"I don't at all like, or want to encourage, the idea of a multi-tier organisation. But that would, in my mind, be preferable to complete chaos and fragmentation. It's about agreeing what we could do together."
In other words, if the Anglican Communion was a cake, it would be a lot better if it looked like this:
than like this:
But if we are going to manage to be a many tiered communion, we might just need something... something to bind the layers together. Now what could that be?
(Hint: the answer is NOT "an Anglican Covenant"!)