Back row (l-r): A Shea-Simmons, O Dakin, B Elliot, O Webber, H Thomson, P Marmion, J Thomson. Middle: N Dix-Pincott (doctor), C Rowe (forwards coach), A Sandeman, R Roberts, O Feast, S Howarth, J Travers, T Stockley, W Hooley, B Adebayo, L Copley (master i/c rugby). Front: J Edwards, I Ekweremadu, S Herbert, F Heathcote (capt), W McGahey, T Bailey, O LawsonTHE CAMBRIDGE school win their first Team of the Month award, their Daily Mail-RBS U18 Vase win bringing the curtain down on one of their greatest seasons.The side, based on the one that won the U15 Vase in 2009, won 17 games and lost just two – one when understrength in the Daily Mail Cup to Cambridge’s Hills Road VIth Form College.Twickenham apart, the highlight was the 20-10 win over an Oundle side who were second best in almost every area. Tries from fly-half Will Hooley, full-back Jack Thomson, wing Seb Howarth and prop Tom Bailey clinched a famous win against the Vase favourites.Led by Fraser Heathcote, the small co-ed boarding school – where rugby takes second place to hockey in the spring term – punched above its weight to reel off eight consecutive Vase wins.Back-row Heathcote, Bailey and lock Hugh Thomson all had big seasons up front whilst The Leys had a canny general in England U19 cap Hooley. His awareness of time and space and fine kicking – out of hand and on the ground – were vital components in the side’s success and centre Will McGahey and Howarth benefited hugely from his judgement.Howarth grabbed a hat-trick in the semi-final against Wirral GS, but at Twickenham it was Heathcote’s tireless and unselfish leadership that stood out. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Check out February’s School team of the MonthThis article appeared in the June 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here.For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170
Stepping up: Jaco Kriel has had a standout season for the Lions in Super Rugby During the Springboks training camp in May, head coach Heyneke Meyer said that picking the loose forwards for the Rugby World Cup was his biggest worry. Given the limitations of a 31-man squad he won’t be the only one currently pondering that selection puzzle.The accepted view is that experience and established combinations are crucial for a successful tournament. At the end of last year, New Zealand coach Steve Hansen said that barring injury he had 25 players already pencilled into his squad. It might be expected that most coaches will stick with the players they are familiar with, rather than take risks on unproven ‘bolters’.Since 2012, Duane Vermeulen has started 29 of a possible 37 Tests in the back-row for South Africa, with Willem Alberts and Francois Louw both on 23 and Marcell Coetzee on 17. With the return of Pierre Spies (53 caps) and Schalk Burger (75) too, there isn’t much room for newcomers if Meyer opts to play it safe. However if he were to put stock in Super Rugby form this year – and the relevant rugby statistics – there are a number of players that have made an impression.From a sample of 49 players that have appeared for 500 or more minutes in the back row this season, below is an average 80-minute performance using Opta stats.The three top tacklers so far this season are Warren Whiteley with 231, and Boom Prinsloo jointly sitting with Warwick Tecklenburg on 183. Below is a list of the top performers based on average number of tackles per game, from the sample of 49 players.(Opta stats)That high looking tackle average of Hurricanes breakaway Callum Gibbins can be explained by his consecutive games against the Rebels and Stormers, when he made a total of 54 tackles, missing just two. Absent from that list is Richie McCaw whose 2014 season average of 12.9 tackles per 80 minutes and 1.43 missed has dropped to 11.9 and 2.34 in 2015. With the usual warning about tackle completion stats not reflecting effectiveness remembered, the average from the sample of 49 players is 90%. McCaw’s rate of 83.7% puts him 46th in the group, while Sam Cane’s 97.7% average is first. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A view below at highest average runs per 80 minutes sees Prinsloo from the Cheetahs placed second again. The fact that Akira Ioane, Ardie Savea and Jaco Kriel average over four metres per carry and well above the 1.15 rate for defenders beaten is also notable. The selection of 16 other back-row players ahead of Kriel in the Springbok training camps this year was surprising considering he had been brought on tour in 2014 and because the uncapped Lions flanker does offer something different to his rivals.