“It’s a different team. Physically we’re twice as good as we were. Our kickers are now converting 100 percent because of the work they’re putting in. When you have time to work and the players are competitors. We’re not more stupid than anyone else.”France have won all three of their games so far, kicking off with a comfortable win over Italy, before bonus-point successes against Romania and Canada.However they have to beat Ireland to top the pool, with Joe Schmidt’s side just ahead of them on points difference, having also managed 14 points from a possible 15 so far. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS France have no fear over playing Ireland according to Philippe Saint-André despite a poor recent record.Pool D will come down to the clash in Cardiff on Sunday, with the winners claiming top spot in the pool and the losers set to face New Zealand and a more challenging route through the knock-out stages.During Saint-André’s four years in charge, France have not yet beaten Ireland, drawing twice before losing their last two fixtures.In February they went down 18-11 in Dublin, but Saint-André is bullish about his team’s prospects this weekend.Ireland beat France 18-11 in Dublin. Photo: Getty Images“The players have been thinking about this game against Ireland for a long time, but they’ve been able to do the job before that,” Saint-André told reporters.“We’re serious at the top level. But I don’t have to speak about anything else. I control what I can. We’re good together. This is the moment of truth but we’re not afraid of Ireland. France coach Philippe Saint-André is feeling confident. Photo: Getty Images “I’ve got a squad that’s ready. They have been preparing since July 5. You sense the squad is sure of their strength. The players don’t panic,” added Saint-André.“It will be good to play Ireland to see where we stand. But we are going to start games at another level. We’re going to focus on putting some pace into the first two phases. We have to control what we can control.” Philippe Saint-André is bullish over his side’s chances of beating Ireland in Sunday’s decisive clash in Cardiff.
Top coaches: Eddie Jones and Sir Clive Woodward convers back in 2002 Who should be England’s next head coach?Rob BaxterJake WhiteMike FordClive WoodwardEddie JonesDean RyanShaun EdwardsJonny WilkinsonJim MallinderWarren GatlandVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comWho should be England's next head coach?For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. As the bookies go wild with anticipation, following the news that Stuart Lancaster has stepped down as England head coach, we want to know who you would like to see in the top job.After serving as an interim, Lancaster was appointed full-time head coach in April 2012. His most notable success came as he oversaw a 38-21 win over New Zealand in December of that year. However, under him England finished second in all of the previous four Six Nations Championships and in this year’s Rugby World Cup his side failed to progress from the group stages – England’s worst ever showing in a World Cup.Now the hunt is on for his replacement, with England’s CEO Ian Ritchie saying: “Looking forward, we will leave no stone unturned to ensure England achieves sustained success in the future.”But what does that mean? Perhaps under one stone Ritchie will find one of these men below. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Show them the DoR: should a Premiership director like Jim Mallinder be picked?Our list ranges from the sublime to the crazy – how likely is it that Jonny Wilkinson will be the next England head coach? – with several high-flying directors of rugby from top Aviva Premiership clubs present. A few names that keep popping up include Rob Baxter of Exeter Chiefs, Mike Ford of Bath and Jim Mallinder of Northampton Saints. Dean Ryan of Worcester Warriors gets some tipping, too.Maybe you’d like to see Shaun Edwards leave Wales and join up with England? Maybe you’d want a glorious return for 2003’s World Cup-winning honcho Sir Clive Woodward? Or perhaps you’d like to see someone from beyond England’s shores. We also offer up South Africa‘s 2007 World Cup-winning boss Jake White and his assistant at the time Eddie Jones, who also led Australia to the final in 2003 and who pushed Japan to victory over the Springboks in this year’s World Cup. Maybe you want Warren Gatland!The choice, as they say, is yours!
