Bishop Jack Iker of Fort Worth has recently written his clergy. In his letter he said this: “One of the most encouraging signs of the realignment that is under way is the first-ever Council of Bishops of the Common Cause Partners which is to meet in Pittsburgh during the last week of September. This is a gathering of all bishops exercising active ministry within the member bodies of Common Cause.* The purpose of the meeting is to explore ways in which we can work together for a biblical, missionary and united Anglicanism in North America. I will be among some 60 bishops in attendance, as will be the newly consecrated bishops serving those congregations here in the States that are under the Provinces of Uganda and Kenya.”
So who are the sixty bishops? Here is an effort to count them:
I am using the Anglican Communion Network list of the Common Cause Partnership and am assuming that Provinces active in the US through bishops appointed for work here are part of the CCP and their Archbishops are invited as well as bishops directly involved in mission in the US. In addition I have assumed that several priests nominated but not yet consecrated will also be invited.
2.Bishop Bill Atwood
3.Bishop Bill Murdoch
4.Presiding Bishop Greg Venables
5.Bishop Bill Cox
6.Bishop Frank Lyons
7.Bishop Cavalcanti of Recife (PSC).
8.Archbishop Henry Orombi
9.Bishop Andy Fairfield
10.Bishop John Guernsey
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11 Albany, Bishop William Love
12 Central Florida Bishop John Howe
13 Dallas, Bishop James Stanton
14 Fort Worth Bishop Jack Iker
15 Pittsburgh Bishop Robert Duncan
16 Pittsburgh, Bishop Harry Scriven
17 Quin8cy Bishop Keith L. Ackerman
18 Rio Grande Bishop Jeffrey N. Steenson
19 San Joaquin Bishop John-David Schofield
20 South Carolina Bishop elect Mark Lawrence
21 Springfield Bishop Peter Beckwith
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22 Bishop Donald Harvey, St. John 's NL (acting) ?
23 The Most Rev. Emmanuel Mbona Kolini 28 Bishop Thad Burnham
24 Bishop Charles Hurt (Chuck) Murphy, III
25 Bishop Alexander Maury (Sandy) Greene
26 Bishop Thomas William (TJ) Johnston, Jr.
27 Bishop John Hewitt Rodgers, Jr.(Retired)
29 Bishop Elect Terrell Glenn,
30 Bishop Elect Philip Jones
31 Bishop Elect John Miller.
28 Bishop Thad Burnham
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32 The Most Reverend Walter Grundorf
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41Bishop Martyn Minns:
42 Bishop Dr. David J. Bena
43 Bishop Ben Kwashi
40Archbishop Peter J. Akinola
45 Bishop Leonard W. Riches
46 Bishop David Hicks - Bishop
47 Bishop Royal U. Grote, Jr
48 Bishop Daniel R. Morse
49 Bishop Ray R. Sutton
50 Bishop George B. Fincke
51 Bishop Michael Fedechko
52 Bishop Charles Dorrington
In addition there may be several retired US bishops in attendance, but without jurisdiction here or elsewhere.
That’s the list as I understand it. Fifty-two, not sixty. But close enough. And of course I am hoping that readers of this will offer corrections. I am sure they will come.
Of this list of 52, 17 are bishops who are, I assume, invited to Lambeth. Ten are members of the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church. Three are retired bishops of TEC who in retirement resigned from the House of Bishops and took canonical residence in other Provinces. Nineteen are from churches not in communion with the See of Canterbury.