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.

Presiding Bishop attends ACC synod

October 23rd – 24th 2013 – Presiding Bishop attends ACC Synod

The Most Rev. Peter D. Robinson attended the Provincial Synod of the Anglican Catholic Church held in Newport Beach, Calif., and was invited to address the Synod by the Archbishop of the ACC, the Most Rev. Mark Haverland.  Bishop Robinson’s remarks addressed the need for the Church to put Evangelism ahead of church politics, and to allow doing the Lord’s work to draw us together, rather than wasting time and effort on man-made schemes for unity. 

The United Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Catholic Church share a common origin in the 1977 Congress of Concerned Churchmen which took place in St Louis, MO, and led to the foundation of the Continuing Anglican Movement.

General Convention 2014

September 29th 2013 – Eleventh General Convention of the UECNA.

The XI General Convention of the United Episcopal Church of North America will be held in Prescott, Arizona on May 14 to 16 2014.  The Missionary Diocese of the West will be the host diocese.