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Week of 22 October 2006

Kenya Connection
: 'An international partnership of Anglican ministries. We serve, support, and encourage Kenyan ministries working in education, healthcare, evangelism, and micro-enterprise development.'

Western Australia: North Perth, St Hilda (Perth)

Book Reviews
Beyond Belief: In the New York Times, Jim Holt deconstructs 'The God Delusion', the new book by Richard Dawkins. 'Dawkins’s case against religion follows an outline that goes back to Bertrand Russell’s classic 1927 essay "Why I Am Not a Christian." ... What Dawkins brings to this approach is a couple of fresh arguments — no mean achievement, considering how thoroughly these issues have been debated over the centuries — and a great deal of passion'.

Religion and Law: An Introduction, by Peter W. Edge, reviewed in the Church Times by Mark Hill. Mark Hill considers what law and religion say to each other.

Urban Hope and Spiritual Health: The Adolescent Voice, by Leslie J. Francis and Mandy Robbin, reviewed by Nick Shepherd in the Church Times. Francis and Robbin 'examine adolescent faith and spirituality in the context of contemporary society ... [and though] there is nothing specifically urban about the research, it assesses the impact on young people's spiritual health of a variety of more general social factors, such as gender, the influence of schooling, religious affiliation, north-south geographical location, and others.

Worship in Context: Liturgical Theology, Children and the City, by Stephen Burns reviewed by John Pridmore in the Church Times. 'No less than five fields are brought within a single frame of reference - the Church of Eng-land's 2002 publication New Patterns for Worship, current trends in urban theology, children in the Church, contemporary North American liturgical theology, and an experimental eucharistic liturgy composed and used in Gateshead.'

Books, Magazines and Authors
CMS Online Shop: The Church Mission Society is an Anglican 'evangelistic mission working to see a world transformed by the love of Jesus. CMS supports over 800 people in mission and works in over 60 countries with offices in Abuja, Kampala, London and Nairobi.' This online bookshop supports the work of the CMS.

Nova Scotia: Parish of Aylesford and Berwick [St Mary, Auburn; Christ Church, Berwick; Christ Church, Morden] (Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island)
Nova Scotia: Parish of Musquodoboit [St Thomas, Musquodoboit Harbour; St James, Head of Jeddore; St George, Ostrea Lake] (Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island)
Nova Scotia: Parish of St Martin's, Western Shore [St John, Chester Basin; St Mary, Gold River; St Mark, Martin's Point; St Martin, Martin's River] (Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island)
Ontario: Bracebridge, St Thomas (Algoma)

Church History
Ancrene Wisse, author unknown (thirteenth century). This very attractive online edition of a guide for women recluses/anchoresses has a wealth of information about manuscripts and thirteenth-century English religion. It comes from the Early English Text Society, and includes a summary, the original text, a translation and a useful preface.

Reunion and the Roman Primacy, by C. L. Wood (1925). In this paper, written on the sixtieth anniversary of Lord Halifax's membership in the English Church Union, this able and prolific expounder of Anglo-Catholic principles examines the place of the Bishop of Rome in Christian unity.

Kentisbury, St Thomas (Exeter)

Miscellaneous related resources
Marrick Priory: Swaledale, Yorkshire. This residential centre for outdoor education is affiliated with the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds.

Episcopal Elections or Announcements
The Diocese of Hawai'i elected Canon Robert L. Fitzpatrick as its fifth bishop. Balloting results are here.

Poland: Warsaw, Emmanuel Church (Diocese in Europe) [site in English and Polish]

USA: Tennessee, Sewanee, 24-25 October: 2006 DuBose Lectures
The Reverend Dr. Christopher Bryan, C.K. Benedict Professor of New Testament at the University of the South's School of Theology, will present the 2006 DuBose Lectures on 'The Resurrection of the Messiah'. The lecture series is named for William Porcher DuBose (1836-1918), an American theologian and New Testament scholar.