Argentina head coach Daniel Hourcade on learning from defeat and returning to Twickenham “Beyond the results, the team won a place in the heart of the supporters. What I liked best is that many of them do not come precisely from the world of rugby and that is why we are very proud of what we have accomplished.“The inclusion of an Argentine team in the Super Rugby competition gave our players the opportunity to grow individually and now we hope to be able to capitalise on that individual development and show it with los Pumas.“In order to win more matches in the Rugby Championship, we need to play to the limit of our possibilities.“We are well aware that we still have to work to be at the level of the other teams participating in the tournament, but we also know that we are capable of playing good rugby and, as a consequence, perhaps we will get to achieve victories.”Doing so at Twickenham – in the rematch against World Cup rivals Australia – would be extra special. “It is incredible (playing at Twickenham), a great honour indeed. It will surely be fantastic to play at that stadium, and special for rugby worldwide,” he added.“Having the opportunity to relive the World Cup semi-finals just adds to the emotion of the event.” Tickets to Argentina v Australia at Twickenham are available from £45 for adults, £25 for children (U16) and a family package (2 adults & 2 children) for £115 (booking fees apply). Click here for all the details.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Argentina beat South Africa on home soil for the first time in round two of the Rugby Championship and they will be part of another historic event next month.The Pumas take on Australia at Twickenham on Saturday 8 October – the first time a Rugby Championship match has been staged in the northern hemisphere.And expect Argentina to stick to the running style that has reaped such rewards in the past year. After reaching the semi-finals of last year’s World Cup, they opened this year’s Rugby Championship with a narrow 30-23 defeat in South Africa and then bounced back to beat the Springboks 24-23.Both matches were full of drama, a 78th-minute Warren Whiteley try securing the opening win for the Boks and a late penalty from Santiago Iglesias Gonzalez allowing Argentina to get their revenge.Pumas head coach Daniel Hourcade believes past experiences – like the World Cup semi-final defeat by the Wallabies – will help his team continue their growth.“We left the field with nothing else to give, and we lost against a great team,” said Hourcade. “This experience was a strong lesson for us, we were beaten by a great rival but I believe it was the price we paid for our inexperience. And that inexperience has turned into experience. So we hope it has a positive effect in our future performance.“You learn from your defeats, maybe even more than from your victories. Going back to that semi-final, I think that match made us grow a lot and it will surely be of great help to face what is to come.”Hourcade was touched by the support the Pumas received throughout the World Cup, particularly after they ran Ireland off their feet in the quarter-finals, and insists the team will aim to play “to the limit of our possibilities”.Running man: Martin Landajo attacks during Argentina’s recent win over South Africa. Photo: Getty ImagesThey have been helped by the inclusion of an Argentine team – the Jaguares – in Super Rugby for the first time this year.“We understood that the credit was given to our game, our style, the identity we have been building for a long time now,” he said. Rewind: Argentina’s Nicolas Sanchez scythes through Australia’s defence at RWC 2015. Photo: Getty Images
Investigation launched into World Cup qualification in Europe World Rugby launches investigation into RWC 2019 qualification… Collapse The bans are effective immediately and cover all rugby activities. They have seven days to appeal the decision.Related: Eligibility Controversy in World Cup 2019 QualifyingConfrontation: Spain and Belgium push and shove one another (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Five Spain players have been banned for confronting the referee after they lost to Belgium 18-10 in March Controversy: The Spanish players swarm around the referee (Getty Images) Ugly Scenes As Spain Fail To Automatically Qualify For RWC 2019 Five Spain Players Banned After Loss To BelgiumFive Spain players have been given bans for confronting Romanian referee Vlad Iordachescu