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Week of 3 February 2002

Anglican Communion
The Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission has invited the perspectives of Anglicans worldwide on four key questions that are critical to the communion.  

  • When we speak of the Anglican Communion, what do we mean by the word “communion”?
  • What is it that makes some disputes so crucial that failure to resolve them threatens a break in communion?
  • In what ways are Christian teachings about moral behaviour integral to the maintenance of communion?
  • In answering these questions we shall be asking: how far does the Virginia Report meet the relevant situations that have arisen in the Anglican Communion since its publication?

The commission are soliciting opinions until 31 May 2002. Alas, it appears that your contribution must be by paper mail to London. You can find more information here.

Biblical Resources
University of Virginia eText Center: Our submitter comments: '
This site used to have the RSV and King James Bibles available in a Web-based version. It has now added the RSV and King James formatted for the Microsoft Reader and for the Palm. The site indicates that an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) formatted will be added soon'.

Canada
Dioceses
The Diocese of Central Newfoundland — centralnewfoundland.anglican.org

England
Birstall, St Peter (Wakefield)
Enderby, Enderby Parish Church (Leicester)
London, Wandsworth, St Michael and St Stephen (London)

Resources
The Diocese of London has issued a manifesto entitled The London Challenge, in html, pdf, and a Word document, setting out its goals and objectives for the next five years.

Events
USA: New York, 19-20 April, 2002
Seventh Annual International Stewardship Conference, April 19-20, 2002 in Rochester, New York, 'for laity and clergy of Episcopal and Lutheran churches. We believe that stewardship is living into the fullness of God's abundance after we say, "I believe." We are committed to fostering a growing number of congregations and individuals who are dealing seriously with stewardship through the issues of money, mission, social justice, and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ'.

USA: Mississippi, 30 July-4 August
Mississippi Conference on Church Music and Liturgy An annual conference held in Vicksburg, Mississippi, which, according to the submitter, has had some of the best known church musicians participating consistently for the past 27 years. This year's theme: 'The Great Vigil of Easter'.

USA: 2002, various dates, various places
Festivals of Faith, Anglo-Catholic conferences throughout the United States.

Ireland
Deansgrange, Kill O' The Grange Parish (Dublin)

News Centre
The ongoing race to become the next Archbishop of Canterbury. Church and state in Zimbabwe and Uganda. Church and cows in Uganda. Church and football in the UK and the US. Church attendance fraud in England? Christian unity ignored. ABY reported to be considering run for ABC; reporter skeptical. Muslim/Anglican accord signed in England. New bishop in Uganda. Stolen artifact returned from Scotland to Ethiopia. Archbishop election by e-mail in Canada. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

USA
New York: Eastchester, St Luke (New York)

Educational resources
The Episcopal Student Ministry at Penn State: the full-time Episcopal chaplaincy at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. 'We provide worship, outreach, fellowship and study opportunities for all people of the University community, as well as a full, home-made dinner every Sunday night!'

World
Trinidad and Tobago: The Holy Trinity Cathedral, Port of Spain

Worth Noting
The Bishop of Woolwich, Dr Colin Buchanan, was featured on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's radio programme Religion Report on 30 Jan 2002. He discusses the question of Anglicanism and establishment in Britain.

Books for Lent: The Church Times considers some of the current crop.

His Dark Materials (Northern Lights; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass), by Philip Pullman: In the Church Times, Dr John Pridmore assesses the achievement of this trilogy, whose author was just awarded the Whitbread Prize.

It is rare for US newspapers to mention the Anglican Church. The Austin American-Statesman (Texas) has published this article about the Anglican Church, written by a local rector.

My holy war, by Jonathan Raban: The New Yorker reviews a book that asks the question 'What do a vicar's son and a suicide bomber have in common?'

A mighty fortress: 'When it was built in the Gilded Age, it was a statement about Boston's ambitions for itself, for how great the city could be. And it still is'. The Boston Globe celebrates the 125th anniversary of the H H Richardson's Trinity Church.

St Valentine's Day: AO reader Robert Chiore has submitted a short summary of information about the history of St Valentine's day.


