While Archbishop Gregory Venables was predicting the end of the Anglican Communion as we know it, a former Bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada now licensed by Venables describes how he went about picking his new primate.
Bishop Donald Harvey, formerly of the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, said that
“We did talk to a couple of primates of different colours,” but, according the Anglican Journal, Archbishop Venables was willing to take on the job because of his connections with other primate and because he "brings few cultural barriers and no language limitations."
In the same article, Venables says that his vision of a post-Anglican Communion world is a federation of parishes, dioceses and provinces who gather across geographical lines linked by common interests.
“We’re no longer living in a world where everything is done locally,” Archbishop Venables said. “The church is a little late in coming to that.” Instead of insisting on geographical church provinces, “hopefully, this will be resolved so we can realign or restructure so everyone can follow their concerns.”
Imagine a church where what where we only worship and pray with the people just like us.
Imagine a Church comprised of voluntary networks linked by doctrine. Or culture. Or race.
Read: Anglican Journal: Venables predicts end of Anglican Communion