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Week of 7 May 2000

New South Wales: Anglican Parish of Mount St Vincent (Kurri Kurri, St Paul and Mount Vincent, Christ Church. (Newcastle) 'Our parish is 150 years old, and the current parish priest, the Ven. Beatrice Pate, is the first female Archdeacon to be appointed in the Diocese of Newcastle'.--
South Australia: Naracoorte, Parish of Naracoorte (The Murray) --
Tasmania: Parish of George Town (Tasmania) --

Toronto: San Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino Anglican parish in Canada. 'Our congregation is composed of Filipino Episcopalians and Philippine Independent Catholic Church members'. (Toronto) --

Discussion, mailing lists, web forums
The Congregational Development mailing list: 'For leaders of Episcopal (ECUSA) parishes and dioceses to explore congregational development. This is a place to ask for and offer help; seek and provide resources; explore, wonder about and discover issues in congregational development'. --

Howden deanery, East Yorkshire (York) --
Old Cleeve, St Andrew, part of a United Benefice of five churches: St Mary's in Washford, St Luke's in Roadwater and in the Brendon Hills, St Peter's, Treborough and St Giles' Leighland. (Bath and Wells) --

The Diocese of Guildford --

USA: Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. 1-3 June 2000
Episcopal Evangelical Assembly 2000: 'Obedience and Change The Evangelical Witness in the Episcopal Church'
'"Obedience and Change" refers to the many models of church growth and renewal in PECUSA. The theme: For real revival to occur, we need to stick to our reformed/evangelical principles, and that any method must be judged by Scripture and our reformed heritage.
Speakers include the Very Revd. Dr. Peter C. Moore, Dean and President, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry; EFAC North American Regional Secretary; the Rt. Revd. Dr. John H. Rodgers, Jr., Missionary Bishop, Diocese of Singapore; Dr. Gavin McGrath, Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Theology, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry; the Revd. Jeffrey Steenson, Rector, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, Texas; the Rt. Revd. C. FitzSimons Allison, Bishop of South Carolina, retired. Sponsored by EFAC-USA (The Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion--American Branch) Hosted by Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania (June 1st and 2nd) St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Sewickley, Pennsylvania (June 3rd)'. More information: Cook Kimball

General Synod of the Church of Ireland, to be held in Belfast, NI, 15-17 May. The web site will have daily updates, RealAudio clips, and breaking news. --

Diocese of Kobe --

News Centre
Vandalism at Ely Cathedral. +York visits Rome. Leo Frade elected III Bishop of SE Florida. Historic meeting of bishops next week in Canada. Experts say exorcism still rare (they must be working). More news on primate installation in Australia. Anglican Church of Canada looking at desperate options. Cardinal O'Connor dead at 80. Archaeologists discover mediaeval cathedral gift shops selling mediaeval junk. Utterly unscandalous romance with a bishop. Clergy wives said to need assertiveness training. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

Odds and Ends
Anglo-Catholic Resources
'Anglocatholicism': links and information. --

Alabama: Huntsville, Church of the Nativity (Alabama) --
Arizona: Flagstaff, Epiphany (Arizona) --
California: Menlo Park, Trinity (California) --
Florida: Jacksonville, St Peter (Florida) --
Michigan: Grand Rapids, St Paul (Western Michigan) --
Texas: Port Neches, Holy Spirit (Texas) --
Texas: Tomball, Good Shepherd (Texas) --

Diocese of Lexington (Kentucky): Christ Church Cathedral --

Episcopal Canterbury Fellowship at Northern Arizona University --

The Mercer School of Theology, in the Diocese of Long Island, 'has been known for training mature adults for ordained ministries needed for the mission of the church. It has added programs designed to prepare women and men for the church's lay ministries, both those provided for in Title III of the Canons of the Episcopal Church, specialized ministry to the elderly, and educational ministries'. --

Diocese of São Paulo -- (in Portuguese only)