after their controversial 18-10 loss to Belgium in March.A Rugby Europe Independent Judicial Committee met on Tuesday 17 April to discuss the actions of the Spanish players at the final whistle. The bans vary in severity with scrum-half Guillaume Rouet and substitute Sebastian Rouet receiving the heaviest sanctions; they were banned for 36 and 43 weeks respectively.Both men were found guilty of physical and verbal abuse of a match official.Three other players – flankers Pierre Barthere and Lucas Guillaume, and fly-half Mathieu Belie – all received 14-week bans. They were found guilty of verbally threatening the match official. The confrontations occurred after the final whistle of the defeat by Belgium, which meant Spain missed out on automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup in Japan, with Romania taking that spot. Instead, Spain would go into a play-off against Portugal, with the winners then facing Samoa.Spain captain Jaime Nava did address the ugly scenes after the match, saying: “I would like to apologise for what happened with the referee. The image at the end of the game does not represent the sport nor the values of this team. It must be understood however, we’ve lost part of our dream.” However, the fact the eligibility of certain players who appeared in the Rugby Europe Championship has been called into question has become an even bigger issue. World Rugby has launched an investigation into that before making any decisions on sanctions.For more news on the World Cup and other rugby competitions, follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Cook Islands replace Tahiti in Rugby World Cup… Expand Ugly Scenes As Spain Fail To Automatically Qualify… World Rugby has said it “was deeply concerned” by the decision to appoint Romanian officials for the Spain-Belgium match given that the outcome affected Romania’s World Cup qualification and was due to order a replay. Cook Islands replace Tahiti in Rugby World Cup 2019 qualifying Ugly Scenes As Spain Fail To Automatically Qualify For RWC 2019 Expand Investigation launched into World Cup qualification in Europe Cook Islands replace Tahiti in Rugby World Cup 2019 qualifying
Former England player Vicky Macqueen reveals the harrowing inspiration behind didi rugby, the fun exercise programme for kids that’s taking off in the UK Vicky Macqueen: my brush with death inspired me to found didi rugbyVicky Macqueen was a full-back for the Red Roses from 2004-09. Three years ago, as a mum of two and a qualified Level Three coach, she launched didi rugby to “spread the gospel of health and fitness to little ones all around the world”.The exercise programme has gathered pace. This month alone has seen the launch of didi rugby South Warwickshire, with the help of England players Amy Cokayne and Charlotte Pearce, while Craig Hunter has turned didi rugby Reading into a full-time franchise.On Saturday 19 May, England Women’s World Cup-winning coach Gary Street will head up the latest didi rugby franchise launch, with the first sessions commencing at 9am at the Twickenham Stoop, the home of Harlequins.“I’m really proud to be involved with didi Rugby and to bring the values of the business to the Twickenham and Richmond area,” said Street, who will have support at the launch from England great Maggie Alphonsi.Rugby World interviewed Macqueen last year and discovered that but for her exceptional fitness levels, stemming from her rugby and PE teaching background, she might not have been around today. This article appeared in our September 2017 edition…WE ALL HAVE our Sliding Doors moments, when a 50:50 decision takes our life down a totally different path, but few are as seismic as the day in 2013 that Vicky Macqueen decided to go to A&E because a scratch on her shin had become infected.“I’d been to the local walk-in clinic where they gave me antibiotics, but I’d been sick so they’d suggested I go to hospital and have them intravenously,” says Macqueen, who as Vicky Massarella won 23 England caps at full-back from 2004-09.England duty: Macqueen runs at the Italy defence during the 2009 Six Nations (rugbymatters.net)“I went home and it was touch and go whether I bothered going; I had a four-month-old and 18-month-old and it wasn’t convenient. But later in the day I went to the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton. My blood pressure was a bit low but I didn’t have any real symptoms to be concerned about. Then a specialist came in who wasn’t happy at all. ‘Something’s not right,’ she said. So they sent me for extra blood tests.”Two hours after entering A&E, Macqueen’s blood pressure had plummeted and she was fighting for her life in intensive care.