(Opta stats)Over the previous couple of seasons there has been talk from the South African teams about evolving their style. As an example, Gert Smal asked last year for more unpredictability from the Stormers in attack and wanted to put in place a system that allowed players to back themselves without fear of error holding them back. Shifting away from the safety net of structure to playing with more flair isn’t something that can be achieved quickly though and when decision-making is put under pressure there will be a tendency to revert back to old habits. A player possessing natural ability like Kriel is therefore of great value.Kriel has beaten 44 defenders this season, the sixth highest amount in the competition and currently more than the likes of Nehe Milner-Skudder (42) and Ben Smith (39). That follows on from an excellent 2014 Currie Cup season when he rated top for clean breaks, defenders beaten and tries scored.A common criticism of loose forwards with impressive attacking stats is that those numbers are achieved by neglecting work in the tight. However that isn’t the case with Kriel, who rates third for most turnovers won this season with 22, just behind distinguished scavengers David Pocock on 23 and leader Liam Gill on 26. In the previous Currie Cup season, he was second for that category. (Opta stats)Last year, Michael Hooper’s total of 22 turnovers won at a rate of 1.29 per 80 minutes would have meant inclusion on the list. In 2015 that rate has dropped to 0.61. That difference is also reflected at a team level – in 2014 only the Highlanders won more turnovers than the Waratahs (147 in 18 matches), whereas this season they rate last with 84 from their 15 games. Pocock’s 2.2 turnovers per game has been accomplished with a remarkably low penalty rate, in light of the average for this group of 49 players being 0.84. It is also the case that other players with very low penalty averages such as Willie Britz with 0.24 or Siya Kolisi on 0.3 also tend to be below average for turnovers won too – in this case 0.35 and 0.4 respectively.If Super Rugby form was taken into account then a player that has made 412 tackles in two seasons, missing just 11 like Whiteley, or one that steals more ball than McCaw and beats more defenders than Ben Smith, like Kriel, would surely be heading to the World Cup. As Meyer continues to deliberate over his back-row selection, how to weight current form against experience may cause more headaches. TAGS: Highlight
All action: The Portuguese event had plenty of on-field excitement (pic by João Peleteiro) First Algarve tournament showcases shining sevensIt was billed as sevens in the sun. So it was a fine surprise for the fans at the Algarve 7s that so much shone about the play at this first-time tournament.The Portuguese national team faced invitational side Susies in the cup final – with Olympic gold medalist Samisoni Viriviri making a telling, scoring appearance. Ably guided by former England sevens cap Warwick Lahmert and with NZ sevens-capped Luke Masirewa barrelling into contact all weekend, the invitational side bested the youthful Portuguese side, but only by a single point.Related: Hong Kong use Algarve 7s for developmentThe makings of a go-to on the sevens calendar, now year one is out of the way? Many of the competitors from Algarve will now head to established destination, Amsterdam. Some hope this will become a regular combo, swinging by the Portuguese coast before heading for Holland. The weather definitely helps too…Meanwhile, the men’s open was won by Lisbon-based Agronomia and Hong Kong won the women’s event. So how was it? “I think everything went well and we have very good teams; very competitive games,” says Portugal veteran Pedro Leal, who played for the Samurai invitational team. “We’ve watched Portugal and Russia – two national teams – and yesterday I played Hong Kong who are going to the World Cup.“I’m sure it will grow. There were lovely teams this year, but I’m sure there will be more and more next year. And even better players. This year we had Todd Clever the former USA captain and Viriviri who was World Rugby sevens player of the year in 2014.”Adding to what Leal said, NZ Metro’s Clever points to the talent around him: “There’s definitely some stars with the Fijians and Kiwis carving up, so it’s incredible to watch.”On the ball: Todd Clever for the NZ Metro team (pic by João Peleteiro)For all the excitement on the field, the task is now to get more fans. “Behind the scenes it’s a well oiled machine running smooth – now it’s about the community getting behind it, getting that fan base, getting more excitement,” Clever agrees. “The hotels and food are great, and the level of rugby is really good too. If they had more live music during the games or a kids camp, whatever they decide in the future they can draw more people. But the spectacle is good.”
