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Week of 12 November 2006

Australia
Cathedrals
Queensland: Townsville, St James, Diocese of North Queensland

Book Reviews
Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, by Daniel C. Dennett, reviewed by Robin Gill in the Church Times.

Andrew Wingate reviews two books in the Church Times: Interfaith Dialogue: A Catholic View, by Michael L. Fitzgerald and John Borelli and Living with Faith: Journeys Towards Trust, Friendship and Justice, by Barbara Butler.

Books and Authors
N.T. Wright Page: This unofficial website dedicated to the Bishop of Durham includes sermons, lectures, articles and downloads. (Cross-listed under Theological Resources)

Canada
Nova Scotia: Westwood Hills, St Nicholas (Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island)

Church History
The American Missionaries in Greece, by Henry D. Gilpin (1856). This address gives a hortatory overview of the work of Anglican missionaries engaged in educational ministries in Greece in the early and mid-nineteenth century.

A Voice in the Wilderness: Being a Plea for the Restoration of Primitive Christianity Addressed to the Bishops of the Anglo-American Communion and through them to the English-speaking People throughout the World, by Algernon Sidney Crapsey (1897). This extended commentary on the Lambeth Quadrilateral by A.S. Crapsey, later condemned for heresy in the Episcopal Church USA, calls for small dioceses and close relations among bishops, parishes and parochial clergy.

Walter Kerr Hamilton, Bishop of Salisbury: A Sketch, by H.P. Liddon (1869). W.K. Hamilton (1808-1869) was one of the first diocesan bishops to have been influenced by the Tractarian movement, and a close associate of Liddon, Keble, Pusey and other Oxford Movement leaders. In this extended memoir, Liddon chronicles Hamilton's life, work and religious development.

England
Castleford Team Parish [All Saints, Castleford; All Saints, Hightown; St Paul, Glass Houghton; St James, Whitwood] (Wakefield)

Harrington, St Mary (Carlisle)
East Barton, All Saints (Peterborough)
Holme Valley Anglican Team [St Thomas, Thurstonland; St John, Upperthong; St Andrew, Thongsbridge; Holy Trinity, Holmfirth; Holy Trinity, Hepworth; Christ Church, New Mill; All Saints, Netherthong; St David, Holmbridge] (Wakefield)
Parish of Scotby and Cotehill with Cumwhinton [All Saints, Scotby; St John, Cotehill; Village Hall, Cumwhinton] (Carlisle)

Miscellaneous resources
Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education: 'Whether you're a teacher, parent, governor, friend or just looking for information about parishes and church schools in this area, we hope you find the site useful and informative.'

Episcopal Elections or Announcements
Ongoing
The Diocese of Connecticut has opened nominations for its bishop suffragan search. A dedicated website has more information on the episcopal search process and how to make a nomination. Nominations will be accepted until 29 November.

Complete
The Reverend Larry R. Benfield has been elected Bishop of Arkansas. Press reports differ on whether he will be the twelfth or thirteenth diocesan; background information is available here.

The Diocese of Southern Ohio has elected the Reverend Thomas E. Breidenthal as its ninth bishop; ballot results are available here.

Events
England: Putney, 21 November 2006: The Lust for Certainty
'The event [at St Mary's Church, Putney] will bring together a number of writers at the interface between science and religion to present their ideas to a general audience. They share a common conviction. Many of the things that appear to be going wrong in the world today stem from various kinds of dogmatism. The risks of the resulting hubris range from the aggravation of conflicts because of religious conservatism to the danger of environmental disaster because of technological utopianism.'

Ireland
Killanne Killegney Parish Union [Killegney; Rossdroit; Killanne; Templeshanbo] (Cashel and Ossory)

Limerick, St Michael (Limerick)

Japan
Fukui, Trinity Church (Kyoto)
Kitakatsuragi, St Peter (Kyoto)
Koganei, Koganei Church (Tokyo)
Kyoto, St Agnes (Kyoto)
Kyoto, Holy Light (Kyoto) [MIDI attack]
Kyoto, Trinity Church (Kyoto)
Otsu, St Mary (Kyoto)
Toyama, St Mary (Kyoto)

Resources
Nagoya Youth Center. Founded in 1957, NYC offers a variety of children's programmes, including English conversation classes.
Affiliated with the Diocese of Chubu.

Schools
Autumn Leaves Kindergarten. Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture. Affiliated with the Diocese of Chubu.
Holy Wisdom Kindergarten. Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture. Affiliated with the Diocese of Chubu.
Holy Virgin Kindergarten. Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture. Affiliated with the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sanjo, Diocese of Chubu.

Letters to Anglicans Online
Have a read. Write a letter of your own to us for possible publication.

News Centre
New bishops elected in USA. Church arson in Topeka. More about past sex abuse in Brisbane. Press coverage of new US PB. Pennsylvania files against its bishop. Think Tank launched in UK. ABC to visit Rome. Joint Anglican/RC work on women priests. Church and State in Australia. Pittsburgh votes to support secession.

Not in the Communion
Resources
The Fellowship of Concerned Churchmen
: 'working for the preservation of the historic Anglican Way since 1976 and ... a unifying catalyst for Anglican traditionalists'.

