Bishop of San Joaquin writes the PB: Tenders resignation from the TEC House of Bishops; now member of the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone HOB
The Diocese of Washington's website, Episcopal Cafe, has a letter now up from the Bishop of San Joaquin to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. In the letter he informs Katharine Jefferts Schori that after the Diocese of San Joaquin voted to become a member of the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone (the first time an entire diocese left one Anglican province and joined another Anglican province), the Bishop of San Joaquin, John David Schofield, was received into the Province of the Southern Cone's House of Bishops. He is both a bishop in the House of Bishops of the Southern Cone and he is the bishop of the Diocese of San Joaquin.
With this in mind, he officially informs Bishop Schori that as member of the Southern Cone's House of Bishops, he is no longer a member of the TEC House of Bishops.
"I herewith tender my resignation as a member of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church effective at midnight on March 7, 2008," he writes. . .
Read it all.