The April issue of Rugby World magazine – focusing on a new generation of Six Nations stars – is out now.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Shutdown: Twickenham stadium is closed because of the pandemic (Getty Images) The governing body has said it is now working through the process of ensuring “fair and balanced outcomes for the game” and will announce these by mid-April, but it’s another layer of uncertainty on top of the wider picture of worrying times.Gallagher Premiership clubs are asking players and staff to take paycuts as they try to weather the financial storm the current postponement of matches is causing. There’s the immediate loss of match-day revenue while the ramifications for TV deals and sponsors is also not yet clear.With most professional teams’ finances not in the best shape in normal circumstances the current crisis will be a significant blow, perhaps even fatal for some.That could be especially true for Greene King IPA Championship clubs that were already reeling from the news of RFU funding reductions.Up in the air: Championship action between Ampthill and Cornish Pirates (Getty Images)Clubs at lower levels will also be hit financially, losing out on bar takings and other revenue they would usually receive when their facilities are open. This in a season when many have already been dealing with floods and damage caused by the recent storms.From the top tier to the bottom, clubs will be facing up to tough decisions – and the lack of clarity, leadership even, from the RFU is hardly helping.Scottish Rugby launched a £500,000 hardship fund on Sunday to help those clubs facing financial challenges.On Wednesday, the WRU released the first of a new weekly ‘status update’ to lay out plans moving forward and vowed to help all teams and clubs to “emerge from the crisis intact and able to have a sustainable future”. For starters, each club will receive an additional £1,000 in funds by the end of March.All WRU competitions have also been cancelled for the 2019-20 season, with confirmation that there will be no promotion or relegation.Cancelled: The IRFU have ended the domestic season in Ireland (Getty Images)The IRFU ended the Irish domestic season on Thursday night and explained how cups would be shared by finalists while there would be no promotion or relegation in the five divisions in the Energia Men’s All-Ireland League. The union has also announced that playing, coaching and administration staff are taking pay deferrals of between 10-50% to help cut costs during the Covid-19 crisis.Those three unions have delivered clear messages to their membership while the RFU – the biggest of the lot – has only been able to tell people that the season is ending. No detail on the aftermath. Let’s hope for answers – and soon. Opinion: RFU aim for clarity but create confusionThe RFU has ended the 2019-20 season in England at all levels – league, cup and county – except the Gallagher Premiership.The announcement was meant “to provide clarity and to assist with immediate and longer term planning” but instead it has created confusion with so many questions still to be answered.What is happening with the Premiership?Going down? Saracens are due to be relegated this season (Getty Images)Will there be promotion and relegation? If so, how will this be decided? If not, what happens to Saracens, who are due to be relegated to the Greene King IPA Championship because of salary cap breaches? Will Newcastle, leading the way in the Championship, go up?Is there any support available to clubs facing financial difficulties?Yes, these are times of uncertainty and the situation is very changeable, but surely the RFU would have been better waiting until it was able to give a clearer picture of the next steps.Related: Rugby tournaments affected by coronavirusLower down the league pyramid, some clubs who thought they had already secured promotion or were destined for relegation are now in limbo until the RFU makes it clear what will happen in those divisions. English governing body leaves clubs in limbo as to what future holds
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Lions centre Jamie Roberts tries to break through South Africa’s defence in 2009 (Getty Images) Lions commit to South Africa tourThe British & Irish Lions are committed to touring South Africa this summer as scheduled in July and August.There has been lots of speculation over the 2021 tour due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with contingency plans of hosting matches in the UK and Australia considered, but the Lions Board has now confirmed its preference to proceed with the tour to South Africa.British & Irish Lions chairman Jason Leonard said: “After reviewing information relating to the various contingency scenarios being considered, I can confirm that the Board’s intended position is for the tour to go ahead as scheduled in South Africa in 2021.“We acknowledge that there is a significant amount of work still to be undertaken to deliver a robust Covid-19 countermeasure plan to ensure a successful, safe and uninterrupted tour. SA Rugby will have our full support to help implement this plan.”Packed stands during the 2009 South Africa v Lions series (Getty Images)However, there are still big question marks over whether fans will be able to attend matches – either those based in South Africa or travellers from overseas. Having to play matches behind closed doors would have a significant financial impact on SA Rugby and could still put the tour in doubt.SA Rugby president Mark Alexander said: “We appreciate the Lions’ faith and share their desire to see a safe and successful tour.“We have been in regular contact with our government to make that a reality against the backdrop of the pandemic and its predicted progression over the coming months.