of 8 September 2002
of 11 September 2001— resources
Many cathedrals and parish churches throughout the Anglican Communion
are having special services on Wednesday, 11 September. If you'd like
to attend, we suggest you check with a nearby Anglican or Episcopal
church for service times, using our listings in the navigation bar
above, by country, for contact information.
publicised Anglican remembrance service may well be that of Trinity
Church, Wall Street in New York. The Archbishop of Canterbury will
preach and the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church will be the
celebrant of the eucharist. The Lord Mayor of London will also be
in attendance. There will be an Evensong at the early (American) hour
of 10am, to allow BBC Radio 3 to broadcast the service live at 3pm
British Summer Time. Here is the Wednesday schedule for BBC Radio
all services at Trinity Church on 11 September will be streamed live
on the web from 1200 to 2400 GMT. This includes services of Morning
Prayer, Evensong and Eucharist, as well as musical concerts through
the day and presentations by Wall Street banking leaders. Full details
A graphic by The Times
(London) from September 2001, shows the countries of the dead or missing
and the total presumed lost.
There have been numerous articles and essays reflecting on the events
of a year ago. We select two that we found particularly moving: they
speak not only to the specific tragedy that occurred last year but,
to our mind, achieve a timelessness in their reflections about sudden
death and the human spirit. If you have a few minutes, do read these:
love and then oblivion: Love was all they had to set against their
murderers, by Ian McEwan
by Brian Doyle
St Leonard (Worcester)
London, St Vedast (London)
Trinity and St Peter (Southwark)
Elections or announcements
The Diocese of Iowa has
announced candidates for its next bishop.
The Diocese of New Hampshire invites
nominations, until 1 October, for its next bishop.
The Diocese of New Jersey invites
nominations, until 15 September, for its next bishop.
The Diocese of Oregon invites
nominations, until 16 September, for its next bishop.
USA: New York, 18 September
William Reed Huntington
Memorial Lecture 2002, sponsored
by the Anglican Society.
Canada -> England
Rector of the historic gold rush of 1898 church in Dawson City, Yukon,
Canada, is interested in an exchange to England for 4 to 6 weeks in
the summer of 2003. Late spring or early fall also can be considered
to avoid high season air fares. Duties would include two Eucharists
per Sunday and a mid-week service at the local nursing home. Duties
are much reduced in summer and there is a retired priest in the town
and a couple of Licensed Lay Ministers. Vehicle will be made available.
Interested clergy should be prepared for the costs of travel to this
far Northern but exciting place. Opportunities for local travel and
excursions are unlimited. Contact Archdeacon John Tyrrell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathedral, Diocese of Limerick
its background and use, from a Lutheran site.
Survey shows support for euthanasia, gay clergy, in England. War in Iraq. Bishops behaving badly. Priest fights deposition. Conservative
Canadian parishes set a model for all of us, behaving well in times of trial. More sex charges in Australia. Church and state in Zimbabwe.
Ground Zero chapel reopens. All this, and more, in the News Centre.
in the Communion
The Company of Jesus:
'An ecumenical Christian religious [Franciscan] Third Order blended
community of clergy, religious and laity that seeks fellowship, mutual
support and common ministries that reflect unity, service, advocacy,
education, and reconciliation of all who see themselves as Christ
centered and biblically focused'.
Episcoveg: 'A "clearinghouse"
for ideas, articles, books, news, reflections, quotes, and links related
to the plight, and the care of animals, primarily from a Christian
perspective. And as a vegan lay member of the Episcopal Church, that
is the primary "flavor" of Christianity that will be found
Magnolia Springs, St
Paul's Episcopal Chapel (Central Gulf Coast)
Texas: El Paso, St Francis
on the Hill (Rio Grande)
Virginia: Richmond, St
David of Wales (Olympia)
Report on Episcopal Churches in the United States' by C. Kirk Hadaway,
April 2002, is available online. From the Office of Congregational
Development at the Episcopal Church Center, this is an 83-page report
based in part on the responses of more than 700 Episcopal congregations.
You can download a PDF copy (288K): Go here
and click on the report title.
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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.
is the price of love, a reflection in the Church of England Newspaper
on 11 September in New York City, by the Revd Canon John Andrew, rector
emeritus of Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue and former domestic chaplain
to Archbishop Michael Ramsey.
on religion: The Reverend Giles Fraser, writing in The Guardian,
discusses why humanists and secularists, in the end, can't even light