[The Living Church] 12 Jan 2009--The standing committee of the Anglican Diocese of Quincy announced that the Rt. Rev. Edward H. MacBurney, Bishop of Quincy from 1988 to 1994, had agreed to serve as an assisting bishop for the diocese on a temporary basis.
Last fall, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori charged Bishop MacBurney with abandonment of communion and inhibited him for performing sacramental episcopal acts at an Anglican Church that formerly was part of The Episcopal Church in the Diocese of San Diego. The inhibition was lifted and the charges were dropped after Bishop MacBurney wrote to the Rt. Rev. James Mathes, Bishop of San Diego. In a brief interview with The Living Church, Bishop MacBurney denied that he had apologized or agreed to stop performing sacramental episcopal acts for breakaway Anglicans.