The Diocese of South Carolina is Sending an Observer to the ACNA Assembly

The Rev. Craige Borrett, my coworker in the parish where I serve, is going to watch and take notes and report to the diocese. I am posting this because I have already gotten many questions about it.


Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, * South Carolina, --Proposed Formation of a new North American Province, ACNA Inaugural Assembly June 2009, Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), Common Cause Partnership

9 comments on “The Diocese of South Carolina is Sending an Observer to the ACNA Assembly

  1. New Reformation Advocate says:

    Doubtless there will be many unofficial observers present from various places around the country, but I’m glad that the Diocese of SC will be officially represented by Fr. Borrett. I wonder if any other dioceses made a similar provision and are sending someone in an official capacity like this.

    Can anyone out there speak to that? Has Albany, Central Florida, or Dallas, or any other Communion Partners diocese seen fit to send such an observer on their behalf?

    Bravo, South Carolina!

    David Handy+

  2. Karen B. says:

    David, given how TEC reacted to Bishop Beckwith’s intended participation as an observer, I can imagine that some dioceses might want to keep the news of any observers quiet.

    I have no clue as to whether various CP dioceses and parishes are sending observers. I hope many will. But it will not surprise or trouble me if we don’t hear about other observers.

  3. GMS says:

    Why is the Diocese of South Carolina only sending an observer? Is there no other role our Bishop could play…

  4. New Reformation Advocate says:

    Karen (#2),

    You’re right, of course. But I’m still curious and would love to know…

    David Handy+

  5. WestJ says:

    We need to be as wise as serpents dealing with the snakes at 815.

  6. Eugene says:

    I do not think that SC will leave TEC anytime soon. They are far from being united on that issue and unlike Bishop Duncan, I think the Bishop of SC will not “tear the fabric of his diocese” just to join a new denomination. I could be wrong, but that is how I see it.

  7. Chris says:

    perhaps #6. I think Kendall has gotten so many questions about it though is an indication that many in SC want to join ACNA. Could it even be a majority?

  8. GMS says:

    #6 – The supermajority of the Anglican Communion (Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Congo, Kenya, etc) is not a new denomination!
    #7 As a priest in the diocese, it only makes sense for a bold move to recognize ACNA… after all… a supermajority of the Diocese would gladly leave TEC rather than risk their affiliation with the Worldwide Communion by remaining in an increasingly isolationist TEC.

  9. Dallasite says:

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