Via Anglican Samizdat:
The Anglican Network in Canada church, St. George’s, is planning on a new building in Burlington.
From the Burlington Post:
The city’s planning and building department recommended that a 0.6 hectare piece of employment land at 4691 Palladium Way be rezoned to allow the construction of a place of worship.
The Post has learned it will be an Anglican church.
The site is located just west of Appleby Line, bordering Hwy. 407, in Alton.
Community development committee approved the recommendation.
It will go before council on Sept. 4.
Permission for the rezoning was granted at the September 4th meeting.
Notice that the Burlington Post reported that the new building will be for an Anglican Church. This does not sit well with the Diocese of Niagara, a self-proclaimed inclusive and affirming diocese. A number of its clergy lament that the word Anglican is not a registered trademark, so, much as they would like to, they don’t have exclusive – and I do apologise for my blatant and unfeeling use of the “e” word – use of it in the Niagara region.
We want to clarify the new church is being proposed by the Anglican Network in Canada, a group that broke away from the Anglican Church of Canada in 2009 to protest our actions in favour of the full inclusion of homosexual persons and the affirmation of their committed relationships.
The six existing Anglican churches serving Burlington are all part of the Anglican Church of Canada. We are diverse, vibrant faith communities focused on welcoming all and making a positive difference in Burlington.
We know some of our parishioners were confused by the article.
The term “Anglican” is not a registered trademark and its usage is not restricted. Nonetheless, we hope future reporting of this story can make a distinction between the two groups.
Stephen Hopkins, St. Christopher’s Anglican Church
Stuart Pike, St. Luke’s Anglican Church (Ontario Street)
Derek Anderson, St. Matthew’s Anglican Church
Bahman Kalantari, St. John’s Anglican Church
Jeff and Sue Ann Ward, St. Luke’s Anglican Church (Dundas Street/Bronte Road)
Jean Archbell, St. Elizabeth’s Anglican Church