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Week of 21 April 2002

Diocese of Ibadan North (The Church in Nigeria) — 'Diocese was carved out of Diocese of Ibadan and inaugurated in December 1998. The Diocese recently launched its website and remains the first Diocese in the Church of Nigeria to do so'.

New South Wales: Bomaderry, St Stephen (Sydney)

Great Baddow, St Mary, St Paul, Meadgate Church Centre (Chelmsford)
Hemlington, St Timothy (York)
Ingatestone, St Edmund and St Mary (Chelmsford)
Kelvedon, St Mary the Virgin (Chelmsford)

Leytonstone, St John the Baptist (Chelmsford)

Loughton, St Mary the Virgin (Chelmsford)

Sible Hedingham, St Peter, with Castle Hedingham St Nicholas (Chelmsford)

Southchurch, Christ Church (Chelmsford)

Southminster, St Leonard (Chelmsford)
Stanley, St Peter (Wakefield)
Stokesley Deanery Churches Pictorial directory of the churches in the Deanery of Stokesley. (York)

Diocese of Chelmsford
Diocesan House of Retreat

Episcopal Elections
Anglican Church of the Central America Region
The Rt Revd Martin Barahona, Bishop of El Salvador, was elected the new Archbishop of the Anglican Church of the Central America Region (IARCA) on Saturday, 13 April in Guatemala City at the Second Synod of the Province. He will follow the Rt Revd Cornelius Wilson, Bishop of Costa Rica, who was the first archbishop of the region. IARCA officially came into being in 1998, after the 1997 ECUSA General Convention vote that permitted the formation of this new province, comprising former dioceses of US Province Nine. IARCA's five members are the Churches of El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica. Bishop Barahona has been bishop of El Salvador since March 1992 and is the first Salvadoran to be bishop of the Anglican Church of El Salvador. His installation as archbishop will take place at the pro-cathedral of San Juan, in San Salvador, on 24 August 2002.

Episcopal Church in the USA
Diocese of Massachusetts will use not only a traditional walkabout to present candidates for its next bishop suffragan, but a 'webabout' (Not our word! AO editors) as well. More information.

Diocese of Texas: Announces seven nominees for its next bishop coadjutor. More information.

Diocese of Western Louisiana: On the fifth ballot taken on Saturday, 20 April, the Rt Revd D. Bruce McPherson, currently bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Dallas, was elected bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Western Louisiana. More information.

BOSTON->IRELAND (Summer 2003)
For July and/or August, 2003. Accommodations in Boston include comfortable, 4 bedroom rectory in bucolic suburban setting nine miles Southwest of Boston. Use of automobile included. Minimal parish responsibilities (one Sunday service). Looking for same opportunity in Ireland. Contact S.V. Smith at

Liturgical Resources
Liturgical Customary of the Anglican Society: An American Use, by FFE Blake: The former liturgical customary of the Anglican Society, posted on its webpage for archival purposes.
The Liturgy Planner Online: Complete online version of liturgical planning for every Sunday and Holy Day, children's liturgy, hymn suggestions.

News Centre
Islamic scholar blasts Sharia. Archbishop's envoy reports from Bethlehem. Queen to visit a mosque. Memorial services, obituaries, and reflections on scandal. The Bishop of London and the ordination of women. Television in church. Republican liturgy. AAC announces 'now is the time to pray'. Primates' meeting ends; statements issued. Sudanese bishop accused of being Muslim spy. English Traditionalists predict schism over women bishops. Bishops chided for acting like CEOs. On archbishops and beards. Bearded archbishop to visit Uganda. Ugandan bishop asks forgiveness in his retirement speech. English nuns to sell their nunnery. Mothers' Union relaunches. Minnesota church destroyed by fire. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

Odds and Ends
Schulmerich Bells: A web site listing all the products and services of this company, locates in Pennsylvania, which is a 'manufacturer of handbells, electronic carillons and a 'provider of cast bells, towers, tower clocks and cupolas'.

California: Fremont, St James (California)
Massachusetts: Orleans, Church of the Holy Spirit (Massachusetts)
Michigan: Williamson, St Katherine
(Eastern Michigan)
Mississippi: Biloxi, Church of the Redeemer (Mississippi)
Missouri: Kansas City, St Mary Magdalene, a new 'church plant' (West Missouri)
Pennsylvania: Quakertown, Emmanuel (Pennsylvania)

Vacancies Centre
Have a post to fill in your parish or diocese that you'd like to advertise internationally? List your vacancy for a month at AO for only US $80 (convert that to your currency here). Browse openings round the Anglican Communion. Check out listings on diocesan web sites throughout the communion. Visit the Vacancies Centre for more information.

