Can you spot the story in the following bullet list that would deserve a large-font headline here in the United States?
— The average Sunday attendance has dropped to 97,421.
— A previous report published in 2006 predicted the last Anglican would leave the church in 2061. That number is now 2040.
— The rate of decline is increasing.
— New programs adopted by the church have done nothing to reverse the decline.
— The Anglican Church of Canada is declining faster than any other Province other than TEC, which has an even greater rate of decline.
— The slowest decline is in the number of priests.
The only other province in the global Anglican Communion that is declining faster than Canada is the “TEC”? Did I read that right?
What, readers may ask, is the “TEC”? Last time I checked, those letters stood for The Episcopal Church here in the United States of America.