Saturday Roundup for April 13


Many stories from around the Episcopal/Anglican world emerge in any given week that we aren’t able to develop further here at the Cafe. So, here is a roundup of stories you might have missed.


Around the Episcopal Church
An Episcopal priest blessing shrimp boats in Ft Myers, FL (there’s a video!)


A mission Orthodox church is sharing space with St Matthew’s Episcopal church in Enid, OK


Mayor Pete and those Episcopalians aren’t “real” Christians it seems


An updated version of the Book of Occasional Services is now available


Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Danville, PA is hosting a giant display of model trains spread out in the sanctuary


Fun profile of local churches in Seward, AK featuring the oldest church in town, St Peter’s Episcopal



TEC Bishop News
New bishop for Europe was consecrated last Saturday

and good pictures on the diocesan website


in more bishop news, Sean Rowe is now the bishop of WNY as well as NW PA

Goodbyes to bishop Franklin on the diocesan site (he isn’t actually retiring but will work in Long island)

Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe announced they had received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process for the following episcopal elections

Bishop-Elect Megan Traquair for Northern California
Bishop-Elect Thomas James Brown for Maine
Bishop-Elect Susan Brown Snook  for San Diego
Bishop Suffragan-Elect Kathryn ‘Kai’ Ryan for Texas



New Zealand’s continuing response to the Christchurch mosque attacks
An appeal to education about religion in New Zealand schools as a way to dampen harassment in the wake of the Christchurch mosque murders



Anglican Communion
The first female canon (a laywoman) has been appointed in Egypt


The Anglican Communion’s Director for Women in Church and Society, Canon Terrie Robinson, is to step down at the end of May



Church of England
The Church of England is as divided as the rest of the country over Brexit (though apparently the majority of CoE members (66%) voted Leave)


A profile of Phil George, Chief Executive Officer of the Lambeth Conference Company. I confess to not knowing there was a Lambeth Conference Company.


Archbishop Welby is going to China later this month – no plans to meet with any leaders of the non-government sanctioned church there (which most Chrsitians belong to)



And the rest
The Vatican has updated the rules (again) for the Anglican Ordinariates


Anglican/Roman relations from a Catholic perspective (largely positive perspective presented here)


Updates on the Vatican’s efforts to affect a peace deal for South Sudan


Sad news: Lovely old wooden church from the mid 19th century (in Ontario) goes up in flames




image: Reverend John Adler, center, uses a palm frond and water to bless shrimp boats on Sunday on Fort Myers Beach. Nearly 100 people attended the annual Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet event. Rev. Adler is from The Historic St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church. Kinfay Moroti, The News-Press USA Today Network-Florida

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