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Week of 14 January 2007

Australian Capital Territory: Queanbeyan and District Anglican Church, [Christ Church; St Matthew, Karabar; St Paul, Burra; St Thomas, Michelago; Celebration Community Centre, Jerrbomberra] (Canberra and Goulburn)
New South Wales: Roseville East, St Barnabas (Sydney)

Miscellaneous resources
Glebe Asset Management Limited. This investment portfolio management group is affiliated with the Diocese of Sydney and its Glebe Administration Board.

Woolooware Shores. Taren Point, New South Wales. This Anglican retirement village offers 'newly completed 2 & 3 bedroom luxury apartments' and 'retirement living with a bit more sophistication'.

Book Reviews
Life Beyond Death: Threads of Hope in Faith, Life and Theology, by Vernon White is reviewed by Lucy Beckett. 'Canon White... convincingly refutes the charge that belief in God's eternity devalues this life and its moral obligations. Indeed, Christianity, where all time is equidistant from eternity, declares the reverse to be true — an unfashionable conclusion to these brave and attractively written lectures.'

Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations, by Martin Goodman, is reviewed by Paul Johnson. 'This is an important book, on a difficult subject: the reason why the Romans, who had so much in common with the Jews, sought to destroy the Jews and Judaism completely.'

Witnesses to Faith? Martyrdom in Christianity and Islam, edited by Brian Wicke, is reviewed by Michael Nazir-Ali.

Books Book search and price comparison.
Particularly good for antiquarian/out of print books, this meta-search site checks all bookshops on the web to find your book. It then lists the sources and the prices. It's the one stop shopping for old books.

British Columbia: Delta, St David (New Westminster)
British Columbia: Fort Langley, St George (New Westminster)
British Columbia: Madeira Park, (Pender Harbour) St Andrew (New Westminster)

Church History
The Journal of the Bishop of Montreal, during a Visit to the Church Missionary Society's North-West America Mission, by George Jehoshaphat Mountain (1849). This detailed and interesting narrative by G.J. Mountain (1789-1863) is still valuable today for its anthropological and historical information.

Massachusetts a Field for Church Missions, by Frederic Dan Huntington (1863). Huntington (1819-1904) was the first Bishop of Central New York. In this long sermon written before his consecration Huntington asks whether the 'extension of the Gospel and Church of Christ in our own territory is an obligation resting upon us'.

Our Last Year in New Zealand, 1887, by William Garden Cowie (1888). The first Bishop of Auckland records the events of one year in the very active life of his diocese in this rare book.

Darlington, St James the Great (Durham)

Episcopal Elections or Announcements
On 9 January 2007 the Church of Ireland's House of Bishops elected Alan Edwin Thomas Harper as Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. More information about the archbishop-elect is available here. He is currently Bishop of Connor, and his archiepiscopal election takes effect on 2 February 2007.

During its annual episcopal retreat held 8-13 January 2007, the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) elected 19 new bishops for new dioceses and one archbishop for the Niger Delta Ecclesiastical Province. Their names have not been released.

Portugal: Mem Martins, Missão da Santíssima Trindade (Igreja Lusitana)
Portugal: Queluz, Sagrada Família (Igreja Lusitana)
Portugal: Vila Nova de Gaia, Paróquia São João Evangelista (Igreja Lusitana)

Marriage Matters: The Church of Ireland Marriage Council
: This site includes information in furtherance of its aim 'to resource the Church as it supports marriage and family life'.

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

Liturgical Resources
Motu Proprio Mexico: Both Anglican and Roman sections of daily office, library, devotions. (In Spanish)

News Centre
South African bishop decries power struggles. UK anti-discrimination statute upheld. New Primate for Ireland. ABC announces members of Covenant Design Group. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

Parish Resources
Architecture and Furnishings, a dictionary of terms. The Revd Ken Collins' website.

Association of Gravestone Studies. A resource for anyone interested in maintenance and restoration of gravestone. Complete and slightly academic, but with good a good section on preservation and good FAQ pages.

Bricks and Brass. A large UK firm dealing with restoration, primarily homes; has an excellent section on pointing.

