Diocese of San Joaquin Is Out of TEC!
clergy 88 present, 72 yes, 12 no (82%)
laity 113 present, 103 yes, 10 no (91%)
Reuters' story is here.
The ENS reports PB Schori's response as follows:
"The Episcopal Church receives with sadness the news that some members of this church have made a decision to leave this church," said Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. "We deeply regret their unwillingness or inability to live within the historical Anglican understanding of comprehensiveness. We wish them to know of our prayers for them and their journey. The Episcopal Church will continue in the Diocese of San Joaquin, albeit with new leadership."