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Week of 7 July 2002

Biblical resources
Let the reader understand... 'A statement of interpretive principles by which we understand the Holy Scriptures, developed at the request of the Bishop of New York in response to actions of the Lambeth Conference 1998'.


Diocese of Ottawa Screening in Faith: A comprehensive web site devoted to 'a process designed to identify and evaluate the suitability of a person, volunteer or paid, who will be involved in a particular ministry. It is a process designed to create and maintain a safe environment for all participants and co-workers, and to protect the applicant as well'.

Eccleshill, St Luke (Bradford)
Luton, St Anne (St Albans)

Episcopal elections

Nominees announced
ECUSA, Diocese of Easton: The Revd Warren C. Murphy, the Revd James C. Ransom, the Revd James J. Shand, the Revd Canon Rosemari G. Sullivan. Details here.

News Centre
High tide. ABC speaks on the fuss over New Westminster. Rowan Williams creates a fuss by agreeing to speak about (presumably) New Westminster. Bishop of Jerusalem comes down hard on Israel. Bishop of Rochester notes that the influence of the church is waning. Separation of Church and State (or lack of it) discussed in England. Obituary of a retired bishop. Two Nigerian bishops speak out. All this, and not a lot more, in the News Centre.

Alabama: Troy, St Mark (Central Gulf Coast)

Vacancies Centre
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.

Sri Lanka: Thimbirigasyaya, Church of the Good Shepherd (Colombo)

Worth Noting
Face to Faith—Street creedibility In The Guardian, Nick Jowett writes: 'I know someone who says they can sing the Christian creeds, but not say them, because saying them throws up too many intellectual roadblocks in affirming these time-bound documents. "Born of the Virgin Mary ... descended into hell ... the resurrection of the body ..." and so on. So why aren't the creeds regularly updated, like the rest of the liturgy, to reflect current theological understanding and emphasis?'

The Weekly Trust (Kaduna, Nigeria) interviews the Rt Revd Joseph Idowu Fearon, Bishop of Kaduna, on the subject of sex education in Nigeria.

Diocese of Algoma (Canada) Youth Ministries: 'A good resource for those who are getting started in the diocesan level of youth ministries, has sample documents such as a pastoral plan for youth ministries in the diocese, roles of persons in a diocesan youth gathering. Information about the diocesan youth events, and what happens at events'.

Week of 30 June 2002


Educational resources

Space: St John's College
 (Morpeth): Space is a new, one year gap/bridging programme to give young people space to explore future directions.

British Columbia: Sooke, Holy Trinity (British Columbia)

Spondon, St Werburgh (Derby)

News Centre
Race to name the archbishop intensifies in Kenya. The World Cup in church. Sacred mysteries of Don Diego. Pope writes to Archbishop of Canterbury. St David's bones found not to belong to him. Rwandan archbishop supports New Westminster dissidents. No chicken dinners involved or alleged. The neXt generation gathers, searches for shift key. Diocese in Australia may require police screening of priests. Nigerian bishops call for national peace conference and to free money. St Paul's Cathedral gets free money. English churches complain that they are free of money. Brisbane sex-abuse inquiry to begin. Uganda primate speaks out on humanity to fellow man. Accokeek priest calls it quits. People argue about Rowan Williams. Nigerian bishop speaks out on government corruption. Chaos and cultural defamation in Zimbabwe. Rome may allow women priests. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

Theological resources
The Network for Inter Faith Concerns within the Anglican Communion (NIFCON) Despite its oddly militaristic-sounding acronym, the site is an official 'network' of the Anglican Communion. What exactly is it? From the site: 'NIFCON was founded in 1993, with discussions taking place from 23rd January 1992 onwards. Its beginnings are very much related to Lambeth 1988, when the Inter Faith area was present for the first time in a substantive if limited way. Resolution 20 of that conference affirmed the principles of dialogue which originated in the World Council of Churches, and went on to assert: "Acknowledging that such dialogue, which is not a substitute for evangelism, may well be a contribution in helping people of different faiths to make common cause in resolving issues of peace making, social justice and religious liberty, we further commend each Province to initiate such dialogue in partnership with other Christian churches where appropriate"'.