Church Architecture Network: resources for architects, pastors & designers. Here you will find articles, events listings, and examples relating to church architecture and interiors, with an online bookstore and links to many more resources.

Church Products and Services. A resource of businesses, interests and articles on all aspects of interior and exterior needs of our church buildings.

Church Projects Limited. This UK firm 'was formed in 1991 by senior professionals within the construction industry who had completed a wide variety of church and church-related schemes while working at partner level and directors of a property company. With wide ranging experience in all aspects of design and matters affecting property, CPL is able to assist any Christian group to ensure that maximum use is made of existing buildings. Traditional church architecture, restoration and preservation web. Italian firm specializing in large church projects. Interesting site.

Fotofacade. Information about the Victorian Church Architecture UK pool with a list of architects. A UK architectural blog.

Oregon Historical Cemeteries Association. Interesting and informative site with a good set of links to other sites on old cemeteries and their restorations does and don'ts. 'Affordable, quality software for churches and nonprofit organizations. Whether you are organizing membership records, processing donor contributions, or looking for a good fund accounting system to help in your church's bookkeeping, "Church Management Tracking System" (CMTSTM for Windows®) can more than meet your needs.

ChurchPro Church Management Software. 'All members of the ChurchPro and SchoolPerfect team are former or present church staff members committed to the church. Many have advanced seminary degrees in church administration, Biblical studies, adult education and stewardship development. No other organization can make this claim. We know the church and we want to be helpful to you.'

Church Software Review. Despite it's name, this is not a review of available software; it's a list of the top products. 'There are many Church Management products on the market today, most of them range from "pretty bad" to "really bad" products... Nonetheless, if you are in the market for a Church Management Software solution - here are some of the popular products on the market.'

Episcopal Payroll Services. (From the Episcopal Church Pension Group)

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Washington: Bainbridge Island, St Barnabas (Olympia)
Wisconsin: Appleton, All Saints (Fond du Lac)
Wisconsin: DePere, St Anne
(Fond du Lac)
Wisconsin: Eagle River, St Mary of the Snows (Fond du Lac)
Wisconsin: Plymouth, St Paul (Fond du Lac)

Wisconsin: Rothschild, New Life (Fond du Lac)

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.

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

Worth Noting
Controlling Church Energy Costs, by Michael O'Loughlin. From The Living Church (Milwaukee): 'According to the U.S. Department of Energy, if the 300,000-plus houses of worship in the United States reduced energy use by 25 percent, they would save nearly $500 million that could be used more productively for their mission priorities.'

My Enemy's Enemy. Shared views on the traditional family and sexual ethics have led to alliances between otherwise very different Churches. But the dialogue is faltering between Catholics and Anglicans over these same ethical issues. Where does this leave the goal of Christian unity? [Ed. You must login to see this article. It's free.]

Week of 7 January 2007

Miscellaneous resources
Solar Light for Africa: SLA's 'goal is to educate the public on the advantages of renewable energy for the benefit of impoverished communities throughout the world.' It was founded in 1997 by retired Episcopal Bishop Alden Hathaway. To date, this organization has provided electrical light and power to more than 2,000 facilities, such as medical clinics, orphanages, schools, churches, and private homes located in rural regions of East Africa.

Miscellaneous resources
Anglican Retirement Villages. As a subsidiary of the Diocese of Sydney, this organization administers more than 16 retirement communities.

Book Reviews
Mother Teresa: Saint or Celebrity, by Gëzim Alpion, is reviewed in The Tablet by Kathryn Spink.

The Cambridge History of Christianity: Eastern Christianity, edited by Michael Angold, is reviewed in the Church Times by Hugh Wybrew.

Made for Laughter, by Sheila Cassidy, is reviewed in the Church Times by Pat Ashworth.

Books, Magazines, Authors
Earth and Altar: A Journal of Anglican Life and Worship. This fine, promising site offers the Advent 2006 issue of a new journal for download. E-mail subscriptions are free. We look forward to their next issue.