“I almost went into cardiac arrest. Lots of consultants saw me and I was really scared. My leg was really bad and this doctor was telling me, ‘You are really ill’. I had a morphine button for the pain but I refused to be sedated because I wanted to just focus on being okay and surviving, with my two little ones at home.”Inspiring: fun with didi Rugby, the family and England boss Eddie JonesThat was a Saturday night and by the Monday, with her lungs failing, they were still pumping stuff into her heart. The infection was up to her quad, red and swollen, and they decided to amputate her right leg above the knee.“I signed the forms, I was just thinking, ‘Do whatever you need to do’. The doctors were very honest with me, I was quite shocked by that. I must have asked this poor nurse 100 times, “Am I going to be okay?” and she’d say, ‘You’re still in a critical condition, we can’t rule out that you might die’. They didn’t know what the problem was and didn’t know if the infection would spread to my heart and lungs.”They had sent a sample off to Birmingham for analysis and the result came back – it was necrotising fasciitis (NF), commonly known as flesh-eating disease and often fatal. Proud mum: Vicky Macqueen last year with sons Max, five, and three-year-old Harry LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS By Wednesday afternoon they were able to start using the right antibiotics and they postponed the amputation for 12 hours to see if the drugs took rapid effect.Fortunately they did. After nine days in intensive care and 11 more in the ward, Macqueen left hospital with her limbs intact and a brand-new outlook.“It was a freak thing but it had a big impact on me. It made me feel I must live each day as if it’s your last, enjoy life and don’t worry about crazy little things.“They told me that my fitness saved my life, having a strong heart stopped me having a heart attack. I think the disease has only a 30% survival rate. My passion for exercise and keeping active made me think everyone should be healthy and fit and able to fight off diseases, and that became my mission.”Values for life: Vicky takes a session of didi Rugby, which caters for kids aged 18 months to sixShe was already preaching the message, as Head of PE at Redwood Academy in Hinckley, but in May 2015 she launched didi rugby, a fun exercise programme designed to create active, confident and skilful children.The programme caters for youngsters aged 18 months to six years old, and from the initial class of eight there are now more than 1,000 kids participating across the Midlands, Herts and Norfolk, with Macqueen coaching others to run the weekly sessions. There’s a pilot programme running in Melbourne, Australia and another starting in Christchurch, New Zealand.“Most children start at 18 months to two and stay until six. You feed into the next age group when you’re ready. After six they can go to play tag rugby or any other sport – last year we fed our first ‘twinkle toes’ into the under-7s at Hinckley.”Would didi rugby have happened without her contracting NF? “I’d like to say I’d have had the drive to do it but I’m not sure. I think I was a positive person anyway but maybe that was what I needed to prompt a shift in my life. It was meant to be.”England scorer: Macqueen is now helping others to enjoy sport and exercise (rugbymatters.net)Macqueen’s devotion to promoting grass-roots rugby saw her rewarded with a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list. And she remains a committed recreational runner, despite the origin of her near-tragic scratch.“I did the Wolf Run at Lutterworth,” she says. “At the end I was laughing with my mate because he had scratches all over his body and I had just a tiny cut on my shin, which happened when I was trying to jump across some hay bales and hit one. Little did I know…”Next year she will make her London Marathon debut*, her third at that distance, and it’s a certainty that there will be tears in her eyes when she crosses the finish.* Macqueen completed this year’s London Marathon – the hottest on record – in 3hr 56min. She says: “It was an amazing and emotional experience. I saw my children at 22 miles, I heard my mum shrieking! And after I got through the finish, I had my little tears moment.”
