Today December 3rd, 2008, at Wheaton University - Traditionalist Anglicans are to formally announce that they are setting up a new church in the US and Canada.
The move will make the long-discussed split in the Anglican Church in North America a reality.
It means in each country there will be two competing churches, both claiming allegiance to the Anglican Communion.
Whether or not this New Church is recognized within the Communion or it is the birth of a larger worldwide schism remains to be seen.
The following Press release from Anglican TV gives us some insight as to what is to happen and they of course will be live streaming the event tonight and posting clips later - as soon as I have those they will be available here.
For Immediate Release
AnglicanTV will be live streaming the historic December 3rd worship service in Wheaton, IL, at which the Common Cause Partnership will make public the draft constitution of an emerging Anglican Church in North America and officially endorse the statement of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) and the Jerusalem Declaration. The service will begin at 7:30 p.m at the Wheaton Evangelical Free Church, 520 E. Roosevelt Road.
You can find the live stream on our home page and on our blog. We will also be providing embed coding for other websties and blogs that wish to use our stream.
In addition, after the service AnglicanTV will live stream the press conference from the church which is to include all the common cause partners. After the press conference we will post a video interview with Bishop Robert Duncan.