It's Sunday evening in England, Sunday afternoon in Lewes, the village by the bay and the big water. There are small rumors scurrying about like mice in the rushes by the dunes. Here, far from the center of Anglican frump and howl the word came that we are about hear something about the petition by the Common Cause Partnership to be recognized as a North American Province by the Primates Council formed following GAFCON (The Global Anglican Future Conference).
We shall see. Of course we are so far from the center and who knows if what made it here was spot on or not. So, this is only notification that the rumor mice are stirring.
Supposedly the announcement of whatever has transpired will be made public tomorrow.
If CCP is recognized and the Moderator, Bishop Duncan, is accorded "primatial" status among the "Primates Council" of GAFCON (and nowhere else I suspect) it certainly will change his future re the Episcopal Church. More it will establish a second Anglican world- made of those connections that hold among the primates of GAFCON and their Provinces.
We shall see.
The thing about rumors is that they often point beyond themselves to an unfolding of events that is sure, even if the time, circumstances and individuals are not all in place as per the rumor.
It's time to stay awake. The scurrying of mice could be a sign that the rushes are on fire. Of course it could also be a sign that mice, who after all have very small brains, have simply gone slightly mad in the heat of the day and are chasing their tails.