21 July 2002
Australia: Melbourne (Reservoir), St
London, Kentish Town, Saint Silas
the Martyr (London)
USA: New York City, 11 September 2002
'Lux Aeterna' A Memorial Concert, featuring John Rutter's Requiem conducted
by the composer at St Michael's Church, New York, 8pm.
With the Clare College Chapel Choir, Cambridge and St. Michael's Choir,
New York. Directed by Timothy Brown, John Rutter and Nicholas White. Also
featured: Simon Cosgrove on saxophone, Barbara Bruns and Nicholas
Rimmer on organ. Programme also to include works by James Whitbourn, Nicholas
White, Joe Duddell, Tarik O'Regan and Herbert Howells. Reception afterwards
will feature the works of photographer Nicole Martin. Admission: $25 ($15
students and seniors). Tickets available at the door. Early arrival is
recommended. For more information call +1 212 222-2700, ext. 24. Church
web site: www.saintmichaelschurch.org
Hawarden, 25-27 October 2002
Where do I belong in my church? A weekend retreat at St Deiniol's Residential
Many of us often feel uncomfortable in our church, or perhaps have even
drifted away completely. Perhaps we have doubts about some conventional
beliefs, or perhaps we wonder whether the church shares our sense of what
questions and concerns are important in today's world. Yet we want to
participate in a supportive community of people who explore values and
questions about life in a serious way, and want to do something about
them, and with whom we can celebrate the great transitions of life. Can
we be honest about our beliefs and questions, and still belong to a community
of faith? The Center for Progressive Christianity was founded in 1994
to explore new ways of presenting the Christian message to those for whom
organized religion has proved to be ineffectual, irrelevant or repressive.
TCPC supports congregations and individuals who embrace the search for
meaning in their lives and for justice in the world. For more information
or contact Patti Whaley by 'phone +44 (0)207 359 4869 or email email@example.com.
Elections or Appointments
Church of England: Diocese in Europe
The Reverend David Hamid is the new suffragan bishop of the Diocese in
Europe. Details here.
The entire Anglican world waits for an official announcement from the
British government. While waiting, there is some news. We report on the
Church of England synod. Christopher Howse reflects on English translations
of the Bible. Sydney's archbishop offers a crozier to splinter parishes
in Vancouver. Kenyans adjust to a cremation. Ndungane calls for resignation
of Tshabalala-Msimang. All this, and slightly more, in the News Centre.
Panama City, St Andrew
(Central Gulf Coast)
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
Brazil: São Paulo, Catedral
Anglicana de São Paulo
Identity: Mediocrity or the Middle Way? Margaret
Coffey interviews Rowan Williams for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
the crossroads: In a poor but culturally diverse parish, Chris Arnot
meets an unusual Anglican vicar (The Guardian)
pressure, long hours and low paythe life of a vicar is no longer
a tea party: The Telegraph's Cassandra Jardine finds out what it takes
to be a vicar in the 21st century.
with Rowan Williams: David
Cunningham interviews Rowan Williams for The Christian Century.
Thought for the Day 'too bland': The BBC's daily pulpit to the nationthe
two-minute Thought for the Day slot in Radio Four's Today programmeis
to receive a shake-up following criticisms of its blandness and the trite
contributions of some speakers. (The Guardian)
on FireAn Anglican/Episcopalian youth resource site: A wonderful
resource for Anglican youth. The 19-year-old webmaster says: 'It contains
info about the Scriptures, Sacraments, Anglican Heritage, etc. It also
discusses "issues-at-large". Each page has a "suggested
external link" on the bottom, and selected bibliographies will be
placed on the site soon. The site is all finished, except for the "issues-at-large"
section, which will be finished very soon. (I mean, possibly tomorrow.)'
If we had any money, we'd hire this man as an Anglicans Online staff writer.