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Beeson, Trevor (Trevor Randall), 1926-
Publication Date
2003 c2002
Material Type
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BX 5176 B44 2002
Beeson, Trevor (Trevor Randall), 1926-
SCM Press
Publication Date
2003 c2002
248 p. ; 23.4 x 15.6 cm.
Material Type
"[By] Trevor Beeson".
"First published in 2002 by SCM Press. This paperback edition published in 2003". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The purpose of this book is twofold. It provides brief portraits of forty-eight bishops who were in office from about the time of the 1832 Reform Bill, when the Church of England as well as the nation as a whole entered a period of continuous change, until the final years of the twentieth century." -- Intro., p. [1].
Beeson "ends by asking why such able and interesting bishops are now in short supply and wonders whether the hectically busy managerial role assumed by the bishops of the new millennium represents a betrayal of the Episcopal office and a consequent weakening of the Church's witness in an incredibly secularized society. Looking not far ahead, the likely impact of women bishops is also discussed". -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgements / TB -- Introduction -- The aristocrats and the courtiers -- The scholars -- The statesmen -- The prophets -- The pastors -- The controversialists -- The headmasters -- The church reformers -- The social reformers -- The missionaries -- The evangelists -- The odd men out -- The pioneers : looking ahead -- Bibliography -- Index.
OTCH Note: The bishops described are in order of discussion: Edward Stuart Talbot, William Cecil, Charles Sumner, Cosmo Gordon Lang, Robin Woods, Connop Thirlwall, Joseph Barber Lightfoot, Mandell Creighton, Kenneth Kirk, Ian Ramsey, Archibald Campbell Tait, Randall Davidson, William Temple, George Bell, John Percival, Edward Lee Hicks, John A.T. Robinson, E.R. (Ted) Wickham, Edward King, William Walsham How, Edward Woods, Launcelot Fleming, Herbert Hensley Henson, Ernest William Barnes, Frederick Temple, George Ridding, Neville Gorton, Geoffrey Fisher, Edward Stanley, Charles James Blomfield, Samuel Wilberforce, Leslie Hunter, James Fraser, Brooke Foss Westcott, Charles Gore, George Augustus Selwyn, John William Colenso, Charles Mackenzie, Frank Weston, Joost de Blank, Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram, Walter Carey, Christopher Chavasse, Cuthbert Bardsley, Henry Phillpotts, T.B. Strong, Mervyn Stockwood and Douglas Feaver.
Church of England - Bishops
Bishops - England - History
Episcopacy - Church of England
Church of England - Bishops - Office
Bardsley, Cuthbert Killick Norman, 1907-1991
Barnes, Ernest William, 1874-1953
Bell, George Allen Kennedy, 1883-1958
Blomfield, Charles James, 1786-1857
Carey, Walter Julius, 1875-1955
Cecil, William (Rupert Ernest William Gascoyne), 1863-1936
Chavasse, Christopher Maude, 1884-1962
Colenso, John William, 1814-1883
Davidson, Randall Thomas, 1848-1930
de Blank, Joost, 1908-1968
Feaver, Douglas Russell, 1914-1997
Fisher, Geoffrey Francis, 1887-1972
Fleming, Launcelot (William Launcelot Scott), 1906-1990
Fraser, James, 1818-1885
Gore, Charles, 1853-1932
Gorton, Neville, 1888-1955
Henson, Hensley (Herbert Hensley), 1863-1947
Hicks, Edward Lee, 1843-1919
How, William Walsham, 1823-1897
Hunter, Leslie Stannard, 1890-1983
King, Edward, 1829-1910
Kirk, Kenneth Escott, 1886-1954
Lang, Cosmo Gordon (William Cosmo Gordon), 1864-1945
Lightfoot, Charles Barber, 1828-1889
Mackenzie, Charles (Charles Frederick Frazier), 1825-1862
Mandell, Creighton, 1843-1901
Percival, John, 1834-1918
Phillpotts, Henry, 1778-1869
Ramsey, Ian Thomas, 1915-1972
Ridding, George, 1828-1904
Robinson, John A.T. (John Arthur Thomas), 1919-1983
Selwyn, George Augustus, 1809-1878
Stanley, Edward, 1779-1849
Stockwood, Mervyn (Arthur Mervyn), 1913-1995
Strong, Thomas Banks, 1861-1944
Sumner, Charles Richard, 1790-1874
Tait, Archibald Campbell, 1811-1882
Talbot, Edward Stuart, 1844-1934
Temple, Frederick, 1821-1902
Temple, William, 1881-1944
Thirlwall, Connop, 1797-1875
Wickham, Ted (Edward Ralph), 1911-1994
