If same-sex blessings are approved, the church will effectively be saying it no longer wants to be part of the worldwide communion, says Masters, whose parish voted to split with the Canadian Church if the resolutions pass.Read it all here.
"It seemed to us it was important to demonstrate how serious we felt this was, by saying, `You know what, if you go this way, if you walk apart, some of us won't be walking with you.'"
More than a dozen congregations have made a commitment to Essentials, with more considering the move.
If that happens, Essentials will ask the archbishop of Canterbury to recognize them as the legitimate church in Canada.
The Canadian House of Bishops Statement to which he refers is here.
I don't want to be in a church that walks apart from the Anglican Communion.