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Week of 10 February 2002

South Australia: Adelaide, St Mary Magdelene (Adelaide)
Victoria: Melbourne, St Mark Fitzroy (Melbourne)
Victoria: Port Melbourne, Holy Trinity (Melbourne)

Adelaide: Pulteney Grammar School, an Anglican preparatory school

Padre Labarum Group: A new mailing list 'for Regular and Reserve Armed Forces Chaplains in the United Kingdom and for their friends, to discuss general, pastoral and liturgical issues in order that they may offer support to each other wherever they serve'.

Newcastle-under-Lyme, St George (Lichfield)
Nottingham West Bridgford, St Giles (Southwell)

Church of England Daily Prayer: The publication of the Common Worship volume, Daily Prayer: Preliminary Edition, has just occurred and the text is available online.

Ecclesiastical Insurance: 'Provides a comprehensive range of general insurance and financial services products to the Church and its people as well as the general public'.

Episcopal Elections
The Diocese of Western Louisiana announces its slate for its coadjutor.

The Rt Revd Andodo Adam Elneel is the new Bishop of Kadugli in the Province of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan. At 33 years of age, he is the youngest bishop in the province. More information here.

USA / England: 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 non-conformity 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: March 1, 2002. Registrations received after this date will be accepted on a space-available basis. For more information contact or

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resources: Our collection of online resources for the 40 Days and Holy Week. New since last year:

Shrove Tuesday: The true story of shroves and other little-known rituals surrounding Fat Tuesday. Delightful!

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

Lenten Study: Beginning Thursday, February 14, St Luke's Gondola Point, a parish in the Anglican Church of Canada, will study Kenneth Leech's 'We Preach Christ Crucified', supplementing discussions with Simon Blackburn's 'Being Good', and particularly his section of 'The Seven Threats to Ethics'. You're welcome to join in. Discussion sheets are online in PDF format so that you can download the files. Files will be added in advance of each Thursday so you can follow along concurrently. More info here.

Have a Lent or Holy Week online resource we don't have listed? Let us know.
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Liturgical resources
Church of England Daily Prayer: The publication of the Common Worship volume, Daily Prayer: Preliminary Edition, has just occurred. The text is available online.

New Zealand
Lower Hutt, St James (Wellington)

News Centre
The search for the next Archbishop plods along. Church finances in England. Church and state in Nigeria, England, and Kenya. Alms in Christendom. Pancakes and Shrove Tuesday. Tabot reaches Ethiopia; many more artefacts still in museums. Profiles of major ABC candidates. Prayers for divorce issued just in time for Marriage Week. New bishop in Alabama. Diocesan feuding in Uganda and Kenya. Celebrating the Accession. More on Australia's Governor-General. After the fire at NY cathedral. Bishops lash out, as bishops do. About church wedding rules, church attendance, and arms export in England. The end of the Diocese of Cariboo. Foolishness from The Onion. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

Not in the Communion
International Anglican Communion: 'A conservative, international Anglican communion'.

Positions vacant
Forward Movement Publications is seeking a Director of Marketing, with primary responsibility to promote FMP products at its offices in Cincinnati, Ohio. The ideal candidate will be a person of prayer, clergy or layperson, one who loves books, is enthusiastic and enjoys people. Position involves assisting in product development and promotion of all types of media, and includes responsibility for maintaining FMP's web site. Computer knowledge is essential. Forward Movement is an official agency of the Episcopal Church. For more, contact the Editor: The Rev. Edward S. Gleason, or +800 543-1813.

Illinois: Naperville, St John (Chicago)
Ohio: Berea, St Thomas (Ohio)
South Carolina: Lexington, St Alban (Upper South Carolina)
Texas: Beaumont, St Mark (Texas)

Episcopal Church Network for Science, Technology and Faith newsletter (Epiphany issue)

Aberystwyth, Holy Trinity Church (St Davids)

Worth Noting
An interview with Joanna Trollope, a sometime favourite writer of Anglicans, in the Guardian.

Are we hardwired for God? 'In this exclusive essay from the London Review of Books, WG Runciman examines the argument that recent advances in evolutionary psychology hold the answer to the "God-question"'. A review of 'Religion Explained: The Human Instincts that Fashion Gods, Spirits and Ancestors' by Pascal Boyer.

Islam and the Internet: The Weekly Trust (Kaduna, Nigeria) has published a fascinating essay by Abdalla Uba Adamu about the role of the Internet in promulgating Islam.

St Peter's Youth Group: The official site of the St Peter's Youth Group in the Parish of Cartwright, Labrador, Canada.

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'.

The Diocese of Central Newfoundland —

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

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.

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.

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.

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!'

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.

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