There was a time, very briefly, when the Roman Catholics were flirting with guitar masses and short-sleeved shirts without ties and women wearing pants and all sorts of radical goings-on while the Anglicans/Episcopalians still stuck to organ music and doilies on top of women’s heads, and there were meetings with the Anglican Communion about maybe getting back together all these years later and y’know, doing it for the kids.
Then the Anglicans started ordaining women and gays and the Romans stopped returning phone calls and never even made eye contact if they ran into each other at the club.
David Montgomery can probably provide a more coherent narrative.
I left the Episcopal Church in college. Well, not so much left as wandered off into agnosticism and never made it back. I would currently call myself a lapsed agnostic who puts in time and money with our local United Church of Christ, but I do it because they do Good Things with mission work (and my wife likes them), not because I Have Seen The Hand Of God (who [sorry, David] is a bit of an asshole and very inconsiderate of people’s time and resources… but I’ll leave my communications [VERY one-sided] with God for another time). Yet I don’t think we ever quite get rid of the church we grew up in.