Wilberforce, Samuel, 1805-1873
Westcott, Brooke Foss, 1825-1901
Winnington-Ingram, Arthur Foley, 1858-1946
Woods, Edward Sydney, 1877-1953
Woods, Robin (Robert Wilmer), 1914-1997
Call Number
BX 5176 B44 2002
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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A statement from the Primate on World AIDS, 2009
2009 December 1
Primate's Office
Record Type
2009 December 1
Primate's Office
Record Type
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Anglican Church of Canada
December 01, 2009 - An interview with the Rev. Patricia Sawo, a church leader and mother living with HIV in Kenya inspired Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams to entitle his World Aids Day Message A Space for Hope. Patricia says of her church "My congregation knows about my status and people in my church know that this is a place where, if they come with HIV, they can be loved." The Archbishop says "when the Church is doing its job, it is providing space for people to face themselves, to be themselves, and to cope with the future."
On my trip to Burundi in February, I saw numerous examples of that kind of space. Let me cite just two. In the heart of the city of Bujumbura there is an HIV/AIDS clinic. Above the main entrance of the administration building is a sign stating that the building was renovated though a gift of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) of the Anglican Church of Canada. That gift inspired other churches in the city to make contributions to expand the services of this clinic which serves teens and young adults who have been orphaned through AIDS. Most of them live on the street and their life is very rough. The clinic is a haven where they can learn about HIV/AIDS, get tested and if necessary receive treatment and counseling. As the Archbishop says, they can "face themselves, be themselves, and cope with the future."
Up in the hills, "in the bush" as Burundians say, in the village of Bitare, I and Cheryl Curtis (Executive Director of PWRDF) and Maureen Bailey (Youth Council, PWRDF) were invited to assist local people in laying the foundation stone for a new HIV/AIDS clinic. It was very humbling to kneel down and share in that work as hundreds of people looked on and sang and prayed for God's blessing on this project. The building is now complete and providing services to hundreds of people in Bitare and a number of surrounding villages. Individuals and families are feeling support and care. Lives are being changed and hope is rising like the glory of a new day.
This coming Sunday, the second in Advent, I ask that throughout the Church, prayers of special intent for those living with HIV/AIDS be included in the Prayers of the People. Pray for their caregivers and for their doctors and nurses and clergy. Pray especially for the work of the Mother's Union in Africa and their deep and steadfast commitment to helping those who are living with AIDS and those who have been widowed and orphaned through AIDS, and those who are caring for their grandchildren. Pray for those engaged in education about healthy sexuality and the prevention of AIDS. And as we pray for the eradication of the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS, pray also for that "space" the Church is called to provide where people can be welcomed and free to face themselves and be themselves without fear of rejection; where through loving care and support they can cope with their future. This calling is after the very example of Our Lord who reached out and "touched" (Mark 1: 40-41) the sick with love and mercy.
I encourage one and all to pray, to support the continuing work with HIV/AIDS, and to stand with all those who are pressuring world leaders, in the words of one of the Millennium Development Goals, "to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases." I issue this call in the name of him whose Advent sets us free, whose love brings healing and hope to all.
World AIDS Day
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Burundi
AIDS (Disease) - Africa
AIDS (Disease) - Burundi
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