of 20 December 2009
Thinking Antiphons. Our friends at Thinking Anglicans are publishing a series of reflections on the O Antiphons. So far, see O Sapientia, O Adonai, O Radix Jesse, and O Clavis David.
Festival of Lessons and Carols. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly (Public Broadcasting Service) has a fine collection of audio and video about this wonderful service. See especially the interviews with Victoria Sirota and William Edwards.
Oke-fia, All Souls (Osun)
Book of Common Prayer
Na Soqoni Tabu: Na Veitarataravi Ni Noda Veiqaravi Kei Na Kalou (1966). AO Editor Richard Mammana has digitized this service for Holy Communion in Fijian. Fijian is a major Austronesian language spoken in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
Peter McGeary reviews Prayer and Prophecy: The Essential Kenneth Leech, edited by David Bunch and Angus Ritchie.
Jeremy Craddock and Adam Ford review a selection of books on evolution, Darwin, science, Darwinism, and theology for the Church Times (London).
Battersea, St Luke (Southwark)
Battersea, St Matthew (Southwark)
Battersea, St Peter (Southwark)
Mears Ashby Group (Petersborough)
Tooting, All Saints (Southwark)
Mothers' Union Guildford
Mothers' Union in Manchester
The Diocese of Wyoming has announced a slate of nominees for its next bishop. See the bishop-search website.
Canada: Alberta, Edmonton, 18-20 May 2010: Vital Church Planting Conference
Sponsored by the Diocese of Edmonton, Fresh Expressions Canada and the Wycliffe College Institute of Evangelism. 'a venue where some of the most creative and entrepreneurial leaders of our church—bishops, clergy and lay leaders from across the country—are gathering to network, learn, pray, and strategize together. After three years hosted in Toronto, we are looking forward to our first VCP West to be held in Edmonton'.
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'Because I love God': Stephen Bates writes for the Guardian (London). 'With some leading Anglicans calling for gay people to be killed (and the archbishop [of Canterbury] staying quiet), we visited one congregation to see if they're still proud to be CofE.'
Rejoice, rejoice. Diarmaid MacCulloch writes for the Observer (London). 'The Church of England has taken a pounding from critics, but Rowan Williams has reasons to be cheerful as Christmas approaches, says a leading Anglican historian and commentator.'