“There are serious financial implications for SA Rugby, should the event take place without any supporters in attendance, and we cannot ignore that in our considerations. But we are determined that the eventual outcome will deliver the best occasion and experience for players, supporters and our commercial partners.”The original 2021 Lions tour schedule could also be changed because of those considerations.Jason Leonard leads out the Lions during the 1997 tour to South Africa (Getty Images)Leonard added: “Every British and Irish player dreams of wearing the famous red jersey, and players from the southern hemisphere aspire to be part of a Lions series. We owe it to the current players vying for a place in both squads to ensure they can become part of Lions history.“We are very much looking forward to taking on South Africa for what promises to be a highly-competitive series against the reigning world champions.”The pre-tour Test between the Lions and Japan, which is due to take place at BT Murrayfield on Saturday 26 June, is still in the schedule, but a decision on crowd size will be made closer to the time to ensure it is in line with UK Government regulations.Lions commit to South Africa tour – Rugby World VerdictLet’s start with the positives, writes RW editor Sarah Mockford. The announcement gives us clarity on what the plans are and proceeding with the South Africa schedule maintains the Lions’ touring ethos. Preference of Lions Board is to stick to scheduled playing window The beauty of the Lions is the best players in Britain and Ireland travelling to the other side of the world to try to overcome the odds of playing in hostile environments, and Jason Leonard and his board are sticking with that tradition.However, fans are also an integral part of the Lions and it still looks extremely unlikely that the usual red hordes will be able to head south from the UK and Ireland. Even having home fans in attendance is far from assured, with matches played behind closed doors still a distinct possibility.Having said that, fans are also integral to the Six Nations and 2021 has still delivered a cracking championship without them, although it would have been even better with them! It’s also hard to see this announcement as 100% confirmation that the tour will go ahead – the Lions themselves describe it as an “intended position”, so there are no guarantees. If the Covid situation worsens over the coming months, we could be looking at a postponement until 2025.There is still much to iron out in terms of Covid protocols as well. If there is an outbreak in a team, it could see one or even two matches cancelled – there’s no room in the schedule to postpone – so minimising the risk of transmission is crucial.Jumping on a plane to a new venue every few days is the normal way of things on a Lions tour, but given the pandemic could matches be limited to one or two locations? It may be easier to reduce the risk if each team sets up camp in a single hotel, creating a ‘bubble’ where they can control the environment, but that can hardly be described as a ‘tour’.So plenty of unanswered questions and much work for the organisers to do, but at least there is a plan of action. And let’s hope fans, even if limited in number, are permitted in stadiums when the tour begins in July. Can’t get to the shops? 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Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ An open letter from Episcopal Women’s Caucus Standing in solidarity with the family and friends of Trayvon Martin An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Episcopal Women’s Caucus] The Episcopal Women’s Caucus, a justice organization dedicated to the Gospel values of equality and liberation and committed to the incarnation of God’s unconditional love, stands in solidarity with the family and friends of Trayvon Martin as together we grieve his senseless murder and demand answers and justice.As women, we understand what it means to be targets of bigotry and bias. We also know what it is like to walk down a street in our own neighborhood and fear for our safety. As mothers and grandmothers, we know the challenges of raising a child in today’s world, especially the risk of being judged and profiled for a particular style of clothing.Trayvon’s tragic death calls us all to recommit ourselves to the dismantling of racism and all forms of oppression. Our nation, neighborhoods and religious communities have been given a wake up call about the lethal combination of prejudice, violence and the appalling lack of gun control and vigilantism which has led to a rise in violent shootings and murder. As Christians gather to observe Holy Week and remember the last days of the life of Jesus and the consequences of power unchecked by prophetic witness, it is an especially appropriate time to consider the effects of violence and mob mentality.We call on all Episcopalians and all people of faith to continue to raise our voices in protest and demand answers so that justice might be served. In the timeless words of Martin Luther King Jr., injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.Let us heed the words of the Prophet Micah (6:8). Perhaps, if each one of us walked more humbly, more young men of color, women from all walks of life and all targeted minorities would be able to walk freely, without fear of sexual assault, violence or murder. And, more of God’s justice and mercy would be done. