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Letters from the week of 4 - 10 February 2019

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On the importance of accurate service times

Thanks as always for Anglicans Online—the news and the links to resources. I always try to read it here on Monday afternoons and often look at the church websites. It would be good if all websites—not only those in the US—gave quite precise and up-to-date details of the Sunday services. This is often what visitors and travellers are looking for. Last year at one church in California, the advertised early Rite 1 service turned out to be a muddled combination of Rites 1 and 2. This year, in one of the cities I hope to visit, Rite 1 is listed by several Episcopal churches at 8 AM but without any of the hymns and music I and probably others still enjoy. (And, I might note, at a time not easy for some of us oldies.) However, I have found a 11.15 AM Choral Rite 1 Holy Communion at an Anglican church belonging to the local ACNA diocese in that city. Though theologically mostly liberal and not a GAFCON supporter, being culturally conservative, I am planning to go there!

John Bunyan
St John the Baptist's, Canberra
Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
4 February 2019

Whatever one's theological sensibilities, we quite agree that there are few logistical things more important than getting the service times right on a parish's website, having ourselves been burned more than once by bad information. - Ed.

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