The Convocation of the West is a missionary community of Christians and churches in the catholic Anglican tradition. Our community spans from Texas to the Pacific Northwest. 
    
We reside within the Missionary Diocese of All Saints (ACNA).
We are a chapter of Forward in Faith.


The Calm Sea

 

A homily for Ember Week 2020 Clericus 

Readings:

Genesis 49
Psalm 119:89-104
Matthew 7

“We put not our trust in anything we do”

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Now Available: Ash Wednesday and Sunday Lent Liturgies

Bishop Richard Lipka (courtesy of Susan Lipka) has made available his liturgy booklets for Ash Wednesday and Season of Lent. For those churches using the 2019 liturgy, you can download them here, all you need do is replace the front page.

- Ash Wednesday

- Season of Lent Eucharist

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January Newsletter

Please find linked below the January Newsletter ready for print. In it you will find the following articles and announcements: 

• Epiphany: The Light Hurts My Eyes By Bishop Winfield Mott
• The Seven Churches By Fr. Michael Penfield
• Twelfth Night By Fr. Michael Penfield 
• Upcoming Clericus 2020


Please print it out and distribute it within your respective ministries and parishes. This edition is formatted to be printed on one double-sided sheet and folded as a booklet. 

You can download the newsletter here:  http://bit.ly/ACWTheLine7-1

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November Newsletter and 2020 Clericus

Clericus
Registrations are open for our Feb 18-20 Clericus! Registration link is here:  https://anglicancow.org/pages/clericus-2020.php
Registration deadline is Jan 18th. 

This is a very important Clericus for us, so please make every effort you can to attend. Our speaker will be Canon Mark Eldredge, Director of Church Revitalization for the American Anglican Council. He will be presenting a program for revitalization of our congregations. More information about his program here: https://americananglican.org/revive-church-revitalization/

Please read the newsletter for more information about the program as it pertains to us. 

November Newsletter
The November Newsletter for the Convocation of the West! It is in two forms, as last time: web and print.

The Season of Giving Thanks By Fr. Donald Hughes
• Presenting: Church ReVive By Fr. Michael Penfield
• Not Yet By Bishop Winfield Mott
• Upcoming Clericus and Synod

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October 2019 Newsletter, digital and print

The October 2019 issue of The Line is out, which includes important announcments and a letter from the Vicar General:

      Download Volume 6.3 (digital, for web/email distribution)   

      Instructions for Print Version  


In this issue

All Saints, Here and Hereafter By Bishop Winfield Mott

2020 Synod

Up And At ‘Em By Kimberly M. Vogel

Welcome To Our Brave New World By Fr. Michael Penfield

Upcoming Clericus


 

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September 2019 Newsletter

The September 2019 issue of The Line is out, which includes important announcments and a letter from the Vicar General:

     Download Volume 6.2 (digital, for web/email distribution)  

     Download Volume 6.2 (print, for parish distribution)

 Back issues are available from the  Newsletter page. 

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Save the Date: Clericus Feb 18-20, 2020

Anglican Convocation of the West (MDAS) * Clericus 2020

WHO: The Clericus is for all the clergy and candidates of the Convocation of the West in particular; others, lay or clergy, are most welcome as well.

SPEAKER: Speaker TBA

WHEN: February 18th-20th, 2020
WHERE: 600 Holy Cross Road, Mesilla Park, NM 88047

CONTACT: The Rev. Canon Michael Penfield at vicargeneral@anglicancow.org

 

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Forward in Faith North America Assembly

 

The newly elected Bishop of the Diocese of Ft Worth will be consecrated on the morning of September 21, 2019.  The Council Meeting and Assembly are built around this event (hoping that those who attend the consecration ceremony will also attend the Assembly.)

 

 

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Catholic Futures

Our bishop-retired Win Mott recently wrote for Forward in Christ Magazine: read the article.

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Clericus 2019 in Mesilla, NM

WHO: The Clericus is for all the clergy and candidates of the Convocation of the West in particular; others, lay or clergy, are most welcome as well.

 

SPEAKER: Our guest this year will be Bishop Kenneth Myers, who will be speaking on spiritual formation and prayer. Find out more at  http://kennethmyers.net/

 

WHEN: April 23rd-25th, 2019

WHERE: 600 Holy Cross Road, Mesilla Park, NM 88047

HOW: Register here by March 23rd, 2019 (https://anglicancow.org/pages/clericus-2019.php)

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