Members of the College of Consultors meet with the Regional Vicars at WC 2016

Members of the College of Consultors meet with the Regional Vicars at Winter Conference 2016

Written by Canon Kevin Donlon, Canon for Ecclesiastical and Ecumenical  Affairs.

The Anglican Mission welcomed our College of Consultors and Mission Partners in February of 2016.

Both the mission partners and consultors always are grateful for the opportunity to visit with the members of the Mission Society in the local churches. These visits allow our partners to visit the clergy they license and to get to know the laity of the parishes. It also allows the members in the parishes to come to know the focus and ministry of the partner dioceses.

This year’s visits took place in the following locations:

All Saints, Dallas – Bishops Bahati, Masimango and William

Grace Northridge, San Antonio – Archbishop Yong

St. Michael’s, Dallas – Bishop James

St. Andrews, Little Rock – Bishop Sospeter

New Covenant, Orlando – Bishop William

Resurrection, Tampa – Archbishop Kolini

Epiphany, Colorado – Bishop Sospeter

Solid Rock, Winter Haven – Bishop William

Emmanuel Toronto, CA – Archbishops Kolini and Yong

Emmanuel, Vancouver BC – Archbishop Kolini

Anglican Church of the Word, Hollywood, FL – Archbishop Kolini

Bishop Jones gathers with the College of Consultors and Partner Bishops in Dallas.

Bishop Jones gathers with the College of Consultors and Partner Bishops in Dallas.

These visits created conversation about the ministry training program known as Apolo2 . The 2016 training scheme will need almost 28 leaders lay and ordained to build upon the over 200 people trained over the past year. Bishop Sospeter was able to share the excitement over the health clinic in Kibondo that Anglican Mission parishes have assisted with.

 Archbishop Kolini gives First Holy Communion to Emma and Logan Waltrip of Tampa.

Archbishop Kolini gives First Holy Communion to Emma and Logan Waltrip of Tampa.

The bishops also shared in the common life of our parishes having preached in Sunday services, celebrated First Holy Communions and presided at Ash Wednesday services.

These visits are a blessing to both the bishops and the parishes visited and cultivate long-standing graces for these partnerships.

Below are additional pictures from visits around the Anglican Mission:

Bishop Bahati meets with the clergy licensed by him from the Diocese of Bukavu in the DRC

Bishop Bahati meets with the clergy licensed by him from the Diocese of Bukavu in the DRC

Bishop William visited Orlando, Winter Haven and Tampa for Ash Wednesday Liturgy. Here he poses with some of the clergy

Bishop William visited Orlando, Winter Haven and Tampa for Ash Wednesday Liturgy. Here he poses with some of the clergy.

Archbishop Kolini poses with Freda, Bishop Silas and Michelle along with Deacon Ignatius after touring Emmanuel Anglican Church, Richmond, B.C.

Archbishop Kolini poses with Freda, Bishop Silas,  Deacon Ignatius, and Lucy after touring Emmanuel Anglican Church, Richmond, B.C.

Archbishop Kolini poses for a picture after meeting with Archpriest Kes Berhanu Bekele of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Fr. Bekeke and the Archbishop talked about refugee ministry for those leaving Africa.

Archbishop Kolini poses for a picture after meeting with Archpriest Kes Berhanu Bekele of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Fr. Bekeke and the Archbishop talked about refugee ministry for those leaving Africa.

Archbishop Kolini meets in Orlando with Lay and clergy leaders on future vision for mission.

Archbishop Kolini meets in Orlando with Lay and clergy leaders on future vision for mission.