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL General Convention, General Convention 2012 Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The following sermon was presented today prior to the beginning of the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, meeting in Indianapolis IN, July 5 through July 12.The Rev. Gregory S. Straub to the Secretariat, Coordinators and Supervisors of the 77th General Convention in Indianapolis, IN, 2 July.There are few words in the English language that connote as much as the word home. Home and the expressions that derive from it exert powerful pulls on our emotions. Going home expresses welcome, completion and rest. Far from home expresses distance, loneliness and disconnection. Homecoming expresses reunion, comfort and celebration.One of the privileges of being a layperson is shopping for a church home. When lay persons move to a new place, they try out various churches, often within a denomination in which they have been comfortable in the past, but sometimes among several denominations, until they find one that feels like home. When I was a rector, I once walked into the church on a weekday to find a woman sitting in one of the pews. She told me she was in town, looking at houses, but wanted to see first if this would be a church in which she could worship. She wanted to know whether or not it felt prayed in over sufficient time. (At the time the church had been prayed in for over 200 years.) The woman did buy a house, joined the church and became an active, engaged communicant.A convention center is the antithesis of home. It is one-size-fits-all. It has no personality, no charm, no warmth. It has seen countless number of conventions and shows. And not one of them changed it for better or worse. The convention center is just raw space, ever ready to be adapted to the next group’s needs. And, yet, for the next ten days it will be the location of the 77th General Convention of The Episcopal Church. Its halls will resound with prayer, with the reading of scripture and with singing. Within its walls will take place elections and debates. The church’s direction for the next three years will be set here. It will be, for a time, the home of the church’s governance.The fourteenth chapter of the Gospel according to St. John contains Jesus’ promise that he and the Father would make their home amongst his followers. Jesus reiterates the ancient Jewish belief that God’s home is in the midst of God’s people. To symbolize God’s presence among them ancient Jews carried with them in their wanderings a leather case, which contained the tablets of the Law Moses had delivered on Sinai. Later Jewish thought located God in the temple in Jerusalem, but Jesus hearkens back to the older tradition. God has no particular home. God dwells wherever God’s people dwell. In myth this is illustrated in the story of Jesus’ birth. Jesus is born in a stable; he has no home. During his adult ministry he is an itinerant, a wanderer without a home. He makes his home among those who follow him like Mary and Martha and Lazarus of Bethany. Their home becomes his home.Like the people of Israel, we believe that God is with us in convention. We believe our deliberations to be God-centered and our votes to be inspired by the Holy Spirit. Because we are here, we believe God is here, and where God is, there is home, wherever that may be. To make the Indiana Convention Center a home for God and God’s people requires homemakers, and that’s where volunteers come in. You are the convention’s homemakers. You provide the services that transform empty space into the church’s convention home. Yours are the human faces that personify conventioneers’ temporary home. It is you who make the beds and set the tables, you who lay the hearthstone fires and set up the buffets, you who greet at the door and provide a word of welcome. If the 77th General Convention of The Episcopal Church comes to regard this place as its home-away-from-home, you will have done your homemaking tasks well.Houses, whether human habitations, places of worship or convention centers, are just empty space until we make them our own. We invest our homes, whether residence, church or convention center, with our precious emotions that include memories of our past, love for the people we associate with them and hopes for the future. Let Indianapolis be our Jerusalem, at least for ten days, and let it be our happy home. 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Darin Lovelace says: Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET General Convention July 2 Sermon The Rev. Gregory Straub July 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm “We believe our deliberations to be God-centered and our votes to be inspired by the Holy Spirit. ” The Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not determined by majority vote. