The Episcopal Consecration of The Rev James Randall Hiles

UPDATE:  Bishop Chandler Holder Jones has posted the Consecration and I LINK TO HIS BLOG:

The Right Reverend James Randall Hiles was consecrated Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of the Northeast  of the Anglican Church in America on Saturday, April 27th 2013 at Saint Paul’s Church, Brockton, Massachusetts.

The Most Reverend Brian R. Marsh, Presiding Bishop of the ACA and Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Northeast, was Chief Consecrator.

The seven Co-Consecrators were:

The Right Reverend Stephen D. Strawn, Bishop Ordinary, Diocese of the Missouri Valley, ACA
The Most Reverend Walter H. Grundorf, Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Province of America, and Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Eastern United States, APA
The Right Reverend John Vaughan, Bishop Ordinary, Diocese of the Eastern United States, ACA
The Right Reverend Michael Gill, Bishop Ordinary, Diocese of Pretoria, Anglican Church of Southern Africa
The Right Reverend Edward H. Macburney, retired Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of Quincy, The Episcopal Church
The Right Reverend Juan Garcia, Bishop Ordinary, Diocese of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, ACA
The Right Reverend George D. Langberg, retired Bishop Ordinary, Diocese of the Northeast, ACA



Bishop Chandler Holder Jones, please would you be so good as to put up a post covering Bishop James Randall Hiles’s recent Consecration on your blog (like you did on Sunday with Bishop Owen Rhys Williams), so that I can report on it by reposting from your blog and thereby avoid linking to the Anglican Church in America (TAC) Diocese of the Northeast website? (I’m not allowed to link to the ACA.)

For those of you who can’t wait,  all you have to do is Google your way to the above mentioned website where you will find a report (freely available) on the event with some great photos as well. It seems to have been a most blessed day.

BTW. this is still a busy and well read blog.

With most of our faithful readers residing in America… The land of the free.



The Episcopal Consecration of Owen Rhys Williams

Bishop Chandler Holder Jones reports on it on his BLOG. Not me. So I suppose that makes it okay to repost?!

The Consecration of the Very Reverend Owen Rhys Williams to Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of the Northeast in the Anglican Church of America took place on the Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist, Thursday, April 25th 2013 at Trinity Anglican Church Pro-Cathedral, Rochester, New Hampshire…


Read the rest here.



Point of Clarification… New ACA Bishops

Good people. Yes, I am well aware of the Consecration of Bishops taking place in the Anglican Church in America this week – thanks for the e-mails and notes sent in this regard! Joyful occasions. The Church is growing. Reproducing. New shepherds. Added protection.

So why no word here yet?

Well the truth be told, basically, Bishop Brian Marsh has – and let me make sure I use the correct word here – ‘asked’ (?) that I make no mention of the Anglican Church in America on the blog. Why? I’m not sure. The idiom, ‘your guess  is a good as mine,’ does come to mind (my mind at least).

Some of you have already noticed the trend and asked about the ongoing omission of the ACA. So now you know.

[But] at the risk of again incuring the good Most Reverend’s wrath – and given that it’s Freedom Day here in South Africa (the day we get to commemorate, celebrate and reflect on the sacrifices made by those who fought for democracy and freedom of speech and expression in our land) anyway – the men are:

The Rev Dr James Randall Hiles

Saturday, April 27, 2013       10:30 a.m.

Saint Paul’s Parish       701 Pleasant Street, Brockton, Massachusetts

And a couple of days ago:

The Rev Owen R. Williams

Thursday, April 25, 2013       5:30 p.m.

Trinity Pro Cathedral      180 Rochester Hill Road Rochester, New Hampshire

There is a photo of this Consecration here.

Do say a prayer for Bishop Marsh, and the two men Consecrated.

We need strong and saintly Bishops who are overflowing with heroic virtue so as to shepherd us through these dark days and to stand boldly against the Devil and the world.