Rugby Legends To Play In Televised Team Match Play EventFrom 27 to 29 July, some of the world’s greatest-ever rugby players will tee off in a team match-play golf event that will see the northern hemisphere take on the southern hemisphere in the Icons of Rugby Golf Tournament. Held at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club, there will be 24 players attending with an astonishing 13 World Cup winners medals between them. There will be ten British & Irish Lions involved and the total of international caps won by the players involved will be 1,860.The TeamsThe northern hemisphere line-up will include Grand Slam winner Johnny Sexton along with other Irish legends Brian O’Driscoll, Paul O’Connell and Keith Wood.From Wales, Sir Gareth Edwards, Jonathan Davies and Tom Shanklin will be competing, as will world-class full-back Stuart Hogg of Scotland.Finally, from England, Jeremy Guscott and 2003 World Cup winners Lawrence Dallaglio, Mike Tindall and coach Sir Clive Woodward will all look to prove northern supremacy once more.In the swing: Former Wallaby George Gregan demonstrates his golf skillsThe southern hemisphere team includes former All Blacks Zinzan Brooke, Grant Fox, Andrew Mehrtens and Christian Cullen, while 2007 World Cup winners Bryan Habana, John Smit, Fourie Du Preez, Victor Matfield and coach Jake White will be representing the Springboks.And George Smith, Matthew Burke and Tim Horan will be the Australians competing. Legend: Brian O’Driscoll is one of the rugby legends playing at the event FormatThey will all feature in a Friday Pro-am, followed by paired match-play contests over nine holes on Saturday and Sunday, concluding with singles matches on Sunday afternoon to decide the winning team.Additionally, there will be a live streamed Hole-In-One $1m prize shootout called the One Million Swing. This will feature all the competitors, and selected local club rugby fans and spectators at the end of the tournament.Tom Brookes, the founder of the Icons Series Concept, said: “There are lots of other special features for spectators to enjoy at the event that’s designed to be inclusive for both rugby and golf fans, with adults gaining entry for just £20 and anyone under the age of 18 for free each day.“More than 70% of spectators at previous Icons Series events have been new to golf events and with the strong teams of rugby icons we anticipate another great turnout of golfing newcomers.”Brookes organised an Icons of Football event last year that saw Pep Guardiola and Ryan Giggs compete. In past events sports stars like Fred Couples, Lee Westwood and Luis Figo have competed.For more information about the event please visit http://icons-series.com/ Some of the greatest rugby players ever will play in a team golf match play event at the Buckinghamshire in July LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
And don’t worry if you are travelling with several devices – laptop, tablet, phone etc. Cellhire’s MiFi allows you to connect up to ten devices, so even if you’re travelling as a couple or group you can all access the internet via the one dongle.It’s an ideal safety net for when you’re travelling around. Whether you want to search for some recommended local restaurants or check the route to a stadium or hotel, you can switch it on, get online and find out the information you need.If you’re heading out to Japan for the World Cup and want to stay connected with one of the MiFi and data bundles, get in touch with Cellhire by calling 01904 610610 or email [email protected] Of if you’d like to try a data SIM card instead, sister brand Dataroam can help – click here.We’ve certainly made the most of our MiFi during the tournament. On our first day we took the wrong train to Tokyo Stadium but figured out what we needed to do to get back to the correct station with a quick Google search – accessing the internet via the MiFi. It’s the same when we’ve needed to send emails or post to social media while out and about. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Advertising FeatureWhy a MiFi device is great in JapanThese days we are so reliant on the internet that travelling abroad can involve either expensive 4G bills or the constant search for free WiFi spots.Rugby World wanted to avoid both those issues while in Japan for the World Cup, so we decided to source MiFi devices – a pocket-size router that creates a WiFi hotspot.Cellhire kindly offered to provide us with one of their MiFi devices and it has proved invaluable when travelling to various matches and events, on myriad train lines, across Japan.For a start the MiFi was delivered to us before we’d even left for Japan (complete with country-specific data SIM card and the right plug to negate the need for adapters) and that meant we were good to go as soon as we landed, particularly useful given our flight arrived late in the evening.Right direction: A MiFi can be ideal for checking transport information to get to games (Getty Images)It is easy to use: simply turn it on, the network and password appear on the screen, you input that information into the device you want to connect with and, voila, you’re online! Make sure you can get online while at the Rugby World Cup with a pocket-size router from Cellhire Keep track of goings-on in Japan via our Rugby World Cup home page.Follow Rugby World magazine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Stay connected: Make sure you can post your World Cup photos to social media (Getty Images)
