Comments: ACNA and the Church of England

So, while Fr. Seville went as an observer for the Faith and Order Commission, sent by the Chair of the Faith and Order Commission - but his expenses were paid by ACNA. That may mean much or little, but it means something - all behavior has meaning (even if not all meanings are cosmic).

Posted by Marshall Scott at Friday, 15 July 2011 at 7:25pm BST

"Supplementary Question by Ms Cooper:
Would the bishop clarify how the visit… was funded?

A. It was entirely funded by the Anglican Church in North America."


Got that, CofEers? "Bloody American" schismatics are trying to BUY their way into the Anglican Communion...even as they are in cahoots w/ the very same people (their AMIEs, nez pas?) who are trying to dismember YOUR church!

"If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention"

Posted by JCF at Friday, 15 July 2011 at 7:52pm BST

There actually isn't any legal entity known as North America.

There's Canada, and the United States, and Mexico; all three are separate countries. France also continues to hold territory in North America, the islands of St Pierre and Miquelon.

Posted by Randal Oulton at Friday, 15 July 2011 at 11:37pm BST

I can understand having an observer at the ACNA meetings. To have accepted ACNA money to cover the observers expenses is utterly corrupt and morally bankrupt.

Posted by Malcolm Frennch+ at Saturday, 16 July 2011 at 6:41am BST

I am not entirely sure about Randal's point, but if he is saying that the lack of a legal definition of North America has a bearing on whether ACNA could ever become an Anglican province he is ignoring the possibly strange boundaries of existing provinces in the Anglican Communion.
Fiji is part of the Aoteroa/NZ province, North and South India bisect a nation, and TEC includes churches in some 16 countries.

Posted by John Sandeman at Saturday, 16 July 2011 at 12:42pm BST

It may or may not be North America -but whatever it is, they are not the Anglican Church of it ! It is not an anglican entity. They are without standing.

Apart from grand standing of course.

The demise of institutional Christianity they only hasten.

Posted by Laurence Roberts at Saturday, 16 July 2011 at 5:53pm BST

If there's no legal entity known as North America, we can say there's no legal entity known as the Southern Cone or no legal entity known as Jerusalem and the Middle East. Does that invalidate these Anglican Provinces?

Posted by Richard at Sunday, 17 July 2011 at 3:11pm BST

To Laurence Roberts,

The demise of (parts of) institutional Christianity began in the early 16th century!!

Posted by Antony at Monday, 18 July 2011 at 10:31am BST
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