This effort also involves people and Anglican parishes here in Canada, particularly the part where I live.
This is not really a unity exercise; it’s a fission exercise. All the groups involved have gone their own way, and have now formed a sort of loose confederation. Their new constitution allows for episcopal oversight, but it can be either geographic or affinity based. So, if the latter, the phenomenon of bishop-shopping and bishop-hopping is fair game. This hardly manifests a mechanism of unity.
In the area I live in, Anglicans claiming “Communion” membership are now in 3 distinct groups: the Canadian Anglican church, and 2 break off groups under different bishops. I know people in these groups, and the odds of them coming together under one bishop are virtually zero. The 2 break off groups will remain as they are. Where’s the unity there?
The whole process has been one of separation. A movement here in Canada, to counter liberal “Christian” revisions, called “Essentials” was formed by the cooperation of 3 Anglican groups - evangelicals, anglo-catholics, and charismatics. Later, it formed into a “federation” and a “network”, the latter setting up under an offshore bishop. Now, the former group is dissolving its corporate connection to them, essentially killing Essentials.
The group that one of the two break off groups first joined has itself, effectively, partitioned into two (though not (yet) corporately divided). There are those who do, and those who do not, recognize women’s Anglican ordination.
The rival group with the new constitution includes the Reformed Episcopal Church. These Anglicans proclaim their Protestantism, and really have been quite uninterested in being a part of the Anglican Communion as it has been, for quite some decades. Yet this new group somehow is seeking to be part of the Anglican Communion just as are the 2 national churches it seeks to substitute for. Rather than a new Anglican “province”, this is a new denomination. Again, unity is not evident.
I can understand why Christians would flee the Canadian and US Anglican national churches. It’s sad they had to, in a way, because it bespeaks a situation that fosters indifference - many just quit rather than moved elsewhere. This new structure seems not to be structured for long term endurance, either.