In 2002, representatives from fourteen parishes in the Diocese of New Westminster in British Columbia rose from their seats and walked out of synod, sparking a Canada-wide movement that would reshape Anglicanism throughout North America and the global Anglican Communion.
The Anglican Network in Canada: Protest, Providence, and Promise in Global Anglican Realignment places the struggle and sacrifice of those early years in wider context. Long before the walkout, renewal movements such as Essentials sought to recover the vibrancy of historic biblical faith. When these efforts failed to halt the establishment of revisionist teaching and practice within the Anglican Church of Canada, many congregations could not remain within the ACC, at great personal and institutional cost. The growing and increasingly influential Anglican Church in the Global South sustained the departing congregations with their solidarity and episcopal protection in a time of deep trial, and made possible the establishment of the Anglican Network in Canada. With winsome memoirs and inside history from key players, including an address from Dr. J. I. Packer appearing in print for the first time, The book was edited by Professor George Egerton, Pastor Kyle MacKenney, Pastor David Short and Bishop Trevor Walters
The Anglican Network in Canada is essential reading for Anglicans, church historians, and anyone interested in the future of orthodox Christianity.