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This page last updated 14 November 1999
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Week of 14 November 1999

Australia
Dioceses
Diocese of Adelaide -- http://adelaide.anglican.org

Parishes
Western Australia: Balla-Girrawheen, Church of the Good Shepherd (Perth). 'We are a small suburban church in a very poor working district of Perth W.A. We are involved in caring for unemployed, we serve three-course meals free about 100+ per week to the needy. We counsel people with variety of problems: drugs, marital etc. We have a active, but small membership. We do Bible studies, we have an organisation we call 'The Club of St Thomas' so people can ask questions etc. We are also organising a group known as the 'Fellowsheep of the Good Shepherd' (pun on words) and we have some six nationalities worshipping from Burma to the Sudan. -- http://www.wantree.com.au/~shepherd/

Books, etc.
'An Australian Prayer Book' now again available. Alas, no online ordering, but a printable order form and various email contact addresses. -- http://members.tripod.com/~angchcbr/apba.htm

'The Church and International Development: Seeking Justice and Peace in Mission to the World's Poor', a website for a new book that explores ways in which the Anglican Communion can work to solve such problems as world debt, poverty, environmental degradation, oppression. This page leads you to substantial excerpts. -- http://members.tripod.com/lawlorbook/bookexcerpts.htm

A comic-book Bible? Useful or horrid? Have a look at the web site, which shows detailed plans for the proposed publication, review the plans, and add your comments. The team includes some of the top graphic designers working in the comic field and the advisory group includes an ECUSA priest. -- http://www.members.juara.com/stlukesboys

Canada
British Columbia: Victoria, St Matthias (British Columbia) -- http://www.bc-victoria.com/stmac/
Ontario: Mississauga, Trinity (Toronto) -- http://www.trinitystreetsville.org/

Events
'GenNeXt and The Church: Virtual Faith and Spiritual Hunger', (9-12 February 2000, Hunt Valley, Maryland, USA). The Millennium 2000 conference by the Episcopal Church of the United States, in partnership with the Diocese of Maryland, will explore effective and innovative ways to help both laity and clergy to connect with new generations of non-traditional spiritual seekers. -- http://www.gennext2000.ang-md.org/

Liturgy
Common Worship: In November 2000, the Church of England will unveil a new generation of liturgy that will bring together many diverse styles, contributing to the vibrant worship of God across the nation. Known as 'Common Worship', the material is a mixture of old and new that promises much for the collective worship and life of the Church. The material will replace 'The Alternative Service Book 1980', which comes to the end of its period of authorization on 31 December 2000.
   As churches begin to prepare for the changeover from 'The Alternative Service Book' to 'Common Worship', the Common Worship web site will provide resources for clergy and churches to use in their own situations to help the process. As texts are authorized and published, the Common Worship web site will provide free access to all of the liturgical texts for people to read and download for their own use. The web site launches 15 November. -- http://www.cofe.anglican.org/commonworship

News Centre
Reports of threats being made over revelations about finances in the Church of England. Diocese of Mobasa, in Kenya, votes to ordain women. Diocese of Los Angeles elects one of its own as bishop. Here's the church, and here's the steeple; open it up, and, well, um, nice windows. More fuss in and about Sydney. Lots of nice stories from ACNS. St Paul's congregation meeting in a pub. All this and more in the News Centre.

Odds and Ends
'Create a New Testament Exegesis Paper in One Minute' (courtesy of the Virginia Theological Seminary Class of 2000) -- http://www.vts.edu/logue/Exegesis.html

'Myers-Briggs Corrective Pills' While you're pondering the pills, do have a look at the bishop's engagement diary for November. -- http://freespace.virgin.net/d.rowett/mybriggs.html

'Random Theology' (courtesy of the Virginia Theological Seminary Class of 2000): 'Anyone can do Systematic Theology ... the challenge is to do Random Theology. Everytime you reload, you get words of wisdom courtesy of JavaScript. It's like popping Wolfhart Pannenberg's Systematic Theology in a blender and hitting frappé. The scary thing about this page is that most of the time, at least one of the sentences in each paragraph almost makes sense'. -- http://www.vts.edu/2000/random.htm

Start Here
BBC World Service: 'What Do Christians Believe?' Six RealAudio clips tackling such questions as 'Who is Jesus Christ?' and 'Life after Death'. Although nondenominational in perspective, many feature Anglican speaker sound bites. -- http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/religion/christianity/beliefs.htm

Theological
'Pour être bon catholique, j'ai dû quitter l'Eglise de Rome', Le RP Pierre Welté Whalon. -- news/articles/1999/991105.html

UK, Ireland, Scotland, and Europe
Barnston with Pensby (Chester) -- http://members.aol.com/muhunjia
Durham, St John's, Nevilles Cross (Durham) -- http://www.dur.ac.uk/~dvs7sjnx/
London, King's Cross, Holy Cross Cromer Street (London) -- http://come.to/holycrosschurch
Stockport, Marple, All Saints (Chester) -- http://www.asm.abelgratis.com/