Week of 27 January 2002

Anglican Communion
The Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission has invited the perspectives of Anglicans worldwide on four key questions that are critical to the communion.  

  • When we speak of the Anglican Communion, what do we mean by the word “communion”?
  • What is it that makes some disputes so crucial that failure to resolve them threatens a break in communion?
  • In what ways are Christian teachings about moral behaviour integral to the maintenance of communion?
  • In answering these questions we shall be asking: how far does the Virginia Report meet the relevant situations that have arisen in the Anglican Communion since its publication?

The commission are soliciting opinions until 31 May 2002. Alas, it appears that your contribution must be by paper mail to London. You can find more information here.

England
Dioceses
Diocese of York — york.anglican.org (At last.)

Events
England: 5-18 July 2002: Anglican Architectural Roots
'A study tour to England illustrating the medieval Catholic Church, the impact of the Reformation, Puritanism and the development of nonconformity and the nineteenth-century Gothic Revival'. Dates: 5-18 July 2002. Led from New York by Professors Deirdre Good and Bill Doubleday and, in England, by Deirdre's brother, Michael Good the creator of Pevsner's CD-ROM database for the series 'Buildings of England'. Registration deadline: 30 January 2002. Registrations received after this date will be accepted on a space-available basis. For more information contact groups@wtsraptim.com or good@gts.edu

Music
Academy of St Cecilia: An early music society based in the UK. Honorary fellows include the presidents of both the American Bach and Handel Societies. From the website: 'The sphere of interest is early music, interpreted loosely as music dating before 1825. General Meetings are held twice yearly in central London. An admission ceremony is followed by a musical entertainment and refreshments. Members receive twice yearly the Academy's news letter, VOX, detailing forthcoming events and members are invited to submit articles for publication. It is hoped that eventually it will be possible to hold occasional meetings outside London and to arrange visits to places of relevant musical interest. The Academy is a social and learned society and not an examining body. From time to time the Chapter may award Honorary Fellowships in recognition of an individual's musical contribution'.

News Centre
Who will be the next ABC? Reflections from the BBC, but not the CBC. Church and sex almost everywhere, but church in a suitcase in South Carolina. On the end of the Christmas season, be it Epiphany, Candlemas, or some day in between. More news about ABC candidates. New bishop in Washington. York Minster may charge admission. English priest complains to European parliament. Bishop attacked by armed robbers in Gombe. Church and state in Britain ('no sex please, we're British'). Joint accord on the Holy Land. Royal blemishes, royal nuisances. Cross-border church-planting skirmishes in Australia. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

Theological Resources
The Anglican Centre for Theological Dialogue: Located in Toronto, Canada, the centre is 'a forum for frank and probing discussion of Christian theology, its relevance to individual life and to the history of our culture. The Centre's members share a concern for the future of Christianity and believe that theological interpretation by people from all walks of life is essential to ensure its future vitality'. Publishes a journal; subscribers become members of the centre.

USA
New Jersey: Hackensack, Saint Anthony of Padua (Newark)
Washington, D.C.: The Church of the Epiphany (Washington)

Cathedrals

Diocese of Florida: St John's Cathedral, Jacksonville (Last week we inadvertently located the cathedral in Orlando. We relist the web site here another week, now with the cathedral in its proper geographical location.)

Worth Noting
'Hopkins is not the man I once thought he was': In The Telegraph, A N Wilson puts an old friend back on the shelf.

The Knox Brothers, by Penelope Fitzgerald: In The Independent, Christopher Hirst writes 'Originally published 25 years ago, this group biography was among the first books produced by the late-flowering Booker winner. In dazzling style, it interweaves the lives of Fitzgerald's father Edmund Knox and his three brothers. Born in the 1880s, the siblings were paradigms of English eccentricity'.


Week of 20 January 2002

Anglican Communion
The Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission has invited the perspectives of Anglicans worldwide on four key questions that are critical to the communion.  

  • When we speak of the Anglican Communion, what do we mean by the word “communion”?
  • What is it that makes some disputes so crucial that failure to resolve them threatens a break in communion?
  • In what ways are Christian teachings about moral behaviour integral to the maintenance of communion?
  • In answering these questions we shall be asking how far does the Virginia Report meet the relevant situations that have arisen in the Anglican Communion since its publication?

