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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In Memoriam: The Right Reverend Richard Boyce

Please find linked below a special May Newsletter remembering The Right Reverend Richard Boyce (d. April 20, 2020).
As the Diocese of the West, Bishop Boyce was our Bishop Ordinary until his retirement in 2011. 

Memory Eternal!

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March Newsletter


Blessed Lent!

Please find linked below the March Newsletter:

Please print this issue out and distribute it within your respective ministries and parishes. This edition is formatted to be printed on one double-sided 11 x 17 sheet and folded as a booklet. 

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MDAS Statement Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

From http://www.themdas.org/statement-regarding-covid-19-coronavirus/

On Tuesday the 25th of February the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a statement asking the public to prepare for a potential health crisis. As of Wednesday, the 26th, 59 confirmed cases have been reported in the United States.

The situation is very fluid. The CDC has been candid, stating that this is a novel virus and that their understanding of its transmission and treatment is limited.

According to the CDC:

  • The risk today: “For the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.”
  • The future: “However, it’s important to note that current global circumstances suggest it is likely that this virus will cause a pandemic. In that case, the risk assessment would be different.”

I encourage each congregation to adopt the following measures to help minimize the spread of any contagion.

  • Encourage any members with symptoms of a cough, disease or a fever within the last 24 hours to stay at home. 
  • Provide several containers of alcohol based (60%-95%) hand sanitizer around your congregation in highly visible and accessible areas. Make sure there is a container available for members  to use before taking Holy Communion.
  • Provide boxes of Kleenex and facial tissue in the sanctuary so that those members who are coughing and sneezing can safely cover their mouths and nose.
  • Provide empty waste bins in the sanctuary so that soiled facial tissue can be disposed of safely.
  • Before and after officiating, all clergy should wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds .
  • Clergy and Lay Eucharistic Ministers must use hand sanitizer right before they begin distributing the Communion elements.
  • Take care of your self during pastoral visitations. Follow all infection control measures in place at hospitals.
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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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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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