Bishop Julian writes on, the 2020 Missions Conference and Synod 

On April 30, 2020 I have called the diocese to gather together for our annual Mission Conference and Synod. I am very much looking forward to gathering with members from right across the diocese.

Where do bishops come from?  
Dr. Lee Gatiss  from the Church Society,
looks at the biblical basis for episcopacy - click here

The global spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus, has become a focus of attention and concern for many of us. 
Bishop Dobbs has written to the clergy and wardens of the diocese and held a video conference with the clergy which included health professionals.  An updated statement from Bishop Dobbs is available at this link.

Archbishop Foley Beach of the ACNA has also released a statement which can be read here.

Bishop Dobbs announces a new Canon and two new Archdeacons for the Anglican Diocese of the Living Word

The new canon and archdeacons will be collated at the  
Missions Conference and Synod April 30-May2.  

Missions Conference and Synod 2020 - Register NOW


All Churches throughout the world and from the very beginning have agreed that in order for men and women to be converted and to attain to everlasting life the ministry of Word and Sacrament was instituted and, moreover, was instituted by God Himself.

This is significant given the tendency for many in the Church today to regard ministry and order as secondary matters when the simple truth is that the Church could not long have existed without a ministry and that wherever the Church has existed there have been those who have been selected and set apart to occupy a ministerial office. All branches of the Christian Church are as one on this although they may differ greatly as to the nature of the ministry or how it should be constituted.

In the Anglican Church today, there are various positions about whether there should be male only priests. The Canons of the Anglican Diocese of the Living Word make provision for men and women to be ordained as deacons and men to be ordained as priests.

  Bishop Julian's Visitation Schedule
Mar 22 All Saints' Anglican | Richmond, CA
Mar 29 St. Leonard's Anglican | Brooklyn, NY
Mar 30-Apr 2 Anglican Unity Task Force | Atlanta, GA
Apr 5 St. Stephen's and Transfiguration | Ohio
Apr 10 Holy Trinity | Syracuse, NY
Apr 12 Good Shepherd | Binghamton, NY
April 19 St. Augustine | Westerville, OH
April 30-May 2 Mission Conference and Synod

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