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happy conclusion to an Anglican Communion bun fight
of the points AO often makes is that all the knickers twisting,
gnashing and bashing in the worldwide Communion has little
effect on the day-to-day life at local churches. I beg
to differ-- and offer as proof this email from a lay leader
at my own dear church:
line: Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Paul's Episcopal Church Chestnut Hill announced today a
breakthrough in some of the tensions in the Anglican World
Communion. After intense negotiations between members of
two of the Church's Breakfast Teams, the Church announced
an agreement to switch breakfast dates as follows:
on October 15 will be served by the St. Perpetua Team.
Breakfast on October 29 will be served by the St. Chad
a statement by St. Chad Captain Stephen S., he stated "This
proves that the Worldwide Anglican Church CAN, in fact,
work together towards goals of mutual interest while, at
the same time, having differences of opinion on other matters."
was discussion as to whether the teams should switch menus
as well, but, as stated by Ned S., St Perpetua's Captain "We
decided it would be best if each team retained our regular
menus. Though people will come to breakfast on October
29 expecting bacon and eggs, we ask them to be patient,
bear with the process, and be willing to suffer cream-chipped
beef on toast. This is the sort of accommodation that is
necessary for world peace."
the news conference Mr. N.S. expressed his warmest thanks
to Mr. S.S. and the members of the St. Chad Team for their
assistance in the matter. Mr. N.S. also expressed his appreciation
to the members of the St. Perpetua Team for their patience
and understanding when, as right now, Mr. Smith is obviously
off his meds.
St Pauls Episciopal Church, Chestnut Hill
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
26 September 2006
a happy conclusion to last week's letter
your appeal. Delighted
to help. But shouldn't it have been called 'Gaiter Aid'?
(The pun might not translate across the Atlantic...)
St. Alban's Church
Washington, DC, USA
29 September 2006
In our appeal for donations, made last Sunday, we included an image
of a gaiter with various benchmarks of money near it. As we reached
various levels, we 'filled in' the gaiter. Happily, the gaiter was
entirely in place by last Thursday afternoon. Contrary to the Psalmist's
advice to delight in no man's legs, we took
great pleasure in this gaiter-clad specimen. If you'd
like to see the complete episcopal costume of Archbishop
Cosmo Gordon Lang, whose leg we borrowed, click here.)
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