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.


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August Newsletter

The Anglican Convocation of the West Volume VII, Number 6

 
Our August Newsletter is out!
  • Three Views on Mission (continuing the series), by the Rev Canon Michael Penfield
  • This Little Light of Mine, by the Right Rev Winfield Mott
  • A Message During COVID, by the Rev Canon Michael Penfield
It is available in two formats:
Back issues are available from the  Newsletter page
 
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June Newsletter

Our June Newsletter is out!
  • Three Views on Mission, by the Rev Canon Michael Penfield
  • One Love, by the Right Rev Winfield Mott
It is available in two formats:
Back issues are available from the  Newsletter page .
 
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Holy Week Newsletter

 

Please find linked below the April Newsletter in time for Holy Week:

Back issues are available from the  Newsletter page .

 


Note to Clergy: please distribute this issue within your respective ministries and parishes.

  • For email the web/email version, the short link is here:  https://bit.ly/ACW_Line_7_3
  • The print version is formatted to be printed on one double-sided 11 x 17 sheet and folded as a booklet. 
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Keep Spiritually Connected

(A hopeful word about Holy Week planning from  St Barnabas, Shoreline, WA . Fr Harley Crain can be reached at  saintbarnabasanglican@outlook.com )

In this time of virus and the chaos associated with it, we are overwhelmed with news, politics, isolation, inconvenience, misinformation, gloom and doom.

It is amazing, that drive up coffee and fast food is considered essential, while churches have been closed.  Does that render Jesus and our faith in the trinity, non-essential? Often the news and recommendations are contradictory. Sometimes the contradictions occur with the next breath or sentence.

Secularism has taken a stronghold over the spiritual world.  There is burgeoning social and secular religiosity around the topics of distancing and stay at home mandates. While science is important in directing the management of this crisis, we as Christians must not lose sight of who is really in control. God is in the science!

Be encouraged that Christ is the true healer.  While this virus receives front page news that it is ravaging life, as we knew it, God is healing the earth without notoriety or fanfare. 

It is important that we seek His miracles.  For instance, there has been measurable reduction in carbon emissions with confinement.  What will we learn from this?  Neighbors are reaching out and helping others!  Individuals are digging deep to create, donate, and feed, as we’ve been scripturally directed to do. While some may turn to reporting their neighbors for too many trips out of the neighborhood, many are striving to stay present with friends, family, parishioners and community members.

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Support our Diocese through Amazon

 Did you know that a percentage of your Amazon purchases can be donated to The Missionary Diocese of All Saints? 

 

 

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2018 Clericus

ANGLICAN CONVOCATION OF THE WEST


WHAT: The annual Clericus of the Anglican Convocation of the West. Our speaker will be The Rt Rev Win Mott, our bishop-retired and former vicar general. 


WHEN: April 3-5, 2018


WHERE: The Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla, NM (as usual). 


WHY: The Convocation clergy are a community, and most value the occasion to come together in worship, continuing education and community, The Clericus addresses the need we all have for Christian formation, and recognizes it is best done in the context of a worshiping community.  


HOW

1) Download the form here

2) Return the form by email ( ) or post (address on registration form) by MARCH 1.


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

 

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Announcing Clericus 2017 (Convocation of the West)

ANNOUNCING CLERICUS 2017

ANGLICAN CONVOCATION OF THE WEST


WHAT: The annual Clericus of the Anglican Convocation of the West, with the theme presented by our guest, Bishop Stephen Scarlett; "Spiritual Formation and Evangelism" 

WHEN: April 18-20, 2017

WHERE: The Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla, NM (as usual).

WHY: The Convocation clergy are a community, and most value the occasion to come together in worship, continuing education and community, The Clericus addresses the need we all have for Christian formation, and recognizes it is best done in the context of a worshiping community.  

HOW

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Missionary Diocese of All Saints Synod with the Anglican Convocation of the West's Conference.

The MDAS 2017 Synod and Retreat is taking place March 23-25. 

 

We are combining the Anglican Convocation of the West annual conference (formerly Synod), alongside our our diocesan synod and retreat. 

The retreat is open to all clergy and laity. Bishop Jack Iker of Fort Worth, Texas will be our retreat leader. He is teaching on the topic “God’s Call, Our Vocation”.

 

Please find below more information:

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Notes from the 2016 Synod

Synod 2016 Group Photo

The last synod of the Diocese of the West and the first synod of the Convocation of the West of the Missionary Diocese of All Saints met at St. John's Church, Boerne, Texas (pictured below) April 5-7. Here delegates gather around Bishop Win Mott after the synod's Pontifical Eucharist. Bishop Mott, who was the diocesan bishop for DOW, will now be the Vicar-General of the Convocation.
 


 

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For Immediate Release: Anglican Convocation of the West

APRIL 9, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RE: ANGLICAN CONVOCATION OF THE WEST


 

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