San Joaquin Anglicans begin search for new bishop

The area’s Anglican community is taking steps to find a new bishop for the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin. The current bishop, John-David Schofield, announced in 2009 that he plans to retire in October this year

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8 comments on “San Joaquin Anglicans begin search for new bishop

  1. RMBruton says:

    As the first generation of Continuing Episcopalians are put out to pasture, time will tell whether their heirs will follow in their foot steps or whether they will revert. Since the publicity of a couple of years ago has passed, San Joaquin’s fifteen minutes of fame may have been spent.

  2. Intercessor says:

    “The Protestants are coming! the Protestants are coming!” cry the marginalized Anglo-Catholics in Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin.

  3. Cennydd13 says:

    I’m an Anglo Catholic, and sorry, but I don’t feel the least bit ‘marginalized;’ not by a long shot. I’m a member of the Bishop Search Committee, and we need your prayers. And since I keep my ear to the ground, I haven’t heard the cry “The Protestants are coming, the Protestants are coming!” We don’t need such divisiveness.

  4. Bookworm(God keep Snarkster) says:

    Good for you, Cenny–all luck, best wishes, and prayers for a fulfilling and successful search.

  5. Intercessor says:

    I do pray for you and I know of your work and of your love for our Bishop of which I too share. I too know very well the members of the bishop’s search committee and the current posturing away from our rich traditions. For example does your parish interrupt the Holy Eucharist blessing of the elements so that the priest can encourage members to stand up and exclaim what our Lord has placed on their heart-preferably in tongues? Our family had to walk out-more than once. They (non catholics) are in our beloved Bishop’s church and now that he is leaving the long knives are drawn.
    What I hear from the Bishop’s committee saddens me greatly-the growing strength of the woman’s deanery faction who some of which see this power shift as an opportunity to gain “priesthood” and press for a bishop who sees no problem doing just so. To me those are Protestants. I love them but I am not one of them. This diocese from my viewpoint struggles to identify itself within ACNA ,but knows that if they move away from the shrinking catholic presence in the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin that the wheels of ACNA would not shed one tear.
    That is my family’s fear so I would ask of you to pray for us as well.

  6. dwstroudmd+ says:

    May the Chief Shepherd and Bishop of your souls bring to you the underShepherd of His choosing! Amen.

  7. Cennydd13 says:

    Intercessor, in answer to your question: No, not a chance! No way! We may be evangelical (some of us, anyway), but I doubt that we’d head in that direction; not our style.

  8. Cennydd13 says:

    And I do pray for you, Intercessor.