Week of 30 April 2000

South Africa: Edgemead, St Michael and All Angels (Cape Town) --

Associations and Guilds
National Association of Self-Supporting Active Ministry (NASSAM), a national organization of bi-vocational clergy in ECUSA. --

Alberta: Ft McMurray, St Thomas (Athabasca) --

SOMA (Sharing Of Ministries Abroad): 'An Anglican short-term mission agency that serves the trans-cultural Church ... We respond to invitations from the diocesan or area leadership, usually the bishop. We also do the ministry requested of us, always within the context of the Body for the equipping of the saints. SOMA Canada also serves the domestic Church, especially in northern Canada, but also with encouraging cross-Canada missions. The first SOMA Canada all-Inuit team will minister in southern Canada in November'. --

Battersea, St Mary's Battersea (Southwark) --
Bideford, East-the-Water, The Beacon Church -- ('The Beacon Church is a new LEP, chiefly Anglican and Methodist. Pastoral oversight is held by the Revd Tim Jessiman, Team Vicar for the area'.)
Breedon and Worthington: United Benefice (Leicester) --
Eastbourne, Christ (Chichester) --
London, Hammersmith Holy Innocents (London) -- (Note: The opening page contains a roughly 300K image, so if you are on a slow dial-up connexion, prepare to wait.)
Tile Hill Coventry, parish church (Coventry) --
Wolverton, St George the Martyr (Oxford) --

USA: New York, 15 May: Annual Anglican Society Symposium co-sponsored with the Associate Alumni/Alumnae of General Seminary. THE BIBLE AFTER LAMBETH: HERMENEUTICS IN THE 21ST CENTURY. With several learned speakers and lasting all day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., this symposium on Anglican Biblical interpretation will honor the retirement of Professor Richard Corney. Seabury Auditorium, 175 Ninth Avenue, New York City. More information:

USA: New York City, 27 September: Annual William Reed Huntington commemorative service. The Holy Eucharist 6 p.m. at Grace Church on Broadway, New York City. Special preacher and dinner following. More information:

Sarum College Centre for Liturgical Organ Studies: 'A centre for training and study for organists in Europe and the U.S. Our syllabus caters for Pastoral, Liturgical and Musical skills required for a Parish Music Ministry. We have a range of courses for all, including some for singers and young choral directors'. --

News Centre
Conflict in Sydney. New Bishop in Los Angeles. A book in England claiming abuse by churches. Another book reviewing 'The English Parish' (not a patient). ABC pleads for peace in the Sudan; some people still alive enough to listen. Bishop of Utah returns from rehab (it's way cheaper to rehabilitate them than to get a new one). Primate of Wales looks at Notting Hill and Simpsons. Credo on Low Sunday. Another round in the Canadian residential school mess; this time the government wears the black hat. Exorcisms on the increase. Bishop suggests 'better Jewish than pagan'. Bible scholar dies. Zimbabwe priest threatened. English church vandalism. Happy-clappy churches. Canadian youth believe in God. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

Not in the Communion
Chapel of the Cross: 'An independent chapel in Dallas, Texas in the low-church, Episcopal tradition using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. "We have no bishop. The rector (a priest from the Reformed Episcopal Church) was given license to minister to us. When we need a bishop for confirmations or ordinations, we invite one to come for the occasion. Generally, this is a retired bishop, and has included Bishop Albion Knight (United Episcopal Church), Bishop Donald Davies (retired PECUSA), Bishop Jean Pierre Meshew (American Episcopal Church), Bishop Clarence Hayden (retired PECUSA) ... Bishop Hayden's funeral was held in our church, and Bishop Iker of Fort Worth (ECUSA) has preached. We do not belong to any continuing group or diocese. We are an independent church"'. --

Religious Orders
The Order of the Ascension, founded in 1983 in the USA, 'has helped ground and center its members in their daily life and their roles as parish leaders and developers. Members take a three year promise "to seek the presence of Jesus Christ in the people, things and circumstances of life through stability, obedience and conversion of life"'. --

