Category Archives: Church news

Bestowal of the Sokolnicki Medals at ceremony in Poland

On 24 April a ceremony took place in Poland at which the Juliusz Sokolnicki Memorial Medals were presented by H.E. Dr Norbert Wójtowicz, Grand Prior for Continental Europe of the San Luigi Orders. The Medals, which are awarded in silver … Continue reading

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Death of the Revd. Richard Pumphrey

The sudden death of the Revd. Richard Pumphrey as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident has deprived the Apostolic Episcopal Church of one of her most effective priests. Charles Richard Pumphrey was born in 1947 in Evansville, … Continue reading

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St Alban’s Church, Buenos Aires, joins the AEC

The Apostolic Episcopal Church has received St Alban’s Church, Buenos Aires, Argentina, into membership. St Alban’s is a Continuing Anglican community meeting at a church in Buenos Aires for worship according to the Book of Common Prayer and Bible study. … Continue reading

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New agreement with the Venerabile Confraternita di Maria Ss.ma del Buonconsiglio della Buona Morte e Misericordia, Città di Castello, Italy

The Apostolic Episcopal Church has entered into a Treaty of Full Collaboration, Partnership, Accreditation and Recognition with the Venerabile Confraternita (o Compagnia) detta del Buonconsiglio di Città di Castello and the OR.VEN. – Ordine Venerabile della Venerabile Confraternita di Maria Ss.ma … Continue reading

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Launch of the Anglican Association of Colleges and Schools

The Apostolic Episcopal Church has publicly launched the Anglican Association of Colleges and Schools as a ministry for the wider Anglican community. The Association’s mission is to assure the maintenance of high standards in Christian education. It is international in … Continue reading

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New intercommunion agreement with the Union Apostolique Gallicane

The Apostolic Episcopal Church has entered into an agreement of intercommunion with the Union Apostolique Gallicane, which is headquartered in France and registered as a non-profit association there. The UAG is a descendant of the French ministry of Archbishop Joseph-René … Continue reading

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Death of Archbishop Peter Paul Brennan

Archbishop Peter Paul Brennan OCR, OA, passed away on 1 August following a short illness. Archbishop Brennan was appointed Universal Primate of the Order of Corporate Reunion in 2004 and led that Order with distinction until his death. The Order … Continue reading

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Dr Kersey and senior colleagues appointed Pontifical Academicians

Dr Kersey and Dr A. Michael D.G. Walsh, lay member of the Apostolic Episcopal Church, have been appointed Pontifical Academicians, becoming Honorary Academicians of the Pontificia Accademia Tiberina in Rome. In addition, the Accademia has conferred full accreditation and recognition … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

The Altar of Repose and a view of the chapel of the Old Roman Catholic Church at Gosberton. By kind invitation of the bishops of that church, Dr Kersey joined them for the Masses of the day and at a … Continue reading

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Photographs of the consecration of Archbishop Lorentzen

Some photographs from the consecration of Archbishop Paul Lorentzen, Archbishop of the East, USA, for the Apostolic Episcopal Church, at St Lucy’s Old Roman Catholic Cathedral, New York, 30 December 2015.

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Funeral Vigil of Patriarch Yuri I

The funeral vigil of Patriarch Yuri I of the American World Patriarchates (see obituary here) has taken place. Present among the clergy were Archbishop Francis Spataro of the AEC and Archbishop Peter Paul Brennan of the OCR. Credit for the … Continue reading

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Holy Week at St Lucy’s Cathedral

Holy Week services at St Lucy’s Old Roman Catholic Cathedral, New York (see the missions page for contact details): Holy Thursday at 7:30 PM Good Friday at Noon Easter Sunday at 11:30AM Accredited members of clergy of the Apostolic Episcopal … Continue reading

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Old Catholic Church of Great Britain and related matters – statement of clarification

The Old Catholic Church of Great Britain has been held in personal union with the Apostolic Episcopal Church since 2015, with Dr Kersey serving as Primate of both churches. Recent material appearing on the website of ex-clergy of our jurisdiction … Continue reading

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Administrative changes

As of 11 March 2015, Abbot Tom Bodkin OSB(csr) and Fr. James Phillips sc have been granted a Canonical Release from clergy membership of the Apostolic Episcopal Church. The Release has been granted unconditionally and without canonical penalty and is … Continue reading

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UK one-day conference

Members of the Apostolic Episcopal Church in the United Kingdom were joined by Bishop Victor-John Payne, OCR, for a one-day conference in London today. The programme included the celebration of the Eucharist and sung Vespers as well as an excellent … Continue reading

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Primate retires

On 5 February, his 79th birthday, Archbishop Francis Cajetan Spataro retired after sixteen distinguished years of service as the fourth Primate and Presiding Bishop of the Apostolic Episcopal Church. Archbishop Spataro has also held the office of Provincial of the … Continue reading

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Missions of the AEC in Scandinavia and Continental Europe (including Hungary)

From 6 February 2015 the following changes have been in effect: Scandinavia and Continental Europe (including Hungary) There are no authorized AEC missions in these areas at the present time. All future activity will be under the direct authority of … Continue reading

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Archbishop Lorentzen receives appointment

Archbishop Paul Lorentzen, Provincial of the East, USA, for the Apostolic Episcopal Church, has been appointed a Delegate at the United Nations to represent the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II. Archbishop … Continue reading

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Appointment of Co-Adjutor to the Primate

As of 29 July, Dr John Kersey, who has since 2008 served as Archbishop of Great Britain, has been appointed co-adjutor with right of succession to the Primate of the Apostolic Episcopal Church, the Most Revd. Francis Cajetan Spataro. Archbishop … Continue reading

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Archbishop Spataro’s 37th Anniversary

Dear Confreres, December 26, 2013 will mark the 37th Anniversary of my priestly Ordination by the late +Uladyslau [Ryzy-Ryski], Patriarch of the Byelorussian Orthodox National Church. It was a wintery Sunday, the Feast of the Poor Shepherds at the Chapel … Continue reading

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