Weekly Roundup for December 17

Image: slate of candidates for next bishop of Maryland, clockwise from top left: the Rev. Alissa Newton, the Rev. Carrie Schofield-Broadbent, the Rev. Gregg Morris, the Rev. J. Randolph (Randy) Alexander, Jr. Photo/Diocese of Maryland

Bishop’s slate announced for Maryland, Bishop Curry on the revival circuit in San Diego, and stories of growth and decline in the post-pandemic church: it’s our weekly roundup of stories from across the church.

In the Episcopal Journal and Café this week

Florida Standing Committee offers initial response to election objections

Church of England bishops head for showdown on marriage for same-sex couples

Philadelphia cathedral and church in Palestine collaborate on ‘Lessons and Carols’

Episcopal Church

Presiding bishop preaches ‘love always’ at San Diego’s Good News Festival. ENS.com

Parishes in the News

Hawaiian parish celebrates its role in establishing the Anglican tradition there. Lahainanews.com

Bishop’s Corner

Maryland announces slate for election of the next bishop. Episcopalmaryland.org

Anglican Communion

Canada sees an undercurrent of growth despite decline and pandemic uncertainty. Anglican Journal

New Zealand Primate announces retirement. Anglican Taonga

Princess of Wales hosts service of carols at Westminster Abbey. Westminster-Abbey.org & Church Times

Australian church connecting to children in Ukraine for Christmas. Melbourneanglican.org

Other Interesting Items

As attendance dips, churches change to stay relevant for a new wave of worshippers. OPB.org

Catholic Jesuit order ponder role of women. Cruxnow.org

An encounter with the inner mystery of Advent. Earth & Altar

Bethlehem welcomes Christmas tourists after pandemic lull. Religionnews.com

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