[Anglican Journal] February 1, 2005--Formal notices of abandonment of ministry were sent last Nov. 30 to four clergy: Rev. Paul Carter, who was previously on leave without permission to officiate from the diocese; Rev. Ed Hird, former rector of St. Simon’s, North Vancouver; Rev. Barclay Mayo, former rector of St. Andrew’s, Pender Harbour; and Rev. Silas Ng, former incumbent of the Church of the Emmanuel, Richmond. The four announced their departure from the Canadian church in spring 2004 and formed a fellowship called the Anglican Communion in Canada (ACiC). They were originally part of the Anglican Communion in New Westminster (ACiNW), a group of parishes, lay people and clergy who left the diocese after its synod approved the blessing of same-sex unions in 2002.