How can it be October already?!? The PB has COVID, Hurricane Ian pummels Florida and the Carolinas and ERD responds, plus a priest goes on a Jeopardy winning streak and so much more. It’s our weekly roundup of news from around the church.
In the Episcopal Journal and Café this week
The National Cathedral has already raised $115 million of the $150 million needed to complete essential repairs stemming from the 2011 earthquake.
Diocese of New York announces slate for election of a new bishop
The church of England butted in to stop Desmond Tutu’s daughter, an Episcopal priest, from leading a funeral for her godfather at a private home because she is married to a woman, they did say it was ok to sit in the congregation though. NY Times
The Anglican Church of Canada should continue to focus on providing pastoral care to people who are considering medical assistance in dying (MAID), not on opposing the law, says Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.
From England’s Church Times (behind a paywall)
Arch-conservative Diocese of Sydney, in Australia, claims “breach of fellowship” with rest of Australian church.
To raise money for a music center, St Mary’s, Attleborough, in Norfolk held a non-stop hymn marathon where 29 organists played all 847 hymns from Hymns Ancient & Modern
Other Interesting Items
“The Dying Church?”– Thoughtful essay on church decline and what our response should be
image: The Rev David Sibley on Jeopardy