Dissidents in Fort Worth

The vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, Texas has issued the following statement (link):

Vestry Response to Executive Council Action

On Wednesday, May 16, 2007, the Executive Council of the Diocese of Ft. Worth met and adopted a statement from the Standing Committee concerning efforts to seek alternative primatial oversight. A copy of this statement is available on the Diocesan website.

On Saturday, May 19, 2007, our vestry met to formally respond to this statement. Fourteen of the fifteen members were present. After brief discussion, the resolution below was accepted unanimously. Later in the day the fifteenth member of the vestry gave his acceptance of the resolution via email.

Resolution of the Vestry – 05/19/07

The Vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church wishes to express its profound disagreement with the actions of the Executive Council taken on May 16, 2007, concerning alternative primatial oversight.

Trinity Episcopal Church, while affirming its place in the Diocese of Ft. Worth and in the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America, does not support any search for forming a new Anglican Province. Trinity Episcopal Church does not support transferring to another existing province of the Anglican Communion. Trinity Episcopal Church does not support seeking the status of an extra-provincial diocese. Trinity Episcopal Church affirms the place of the Diocese of Fort Worth in the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America.

See, also, Barbi Click’s analysis of life for dissidents in the Diocese of Fort Worth.

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