"The new Bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA)- a missionary initiative of the Church of Nigeria will be consecrated on August 20 in Abuja.
The Revd Canon Martyn Minns will be consecrated at the National Christian Centre
(formerly National Ecumenical Centre) Abuja in a service to be presided by the Primate of All Nigeria, the Most Peter Akinola.
More details coming..."
Well, the fat is in the fire. The Nigerian Church is certainly true to its promise. Now let's see what the Network does. It has promised to include Bishop elect Minns in on the conversations about oversight for all those parishes around the country currently overseen by foreign bishops. The Moderator is off to Cambodia this weekend and perhaps will swing by on his return for the consecration in Nigeria.
The web becomes more tangled, and the players take new places in the dance. Minns was part of the conversation that "started" the Network, he has been at work with it for these almost three years, he shows up at odd places (as one of the "helpers" for the Global South pages), he knows the Lambeth staff and the Archbishop. He is well placed for dances with a variety of folk.
We will see.