Manitoba: Winnipeg, Church of the Good Shepherd (Rupert's Land)

Church History
Arthur Featherstone Marshall was an Anglican priest who converted to Roman Catholicism in the 1860s. His controversial and satirical writings include The Comedy of Convocation of the English Church (1868) and The Old Catholics at Cologne (1873), both of which still entertain today and include trenchant commentary of Anglican life and thought.

Sea-Girt Yezo: Glimpses at Missionary Work in North Japan, by John Batchelor (1902). English missionary John Batchelor (1854-1944) wrote this book about his field of work on the Japanese island of Hokkaido for a children's audience. He also translated the Book of Common Prayer into Ainu, a fast-disappearing language. The book includes some fascinating pictures of church life on Hokkaido in the late nineteenth century.

New Malton, St Michael (York)
Parish of Harwell and Chilton [St Matthew, Harwell; All Saints, Chilton] (Oxford)

Riccall, St Mary (York)
York (Dringhouses), St Edward the Confessor (York)

York (Fulford), St Oswald Parish Church (York)
York (Tang Hall), St Hilda (York)

Kinneigh Union of Parishes [St Mary, Desertserges; St Patrick, Murragh; St Bartholomew, Kinneigh; St Paul, Ballymoney; Christ Church, Kilmeen] (Cork, Cloyne and Ross)

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

Liturgical resources
AO staff member Peter Owen has digitized the first edition (1899) of The Parson's Handbook, Percy Dearmer's famous treatise on Anglican liturgical principles and practice.

News Centre
Marriage in the (Rhode Island) cathedral. Invitations sent to next primates' meeting. Canada appoints national indigenous bishop. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

Odds and Ends
The Li Tim-Oi Foundation: 'In 1994, on the Golden Jubilee of Li Tim-Oi's priesting, Archbishop Donald Coggan launched the Li Tim-Oi Foundation in St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. It has so far helped 190 women from 67 dioceses in 11 provinces of the Anglican Communion [...] More than 50 have been or will be ordained. Without the help of the Foundation, they would not have been able to fulfil their vocations to leadership roles in their own countries.'

Religious Orders
Alton Abbey: A Benedictine monastery in Beech, Hampshire, England. This simple site provides contact information and a message of welcome.

St Andrew's Priory: 'a new Benedictine foundation for men located in Alfred, Maine. Being a new monastic foundation there is a sense of excitement and newness, but with this comes challenges to be over come. The work of Benedictine life is ancient, built on the lives of many monks and nuns past.'

St Mark's Benedictine Abbey: This homepage for Anglican Benedictine monks and nuns in Australia provides information on quiet days, guest houses, parish visits, retreats, vocations, history and oblates. St Mark's Abbey is located in Camperdown, Victoria.

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New York: New York, Church of the Intercession (New York)
Oregon: Happy Valley, Holy Family (Oregon)
Oregon: Medford, St Mark (Oregon)
Oregon: Portland, Ascension (Oregon)
Pennsylvania: Aston, Calvary Church, Rockdale (Pennsylvania)
Pennsylvania: Compass, St John (Pennsylvania)
Pennsylvania: Exton, St Paul, West Whiteland (Pennsylvania)
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Trinity Church, Oxford (Pennsylvania)

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.

England. Ainsdale, St John (Liverpool). Organist and Choirmaster

For more information on this and other vacancies, visit our Vacancies Centre.

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

Worth Noting
Three good reflections on the Epiphany: From Geoffrey Rowell in the Times (London); from Christopher Howse in the Telegraph (London); and from Judith Maltby in the Guardian (London).

Ashes May Hold Joan of Arc's Secrets: American National Public Radio has this story about a large team of European scientists now examining what are believed to be the ashes of Joan of Arc, currently kept in a French museum in the Loire valley.

The Church Goes On: American Episcopal priest Ivor Hughes reflects in The Living Church (Milwaukee) on his optimism about an exciting future for the parishes he serves, despite difficult times in national church politics. 'Is a possible break-up the only topic of the agenda around the country? Are there other congregations simply trying to get on with their mission and ministry without pressing the self-destruct button?'

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