Because the court in Hamilton temporarily awarded exclusive use of the church facilities to the 'breakaway' congregations, the diocese, in a bit of a snit (if you ask me), rushed to set up alternate services close by the two parishes, even though there are other Anglican churches within minutes' drive of both. The one in Oakville was to be held in the public library. Obviously, I think they were just trying to prove a point. Well, a point was certainly made. I only hope it was taken. Here, from Michael Daley is an account of the alternate service in the library:
The room that was rented in the library can only hold about 30 people.
Fortunately, overflow facilities were not needed. Only Brian Ruttan (the diocese appointed administrator, JK)and his wife showed up, along with 2 observers from St. Hilda’s. When Brian picked up his guitar (he) lost his entire congregation since the observers left.
It may be tempting, it is certainly easy, to gloat, but I think we need also to pray for the leadership of the diocese of Niagara, and all others who have wandered from the truth, that they might come to a knowledge of the truth, see their error, and come under conviction for their persecution of those who are standing firm for the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.
PS. Yes, we pray that those who oppose the truth will come to rcognize their error, but until they do, praise God for their disappointments!