The commission are soliciting opinions until 31 May 2002. Alas, it appears that your contribution must be by paper mail to London. You can find more information here.

England
Eastbourne, Saint Saviour and Saint Peter (Chichester)
Middlesbrough, St John the Evangelist. South Bank (York)

Cathedrals
Diocese of Liverpool, Liverpool Cathedral

Resources
UK Christian Bookshops Directory: 'Includes alphabetical listings by shop name and town or city, brief descriptions, contact information and opening times for registered shops, web links where available, a customised search engine and an opportunity for visitor feedback or bookshop reviews. More than 350 shops are currently listed across more than 250 UK towns and cities'.

Events
England: Lincoln: 7 February 2002: Planning for Change
A day seminar run by members of the Living Stones Consultancy at Edward King House. Of interest to all church members who are keen to engage more effectively with the local community, and particularly, where major changes to the buildings are being considered. Cost (including lunch & refreshments) 30 per person. For further information, contact Pam Nicholls on +020 7976 6347 or e-mail info@living-stones.org.uk. Closing date 22 January 2002.

England: 5-18 July 2002: Anglican Architectural Roots
A Study Tour to England illustrating the medieval Catholic Church, the impact of the Reformation, Puritanism and the Development of nonconformity and the nineteenth Century Gothic Revival. Dates: July 5-18, 2002. Led from New York by Professors Deirdre Good and Bill Doubleday and in England by Deirdre's brother Michael Good the creator of Pevsner's CD ROM database for the series "Buildings of England." Registration deadline: 30 January 2002. Registrations received after this date will be accepted on a space-available basis. For more information contact groups@wtsraptim.com or good@gts.edu

Canada: Ontario, Brockville, 11-14 August 2002: Royal School of Church Music Summer School
The Royal School of Church Music, Eastern Ontario Branch (Canada), is holding a 3 1/2 day Summer School in Brockville (City of The Thousand Islands), Eastern Ontario, Canada. The course is ecumenical and is designed for musicians in small city and country churches, with workshops in Organ, Choral, Piano/Keyboard and Guitar. Also included are all lunches, dinners, coffee breaks, receptions, concerts, boat cruise and field trips. Come and make your holiday a "noteworthy" experience! For an information package please contact: The Royal School of Church Music, C/O Fraser Carr, Box 1515, Prescott, ON K0E 1T0, Canada, Telephone +613 925-4930 or E-mail fraser.carr@recorder.ca

Liturgical Resources
A downloadable liturgical calendar for MS Outlook, Lotus Organiser and other PDAs featuring saints, readings and collects for each day. Keyed to the Church of England, it 'features the readings for each day, all Common Worship collects and a host of other essential lectionary information for daily use'.

News Centre
Everything you ever wanted to know about the contest to become the next Archbishop of Canterbury. And more. Dean Furlong not entirely pushed out of the news. Various 'Bishop News' from here and here. Ugandan bishop wins Guinness award. Carey welcomes interfaith scholars. Freemasons in Australia. Profiles of various interesting people. Cardinal and bishop preach to Queen. Legal challenge to US bishop. Canadian call for mediator. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

Positions Vacant
Anglican Church of Australia: Dean of Sydney. (Rather sparse, that advert.)

USA
Colorado: Castle Rock, Christ (Colorado)
Virginia: Alexandria, St Aidan (Virginia)

Cathedrals
Diocese of Florida: St John's Cathedral, Orlando

World
Autonomous church
Iglesia Anglicana de la Región Central de América — centralamerica.anglican.org

Worth Noting
A Bishop's unusual path to the pulpit: A profile of the Bishop of Los Angeles, the Right Reverend Jon Bruno, in the New York Times.

The Windsors' crown of thorns: 'Could it be that now, more than ever, we need a monarchy which is primarily spiritual in its role and dimension? Next month is the 50th anniversary of the Queen's accession, but, progressively shorn of much of its political and constitutional significance, the institution has been left with four broad directions in which to develop'. Ian Bradley tackles the thorny question in The Guardian.


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