Week of 3 June 2001
Anglican Church of Australia General Synod 2001: The General Synod meets in Brisbane
in July. Although portions of the site are still under construction, there is a good deal of pre-Synod material available. Amongst other features,
the site will provide live updates during the Synod.
Ontario: Toronto, St Gabriel the Archangel, Richmond Hill (Toronto)
Bramcote (Nottingham), St Michael and All Angels (Southwell)
Middlesbrough, St Agnes
Middlesbrough, St Barnabas Parish Church of Linthorpe and Ayresome (York)
The American Convocation of Churches in Europe has announced the three nominees for its first elected bishop. The web
site is not yet updated, but the nominees are the Reverend Dr Mark Harris, Diocese of Delaware, the Reverend Gray Temple Jr, Diocese of
Atlanta, and the Reverend Pierre W. Whalon, Diocese of Central Florida.
The Diocese of Sydney: The Sydney Morning Herald has a large
feature on the candidates for the election of the next Archbishop. The Election Synod will meet from June 4 to 8 to elect the new Archbishop
The Diocese of Central New York elected the Reverend Gladstone B. Adams as its
tenth bishop, on the seventh ballot.
USA: Texas, 12-13 June, 2001
Trinity Episcopal Church in Dallas is holding a two-day conference: New Tool
for Evangelism and Church Growth: Morning Prayer for the 21st Century.' For generations, Morning Prayer was the distinctive Episcopal
service. Today it's increasingly hard to find. And that's too bad. Because the service of Morning Prayer is not only one of the loveliest
liturgies anywhere, it's also one of the most evangelistically useful. In fact, Morning Prayer has rightly been called "the Episcopal
version of a seeker service." When presented with freshness and Biblical clarity, it may be the ideal liturgical vehicle for presenting
the Gospel message'.
Martyr's day in Uganda. Conflict continues at Accokeek. Saturday reports on Lincoln Cathedral, festivals, the Holy Ghost, and Pentecost. Archbishop
and Pope meet in private. England to ask atheists about women as bishops. Ruth Gledhill meets Dr Creflo Dollar. New rector in Sydney. Spelling
error in Scotland. Voting in several dioceses. A distressing murder in a London vicarage. Stolen hotel towels returned in Liverpool. South
Africa wraps up Truth and Reconciliation. Major squabbling in Nigeria. Tumult in the Solomon Islands. Sing ding, sing dong. Real bells declared
illegal, but rung anyhow. Experiments in church and state. Mail-order burial. Witchcraft old and new. A video christening. Easter break in
England. The end of the line for the pipe organ? All this, and more, in the News Centre.
American Guild of English Handbell Ringers: A USA-based organization for handbell ringers, directors, and
Not in the Communion
Anglo-Catholic Church in
the Americas: 'A continuing church, not in communion with the See of Canterbury. We subscribe to the principles of the Affirmation of
St. Louis. Parishes in the Eastern United States and Puerto Rico'.
The Anglican Parish of Pembroke in the Diocese of Bermuda seeks to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced priest in the catholic tradition,
with proven gifts of evangelism, to work alongside the new rector, Father Gary S. Colville. The person appointed will need to take responsibility
for church growth, particularly with the two mission churches. Other responsibilities will include the development of work with younger people
and their families. Expressions of interest should be made by email to email@example.com. Please
include current CV. Our web site is www.anglican.bm/j3n.html.
Kentucky: Fulton, Trinity
Maryland: Kennedyville, Shrewsbury Parish (Easton)
Missouri: Cape Girardeau, Christ
New Jersey: Hackettstown, St
New York: Astoria, Church of the Redeemer (Iglesia
del Redentor) (Long Island)
'Authority in the Church: Scripture, Reason and TraditionInterpreting the Legacy of Richard Hooker': Conference Papers
In September 2000 a conference was held at the University of Exeter to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Richard Hooker. Some
of the papers delivered at the conference are now available and they include Paul
Avis on 'Exploring Issues of Authority in the Spirit of Richard Hooker' and Geoffrey
Rowell on 'Interpreting Authority: Tradition'.
island ground: Inis Cealtra, or Holy Island, in Ireland's County Clare, is home to remarkable church buildings and monuments. Eileen Battersby
of the Irish Times writes about her visit to one of Ireland's most peaceful monastic sites.
in the genome? Shane Green writes in The Age (Melbourne) about genetic encoding of the soul.
on heaven's door: Nancy Banks-Smith reviews in the Guardian (London) a new BBC television mystery that could have been solved more quickly
by people familiar with the lives of the saints.
The Story of Hannah Riddell and Hansen's Disease,
by the Reverend Timothy Nakayama: An Anglicans Online special.