Diocese of the UK holds its annual synod in London--passes resolutions and reports on growth.


The Diocese of the United Kingdom held its twenty-seventh Diocesan Synod in London last week.  As was the case in years past, the meetings were held at the majestic Methodist Central Hall in Storey's Gate, Westminster.  The day began with a solemn pontifical mass, after which, the...

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Georgia parish rings in Eastertide with a new set of bells


St. Stephen's parish in Athens, Georgia has a new way of making its presence known in the community, one with roots that stretch back to the earliest days of the Church--the parish has installed a peal of bells.   The church has had a bell tower since its construction in 1981, and for many...

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Bishop Ayule-Milenge reports progress in Congo--cites schools and Sewing Centre as significant


What a difference a decade makes--especially in the lives of children.  So says Bishop Steven Ayule-Milenge in his latest report on the ACC mission in Congo.  Though the country has seen significant unrest of late, and even armed conflict as the government battles against the Mai Mai...

Tagged: congo, sewing center, school, mission society

Bishop Garang visits parishes in South Sudan--performs Confirmations and reports on need for clean water


This week Bishop Wilson Garang returned to Nairobi after a month-and-a-half long visitation to the Diocese of Aweil. His visitation comes at an uncertain time in South Sudan, with many people displaced from their homes by the civil war which has been raging in other parts of the country. A...

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Archbishop Haverland issues Advent Appeal for Missions


Dear Friends in Christ, This year has been fairly good for the Saint Paul Missionary Society.  We managed to fund our monthly budget every month thanks to your generous donations, and in addition were happy to forward substantial designated gifts to missions and humanitarian ministries...

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