The Pastoral Provision: 'a service rendered to the [Roman Catholic] bishops of the United States by which former Episcopal ministers who have been accepted as candidates for priestly ordination receive theological, spiritual and pastoral preparation for ministry in the [Roman] Catholic Church'.

Odds and Ends
Talbot House: This attractive site offers an online presence for this famous soldier's rest-and-recreation centre in Poperinghe, Belgium, known popularly as Toc H. Named for Neville Talbot, senior army chaplain in World War I, Talbot House is open today for day visits, overnights, and a variety of activities. Text in English, French, Dutch and German.

Scotland
Resources

The Bield at Blackruthven: 'If you'd like a quiet place for rest and relaxation, or for prayer, reflection and healing, you'll find Blackruthven an inviting setting. Individuals or couples, families or groups are welcome for day visits or longer stays.' Affiliated with the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane.

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Theological resources
N.T. Wright Page: This unofficial website dedicated to the Bishop of Durham includes sermons, lectures, articles and downloads.
(Cross-listed under Books and Authors)

Theos: Launched this week, 'Theos is a public theology think tank which exists to undertake research and provide commentary on social and political arrangements'. The Archbishop of Canterbury and Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster have this to say: 'Issues of belief and faith, of how human beings perceive the world, have rarely been so important in society, or so badly misunderstood Together, we look forward to the contribution that Theos will make to future debates.'

USA
Indiana: Jeffersonville, St Paul (Indianapolis)
Indiana: Monticello, St Mary (Northern Indiana)
Indiana: Nashville, St David (Indianapolis)
Missouri: Independence, Trinity (West Missouri)

Missouri: Nevada, All Saints (West Missouri)
Texas: Episcopal Churches of Belton and Salado [St Luke, Belton; St Joseph, Salado] (Texas)

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

Australia: Anglican Parish Longford/Perth, Tasmania (Tasmania). Rector
England: St Stephen, Shottermill (Guilford). Vicar
Ireland: Carrickmacross & Magheracloone Union with Ardragh (Co Monaghan) (Clogher). Rector
Ireland: Dromore (Co Tyrone) (Clogher). Rector
Ireland: Grouped Parishes of Aghadrumsee, Clogh and Drumsnatt (Clogher). Rector

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

World
Cayman Islands: The Church of England in the Cayman Islands [St Alban, Grand Cayman; St Mary, Cayman Brac] (Jamaica and the Cayman Islands)

Worth Noting
The Poem and the Poppy: This fine essay by Stephen Osborne from The Tyee and Geist magazine (British Columbian publications) looks at poppy-wearing today in light of John McCrae's famous poem. 'McRae's poem fails to tell us what that war was, but it serves well enough to mark the terrible void at its heart: it has proven itself to be a poem that sticks. Moina Michael's poppy, although often associated with traditions of militarism distasteful to many (including both of my grandfathers), is taken up every year by millions of plain people willing to register a claim in the empty fields of war. The poppy is our acknowledgment of those who go into the void.'

Some sick babies must be allowed to die, says Church: 'Church of England leaders want doctors to be given the right to withhold treatment from seriously disabled newborn babies in exceptional circumstances. The move is expected to spark massive controversy'. Amelia Hill and Jo Revill report in the Observer (UK).

Wise Men of the Churches set out to Keep Christ in Christmas: Ruth Gledhill writes in the Times (London) about a report challenging 'the secular dream of taking Christ out of Christmas or anything else'.

A year ago, historic St Jude's Cathedral in the Diocese of the Arctic was destroyed by fire: 'In November 2005, an arson fire destroyed Iqaluit's "igloo church," an icon for the Inuit people and the historic Cathedral for the Anglican Diocese of the Arctic. Local residents and supporters from across the Arctic are struggling to raise the millions of dollars needed to resurrect their beloved Cathedral'. General information about the cathedral and the devastating fire is here; a web page with more detail, drawings of the proposed cathedral, and additional photos is here. (Note that this page will take time to download, as it contains large images.)


Week of 5 November 2006

Australia
Cathedrals
New South Wales: Wollongong, St Michael Diocese of Sydney

Book Reviews
Power and Christian Theology, by Stephen Sykes, reviewed by Alec Graham in the Church Times.
'Bishop Stephen Sykes considers the universal phenomenon of power, concentrating on its treatment and its place in Christian theology.'

Canada
British Columbia: Mayne Island, St Mary Magdalene (British Columbia)

British Columbia: Ucluelet, West Coast Team Ministry [St Aidan-on-the-Hill; St Columba, Tofino] (British Columbia)

Miscellaneous resources
Mothers' Union Canada
: 'The Northern Clergy Families Fund is the major project of the Canadian Mothers' Union. The fund was started in 1974 to help isolated clergy spouses serving in the Northern Dioceses. The original idea of the fund was to send a monetary gift so the spouse could take a holiday. That idea quickly changed when clergy spouses indicated that they needed the money for necessities.'

