"Due to a series of unavoidable events, including the moving of our offices, this edition of our magazine is late. I trust that its contents will continue to inspire us all to do all we can to seek the common good for our wonderfully diverse and colourful rainbow family of God, quoting Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Also note the status of the Anglican Cycle of Prayer. A copy of the first section of the cycle is included in this mailing. Your comments would be most welcome. This is in addition to the book produced by Forward Movement Publications. Accurate up-to-date listing are listed daily on our website. The Editor".
Archbishop Scott, Dean Peers and Dr. Betty Graham reported on the meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council held in Trinidad, March 1976.
That the request for appointments for Correspondents and Consultants be referred to the Nominating Committee of the National Executive Council for their action and submission of names to the Anglican Consultative Council. CARRIED
Regarding the engaging of a Communications Officer for the Anglican Consultative Council, the Primate reported that budget provision has been made for this, subject to further study by the Standing Committee.
The members of the National Executive Council were urged to use the Cycle of Prayer produced by the Anglican Consultative Council, and it was agreed that it should be used at meetings of the National Executive Council.
Resolutions which require action by the Anglican Church of Canada were reviewed.
"How to provide the names of the dioceses and the correct name of the bishop is also something we are attempting to do through the website: www.anglicancommunion.org. ..... We also know that since using the web as a primary source for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, thousands more people have been attracted to it than we have ever had in buying a hard copy that was available through one of our sister organisations in the United States." "[T]herefore in this particular issue I am issuing the entire year of 2007, realising full well that by the time these prayers are said in many places there will be need for updates. I would ask all of you to visit the website often ...".
"Pull our section" with listing from Sunday 2 April 2006 to Saturday 1 July 2006. "Anglican Cycle of Prayer now included in the pages of Anglican Episcopal World, tells others, `The voice of prayer is never silent' says the hymn, and may it be so in our global Communion. Daily updates are given on the home page of the website, www.anglicancommunion.org (p. 2)".
"This important work of prayer and support can now be accessed daily on the www.anglicancommunion.org website along with a lectionary suggestion. This means any changes in people or information is made as soon as it is received a the Anglican Communion Office, thus our prayers can be accurate and up-to-date as we name before God in Christ those who serve the global Communion. Please make sure and all bishop and leadership appointments are sent to Michael Ade at St. Andrew's House in London (email@example.com). The entire ACP can be downloaded at any time by anyone. If you do not have the facility to download and print the ACP, the London secretariat will do it for you and send it to you at no charge." [Text of entire article.]
Notes about the Anglican World magazine with special attention to upcoming print and electronic coverage of the 1998 Lambeth Conference. Notice that "Anglican Cycle of Prayer" for 1999 and 2000 will be compiled and published at Lambeth. Announcement that Assistant Editor, Nicola Currie, will be leaving to take up a position as Communications Officer for the diocese of Worcester.
We affirm the Lambeth 1988 Call to Prayer and request the Sisters of St. John the Divine to prepare practical suggestions for implementation of the Call to Prayer for use in all Dioceses, and that a report be made to the House of Bishops' meeting in October 1989.
(It is suggested that consideration be given for the prayers to be intentional; that prayers be offered at the beginning and the end of all meetings; that a bulletin could be developed; that parishes be encouraged to develop an incarnational spirituality; that there be clergy retreats, family prayers, use of the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, and daily meditations.) CARRIED