Fr. Tony Clavier is the interim priest of a parish in West Virgina.
I commend one of his recent posts, Grumpy Thoughts Before the New Year, for his interesting take on how both "sides" in the current "crisis" are failing to represent an authentic Anglicanism.
Where I am, there used to be eleven Anglican parishes in town - five of them "north of the tracks." Today, there are seven, and only the parish where I serve as interim priest remains "north of the tracks." In the rural parts of our diocese, congregations close and rural parishes become geographically larger.
These trends aren't new. When my bishop introduced me to Dr. Runcie during his visit to Canada in the early '80s, it was noted that my parish was geographically larger than either province of the Church of England.
How do we be the Church for everyone?