Bishop William Anderson of Caledonia is facing possible disciplinary action after licensing a former Episcopalian priest in the American diocese of Wyoming. "'The canons of our church state that a bishop is not allowed to interfere in another diocese', said Archbishop David Crawley, metropolitan (senior bishop) of the province of British Columbia and Yukon and Bishop Anderson's superior". "In a letter dated Jan. 28 , Bishop Bruce Caldwell of the Episcopal diocese of Wyoming lodged a formal complaint with Archbishop Crawley against Bishop Anderson. The letter notes that on Dec. 31, 2003, Rev. Hume 'Skip' Reeves of Cheyenne, Wyo., retired and renounced his orders as a priest in the Episcopal Church of the United States (ECUSA). On Jan. 18, 2004, he started a congregation in Cheyenne: St Peter the Apostle and Confessor. 'Bishop Anderson .. has in fact licensed (Mr.) Reeves and is assuming oversight of the congregation', wrote Bishop Caldwell. Bishop Anderson, in an interview, said Mr. Reeves left the Episcopal church because he disagreed with Bishop Caldwell's approval of the consecration last year of openly-gay ECUSA bishop Gene Robinson. The Caledonian bishop acknowledged that he wrestled with the issue of jurisdiction, he said, but believes that it is Anglicans with more liberal views of homosexuality who are 'playing fast and loose with the canons of the church'."
That this Council of General Synod congratulates National Church staff members Dr. Eleanor Johnson, Rev. Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan and Mrs. Esther Wesley, and Archbishop David Crawley in being honoured as recipients of honourary Doctor of Divinity degrees at the respective Spring 2006 convocations of Montreal Diocesan College; Trinity College, Toronto; Huron College, London, and the Vancouver School of Theology. CARRIED #07-05-06