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Weekly Roundup for February 1

Weekly Roundup for February 1

It’s been a heckuva week in the Anglican/Episcopal world

Episcopal Church
A really cool ministry in the Hudson Valley


Local news story on Diocese of SC (TEC) search for a new bishop

Great article on a church in Greenville, SC celebrating its 200th anniversary


New staff member at the Church Center for church planting


Two who died on Kobe Bryant’s helicopter were connected to an Episcopal school


The PB packing them in in Washington DC


St Louis first TEC parish added to national historic register for LGBTQ advocacy


Article on the journey of two women to priesthood in Pennsylvania



CoE Bishop’s Statement on Who should Be Having Sex
The Archbishops of the Church of England issued a “pastoral” statement, ostensibly about the church’s view of opposite-sex civil partnerships which reiterated the CoE’s current policies and stances but that came across as tone-deaf pearl clutching,.

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The statement itself (Pdf)


Apparently some of the bishops in whose name this was presented, as well as many other members of the CoE weren’t keen

and then this tongue-in-cheek response form New Zealand

Thinking Anglicans has a good roundup of reactions too


The blowback caused the Archbishop’s to offer an apology that was all about the optics and timing, but definitely not about the content, which belies the whole last few years work on “good listening” and “walking together.”


The non-apology part of the “apology” was called definitely noticed and Thinking Anglicans again has a great roundup of responses



Lambeth Conference
Potentially something significant, the church in Kenya is now saying bishops can go to Lambeth if they want – they were proposing a total boycott (and the Archbishop still plans on not being there)



Britain and Ireland
Clergy in the CoE calling for a reckoning with its institutional racism and an independent investigation


UK Marian shrine in Walsingham has a growing ecumenical presence


Lovely article about CoE parishes in France


Church of Ireland offering summer holiday homes in return for being the local priest for a bit


Church in Wales celebrating its centenary by engaging contemporary artists to reach out to young people


CoE Investment body seeks to move companies they invest in towards net zero carbon emissions



Anglican Communion
Jerusalem’s St George college celebrating 100 years of ministry




image: Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham



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