Parishioners at St. Matthew's Church in Abbottsford,
B.C. are feeling "pain and anger" that their chosen
speaker for century celebrations has been banned from
participating by their bishop.
St. Matthew's had invited Most Rev. Moses Tay,
primate of Southeast Asia, to speak at 100th
anniversary celebrations Oct. 28, 2000.
However, when the parish sought permission on
behalf of Archbishop Tay for his participation, Bishop
Michael Ingham refused, because he would "not be a
unifying force in this diocese." (Clergy visiting another
diocese require the permission of the bishop to function
in that …