(CBC) Anglican Church in Canada considers Maritime amalgamation

Posted by Kendall Harmon

This week, Anglican Church officials discussed combining some of the seven eastern dioceses, from Quebec to Newfoundland, in an effort to save on administrative costs.

The proposal includes the amalgamation of two dioceses in the Maritimes.

The discussion took place at a meeting of the seven eastern dioceses, the purpose of which is to give members the chance to prepare to debate issues at the upcoming Provincial Synod scheduled for September.

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Posted May 5, 2012 at 2:01 pm

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1. Ian+ wrote:

Not gonna happen! The Diocese of Fredericton (= covering the entire province of New Brunswick) is plenty big enough to be self-supporting. Besides, I can’t see our people supporting such a proposal. We’re very different from NS/PEI.

May 6, 7:24 am | [comment link]
2. Don C wrote:

Ian+, could you spell out the differences between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia & PEI. Are they primarily a result of who settled where?

(a curious American)

May 7, 1:27 am | [comment link]
3. Ian+ wrote:

Well, NS/PEI has been led further down a decidedly liberal track for much longer that us in NB, although we’re struggling with that right now. Our bishop, who is also the Metropolitan of the Province of Canada (= the eastern province of the ACC), means well but liberalism is gaining the ascendancy under his watch. There’s still a good chance of reversing that though, if we can get a solid successor in his place next year, in spite of our awful electoral process with the attendant backroom politicking that’s gone on in past elections.

May 8, 11:09 am | [comment link]
4. Don C wrote:

Ian+, thanks for the guidance on the Province of Canada.

Previously, I had read about a number of Prayer Book parishes in Novia Scotia and had assumed that it was reasonably orthodox. However, the bishop’s questioning of King’s College Chapel seems to indicate otherwise.

May 31, 4:19 pm | [comment link]

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