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January 09 2004 By virtueonline CHURCH OF ENGLAND: New Bishop of Reading Appointed

Philip Giddings, Jonathan Wilmot and Vaughan Roberts on behalf of
Anglican Mainstream Oxford Dr Philip Giddings Convenor of AM UK The Ven
Paul Gardner Archdeacon of Exeter The Rev David Banting Vicar of St
Peter's Harold Wood On behalf of AM UK

Tuesday 6th January 2004

It has been announced from 10 Downing Street today that the Queen has
approved the nomination of The Revd. Canon Stephen Cottrell, as the next
Bishop of Reading.

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January 09 2004 By virtueonline International Pentecostal Church of Christ writes ABC over Robinson Consecration

International Pentecostal Church of Christ writes Williams over Robinson

The following is a letter to the Archbishop:

The Right Reverend Dr Rowan Williams
Archbishop of Canterbury
Lambeth Palace
London SE1 7JU England

Dear Archbishop Williams:

Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus
Christ .

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January 09 2004 By virtueonline Dean who married same-sex couple prayed he could welcome all people

The wedding took place Aug. 25 in the cathedral with about 90 people in

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January 09 2004 By virtueonline Anglican primate ends turbulent reign with early retirement

Archbishop Carnley said yesterday that he would retire as primate and as
Anglican Archbishop of Perth in May next year, marking the 24th
anniversary of his consecration and installation as archbishop.

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January 08 2004 By virtueonline All Saints, Pawleys Island will decide whether to leave Episcopal Church USA

The move comes during a turbulent time for the 264-year-old Waccamaw Neck church.

It has been engaged in a three-year fight with the diocese over ownership of church property and a recent attempt by Bishop Edward Salmon to remove 12 church leaders.

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January 07 2004 By virtueonline Congo Statement on homosexuality and blessings of same-sex unions

We therefore strongly condemn:

- the consecration of Canon GENE ROBINSON, a divorcee and an actively gay bishop of the US New Hampshire Diocese of the Episcopal Church on 2nd November 2003;

- the access to priesthood of actively gay and lesbian people;

- the use of the newly devised Prayer Book published by the Diocese of New Westminster/Canada for the purpose of officiating the blessing of same-sex marriages.

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Here are the consequences to one parish in America's Heartland. A lay leader in a conservative congregation in a liberal diocese sent the following report.

The question was raised at a recent parish meeting, "where is the Episcopal Church going?"

"We are really going through a difficult time as a result of the Gene Robinson consecration," he wrote to Virtuosity.

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January 07 2004 By virtueonline Church of England's 'third way' on women bishops

An enclave for opponents of women priests could be created to avert a mass exodus when women are consecrated, possibly within five years.

The faction, effectively a church within a church, could have its own archbishop, bishops, parish clergy and training colleges. But it would exclude women clerics.

Proposals for a traditionalist "third province" have been floated before but this is the first time they have received official recognition.

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