Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
I am Anglican (Canadian version of Episcopal!) and worship with the Anglicans most frequently, while feeling more and more drawn to the Friends. My arguments with the Anglican church, if you could call them that, include difficulties with the heirarchy, and with tacit support of the military. Still, the hymns and prayers of the Anglican church are very meaningful, as is their understanding of the sacraments.
I am glad that you say that it does not have to be a dilemma, as. like you. I do not feel called to immediately leave my own faith tradition for the local community of Friends. The fact the Friends are a "religious society' helps here, as it feels as though it can include many varieties of faith and witness.
Hey, we have quanglicans, quethodists and quatholics in the Quaker tradition in NZ.
I am still technically an Anglican. I still know the liturgy well enough to be able to have a good debate on it with my brother. I love hymns, but freak out at evangelical songs...especially the badly written ones.
My favourite services of the year, where I go to a programmed tradition are midnight mass for Christmas and Rememberance Day. If I am visiting with one of my lovely Quaker friends up north, we go to Evensong at the local monastry, which is sung in Latin.
I attended a meeting in the 1980s along with a couple who held membership in both the Friends' meeting and the Episcopal Church. The woman was our clerk. Years later, she became an Episcopal deacon.
So, yes, it's possible. It does take a consistently discerning priorities and energies.