Let Gullivers take you on an unforgettable trip to the Rainbow Nation next summer. This is an advertising feature Ready to roar: The British & Irish Lions fans in 2017. (Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Pre-Rugby PerksThanks to Gullivers’ fantastic selection of hotels they put you in the heart of the action, with the opportunity to soak up some of the atmosphere that comes with a Lions Tour just a short distance from famous landmarks. Take a stroll through the great city of Cape Town, set against the backdrop of a stunning mountain range and sapphire seas. Next visit the fast-paced yet friendly metropolis of Johannesburg, zip by the famous market theatre and boutique clothing stores around Maboneng before taking time to relax in one of the cities fine dining restaurants post-game.Stunning sight: The famous Victoria falls (Gullvers)Want More?Gullivers give the chance for supporters to create their own bespoke Tour, with plenty of excursions to help satisfy even the most confident explorers’ appetite for adventure.Wallow in the magnificent sights and sounds of the epic iSimangaliso Wetland Park, one of South Africa’s eight UNESCO World Heritage sites. Or become one with the indigenous flora and fauna of the Tsitsikamma Forrest on a journey down the Storms River Pass. You might even be lucky enough to spot some elephants on their migratory route.Still not enough for you? Why not swing by to witness the incredible power of the Zambezi River at Victoria Falls or ‘The Smoke That Thunders’ as it’s known to locals.Book with ConfidenceBook with confidence knowing that you’re money is secure with Gullivers. Under the Package Travel Regulations that govern their terms and conditions, if the tour operator has to cancel your package then you are entitled to a full refund. Gullivers understand that these are uncertain times right now, and have collated information dedicated to giving you peace of mind for your travel arrangements. This includes:How your travel package booked through us is financially bonded and protectedCustomer testimonials, highlighting how Gullivers have looked after clients and their money during COVID-19FAQs – a list of the most frequent questions and queries received from customers about their booking and future bookingsFor more information head to https://gulliverstravel.co.uk/clubhouse/book-confidence-book-gullivers’If you would like to discuss each package or to book, head to Gullivers Sports Travel online or call 01684 878729. Must See MomentsWith Gullivers’ fantastic range of official supporter travel packages covering the entirety of the Tour from its first provincial game, right through to its epic conclusion in Johannesburg for the final Test, whether you want to just have a small taste of the action or create an epic adventure, there is something for everyone. Along the way fans will have the chance to soak up some of the diverse South African culture and famous landmarks, taking a trip up Table Mountain or maybe spotting some of the Big Five on a spectacular game drive safari. Bucket list experiences on The British & Irish Lions Tour with GulliversFanatic FansEvery fanatic rugby fan has the burning desire to follow two teams at the pinnacle of our sport fighting it out for the ultimate prize.Gullivers knows that a trip to follow the Lions is about much more than just rugby – supporters should create memories to last a lifetime! Having taken thousands of Lions supporters on trips far and wide to support their team over the last 40 years, they know that the sense of camaraderie from becoming part of the pride is second to none! Gullivers gives fans the chance to take in some of South Africa’s spectacular scenery and wildlife while assuring those that travel do so with absolute confidence that the Tour will run ‘without a hitch’. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI [Oficial de Asuntos Públicos] El Manual para obispos y deputados, una referencia importante para entender y navegar por la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal, se ha revisado para el 2012 y está disponible para ser descargado sin costo alguno aqui.“El Manual para obispos y diputados es una referencia de la Convención General para los diputados electos, así como para los obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal, y está diseñado para ayudar a aclarar detalles sobre la forma en que funciona la Convención General”, explicó el reverendo Gregory Straub, Director Ejecutivo y Secretario de la Convención General. “El Manual es de vital importancia por su información preparatoria para la Convención General de 2012, y se puede obtener del recientemente rediseñado sitio web de la Convención General”.Disponible en inglés y en español, el Manual para obispos y diputados tiene 22 páginas e incluye un resumen del proceso legislativo, un listado de los presidentes de los Comités Legislativos, y un borrador del calendario de la Convención General de 2012.La Convención General de 2012 se llevará a cabo del 5 al 12 de julio en el Centro de Convenciones de Indiana en Indianápolis, IN.La Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal se celebra cada tres años y es el órgano bicameral de gobierno de la iglesia. 