Bishop Martyn Minns, missionary bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America in the Anglican Church in North America, will be preaching at St Mary's Church, Portreath, near Penzance in the Diocese of Truro after the 0945 morning service on Sunday June 20th. Bishop Minns was formerly rector of Truro Church, Fairfax, Virginia, outside Washington DC which was named after Truro Parish (now the Diocese of Truro) in Cornwall.Source: Anglican Mainstream
If Minns is licensed as a priest in any province of the Anglican Communion it would be in the Church of Nigeria. And there is no if about that; it's formal.
Granting Minns permission to preach at St. Mary's -- if that permission has been granted -- again calls into question whether the Archbishop of Canterbury is as interested in the integrity of provincial borders as he is in gay and lesbian bishops. To put a finer point on it -- gay and lesbian bishops who are openly honest about their sexual orientation.
And, on the silly side, if wearing a mitre is an episcopal function, does Minns have permission to wear one? Is Minns recognized as a bishop by the Church of England, and Jefferts Schori not?Every moment brings a treasureWith apologies for butchering lyrics from the Gilbert & Sullivan opera The Pirates of Penzance.
Of its own episcopate pleasure;
Though the moments quickly die,
Greet them gaily as they fly,
Greet them gaily as they fly.