Weekend Roundup for September 10

Lots of responses to the death of Queen Elizabeth (herself a very devout Anglican), an interview with the new President of the House of Deputies, the Church in Wales chooses to not “go gently into that good night,” plus so much more; it’s our weekly roundup of news and stories from around the church and the world.

Queen Elizabeth

The death of the deeply faithful monarch has elicited responses from around the Anglican Communion


Justin Welby’s letter to the Primates https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2022/09/death-of-queen-elizabeth-ii-archbishop-of-canterbury-justin-welby-writes-to-primates.aspx

Church of England resources concerning the Queen’s death Here

King Charles speaks of the rootedness of his own sense of faith https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2022/16-september/news/uk/i-will-serve-you-with-a-devotion-rooted-in-my-faith-king-charles-pledges


Episcopal Church

Interview with he newly elected President of the House of Deputies https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2022/09/06/qa-julia-ayala-harris-new-house-of-deputies-president-on-priorities-representation-and-falling-in-love-with-the-episcopal-church/


Anglican Communion

Church in Wales commits £100,000,000 to grow the church in the next decade https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2022/9-september/news/uk/church-in-wales-to-release-100m-of-historic-resources?utm_campaign=Church%20Times%20RSS%20Daily%20bulletin%202.0&utm_source=emailCampaign&utm_content=&utm_medium=email

Tanzanian bishop dies only 6 days after consecration https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2022/09/bishop-george-chiteto-of-mpwapwa-tanzania-dies-six-days-after-his-consecration-as-bishop.aspx


Parishes in the News

Georgia rector explains the Episcopal church and extends and invitation https://thebrunswicknews.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/anglican-community-active-in-the-u-s-in-episcopal-churches/article_fbdbf89d-587d-5788-b174-35d029224e3f.html

Pennsylvania church among recipients of grants to improve security https://www.readingeagle.com/2022/09/02/christ-episcopal-church-receives-56000/


Bishop’s Corner

Great profile on Bishop Mark Andrus https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/columnists/georgiana-vines/2022/09/05/vines-episcopal-bishop-credits-upbringing-environmental-interest/7973058001/

Wealthiest parish in the world continues to generously support initiatives to strengthen the Episcopal church https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/pressreleases/trinity-church-wall-street-awards-5-4-million-to-build-resiliency-through-financial-and-leadership-capacities-of-church-partners-across-the-globe/


Other Interesting Items

How Tolkien’s religious faith colored his mythic storytelling https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2022/2-september/faith/faith-features/j-r-r-tolkien-one-faith-to-bind-them-all?utm_campaign=Church%20Times%20RSS%20Daily%20bulletin%202.0

Addressing climate change is difficult and will impact how we “do” church http://anglicandownunder.blogspot.com/2022/09/can-we-do-anything-about-climate-change.html 

A two-part series exploring the relationship between faith and D&D roleplaying games Part 1 & Part 2


Image: Julia Ayala Harris, president of the House of Deputies. Photo source: Julia Ayala Harris

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