Groups in Canada Waiting to Be Received
July 18, 2012 1 Comment
Deborah Gyapong writes:
I heard that two weeks ago or so, two more groups formerly of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (ACCC) were received into the Catholic Church — a group led by (Fr.) Michael Shier in Vancouver, and a group led by (Fr.) David Skelton in Edmonton.
I have not heard for sure whether this happened — anyone from Vancouver want to get in touch with us? And I hear Edmonton is still waiting. Here’s a link to a story about the Edmonton group in Western Catholic Reporter:
EDMONTON – Six Anglicans from Edmonton want to join the Roman Catholic Church under special provisions handed down by the pope two years ago.
In 1976, about 700 Anglicans met in St. Louis, Mo., and decided to establish a new church that would uphold the traditional teachings of the Anglican Church, particularly in regards to apostolic succession. The new church adopted the name, “Anglican Catholic Church.”
The Rev. David Skelton, a local Anglican priest, said those with “Catholic leanings” wanted to eventually seek full communion with the See of Peter. He referred to this long process as one of “prayerful waiting.”
I believe there is still a group in formation to be received in Montreal.