Weekend Roundup for July 6th

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It’s been a vacation week as well as the holiday, so I may have missed some things, but here’s our roundup for July 6th

 

Episcopal Church
A New Hampshire church closed in 2002 has reopened for a weekly lay-led prayer service
https://www.concordmonitor.com/St-Jude-s-Church-in-Franklin-reopens-after-16-years-26438525

 

ENS has an article on the “unprecedented” number of women who have been elected as bishops recently
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2019/07/01/women-are-joining-the-house-of-bishops-at-unprecedented-rate/

 

TEC petition to enforce court order to return property in South Carolina after two-year delay since decision announced rejected by State supreme Court as it expresses confidence the slow moving local district court will get the job done “expeditiously.”
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/s-c-supreme-court-says-st-circuit-court-will-resolve/article_8d43becb-7794-5772-91f3-d656147220e2.html
and
https://charlestonbusiness.com/news/real-estate-commercial/76689/

 

 

Lambeth
More than 500 bishops have registered so far…
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2019/06/more-than-1000-bishops-and-their-spouses-book-for-the-lambeth-conference-2020.aspx
…as Primates make an effort to encourage attendance
https://www.anglicannews.org/features/2019/07/primates-in-push-for-to-encourage-all-bishops-to-attend-the-2020-lambeth-conference.aspx

 

 

Anglican Communion
An Anglican priest in Nigeria was abducted in same area that bishop was kidnapped last year.
https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2019/06/28/gunmen-abduct-senior-anglican-priest-in-rivers/

 

Worries that the Anglican tradition is boring and unappealing to young people aren’t isolated to the US as shown by this op-ed from Nigeria
https://www.monitor.co.ug/OpEd/columnists/NicholasSengooba/Death-tax-Are-Pentecostals-shaking-Anglican-Church/1293432-5179442-prfwy5/index.html

 

 

Britain
The Methodist Church in Britain has voted overwhelmingly to move forward with marriage equality.
https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/5-july/news/uk/methodists-move-towards-conducting-same-sex-marriages
This may complicate efforts to reunite the Methodists and The Church of England
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/30/methodist-same-sex-gay-marriage-vote-anglicanism

 

Tractarian and Anglican priest (later a Roman Cardinal) John Henry Newman will be beatified in a mass led by the Pope in October during his UK visit
https://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/11826/newman-canonisation-date-announced-for-october

 

 


 

image: Joe Rose gets ready to open the Thursday midday service at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Franklin earlier this month. GEOFF FORESTER photos / Monitor staff

 

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