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments are closed. 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According to its mission statement, the ACC’s role is “to facilitate the cooperative work of the churches of the Anglican Communion, to exchange information and to help coordinate common action.”The ACC is expected to discuss issues ranging from the status of the proposed Anglican Covenant, to inter-faith relations, mission and evangelism, gender-based violence, the environment and social justice.“I don’t expect there to be hugely contentious issues to address, but ones that will demand that we all listen to each other deeply and respond in Christian love to varying perspectives,” said Lawson in an e-mail interview.The Canadian members are expected to follow up on a proposal made by the Canadian church in 2007 to add peace, conflict transformation and reconciliation to the current five Marks of Mission.“We will be watching to see where that goes and speaking to it fervently,” said Lawson.Elliott has also been asked to facilitate a session on looking at Anglican-Lutheran relations. “It will be interesting to see how full communion is being lived into in other parts of the world,” he said.Moxley said she is looking forward to reuniting with members from previous gatherings, meeting new people and “finding out about life in their part of God’s kingdom.” Social gatherings will give members time to learn about churches around the world, and a members will visit local parishes of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.Lawson said she’s eager to learn more about the church in New Zealand. “I have always thought that it is the church that we in Canada can learn the most from.”Elliott noted that it would be the ACC’s last meeting with the current Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who is retiring at the end of the year. “I have always found his reflections to be challenging and educational,” said Elliott, adding that he is looking forward to participating in Bible studies and liturgies.ACC members will also have opportunities to learn about the work of the global Anglican networks. 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Rector Shreveport, LA The Reverend Laurette Glasgow says: [Episcopal News Service] Parisian Episcopalian Laurence Moachon is helping to raise the profile of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe by making French-language audio content available to Anglicans around the world.Le Magazine Anglican started broadcasting on the Frequence Protestante radio station some 18 months ago. Due to its popularity, it often is broadcast during a primetime slot just after noon.Moachon, a former Roman Catholic, has been a member of the American Cathedral in Paris for the past 19 years. As animateur (facilitator) of the show, she says it is important to communicate with people via radio because “we need to have more visibility in France as Episcopalians and Anglicans, and we have very little media coverage in the press. It’s a good opportunity for people to get to know us.”During her 55-minute slot, broadcast once a month and available on demand online, Moachon usually has a main topic, a secondary topic and an update of news about the Anglican Communion, the Episcopal Church, the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe and the three Anglican churches in Paris (The American Cathedral, St. Michael’s and St. George’s).She occasionally welcomes guests to the studio to record, but most of the time she pre-records interviews, “as most of them are not confident enough to speak live in French.”Moachon produces almost every aspect of the program, from preparing to presenting, researching to recording. “I have some small equipment to record the interviews, then afterwards I have software so I can mix the voices with music,” she said.Although she is a communications consultant, Moachon said, she has no previous experience in broadcasting. She has coached others in public speaking, but when she started broadcasting, she told ENS, “I thought my voice was so ugly that I needed voice coaching myself.”Her audience includes many Anglicans, Protestants and Roman Catholics. Her show shares the broadcast time slot with Radio Notre Dame.“These people are either religious or interested in religion or growing in their faith,” she said. “Therefore, there is no intention of converting any one to Anglicanism, but [of helping] them to know us better and also to find inspiration in what we do.”While it is difficult to determine exactly how many people are listening, Moachon said, “the success criteria is that the radio lets me carry on, although no money is given to them.” In June, she said, Le Magazine Anglican was the second-most-downloaded show across the station.She said she believes that the three or four pieces of music, much of it Anglican and choral, played during each broadcast help to make the show so popular.