… a real shock
There now appears to be a four-way split, not counting those who may have simply slipped off to independent congregations (if any, or if many). In B.C., Canon Sinclair (now called ‘Fr. Stan’) in Victoria and Fr. Peter Sandercock at Nanaimo, both on Vancouver Island, are part of the Anglican Province of Christ the King, under Abp. Provence. The group at Victoria celebrates its services at St. Mark Church, which happens to be the Orangemen’s Hall. The Orangemen are sort of Freemasons who prefer violence, no?
Former TAC groups in Ontario and the Mainland of B.C. are now part of the Anglican-Catholic Church, Original Province, under Abp. Haverland. Fr. David Marriott is their priest for Halfmoon Bay and Pitt Meadows, B.C. In Ontario, they have groups at Belleville, Chapleau (former TAC group before its priest died), Ottawa, Parry Sound and Thunder Bay. The priests are Frs. James Gibbons, Peter Jardine, Robert Mansfield, Frank Moore, and James Chantler. Some or all of these were once TAC priests. The names are all familiar to me.
There is confusion even on the local level. For instance, Holy Cross Parish at Nanaimo is already renamed St. Athanasius on its own website.
It would appear that the two Provinces are about to merge…
It would appear that Haverland and Provence have scooped up the TAC in Ontario. In the Vancouver area and the Victoria area, there are now groups staying in the TAC, going to Haverland-Provence and going with the Ordinariate. I joke about Anglicans worshipping in callboxes but you should see their ‘chapel’ at Halfmoon Bay. It does indeed appear to be about thrice the size of a telephone booth. It is a potent symbol of the future of the TAC, as is worship in fuernal homes.
With Bishop Peter Wilkinson and Bishop Carl Reid leading their flock to the safe home that is the Ordinariate this Sunday coming, I believe that leaves only Bishop Craig Botterill for the ACCC (TAC), with the ACC and APCK picking off of the remnant, seemingly at will.
Some may go as far as calling it: Good old fashion sheep-stealing.
Archbishop Mark Haverland (ACC) and Archbishop James Provence (APCK)