The Anglican Church in North America has " approved applications for membership of 28 dioceses and dioceses-in-formation." While that list has not yet been published there are now some groups that have made it clear that they are among those listed.
A group of parishes called "The Association of Western Anglican Congregations" has formed itself into the Diocese of Western Anglicans. On their website they have posted the following"
"As of 11:45 a.m. CDT on April 24 the Diocese of Western Anglicans is now a diocese of the Anglican Church in North America. May God's Name be praised. In fact we were the first diocese to be so approved. Please forward this information to your parish's delegation to Western Anglican and to the congregation as a whole. I want you all to know what a privilege it is to be the Collegiate Vicar of Western Anglicans during this exciting time. Your brother in Christ, Fr. Bill Thompson+"
WESTERN ANGLICANS SELECT BISHOP CANDIDATES FOR NEW DIOCESE.
At the Special Meeting of the House of Delegates of the Association of Western Anglican Congregations, held on March 14th, three candidates for Bishop of the future “Diocese” of Western Anglicans to the Anglican Church in North American (ACNA) were announced. The candidates are: The Rev. Donald L. “Don” Kroeger, Rector of St. John’s Anglican Church, Fallbrook, California, The Rev. Jose Poch, Rector of St. David’s Anglican Church, North Hollywood, California, and The Rev. William A. Thompson, Rector of All Saints’ Church, Long Beach, California. In other business, the House of Delegates selected the name for the new diocese of Western Anglicans. With a nearly unanimous vote, the House selected the name, The Diocese of Western Anglicans as the official name."
ACNA already has a rousing number of bishops. It would appear that the new dioceses in formation will be electing new bishops and that among the first agenda items on the Archbishop-elect's calendar will be a number of consecration services.
Where is the list of these 28 dioceses and dioceses in formation? It would appear that the decision has already been made as to who they are. So, why no list? Perhaps they are somewhere, but they do not seem yet to be on the Common Cause Partnership pages. I suspect there is a new spiffy website for ACNA in the works. They will no doubt be posted there. We shall see.