Worth Noting
In search of heaven on earth: Peter Stanford writes in The Guardian about Stanley Spencer (arguably the greatest explorer of religious ideas and imagery in the 20th century) and his home town of Cookham, where he is buried.

Woman's Worth: Nigel Bunyan reports in The Telegraph on a 17th-century manuscript that lay forgotten for years in a town hall vault, which has provided a new insight into the genesis of the women's movement.

Week of 14 April 2002

Books, bookshops, magazines, etc.
Christian Book Exchange: An online retailer of new and used Christian books, Bibles, and music.

British Columbia: Duncan, St Andrew's Cowichan Station (British Columbia)

Magdalen: A new email list, whose information page says: 'A place for conversation, fellowship, and friendship. One might think of it as an English pub, where folk come to find food to sustain their bodies, drink to cheer their spirits, and friends to share their lives. Or, if one doesn't frequent pubs, one might imagine that Magdalen Herbert, mother of the Anglican poet George Herbert and the person for whom the list is named, has invited us all into her parlour. John Donne describes "her high intelligence and 'sharpness of wit', as well as her devotion to the Scriptures and to the services of the Church: 'her house was a cort in the conversation of the best'." The List's name also alludes to Mary Magdalen, one of the most devoted followers of Jesus. Most of those gathered here are Anglicans, but that is not a requirement for belonging to the List.' The web site provides information about how to subscribe.

Benton, St Bartholomew (Newcastle)
Marks Tey, St Andrew (Chelmsford)
Verwood, Parish of Verwood: St Michael and All Angels in Verwood and All Saints in Three Legged Cross (Salisbury)

USA: New York City, 7-9 June 2002
Mary Magdalen: Prophet and Apostle in the Miriamic Tradition, June 7 to 9 at St Bartholomew's Church and the American Bible Society in New York City. Information, schedule, and online registration: Questions? Email conference organiser Deirdre Good.
 For brochures, email

Canada -> England or Scotland
'Canadian organist from Owen Sound, Ontario, situated on beautiful Georgian Bay is interested in an exchange to England or Scotland for the month of July or August 2002. My duties would include one Sunday service with soloist. Presently, I am organist of a Presbyterian Church but my experience has been in the Anglican tradition and am comfortable in both Prayer Book and modern rites. Downtown historical home with car in exchange for above-average accommodation and car. Email David Tupper or 'phone him at +519 371-4190'.

News Centre
Freemasonry not free in Sydney. On the evolution of funeral ceremonies. On peace in the Holy Land. Possible church remarriage for Prince Charles. Archbishop envoy pleads for body of Muslim in Bethlehem. Bishops speak up for evolution. Wales archbishop speaks up on controversial topics. More ABC candidate profiles. Virginia bishop refuses to censor speaker. Uganda bishop to eject squatters. Anglican primates meet. Heresy trial underway in Ireland. Uganda clergy speak out. On the Queen Mother's funeral. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

California: Fresno, St James Cathedral, Diocese of San Joaquin

California: Atascadero, St Luke (El Camino Real)
Missouri: Warrensburg, Christ Church (West Missouri)
New Jersey: Chatham, St Paul (New Jersey)
South Carolina: Surfside Beach, Church of the Resurrection (South Carolina)

Vacancies Centre
Have a post to fill in your parish or diocese that you'd like to advertise internationally? List your vacancy for a month at AO for only US $80 (convert that to your currency here). Browse openings round the Anglican Communion. Check out listings on diocesan web sites throughout the communion. Visit the Vacancies Centre for more information.

Africa: Diocese of Luweero (Anglican Church of Uganda)

Bahamas: Nassau, St Matthew's Anglican Episcopal Church (Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands)
Japan: Kobe, Kobe Mariners' Centre, a joint Mission to Seafarers / Apostleship of the Sea centre, St Andrew's Chapel offers the only English-language service in the Diocese of Kobe.

Worth Noting
Familiar Words, Revised and Updated: Francine Parnes, writing in the New York Times, discusses inclusive language. Meanwhile, Jane Lampman, writing in the Christian Science Monitor, discusses people who are angry at this.

A jealous God: Jasper Griffin, writing in The Spectator, muses about whether monotheism is intrinsically warlike.

Desert Songs: The Coptic monasteries of Egypt were plundered by the Victorians for their priceless early manuscripts. Now the texts are being restored and reunited—as a virtual collection. Stuart Jeffries, writing in The Guardian, is entranced by their timeless beauty.

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