Four More Anti-Gay Parishes Leave Canadian Anglican Church Over GLBT Equality

Four more congregations have voted to leave the Anglican Church of Canada and to join the Anglican Network in Canada ANiC. They will fall under the episcopal oversight of Bishop Donald Harvey, moderator of the ANiC, and under the primatial authority of Archbishop Gregory Venables, primate of the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone.

The departures of the congregations of St. Aidan’s in Windsor, Ont.; St. George’s Ottawa; the Church of St. Peter, Hamilton, Ont.; and St. Bede’s, Kinosota, Man., bring to 14 the number of congregations that have left the Anglican church amid clashing views on the blessing of same-sex unions. There are about 2,800 congregations in the Canadian church, which is a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion of churches.

… “These congregations acted because they are determined to remain biblically faithful, true to historic Christian orthodoxy and long-standing Anglican teaching,” said the ANiC in a statement.

… The diocese of Niagara said it regretted the development and would “secure the same agreement that exists between the other breakaway parishes and the diocese,” which is shared use of the facilities and “mutually convenient worship times.”

via Anglican Journal: Four more churches vote to leave

In other words, see ya!

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