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Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Executive Council defers proposal to make diocesan asking progressive Issue will come up again at council’s January meeting In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Executive Council October 2014, Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Executive Council, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Program Budget & Finance Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 27, 2014 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council Oct. 27 tabled until its next meeting a resolution calling for the 2016-2018 budget to be predicated on a progressive diocesan income asking structure.The action came as council’s Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission (FFM) prepared to release to the church for comment its “current working draft” version of next triennium’s budget.Council member John Johnson, who proposed the resolution via his membership on the Joint Standing Committee on Advocacy and Networking, moved to table his proposal just after it was introduced, saying that he was doing so because of that opportunity council will soon have to hear from the wider church on its work on the 2016-2018 budget thus far.The tabled resolution would have asked dioceses with annual income of $2 million or more to give 19 percent of their income to the churchwide budget, those with incomes between $1,999,999.99 and $1 million to give 15 percent and those with less than $1 million to give 10 percent.The Episcopal Church’s three-year budget is funded primarily by pledges from the church’s dioceses and regional mission areas. Each year’s annual giving in the three-year budget is based on a diocese’s income two years earlier, minus $120,000. Diocesan commitments for 2013 and 2014, based on the budget’s asking of a 19 percent contribution, are here.FFM spent a great deal if its time during this meeting building on the proposed draft budget that council is required to give to the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) prior to the start of the next meeting of General Convention.The current working draft’s revenue lines included a diocesan commitment amount that was based on assumed levels of the diocesan asking but council has not yet decided how it will calculate diocesan income for purposes of drafting its proposed budget. That decision will be articulated when council delivers the final version of its budget proposal to PB&F following council’s Jan 9-11 meeting.After FFM had worked most of Oct. 25 and 26 in executive session, FFM chair Bishop Mark Hollingsworth and the Rev. Susan Snook, who headed FFM’s budget subcommittee, presented council during an open session late in the day on the 26th with what Hollingsworth called its “current working draft.”Similar to her request when council got a budget review in its opening session on Oct. 24, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori instructed all who attended the Oct. 26 session not to publicize the details of the budget, pending its publication.Hollingsworth, Snook, Jefferts Schori, House of Deputies President Gay Jennings and Chief Operating Officer Stacy Sauls will stay at the Maritime Institute here to discuss the working draft and council’s budget process with PB&F during its Oct. 27-29 meeting.Soon after PB&F’s meeting concludes, FFM will release the working draft to the church along with a narrative to explain its assumptions and construction. It will be posted on the General Convention Office’s website and there will be a dedicated e-mail address for those who want to comment.“Please do not hold us to a date as to when this will be sent out to everybody,” Hollingsworth said to council on Oct. 26, adding that FFM members need time to write the narrative and be sure that the budget document correctly reflects the committee’s thinking at this point in the process. He predicted a release in the “next week or so.”On Oct. 26, Hollingsworth reminded council that when the working draft is posted it will not reflect a decision by council “but rather to continue the conversation” that will enable council to make “the best decision we can make.” He also noted that the comment mechanism on the General Convention website “won’t be a format for dialogue but for us to be able to receive input” and that FFM members will frequently access the comments.During a post-meeting news conference, Jefferts Schori said that she hoped those who commented on the budget would consider whether it “expands our capacity for mission on behalf of the whole Episcopal Church.”Jennings said she hoped that people “would not make a false dichotomy between, on the one hand, governance and administration and, on the other hand, mission,” adding that the portion of the budget devoted to governance and administration “is always as a servant of mission.”FFM, she said, “is looking always at how mission is facilitated but also how local ministry is empowered,” predicting the working draft of the budget will include expenditures meant to encourage mission work at the local level.The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, executive officer of the General Convention, said during the news conference that he hopes those who decide to comment on the budget “not become too fixated” on their particular interest, but instead consider “what God is calling us to do collectively to expand God’s mission.”FFM will revise the budget based on comments from PB&F and the wider church and have a final draft budget ready for the full council’s consideration during its Jan. 9-11, 2015 meeting. According to the joint rules of General Convention (joint rule II.10.c.ii), council must give its draft budget to PB&F no less than four months before the start of General Convention (essentially by February of convention year).PB&F is due to meet next from Feb. 23-25, 2015, to begin work on that draft budget. PB&F uses the draft budget and any legislation passed by or being considered by General Convention to create a final budget proposal. 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