Kilkeel, Christ Church (Down and Dromore)

Letters to Anglicans Online
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News Centre
More on the ABC in China. Bishop elected in Hawaii. Via Media asks consent refusal for SC. Burundi church issues a statement. Private benefactor may rescue Australian school. Sydney drops plans to sell church property. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

Not in the Communion
The Anglican Church of Virginia: 'We represent a new Anglican Communion called the Anglican Church International Communion.'

Odds and Ends
Halloween Choice: This new website from the Communications Office of the Diocese of Manchester encourages retailers to 'offer a wider choice of merchandise when celebrating Halloween'. 'We want kids to have a great Halloween, and we want to spark a wider public debate about the nature of our way of celebrating the date.'

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California: Richmond, Holy Trinity/La Santisima Trinidad (California) [site in English and Spanish]
Colorado: Battlement Mesa, All Saints (Colorado)
New Jersey: Plainfield, Grace (New Jersey)
Oklahoma: Oklahoma City, Church of the Resurrection (Oklahoma)

Independent organizations
Episcopal Disability Network: 'We provide consultative assistance to congregations wishing to make their buildings accessible. We offer multi-media resources on disability awareness and other disability issues. We maintain a free lending library of over 350 taped books, available to people who are print-handicapped. Topics include church history, spirituality and disability issues.'

Vacancies Centre
List a parish or diocesan opening for one month at AO — at no charge. The more you use our free service, the more useful it will become for all.

Canada: (British Columbia). Congregational Development Facilitator.

For more information on this and other vacancies, see our Vacancies Centre. Seeking a position? Scan vacancy pages on diocesan web sites with vacancies listings throughout the communion.

Parish of Aberaman and Abercwmboi with Cwmaman [St Margaret, Aberaman; St Joseph, Cwmaman] (Llandaff)
Parish of Aberavon [St Agnes; Holy Trinity; St Mary; St Paul] (Llandaff)
Parish of Baglan [St Catharine and St Baglan] (Llandaff) [MIDI attack]
Cardiff (Splott), St Saviour (Llandaff)
Parish of Cilybebyll [St John the Evangelist, Cilybebyll; St John the Baptist, Alltwen] (Llandaff)

Parish of Eglwysilan [St Ilan, Eglwysilan; St Peter and St Cenydd, Senghenydd] (Llandaff)
Glyncorrwyg, St John the Baptist (Llandaff) [MIDI attack]
Parish of Kenfig Hill [St Theodore, Kenfig Hill; St Colman, Cefn Cribwr] (Llandaff)
Llanharry, St Illtyd (Llandaff)
Parish of Radyr [St John the Baptist, Danescourt; Christ Church, Radyr] (Llandaff)

The Bahamas: New Providence, St Anne (The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands)

Worth Noting
A loss of faith: Once a force for social change, the Anglican church is now governed by an alien evangelism. Michael Hampson laments in the Guardian (UK).

A new peal: Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York has received a US$1 million grant from a British philanthropist for twelve new bells. This page provides in-depth information on the bells and their production. They will be rung for the first time on 28 October, and the set will be the only twelve-bell peal in the United States.

Obituary: Anne Maddocks, the first female organist at Chichester cathedral, who supported her husband's healing ministry. In the Telegraph (UK).

Prayer is what anyone can do: Christopher Howse writes in the Telegraph (UK).

Prepare Thee for Some Serious Marketing: In the New York Times, Fara Warner surveys the 'branding strategies' of some American denominations.

School-in-a-box: We learned this week (from this National Public Radio story) about UNICEF's School-in-a-Box program. It provides an aluminum box that 'contains classroom supplies for up to 80 students, and 10,000 kits were distributed in Pakistan over the past year. The 110-pound boxes are often carried by donkeys or small boats. The culturally neutral materials include writing utensils, notebooks, rulers, counting blocks and posters.' We wonder how many parishes, dioceses, church organizations and companies might be willing to forego some pleasure in the coming months to donate the funds necessary for this remarkable effort.

Week of 15 October 2006

Book Reviews
Benjamin Britten: The Spiritual Dimension, by Graham Elliott, reviewed in the Church Times by Helen Burrows. Elliott 'explores the dichotomy between Britten's much documented agnosticism and the influence of the sacred in so much of his music'.

