In the Canadian diocese of Niagara, Bishop Michael Bird, who succeeded Bishop Ralph Spence on March 1, in a letter to clergy dated Feb. 7, noted that at least one parish (which he did not identify) has called a meeting "to consider leaving our diocesan family and the Anglican Church of Canada.".
In December, the, diocese filed legal notices of unregistered interest" on the properties of six churches in order "to protect the property of the diocese," said Bishop Spence in an interview. Robert Welch, chancellor (legal counsel) of the diocese, said the document "puts anybody who would look at the title on notice that some party claims an interest in that property." Three of the churches are members of the Anglican Network in Canada, a group of 17 churches in five dioceses that are, according to the Web Site, in "serious theological dispute with their bishop" and considering whether they can remain in the Canadian church.
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|Date:||Mar 1, 2008|
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