Georgia: Atlanta, Episcopal Church of the Atonement (Atlanta)
Ohio: Sandusky, Grace (Ohio)
Virginia: Mathews, Kingston Parish (Virginia)

Vacancies Centre
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.

Taller de Ornamentos Liturgicos: A source of Anglican-style vestments in Chile, operated by the United Anglican Church of Chile (not in the Communion).

Nassau, St Barnabas (Bahamas and The West Indies)

Worth Noting
Europe, the Exceptional Case: Parameters of faith in the modern world, by Grace Davie, reviewed by Canon Professor Edward Norman in the Church Times.

Secularisation, by Edward Norman, reviewed by the Revd Martyn Percy in the Church Times.

Week of 23 June 2002

New South Wales: Killara, St Martin (Sydney)
Victoria: Pyramid Hill: Parish of Pyramid Hill/Boort (Bendigo) [Note: this is a '.info' domain, which not everyone can see]

Books, publications, libraries
The John Bishop Charitable Trust: 'Supports theological learning by maintaining and furnishing scholarships for the library (Anglican and ecumenical studies) of the late Dr John Bishop, priest of the Church of England'. The library is housed at the Abbey of Notre-Dame du Bec-Hellouin in Normandy, France.

British Columbia: Vancouver, St John's Shaughnessy (New Westminster)
Ontario: Stouffville, Christ Church (Toronto)

Coventry, St Bartholomew (Coventry)
Kenilworth, St Nicholas and St Barnabas (Coventry)
Stockport, Reddish, St Elisabeth (Manchester)

Episcopal Elections
Anglican Church of Canada
Bishop Andrew Atagotaaluk, currently a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of the Arctic, was elected coadjutor bishop of the diocese on May 25. He will become diocesan on 31 August. Bishop Atagotaaluk, 51, is the first Inuit Anglican diocesan bishop. He was elected suffragan bishop in May 1999 after serving as a priest in Pond Inlet, Inukjuak, Spence Bay and Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut.

Episcopal Church in the USA
The Right Reverend Don Wimberly, formerly the Bishop of Lexington and subsequently Assistant Bishop of Texas, has been elected Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Texas. For more see

Liturgical resources
The Freeze Frame Mass (Please note that this is a PDF file): 'How the Mysteries are celebrated at the church of the Ascension and St. Agnes, Washington D.C., an ongoing commentary by a priest associate that has been serialized over the past year. There are 185 or so pages online now, more will follow as this is still a work in progess. The author is the Rev. Richard Major, our sometime associate, who is also a correspondent for The Tablet. This series was begun to explain our elaborate ritual to parishioners and visitors alike'.

News Centre
Plan for robotic priests rumoured, to avoid sex-related problems. Canadian groups wish to leave church over sex-related problems and take the church buildings with them. ABC visits Rome. Threats issued to British government over ABC selection rumours, of which many abound. Ruth Gledhill gets a front-page story in The Times with her scoop on the recommendation of the Crown Appointments Commission. Parishes in Canada meet to plan post-diocesan governance structure. A bishop speaks out in Uganda. All this, and not a lot more (it's summer in the northern hemisphere), in the News Centre.

Florida: Lakeland, All Saints (Central Florida)
Illinois: Centralia, St John (Springfield)
New Jersey: Newark, House of Prayer (Newark)
Wisconsin: Sussex, St Alban (Milwaukee)

Servant Year: 'A one-year service opportunity in urban ministry for recent US college and university graduates. Servant Year is principally linked to the Episcopal Church but also affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America'.

Vacancies Centre
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.

Worth Noting

Unprecedented Anglican Exhibition at Vatican: Philip Pullella (Reuters) writes: 'Nearly half a millennium after it split from Rome, the Anglican Church has been welcomed back to the bosom of the Vatican -- at least in spirit. An unprecedented exhibition on Anglicanism is on view in no less a place than the Vatican museums...'

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