The Pursuit of Happiness: A History from the Greeks to the Present, by Darrin McMahon, reviewed in the Church Times by Mark Vernon. 'Starting with Socrates and ending with science, it pursues the idea, both in the sense of tracking down the history of the concept (along with the lives and times of those who have shaped it), and in the sense of seeking its elusive goal.'

'The Tasks of Philosophy: Selected Essays, Volume 1 and Ethics and Politics, Volume 2, by Alasdair MacIntyre, reviewed in the Church Times by John Macquarrie. 'The first volume deals with basic questions in the philosophy of religion and theology. [In Volume 2] there are interesting chapters on Kant, Mill, Burke, and others, but the one that most impressed this reviewer was on Marxism — a chapter written as a kind of journal of the author's thinking between 1953 and 1995.'

British Columbia: Oak Bay, St Mary the Virgin (British Columbia)

Church History
The Papers of Philander Chase: An ambitious website devoted to the papers and letters of the early American bishop Philander Chase (1775-1852).

Project Canterbury: A rich and outstanding site, the source of most AO Church History entries. If you're in interested out-of-print resources in church history, do visit this invaluable site. We are continually astounded at the breadth and depth of this resource; recent additions are listed here.

Dallam, Warrington, St Mark (Liverpool)
Stafford, St Mary's Castle Church (Lichfield)

Spain: Valencia, Iglesia de Jesucristo (Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church)


London-> ? Any destination considered for two to three weeks, Summer 2007. Two-clergy couple with children offering a four-bed house in central London. No specific duties required but both hospital chaplaincy and clergy education experience available. Dog and cat to be looked after, car available. If interested, please email

Newmarket Suffolk-> ? 'I am Vicar of All Saints, Newmarket Suffolk famous for being the home of British Racing. Newmarket sits 12 miles between the historic town of Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge. I am looking for an exchange for up to four weeks with my wife and two children in Summer 2008. All Saints is an Evangelical Parish with 8am and 10.15am services on Sundays'. More information:

Diamond Grange, St Paul (Armagh)

Lisburn, St Paul (Connor)
Whitechurch, Whitechurch Parish (Dublin and Glendalough)

Wicklow and Killiskey Parish Churches (Dublin and Glendalough)

Letters to Anglicans Online
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Ministries and Education
Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. Offers online courses if you 'would like to get a head start on your theological education.'

News Centre
Canada's Anglican Book Centre might close. Tokyo church celebrates 50 years. Sydney seeks greater influence in schools. Illinois parish wants less-conservative bishop. Panel of Reference releases report on New Westminster. Canada's primate urges 'reimagining' of church. Milwaukee presentment trial begins. ABC is in China. Diocese of Massachusetts may stop performing marriages. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

Preaching Resources
SermonSuite: 'Online sermon preparation, ideas and help. Christian sermon illustrations and resource for lectionary and church sermons. Pastoral sermons, readings and stories for preachers, ministers, priests and lay people'.

Religious Orders
Burford Priory: In Oxfordshire, England, an Anglican Benedictine community of nuns and monks.

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Theological Resources
Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries: A helpful roster of theological collections in the United Kingdom.

Colorado: Boulder, St John (Colorado)

Vacancies Centre
List a parish or diocesan opening for one month at AO — at no charge. The more you use our free service, the more useful it will become for all.

Seeking a position? Scan vacancy pages on diocesan web sites with vacancies listings throughout the communion.

Chirk, St Mary [with St David, Froncysyllte] (St Asaph)

Worth Noting
On the altar of function and beauty: The church architect Ninian Comper changed the spiritual values of his time, says Christopher Howse in the Telegraph.

Thou shalt help to save the planet, Mothers' Union tells its 3.6m flock: The Times (London) reports on why a short season of strawberries seems like a good idea to the MU.

The toughest life-and-death decisions are in his hands: In the Times (London) 'Richard Harries, the former Bishop of Oxford says that IVF, cloning and stem-cell research are no more than ways of interacting with nature'.

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