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).


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August Newsletter; Liturgical Music Conference Registration

The Anglican Convocation of the West Volume VIII, Number 6

 
  • Being a Good Shepherd by the Rev Canon Michael Penfield
  • Time Out / Life In by the Right Rev Winfield Mott
  • Upcoming Liturgical Music Conference: October 19-21, 2021 [Postponed to October 2022]
Available in two formats:
Back issues are available from the  Newsletter page . 

Blessings,
The Anglican Convocation of the West

* Rectors: Please please print out and distribute within your respective ministries and parishes. 
Print edition instructions: This month’s issue is six pages long.  For printing, please print the document “ Pgs 1-2-5-6 [PDF] ”  on 11 X 17” paper, front and back. Then, please print the document “ Pgs 3-4 [PDF]  ” on 8.5 X 11” paper, front and back. Once the 11 X 17” portion is folded, the 8.5 X 11” can be inserted inside for the correct page sequence.
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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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