Alabama: Montgomery, Holy Comforter (Alabama) --
Kansas: Overland Park, Christ (Kansas) --
New York: Albany, St Peter (Albany) --
North Carolina: Mt Airy, Trinity (North Carolina) --
Texas: Houston, Good Shepherd (Texas) --
Utah: West Valley City, St Stephen (Utah) --

ECDplus: The ECUSA clerical directory online, thanks to Church Publishing Inc. --
National Association of Self-Supporting Active Ministry (NASSAM), a national organization of Episcopal bi-vocational clergy. --

Week of 23 April 2000

Biblical resources
The J B Phillips translation of the New Testament: Both online and in a downloadable file. Gordon Smith, the webmaster, comments: 'The aim is to provide a modern English-language New Testament on the Internet with background study material. The site includes pages with (1) Jesus' words in red; (2) with integrated notes and maps; (3) collected verses on Christian life and worship; (4) a Gospel harmony in 40 parts; and (5) background notes on the New Testament'. Well done! --

BC: Victoria, St John the Divine (British Columbia) --

Daresbury, All Saints (Chester) --
Davington, the Brents and Davington, with Oare and Luddenham (Canterbury) --
Eastling, St Mary (Canterbury) --
Maidstone, St Luke (Canterbury) --
Trowell, St Helen (Southwell) --
Woking, St John (Guildford) --
Yeovil, Holy Trinity (Canterbury) --

Holy Rood House: a 'holistic, therapeutic centre' in northern England. 'Although an Ecumenical House, most of our staff and guests are Anglican, and we are a valuable resource to the Anglican Church in the UK. We offer a range of professional therapies within the context of our gentle Christian ethos to residential and day guests as well as space for retreats and conferences'. --

Internet resources, an online resource for traditional Anglicans: includes a mailing list, links, news, and more. --

The Digital Theologian, an interesting mix, rather hard to categorise. Calls itself 'a guide to news and ideas in the world of religion'. --

News Centre
Seeing the success of Seeing Salvation. ABC faces revolt on women priests. Alpha course to get its own TV series. Easter messages. Crucifixion re-enactment scares onlookers. An abbey visit; church and state issues in Britain. More on the decline of the church and the dangers of the Internet. Demystifying St George. Hard times for woman provost. Interviews with bishops. About the date for Easter and the teaching of Easter. Absolutely no mention of Elian Gonzalez. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

Not in the Communion
Saint Paul Theological College, 'a non-residential, English Reformation Theological School offering advanced degrees ... using distance-learning'.--

Theological issues
Sewanee Theological Review, an Anglican journal of theological reflection published quarterly with articles, poetry, and reviews. --

Maryland: Bladensburg, St Luke (Washington) --
Maryland: Baltimore City, Emmanuel (Maryland) --
Maryland: Baltimore City, Redeemer (Maryland) --
Maryland: Baltimore City, St John Mt Washington (Maryland) --
Maryland: Baltimore City, St Michael and All Angels (Maryland) --
Maryland: Braddock Heights, Transfiguration (Maryland) --
Maryland: California, (yes, that's correct) St Mary (Washington) --
New Jersey: Morristown, St Peter (Newark) --
New Jersey: Ventnor City, Epiphany (New Jersey) --
Pennsylvania: Ardmore, St George (Pennsylvania) --

GTNG (Gathering the NeXt Generation), 'a network designed, sustained and managed by Episcopal Gen Xers. It connects people and resources to further the mission of Christ and is available to anyone'. Although this is a based in the Episcopal Church in the USA, a number of the initiatives and issues will interest Anglicans throughout the communion. --

Papua New Guinea: Diocese of Port Moresby --
South Africa: Diocese of Port Elizabeth --

GTNG (Gathering the NeXt Generation), 'a network designed, sustained and managed by Episcopal Gen Xers. It connects people and resources to further the mission of Christ and is available to anyone'. Although this is a based in the Episcopal Church in the USA, a number of the initiatives and issues will interest Anglicans throughout the communion. --

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