[Conger] 2 Feb 2009--A one-time candidate for election as Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada has quit that church to join the breakaway Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC). On Jan 23 the Rt. Rev. Ronald Ferris, retired Bishop of Algoma announced he had been received by Presiding Bishop Gregory Venables into the Province of the Southern Cone.
“After 28 wonderful years as Bishop, first in the Yukon and then in Algoma, I am delighted to embark on a new challenge - new church development,” Bishop Ferris said, adding that his decision to “relinquish the licence” he held from the Anglican Church of Canada was not “taken quickly or lightly.”
A spokesman for Canadian Archbishop Fred Hiltz said the primate received the news of Bishop Ferris’ secession “with regret.”