“It’s not hard to understand why she has such a following,” convocation Bishop Pierre Whalon told ENS. “Laurence’s passion for her church and her faith combine with her skills as a professional communicator to provide a lively and attractive program. She is an outstanding example of the growing numbers of people in France who are finding a living faith in the Episcopal Church.”French is an official language of 63 countries, the United Nations and the Olympic Games, Whalon noted. The number of French speakers in the world is growing and now includes more than 4 million Anglicans, he said.Moachon pointed out that the largest Episcopal diocese numerically is Haiti, which is French-speaking.The Episcopal Church is a worldwide church, she said. “We need to have more French tools, especially for liturgy … It’s important that we create an Anglican culture in French.”Le Magazine Anglican finds it origins in an earlier radio show about the American Cathedral in Paris that was produced by the Rev. Canon Bernard Vignot, an Old Catholic priest who directed the cathedral’s Francophone ministry, until he retired. In 2011, Le Magazine Anglican relaunched as a cultural show.When the show first began, it was called Via Media, but Moachon said she struggled with that term “because it means we are ‘neither nor.’ But we really are different. I really want people to see our church and think we are doing something different.”Her favorite part of the show is brainstorming ideas and meeting lots of interesting people, she said.The latest show, broadcast on July 13, included a main feature about Anglicans on the French Riviera and an Episcopal church in Nice. She also included information about Cannes and the film festival, one example of how, she said, she is finding new ways to broaden the show “and make it lively.” Music featured on the latest show includes the Communion hymn sung for the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, the choir of the American Cathedral in Paris singing Abide With Me, and Emeli Sandé singing Abide With Me for the opening of the Olympic games in 2012.Previous show highlights have included ecumenical debates and features on the enthronement of the 105th archbishop of Canterbury; British cathedrals; Washington, D.C. and the second investiture of President Barack Obama; the new dean of the American Cathedral in Paris; and a festival of Anglican music.Moachon first was drawn to the Episcopal Church in 1993 when she attended a Christmas service at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. She immediately felt a connection, but one of the main attractions of the Episcopal Church, she said, is the diversity of worship.The radio program takes a lot of time to prepare and produce each month but, she said, now I “see it as my ministry.”— Matthew Davies is an editor and reporter of the Episcopal News Service.À Paris, des ondes cérébrales créent des ondes radio pour les Anglicans francophonesLaurence Moachon, Parisienne épiscopalienne, aide à rehausser le profil de la Convocation des églises épiscopales en Europe en mettant du contenu audio en langue française à la disposition des Anglicans du monde entier.Le Magazine anglican a commencé à émettre sur la station de radio Fréquence protestante il y a environ 18 mois. En raison de sa popularité, cette émission est souvent diffusée en créneau horaire primetime juste après midi.Mme Moachon, ancienne Catholique, est membre de la Cathédrale américaine de Paris depuis 19 ans. En tant qu’animatrice de l’émission, elle dit qu’il est important de communiquer avec les gens par l’intermédiaire de la radio parce que « il nous faut plus de visibilité en France en tant qu’Épiscopaliens et Anglicans, et nous avons une couverture médiatique très réduite dans la presse. C’est une bonne occasion pour que les gens arrivent à nous connaître ».Pendant son créneau de 55 minutes, diffusé une fois par mois et disponible sur demande en ligne, Mme Moachon a habituellement un sujet principal, un sujet secondaire et des actualités sur la Communion anglicane, l’Église épiscopale, le Diocèse de l’Église d’Angleterre en Europe et les trois Églises anglicanes de Paris (la Cathédrale américaine, l’église Saint-Michael et l’Église Saint-George).Elle accueille de temps à autre des invités au studio pour enregistrer, mais la plupart du temps elle pré-enregistre les interviews «car nombre d’entre eux ne se sentent pas suffisamment à l’aise pour parler en direct en français ».Laurence Moachon produit pratiquement tous les aspects du programme, depuis la préparation jusqu’à la présentation, en passant par la recherche et l’enregistrement. « Je dispose d’un petit équipement pour enregistrer les interviews et ensuite j’ai un logiciel qui me permet de mélanger voix et musique » nous confie-t-elle.Bien qu’elle soit consultante en communication, Mme Moachon n’a pas eu d’expérience antérieure en radiodiffusion. Elle a formé d’autres personnes à s’exprimer en public mais quand elle a commencé la diffusion radiophonique, dit-elle à ENS, « je pensais que ma voix était si laide que j’avais besoin moi-même de coaching vocal ».Son auditoire comprend beaucoup d’Anglicans, de Protestants et de Catholiques. Son émission partage son créneau horaire avec Radio Notre Dame.