Episcopal News Service

RIP: The Rev. Reynolds Smith Cheney II, former General Convention committee chair

[Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee] The Rev. Reynolds Smith Cheney II, longtime General Convention deputy and Convention committee chair, died July 10 after a lengthy illness.

He served for six years as a member of the Executive Council and chaired the State of the Church Committee at General Convention. He took particular satisfaction in coining the expression “the cutting middle” to describe the work of The Episcopal Church in this nation and around the world.

Anglican leaders offer support for communities displaced by Canadian wildfires

[Anglican Journal] As wildfires rage across British Columbia’s Central Interior, Anglican leaders in the region are doing what they can to support their communities, says Bishop Barbara Andrews of the Central Interior-based Territory of the People.

Missionaries graduate from leadership training program in England

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church Mission Society’s Pioneer Mission Leadership Training program has experienced a further growth in numbers with an eclectic mix of missionaries graduating this week. The graduation ceremony took place at CMS House in Oxford, England, with 24 students receiving Durham University awards, signifying the completion of their studies in theology, ministry and mission. The pioneers included some being ordained into the Church of England as deacons or admitted to the order of Lay Pioneers.

Priest who fled Iran as teen chosen as Anglican bishop in England

[Anglican Communion News Service] An Iranian whose family was forced to flee to Britain in the wake of the Revolution in 1980 has been announced as the first Bishop of Loughborough. The Rev. Guli Francis-Dehqani was 14 at the time her family fled Iran, and she went on to attend Nottingham and Bristol universities and was ordained in 1998.

Guli’s father, Bishop Hassan Dehqani-Tafti, was the first Iranian to serve as Bishop of Iran from 1961 until 1990, before his death in 2008.

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