Week of 2 June 2002
NSW: Sydney, Hunters Hill, Parish of Hunters Hill (Sydney) (What an extraordinary
Victoria: Camberwell, St John (Melbourne)
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
Book of Common Prayer
Translations into unusual languages: Project
Canterbury hosts online versions of a dozen or so translations of the Book of Common Prayer. Languages include Ainu, Cashmiri, Mohawk,
Bristol, SS Philip and Jacob (Bristol)
Dronfield, Parish of Dronfield with Holmesfield (Derby)
Wilmslow, St Bartholomew, St Anne, and St Francis (Chester)
Anglican Boatrockers: 'We think prayerfully about structures and practice, and engage with
them where they diminish people. We are a national network to strengthen one another's voice. We meet for conversation. What we talk about
arises from those present on each occasion.'
The Church and Blindness: 'To
increase awareness for visually impaired worshippers. To launch an appeal to initiate a ministry for VIP (visually impaired people). To encourage
commercial publishers to produce more large print books and to be available in local bookshops. To Impart helpful information to turn prayer
into action.' Anglicans Online notes that this is the only religious website we have ever seen that intentionally uses popunder windows.
The Diocese of Massachusetts has elected the Very Revd Gayle Elizabeth Harris as the seventh Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Massachusetts.
Details at http://massachusetts.anglican.org/. There is no truth to the rumour that she was
chosen to avoid the expense of having to re-label the parking space allocated to 'Bishop Harris'.
The Diocese of Mumias (Kenya) has elected the Revd Beneas Salalah Okumu as its
next bishop. Report in the East African Standard.
The Diocese of the Arctic (Canada) has elected the Rt Revd Andrew Atagotaaluk,
currently its suffragan, as coadjutor. This means that he will become the diocesan bishop when the present bishop retires. Details
on the ACC website.
This week we have two new essays by the Rt Revd Pierre Whalon, Bishop in Charge of the Convocation of American Churches in Europe: Israel,
Jews, Islam, Muslims, and European Christians, how Christians should react to right-wing violence, and Nous
sommes tous des américains, on France and its role in religious politics.
Italy: Rome, 3 June -> 5 June, 2002: Anglicanism
and the Western Church: Continuity and Change
Diarmaid MacCulloch, Eamon Duffy, Judith Maltby, Peter Nockles, Peter Lake, William Jacob, Pauline Croft. Full registration is £15
sterling. More details at http://europe.anglican.org/news/flyer.html
Bandon, Bandon Union (Cork, Cloyne, and Ross)
Carrigrohane, Carrigrohane Union (Cork, Cloyne, and Ross)
Cork, St Luke's Union (Cork, Cloyne, and Ross)
Douglas, Douglas Union with Frankfield (Cork, Cloyne, and Ross)
Mallow, Mallow Union (Cork, Cloyne, and Ross)
of Grace Church in Newark, New Jersey, USA. Just that. Very nicely documented.
World Organ Directory, maintained in Norway.
Church vandalism. World Cup and empty pews. Golden Jubilee in Britain. Pope's visit to Mexico. Statistics of the Resurrection (note that we
don't have to tell you which resurrection we are referring to). New bishops. More pressure on the Act of Settlement. Release of the second
Mellows Report in England. Sydney interviews Rowan Williams. All this, and more, in the News Centre.
Forres, St John the Evangelist (Moray, Ross, and Caithness)
Leith, St James (Edinburgh)
Missouri: Springfield, Good Shepherd (Western Missouri)
New York: Poughkeepsie, Christ Church (New York)
Ohio: Toledo, St Andrew (Ohio)
Pennsylvania: Clarks Summit, Epiphany (Bethlehem)
Virginia: Ashburn, St David (Virginia)
The Prayer Book Society
of the USA: 'The Prayer Book Society exists to maintain the Anglican Tradition of Common Prayer and to promote the use and understanding
of the traditional Books of Common Prayer (e.g. USA 1928)'.
Have a post to fill in your parish? A vacancy on your diocesan staff? Advertise beyond your own national church. List your opening for one
full month at AO for only US $80 (your currency here). Looking for a position? Check out vacancies on diocesan
web sites throughout the communion. Visit the Vacancies Centre for more.
Llangybi, St Cybi (Monmouth)
Margaret Rodgers responds to Lucy Wooding's article 'Sydney's unlikely allies':
Recently we asserted that an article in The Tablet was Worth Noting. Margaret Rodgers of the Diocese of Sydney has written an open letter
to the editor of that magazine in response to the article. That open letter is also Worth Noting. (Do you have any idea how fearful we are
in this section that we will accidentally type an extra 'h' and make it say Worth Nothing and have people think we did it on purpose?)
Anglican Communion angles: Simon Sarmiento, writing for Anglicans Online.