Church History
Bryan King and the Riots at St George's-in-the-East, by William Crouch (1904). This biography of early ritualist leader Bryan King focuses on the violent anti-vestment riots at a London parish in 1859-1860. Policemen were summoned often to control the crowds.

The Church on the Prairie, by H.H. Montgomery (1910). The sometime Bishop of Tasmania chronicles Anglican life in the Canadian prairie provinces and adjacent regions in this oft-reprinted book. Be sure to have a click at the pictures.

A Memoir of Alexander, Bishop of Brechin, with a Brief Notice of His Brother the Rev. George Hay Forbes, by Felicia Skene (1876). Novelist and social reformer Skene (1821-1899) turns her attention in these biographies to the life of the 'Scottish Pusey,' Alexander Penrose Forbes (1817-1875) and his brother George (1821-1875).

England
Bishop of Beverley, Suffragan to York (Provincial Episcopal Visitor, Northern Province)
Bishop of Ebbsfleet
, Suffragan to Canterbury (Provincial Episcopal Visitor, Southern Province)

Bishop of Fulham, Suffragan to London (licensed in London, Southwark and Rochester)
Bishop of Richborough, Suffragan to Canterbury (Provincial Episcopal Visitor, Southern Province)

Parishes
Allington, St Nicholas (Canterbury)
Braunstone Park, St Peter (Leicester)
Broadstairs, St Andrew (Canterbury)
Buckland-in-Dover, St Andrew (Canterbury)
Cranbrook, St Dunstan (Canterbury)
Eastchurch, All Saints with St Clement, Laysdown (Canterbury)
Fallowfield, St Crispin (Manchester)
Godmersham, St Lawrence the Martyr (Canterbury)
Hereford, St Nicholas (Hereford)
Pontesbury, St George (Hereford)
South Ashford, Christ Church (Canterbury)
Thanet, St Peter (Canterbury)

Episcopal Elections or Announcements
Ongoing
The Diocese of Arkansas has announced nominees for its thirteenth bishop.

Japan
Cathedrals
Sapporo, Christ Church Cathedral Diocese of Hokkaido

Parishes
Aichi, St Luke (Chubu) [MIDI attack]
Ashiya, St Mark (Osaka)
Bibai, St Andrew (Hokkaido)
Hakodate, St John (Hokkaido)
Higashimatsuyama, St Luke (Kitakanto) [MIDI attack]
Ishibashi, St Thomas (Osaka)

Iwamizawa, Holy Cross (Hokkaido)
Kusatsu, St Barnabas (Kitakanto)
Maebashi, St Matthias (Kitakanto) [MIDI attack]
Nagano, Holy Saviour (Chubu)
Nikko, True Light (Kitakanto)
Obihiro, Obihiro Church (Hokkaido)
Okaya, St Barnabas (Chubu) [MIDI attack]
Omiya, Holy Love (Kitakanto) [MIDI attack]
Oyama, St Michael (Kitakanto) [MIDI attack]
Sapporo, St Michael (Hokkaido)
Shimodate, Shimodate Church (Kitakanto)
Tomakomai, St Luke (Hokkaido)

Utsunomiya, St John (Kitakanto)

Letters to Anglicans Online
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New Zealand
Dunedin, (Roslyn) St John the Evangelist (Dunedin)

News Centre
US Episcopal Church gets a new primate. Australia poised to sell valuable church properties. Church Times gets a real website. Battling archbishops in Australia. ABC to meet with Pope. New US PB invites enemies to talk. More sex scandal in Australia. Chancellors write letters in the USA.

Not in the Communion
The Orthodox Anglican Church: 'The United States member of the world-wide Orthodox Anglican Communion, the Orthodox Anglican Church was incorporated in 1964 as a Province of the Holy Catholic Church.'

Odds and Ends
Peacebang's beauty tips for bishops. A perfectly wonderful, funny change of pace, perfect-for-the-day blog. Enjoy.

Theopedia: An Encyclopedia of Biblical Christianity. A new wiki, this one a bit more specialized than Wikipedia.

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USA
New Mexico: Rio Rancho, St Francis (Rio Grande)
Texas: Hempstead, St Bartholomew (Texas)
Texas: Houston, Christ the King (Texas)
Texas: Houston, Cristo Rey (Texas)
Texas: Houston, St Joseph (Texas) ['Welcoming all peoples of African descent and beyond']
Texas: Houston, St Luke the Evangelist (Texas)
Texas: Orange, St Paul (Texas)
Texas: Woodville, St Paul (Texas)

Vacancies Centre
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Vestments
LARC (Liturgical Arts of the Rivendell Community). 'A ministry of Rivendell, an Episcopal religious community, offering individually designed, hand-made stoles and chasubles, including special orders.
'

Wales
Parish of the Vale of Neath [St Mary, Blaengwrach; St Cadoc, Glynneath; St David, Resolven] (Llandaff)

Worth Noting
Diversity of belief is a very Anglican tradition: Martyn Percy writes in the Guardian on Anglican diversity: 'schismatic tendencies in Anglicanism would appear to relate to authority, theology and ecclesial power. But this takes little account of the fact that such tensions have existed within Anglicanism from the outset.'

 



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