a bishop being chosen under the new process whereby the final choice will be left to the College of Bishops, who will select the new bishop from a list of three men submitted by the diocese.

October 31, 11:20 am | [comment link]
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