Click over to the Anglo-Catholic Central forum (tip of the biretta to PD/Fr Peter), and one of the banner ads at the top of the page may catch your eye. The ad reads: "APA and REC Merger? Is a High Church compatible with an historic, evangelical, Low Church?"
Now, I myself have seen the ad before and visited the link -- it's basically a snarky one-off thrown together by a Free Kirk evangelical type -- but recently the page was updated with some rather intriguing information and photographs.
Check it out.
You can see more photographs at the official APA site here.
Most Roman Catholic bishops would absolutely pitch a fit if they saw an altar like that set up in one of their churches. We'll only have a butcher-block with a multicultural tapestry for an altar cloth, thank-you-very-much. And here we have "Prayerbook Presbyterians" (as members of the REC are often described) putting us to shame. Good for them!
The REC is obviously going to fraction as its more Catholic element (seen in those photos) tries to close the ideological gap with Anglo-Catholic jurisdictions*. Still, it's always nice to see the Catholic-leaning moving in a Catholic direction. If the REC loses members to Presbyterians, so be it.
* Incidentally, the APA is hardly High Church -- it's Broad. Even the ACA has its Low parishes. I could be wrong, but the only High Church Continuing jurisdictions would probably be the ACC, the APCK and the HCC-AR. Fr Peter, you concur?