Almighty God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ didst give to thy holy Apostles many excellent gifts, and didst charge them to feed thy flock: Give grace, we beseech thee, to all Bishops, the Pastors of thy Church, that they may diligently preach thy Word, and duly administer the godly discipline thereof; and grant to the people, that they may obediently follow the same; that all may receive the crown of everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

St Paul’s Brockton has a nifty website here.

The purpose of the Church is God’s purpose.



ACCC (Canada) Election Process for Next Metropolitan and Diocesan Bishop Begins

The Anglican Catholic Chronicle newsletter of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada for the month of September is out and has the news and more:

… this month also begins the process leading to the election and consecration of our next Metropolitan and Diocesan Bishop. Nomination forms have now gone out to the clergy of the Diocese who form the electoral college; this will be followed by the actual ballot, and eventually to the ratification (or rejection) of the clergy’s choice by the laity through their respective Parishes…

As we undertake this important process, let us pray the Holy Spirit to lead us in the right way that we may elect a devout and good man to be our chief shepherd.

With a diocese extending from coast to coast, it is sometimes difficult to communicate in a timely manner. Which is why the editor of the Anglican Catholic Chronicle invites clergy and laity from our various parishes to send in news, events, commemorations, and pictures to be included in future editions…

You can read more by downloading the paper in pdf. here.



Consecration of the Bishop John Vaughan (ACA)

Writes Bishop Chandler Holder Jones (Anglican Province of America) who was one of the principal consecrators:

On Wednesday 18th April 2012 at Saint Stephen’s Church, Timonium, Maryland, the Right Reverend John Vaughan was consecrated Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of the Eastern United States of the Anglican Church in America. The three principal consecrators were the Most Reverend Brian Marsh (ACA), the Right Reverend Stephen Strawn (ACA) and your blogger (Anglican Province of America). The other consecrators were the Right Reverend Robert Loiselle (APA), the Right Reverend George Langberg (ACA) and the Most Reverend Council Nedd II (Episcopal Missionary Church)…


A few more photos here.

Is the Anglican Province of America part of the TAC?  Or how about the Anglican Independent Communion? And the Episcopal Missionary Church? All here – not guests – but consecrators!

UPDATE I:  My, my… I just Googled the Episcopal Missionary Church and Wikipedia has:

The Episcopal Missionary Church of South Africa, whose Presiding Bishop is the Rt. Rev’d Albert Shange.


Lo and behold.

UPDATE II:  Diocese of the Eastern United States (where Bishop Vaughan will function) reports:

The Rt Rev John Vaughan was consecrated Bishop Suffragan for the Diocese of the Eastern United States at St Stephen’s Pro Cathedral in Timonium, Maryland.

Bishop Vaughan was consecrated by The Most Rev. Brian Marsh, Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church in America. Other consecrators were The Rt Rev Stephen D. Strawn, Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Missouri Valley and The Rt Rev Chandler Holder Jones, Suffragan Bishop of the Anglican Province of America. Co-consecrators were The Rt Rev George D. Langberg of the ACA and The Rt Rev Robert Loiselle of the APA.

Consecration of The Rt Rev John Vaughan, photo taken with The Rt. Rev. Stephen D. Strawn, The Most Rev. Brian Marsh, Council Nedd II, The Rt Rev George D. Langberg of the ACA and The Rt Rev Robert Loiselle, The Rt Rev Chandler Holder Jones.

Bishop Vaughan, who is rector of St Patrick’s  Church in Titusville, Florida, will serve the Diocese of the Eastern United States, a diocese that embraces over a dozen parishes in the southeastern part of the country.

Prior to his consecration,  Bishop Vaughan was presented with a hand made crozier, one that had been created by a member of St Stephens church. The crozier features a carved shamrock. The Shamrock is representative of Bishop Vaughan’s Irish heritage. It is also a symbolic means whereby which Celtic priests have traditionally explained the Trinity.

Following his consecration, St Stephens hosted a wonderful reception.

People from several jurisdictions attended the service.

The Ven. Guy P. Hawtin preached the following sermon at the Consecration of Fr. John Vaughan, Bishop-elect of the Diocese of the Eastern United States, Wednesday in the First Week After Easter, April 18th, 2012.

Read the sermon