Weekend Roundup for December 10th

Diocese of Florida and its ability to hold a fair episcopal election again challenged, the PB gets back on the Revival trail, and the annual angst over the release of church stats, this time in Australia and the UK – all this more! It’s our weekly roundup of news from across the church and around the world.

 

In the Episcopal Journal and Café this Week

Matthew Shepard portrait on display at National Cathedral

Florida Bishop election do-over challenged

Who’s giving Americans spiritual care? As congregational attendance shrinks, it’s often chaplains

 

Episcopal Church

Presiding Bishop’s Revivals are back after COVID-related break with first new event to be held in San Diego. ENS

 

Parishes in the News

After 10 years of legal disputes, another South Carolina parish returns to the Episcopal Church.  PostandCourier.com and WCSC-TV

 

Bishop’s Corner

Diocese of New York elects local priest, Matthew Foster Heyd, as Bishop Co-Adjutor. ENS

Mark Stevenson consecrated as Bishop of Virginia. WRIC.com

 

Anglican Communion

Canada’s Bishop of Saskatoon, Chris Harper, appointed as national Indigenous Anglican archbishop and presiding elder of the Sacred Circle. Anglican Journal

Church of England Bishop’s reject proposal by the Labour Party to replace the UK’s House of Lords (of which they are members) with an elected body. Church Times

 

Other Interesting Items

Peter W. Marty at Christian Century writes a letter to pastor and congregants who may be asking Why aren’t people coming back?

And in a similar vein, Bosco Peters writing at Liturgy.co.nz reflects on the recent statistics of decline.

 


image: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry speaks during ReviveATL in Atlanta, Georgia, on Jan. 22, 2020. Photo: Diocese of Atlanta

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