Resources
Common Worship: In November 2000, the Church of England will unveil a new generation of liturgy that will bring together many diverse styles, contributing to the vibrant worship of God across the nation. Known as 'Common Worship', the material is a mixture of old and new that promises much for the collective worship and life of the Church. The material will replace 'The Alternative Service Book 1980', which comes to the end of its period of authorization on 31 December 2000.
   As churches begin to prepare for the changeover from The Alternative Service Book to Common Worship, the Common Worship web site will provide resources for clergy and churches to use in their own situations to help the process. As texts are authorized and published, the Common Worship web site will provide free access to all of the liturgical texts for people to read and download for their own use. The web site launches 15 November. -- http://www.cofe.anglican.org/commonworship

'Fresh Worship in Bradford UK': Monthly 'alternative' worship hosted by an ecumenical group of young Christians in Bradford, England. The group includes Anglicans and Methodists working together to create worship relevant to Generations X and Y. -- http://www.altworship.inuk.com

USA
Parishes
Alabama: Birmingham, St Luke -- http://www.saint-lukes.com/
Pennsylvania: Ambler, Trinity -- http://www.trinityambler.org/

Resources
ECUSA's Executive Council now has a web site. -- http://ec.ecusa.anglican.org/

Odds and Ends
Virginia Theological Seminary Class of 2000, the first class to have its own website (and a good one it is). Don't miss the link to Create a New Testament Exegesis Paper in One Minute. Also contains: 'humorous do it yourself ember letters, exegesis papers, a random theology generator, and the controversial answer to the Jesus Seminar, the Apocrypha of Wendell, which lists things Jesus PROBABLY said, but which never made it into any gospel'. Perfect for a dark Northern Hemsphere gloomy November evening ... -- http://www.vts.edu/2000/

Youth
Monthly 'alternative' worship hosted by an ecumenical group of young Christians in Bradford, England. The group includes Anglicans and Methodists working together to create worship relevant to Generations X and Y. -- http://www.altworship.inuk.com

World
Japan: Aomori, St Andrew -- http://www.nskk.org/tohoku/church/aomori/#en (English)


Week of 7 November 1999

Books, etc.
The '100 Best Spiritual Books of the Century', as Harper Collins sees it -- http://www.harpercollins.com/imprints/harper_sanfrancisco/spiritbooks.htm

Canada
Manitoba: Winnipeg, St Bartholomew (Rupertsland) -- http://www.stbarts.mb.ca/

Discussion
KAIROS-L, a mailing list for ecumenically minded gay, lesbian, and bisexual Christians. It is a continuation of the list kairos-L@american.edu. -- http://www.onelist.com/community/kairos-l

ViaMedia, an email community for Episcopalians/Anglicans, their friends and families, and others interested in Anglican life and faith. Members of the list have a vision of an inclusive church where all are welcomed and invited to fully participate in the life, worship, work, and witness of this branch of the Christian faith regardless of their gender, status, race, or sexual orientation. -- http://www.onelist.com/community/viamedia

Music
Music from the Merbecke 1550 BCP Noted: MP3 audio files and scores in PDF format for Merbecke's 1550 Booke of Common Praire Noted. From a performance by the Virginia Theological Seminary Motet Choir at a service commemorating the 450th anniversary of the BCP. -- http://www.vts.edu/2001/vts/merbecke.htm

News Centre
Australia votes. English priests lured to frozen wasteland. Forward in, uh, Rome. Sir William van Straubenzee is dead (no, alas, we hadn't heard of him either). A British priest proposes genetic engineering to rid the world of homosexuals, and we have a little fun with the concept. Ruth Gledhill visits a beautiful church that is not a cyberanything. The Church of England suggests that indoor plumbing is a good idea and recommends that churches start using it. New bishops elected in Northern Indiana, Calgary, and Egypt. Michael Ingham and Moses Tay go another round. More monks and nuns sought for parish churches. Bishop of Liverpool asks why the church is so kind to the press. Church of England is having a synod. Sydney Morning Herald carries Telegraph story about the Mystery Worshipper. Church of England to lose more than one-third of its seats in the House of Lords, and has asked President Eisenhower if the US can offer any help with this problem. Folks, it's a great News Centre this week: something to astound everyone.