« Ce sont des gens religieux ou intéressés par la religion, ou grandissant dans leur foi » nous dit-elle. « Par conséquent, nous n’avons aucunement l’intention de convertir qui que ce soit à l’anglicanisme mais plutôt [d’aider] à mieux nous connaître ainsi qu’à puiser leur inspiration dans ce que nous faisons ».Il est difficile de déterminer exactement combien de gens nous écoutent, dit Mme Moachon, « le critère de succès c’est que la radio me laisse continuer, bien que nous ne leur donnions aucun argent ». En juin, poursuit-elle, Le Magazine anglican a été la deuxième émission la plus téléchargée de la station.Elle nous dit croire que les trois ou quatre morceaux de musique, pour la plupart anglicane et chorale, joués au cours de chaque émission aident à rendre l’émission populaire.« Il n’est pas difficile de comprendre pourquoi elle a autant de fidèles auditeurs » Pierre Whalon, Évêque de la Convocation, dit à ENS. « La passion de Laurence pour son église et sa foi alliée à ses compétences en tant que communicatrice professionnelle permet d’offrir un programme animé et attrayant. Elle est un exemple exceptionnel du nombre de plus en plus important de personnes en France qui trouvent une foi vivante dans l’Église épiscopale ».Le français est une langue officielle dans 63 pays, aux Nations Unies et aux Jeux olympiques, nous fait remarquer l’Évêque Whalon. Le nombre de francophones dans le monde augmente et comprend maintenant plus de 4 millions d’Anglicans, nous confie-t-il.Laurence Moachon précise que le plus grand diocèse épiscopal est numériquement celui d’Haïti, qui est de langue française.L’Église épiscopale est une église mondiale, ajoute-t-elle. « Il nous faut avoir plus d’outils français, particulièrement pour la liturgie… Il est important de créer une culture anglicane en français ».Le Magazine anglican tire son origine d’une émission radio plus ancienne sur la Cathédrale américaine de Paris que produisait le Rév. Canon Bernard Vignot, ancien prêtre catholique qui dirigea le ministère francophone de la Cathédrale jusqu’à sa retraite. En 2011, le Magazine anglican a été relancé en tant qu’émission culturelle.Lorsque l’émission a démarré, elle s’intitulait Via Media mais Mme Moachon nous dit avoir eu des difficultés avec ce titre « parce qu’il signifie que nous ne sommes ni l’un ni l’autre ». Mais nous sommes véritablement différents. Je veux vraiment que les gens voient notre église et pensent que nous faisons quelque chose de différent ».Sa partie préférée de l’émission c’est le « remue-méninges » d’idées et la rencontre de nombreuses personnes intéressantes, nous dit-elle.La dernière émission,diffusée le 13 juillet, comportait comme sujet principal les Anglicans sur la Côte d’azur et une Église épiscopale à Nice. Elle comportait également des informations sur Cannes et son festival du film, exemple, nous dit-elle, de la façon dont elle trouve de nouveaux moyens d’élargir l’émission « et de la rendre plus animée ». La musique choisie pour la dernière émission comprenait l’Hymne de la Communion chantée pour le couronnement de la Reine Elizabeth II en 1953, la chorale de la Cathédrale américaine de Paris interprétant Abide by me et Emeli Sandé chantant Abide by me pour l’ouverture des Jeux olympiques de 2012.Parmi les points saillants d’émissions passées, on peut noter les débats œcuméniques et des présentations sur l’intronisation du 105ème Archevêque de Cantorbéry, sur les Cathédrales britanniques, sur la ville de Washington et la deuxième investiture du Président Barack Obama, sur le nouveau doyen de la Cathédrale américaine de Paris et sur un festival de musique anglicane.Laurence Moachon fut tout d’abord attirée par l’Église épiscopale en 1993 lorsqu’elle assista à un service de Noël à la Cathédrale nationale de Washington à Washington. Elle s’est immédiatement senti connectée mais ce qui l’a principalement attirée vers l’Église épiscopale, nous dit-elle, est la diversité du culte.Le programme radio prend beaucoup de temps de préparation et de production chaque mois mais, nous confie-t-elle, maintenant je « le vois comme mon ministère ».– Matthew Davies est rédacteur et journaliste de l’Episcopal News Service. July 16, 2013 at 8:54 pm This article is about evangelism at its very best, that is, making use of technology to introduce others to the Anglican and Episcopal tradition and the sharing of sacred music and story. Congratulations to the American Cathedral in Paris and the American Convocation in Europe. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA By Matthew DaviesPosted Jul 16, 2013 Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release July 17, 2013 at 8:32 am Félicitations! Telling our stories in new ways that engage people and walk with them is what the Episcopal/Anglican Church does so well and is all the more important in an increasingly secularized Western world. As someone whose faith was nourished and grew in the Convocation and who has known Laurence and her devotion to excellence, I say “well done, good and faithful servant”! 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