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. 
    
We reside within the Missionary Diocese of All Saints (ACNA).
We are a chapter of Forward in Faith.


Ash Wednesday Live Stream

The Seabury Society is live streaming an Ash Wednesday Evening Prayer, Litany, and Commination service (adapted for BCP2019 from 1662).
"The event will be streamed on via Zoom, Facebook Live , and on our Youtube Chanel ."
It will be led by Mr Hootman, the secretary of the ACNA Liturgy Task Force.

Wed February 17, 2021, 6:30 PM PST, 8:30 CST. 

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January Newsletter
 
Our January Newsletter is out!
  • The John 17 Project by the Right Rev Richard Lipka
  • Rejoice! by the Rev Canon Michael Penfield
  • Together by the Right Rev Winfield Mott
  • Featured Church of the Month
It is available in two formats:
Back issues are available from the  Newsletter page
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November Newsletter

The Anglican Convocation of the West Volume VII, Number 8

 
Our November Newsletter is out!
  • Synod Part II, by the Rev Canon Michael Penfield
  • In Conclusion, We Begin, by the Right Rev Winfield Mott
  • Featured Church of the Month
It is available in two formats:
Back issues are available from the  Newsletter page
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October Newsletter

The Anglican Convocation of the West Volume VII, Number 7

 
Our October Newsletter is out!
  • REMINDER: 2020 MDAS Synod over Zoom: October 17, 2020 10:00AM PDT
  • Three Views on Mission (continuing the series), by the Rev Canon Michael Penfield
  • Fighting Darkness and Chaos, by the Right Rev Winfield Mott
It is available in two formats:
Back issues are available from the  Newsletter page
 
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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:
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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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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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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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