UK, Ireland, Scotland, and Europe
Nailsea: Holy Trinity (Bath and Wells) -- http://www.htnailsea.org.uk/

USA
Connecticut: Milton, Trinity (Connecticut) -- http://www.p-q.com/trinity/index.html
Illinois: Hinsdale, Grace (Chicago) -- http://www.xnet.com/~gracech
New York: Brooklyn, Christ Church Cobble Hill (Long Island) -- http://hometown.aol.com/cchfcobblehill/
New York: New York, St Peter (New York) -- http://www.geocities.com/stpetersnyc
South Carolina: Sullivan's Island, Holy Cross (South Carolina) -- http://www.HolyCross.net

Dioceses
Diocese of Georgia -- http://georgia.anglican.org

Youth
Anglican Youth Network in Japan -- In English:
http://www.nskk.org/province/youth/english.htm In Japanese: http://www.nskk.org/province/youth/

Nippon Sei Ko Kai Youth Assembly 2000 (25-28 August 2000) -- In Japanese only: http://www.nskk.org/province/youth/2000 NSKK Youth Assembly 2000 will be held at the YMCA Center in Nobeyama Highlands, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.


Week of 31 October 1999

Books, Magazines, etc.
Ex Animo: A web magazine of Christian interest, with articles, poetry, and a message board. The webmaster invites contributions. -- http://members.tripod.co.uk/exanimo/index.html

The Christ Path, 'The Ezine of Christian Mystics, Traditional and Contemporary': Published monthly, with a theme each month. Attractively designed and written, and noticed by USA Today as a top site. November's focus is female mystics. (We particularly enjoyed the webmaster's essay The Internet Mystic.) -- http://christpath.com

Canada
Parishes
Alberta: Red Deer, St Luke (Calgary) -- http://users.rttinc.com/~robinj

Resources
LOFT Community Services: Formerly known as 'Anglican Houses', LOFT serves the homeless and those with special needs in the Diocese of Toronto through housing, outreach and support services. --
http://www.loftcommunityservices.org

Events
London, England: 3 November 1999
'2,000 Years since Jesus Wasn't Born': A public debate at the Darwin Lecture Theatre, University College, Gower Street, London, Wednesday, 3 November 1999 at 7pm. With Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy, 'authors of the controversial UK bestseller The Jesus Mysteries: Was the Original Jesus a Pagan God? and guest speakers Professors George Wells of University College and Birkbeckand Alvar Ellegard of the University of Goteborg, Sweden'. The debate to be chaired by Roger Bolton of Channel 4 'Right to Reply' and BBC Radio 4 'The Sunday Programme'. Tickets 1.50 available on the door or from Waterstones, 82 Gower Street.

News Centre
ABC asks for release of Pinochet. U2's Bono likes the way King David rocks. Buy your way in to Lambeth Palace. Reflections and letters on being a woman in Sydney. African bishop visits Arkansas. Bishop Appleyard dies. Archbishop Holloway announces he will retire. ABC comes out against lay presidency. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

Theological Resources
Anglican and Roman Catholic International Commission: key documents. A parish priest in the Anglican Church of Canada has scanned in several key documents that have issued from ARCIC through the years, including the Canterbury Statement (1973) and the Venice Statement (1976). A wonderful resource to have online. -- http://user.fundy.net/msgr/ARCIC_MENU.htm

'Connecting with the post-Boomer generations: a guide to our postmodern context for mainline Christians (Episcopalians especially)'. -- http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Pantheon/3675/

Heresy versus Schism: A reflection by an Episcopal priest, the Reverend Pierre Whalon, on which is preferable -- and why. -- http://anglicansonline/special/Whalononheresy.html

UK, Ireland, Scotland, and Europe
English parishes
Farnborough: Farnborough Church for Deaf People, based at the Church of the Good Shepherd. (Guildford) The webmaster notes: 'A Church for all hearing and hearing-impaired people'.-- http://www.zyworld.com/CGMOLYNEUX/fcdp/Index.htm

Morden, St Helier, St Peter's with Bishop Andrewes (Southwark) -- http://www.sthelier-parish.fsnet.co.uk/

Welsh parishes
Monmouth (and nearby): The Parishes of Overmonnow with Mitchel Troy and Wonastow (Monmouth). Quite advanced HTML; you might especially enjoy a visit if you have a 4.0+ browser with Javascript enabled. -- http://www.churchinwales.org.uk/monmouth/m543/index.html

Resources
The National Society (Church of England) for Promoting Religious Education: A charity established in 1811 by Royal Charter (King George III), which established Church of England schools throughout the country. Good resources and information. -- http://www.natsoc.org.uk

USA

Dioceses
Fond du Lac -- http://fonddulac.anglican.org

Parishes
Georgia: Decatur, Holy Trinity (Atlanta) -- http://www.holytrinitychurch.com/
Indiana: Carmel, St Christopher (Indianapolis) -- http://www.st-christophers.org/
Nebraska: Bellevue, Holy Spirit (Nebraska) -- http://members.home.com/holyspirit-stluke/holyspirit.htm
New York: Manhattan, Grace (New York) -- http://www.gracenyc.org/
Ohio: Dublin, St Patrick (Southern Ohio) -- http://www.pats-dublin.org/
Wisconsin: Janesville, Trinity (Milwaukee) -- http://www.ticon.net/~trinitye/


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