"St. Augustine's College was founded in 1848 in the partly refurbished ruins of St. Augustine's Abbey, not far from Canterbury Cathedral. Its foundation reflected the growing concern of its time for greater professionalism in training clergy. St. Augustine's was to be a missionary college, providing clergy for Britain's colonies and other dependencies abroad" (p. ). The College's High Church affiliation "can be seen in the frequently published 'Occasional Papers from St. Augustine's College, Canterbury,' which first appeared in 1852. They are largely comprised of lengthy extracts from letters of former students then serving in Anglican colonial and missionary dioceses. The letters exhibit the proficiency and character of their training, the peculiar circumstances of their colonial or missionary dioceses, their models of ministry and clerical expectations. Their publication also no doubt helped attract funds for the College, as they certainly acted as a precious link between far-flung former students" (p. ). A number of St. Augustine students began their service in Canada or Newfoundland. "[T]hese letters enable and encourage the (relatively neglected) comparative study of the British colonial churches' experience of adaptation and survival (especially at times when 'innovation' in the religious tradition that gave immigrants their identity was rarely applauded). Studying them enhances present self-understanding through contrasting the experiences of what became, generally speaking, the Canadian, South African and Australasian Churches of today's Anglican Communion. Local social historians will find these 'Occasional Papers' a valuable quarry, especially those interested in studying what they reveal of the early years of European settlement and of the post-European settlement contacts with indigenous peoples" (p. 124). "Readers of the 'Journal' may already be familiar with these 'Occasional Papers from St. Augustine's College Canterbury'. If not, I append a list of some early North American clergy whose letters appear there in extract form, and commend the reading of them. Their publication continued till 1941, when destructive enemy bombing forced the closure of the College as a missionary training centre" (p. 125).
Article includes a list (pages 126-135) with headings: Occasional Paper and Extract No. -- Page No. -- Author and Location -- Date.
"The annual Polly Bond awards of the Episcopal Communicators organisation in the United States were announced on 20 April . `Anglican World', the official magazine of the Anglican Communion, won certificated for cover design, the pilgrimage supplement 2000 and photography. Mrs. Phoebe Griswold received a Polly Bond for her article on Mary and the Secretary General, the Rev. Canon John L. Peterson, received an award for 'Bethlehem' -- an entry from his quarterly column in this magazine."
See also captioned photo on p. 38. "Glorious music filled the gardens of Camp Allen during the Episcopal Communicators Conference in Houston, Texas. The group from the newest Hispanic congregation, Cristo Rey, provided inspiration and entertainment. 'Anglican World' won five Polly Bond awards during the annual gathering".
"'Anglican World', the flagship publication of the Anglican Consultative Council, is an attractive, glossy publication, published quarterly, which strives to keep tabs on the rapidly changing face of Anglicanism throughout the world". "Although published in London, the magazine includes news items from around the world, as well as news briefs from the Anglican Communion News Service, columns of opinion, and sections on 'people' and resources." "'Anglican World is available to Canadian subscribers for $16 a year ...".
The author, Communications Director for the Anglican Communion, and current editor of 'Anglican World', reflects on "how communication impacts communion" and the history of the Communion's work "to engage in communication that promotes communion". In 1878 [N.B. article refers to 1848 Lambeth Conference but this should read 1878] the bishops expressed a need for "some centre of communication among the Churches in England, Ireland, Scotland, America, India, the colonies and elsewhere". "[T]he 1948 Lambeth Conference commissioned a twice-yearly publication to help 'maintain and strengthen the bonds of affection between bishops of the Communion'. That magazine, 'Pan-Anglican' was eventually replaced by 'Anglican World' magazine, aimed at an ordained and lay membership".
The Anglican Communion Office is hoping to have 50,000 subscribers to "Anglican World" by Advent 1995. Readers are encouraged to tell others about the publication which has been much admired but not widely publicized.
"The publication of Anglican Episcopal World, as a magazine, will cease with this current issue and can be considered 'suspended' until a future date yet to be determined. The decision, from Secretary General Kenneth Kearon, is based on the financial reality and costs versus income of the quarterly magazine. In the meantime, we at the ACO [Anglican Communion Office] are seeking creative ways to keep communications flowing and open, especially as a run-up to Lambeth 2008". [Text of entire article.]
"The International Anglican Family Network (IAFN) started in Melbourne, Australia, producing a valuable resource document for the 1988 Lambeth Conference on problems facing families in difference countries. As preparations start for the 1998 Lambeth Conference, Dr. Sally Thompson reviews the Network's role and potential [with particular mention of the network's newsletter]."
The Rev. Canon Peter Harvey, editor of the original periodicaal entitled "Anglican World" died 19 February 1996. Canon Harvey was dedicated to the "goal of enabling Anglicans to communicate better ... their work and ministry".