Diocese of the East 2015 Convocation

October 9th 2015

Diocesan Convocation of the Missionary Diocese of the East held at Christ the King, Linwood, NC

Missionary Diocese of the West 2014 Convocation

October 25th 2014

The Diocesan Convocation of the Missionary Diocese of the West met at St Jude’s Church, 8245 E Seneca St., Tucson.  The meeting was chaired by the Most Rev. Peter D. Robinson, the Bishop of the Missionary Diocese.  Full details will be published in the Lent edition of Glad Tidings.

Missionary Diocese of the South & Ozarks 2014 Convocation

September 13th 2014

The Missionary Diocese of the South and Ozarks held its Convocation at St Joseph Anglican Church, Branson, MO.  A full report will appear in the November 2014 edition of “Glad Tidings.” 

Missionary Diocese of the West 2014 Convocation

August 6th 2014

The District Convocation for the Missionary District of the West will meet at St Jude’s Anglican Church, 8245 E Seneca St., Tucson AZ 85715, on Saturday 25th October 2014.  Details will be forthcoming shortly.

Missionary Diocese of the East 2014 Convocation

July 26th 2014

The Convocation of the Missionary District of the East met at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Huntersville, NC on Saturday July 26th.  Canons were approved for the governance of the Missionary District, and a Council of Advice and Board of Examining Chaplains were elected.  The former Bishop of the Missionary District, the Rt. Rev. Joseph H. Dobson, was voted Bishop Emeritus.  The day had opened at 9.45am with Morning Prayer and Communion at which the Presiding Bishop celebrated; and closed with Evening Prayer and Sermon at 3pm.

Diocese of the Great Lakes joins UECNA

July 19th 2014

The Diocese of the Great Lakes joins the UECNA.  More information in the August ‘Glad Tidings’

Missionary Diocese of the East 2014 Convocation

May 25th 2014

The Presiding Bishop has called the organising Convocation of the Missionary District of the East for July 26th 2014.  It will meet at the Huntersville Arts and Cultural Center, 119 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 

Every clergyman in the Eastern District is entitled to be present and voting at the meeting.  Lay delegates are apportioned three to a parish; two to a mission; and one to an authorized place of public worship such as an oratory or chapel.

Bishop Joseph Dobson retires

March 31st 2014 – Bishop Joseph Dobson retires

The Rt. Rev. Joseph H. Dobson, IV, retired as Episcopal Visitor of the Missionary Diocese of the East effective April 1st.  Bishop Dobson served as Bishop Coadjutor from June to September 2010, then as Bishop of the Missionary Diocese from September 2010 to February 2013, after which he served as Episcopal Visitor.  Increasing health concerns have prompted his decision to retire as Episcopal Visitor and also as Rector of St John’s Anglican Church, St Mary’s County, MD.

Missionary Diocese of the West 2013 Convocation

October 25th 2013 – Missionary Diocese of the West Convocation

Missionary Diocese of the West holds its Convocation at St Patrick’s Anglican Church, Hemet, Calif..  Representations were present from three of the four parishes in the Missionary Diocese; one parish and one mission were officially excused.  The Convocation voted to admit St Augustine’s Anglican Church, Phoenix, AZ as a Mission of the Diocese.

The bishop – the Most Rev. Peter D. Robinson reported that the he had ordained one priest in the past year, the Rev. Fr. Frank Hume-Dawson, who serves as Priest in Charge of St Augustine’s, Phoenix.  He has also received one postulant for training for the sacred ministry in the Missionary District of the West.  The diocese reported an approximately 15% increase in communicants.

Elections were held to fill vacancies on the Diocesan Council of Advice.