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  • International
    the United Kingdom and Ireland A member of the International Council of Community Churches the World Council of Churches International The Open Episcopal Church is a member church of The International Council of Community Churches Churches Uniting in Christ The World Council of Churches Additional Links The Open Episcopal Church is part of a world wide communion of inclusive and unconditionally loving churches that include the following national churches Eglise

    Original URL path: http://www.openepiscopalchurch.org/international/international.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Contact
    Tel 020 8304 7605 Bishop of Northumbria Rt Revd Lesley Dennis Diocese of Northumbria Tel 01289 388801 Bishop of Wales Rt Rev Shelley Harstad Smith Diocese of Wales Tel 01570 493619 Bishop of Southern England Rt Rev Sheila Wharmby Diocese of Southern England Tel 01202 515717 Contact the Archbishop the Most Rev Jonathan Blake for the following diocese Diocese of South West England Tel 07767 687711 Press Media Enquiries Contact

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  • Mission
    of The Open Episcopal Church is to be an oasis on the journey of life a meeting place an experience of acceptance and freindship in a sometimes lonely and brutal world We are not in any way fundamentalist We offer our humanity to others and look eagerly to help others and be helped by them on this amazing planet as we try to put ills to right and create social harmony and well being So why do our Apostolic priesthood and our Christian theology and traditions matter We have a mandate inherited through the succession of laying on of hands from the first apostles For the rejected and marginalised we can offer a valid space which will not turn you away from the sacraments simply because you are a sinner for we are all sinners Everyone is welcome You have a church every bit as valid and every bit as Christian in liturgy and tradition although what is distinctive is we draw upon every tradition and every resource and are confident also to create our own and receive the blessings of other faiths and philosophies too But more than this we have a mandate for all the disposessed and all

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  • Creeds
    incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and was made man For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate he suffered death and was buried On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end We believe in the Holy Spirit the Lord the giver of life who proceeds from the Father and the Son who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified who has spoken through the prophets We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come Amen The Apostles Creed The origin of the Apostles Creed is the profession of faith made at baptism This association may have implications for the occasion when it is used within Mass I believe in God the Father almighty creator of heaven and earth I believe in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord who was conceived by the Holy Spirit born of the Virgin Mary suffered under Pontius Pilate was crucified died and was buried he descended to the dead On the third day he rose again he ascended into heaven he is seated at the right hand of the Father and he will come to judge the living and the dead I believe in the Holy Spirit the holy catholic Church the communion of saints the forgiveness of sins the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting Amen or I believe in God the Father almighty maker of heaven and earth And

    Original URL path: http://www.openepiscopalchurch.org/creeds/creeds.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Child Protection
    or verbal We will avoid inappropriate physical or verbal contact with others We will endeavour to encourage an atmosphere where members feel free to talk about attitudes or behaviour PROCEDURE FOLLOWING ALLEGATION OR SUSPICION OF CHILD ABUSE ALL allegations or suspicions MUST be reported immediately and directly to the Social Work Department or Police Child Protection Unit no matter how insignificant they may seem by the person the child has

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  • Vocations
    your own independent ministry without becoming a member of the Open Episcopal Church itself The second a route only for those who have clearly understood our vision intention and purpose and passionately believe it share it and want to live it To initiate discussion with us please complete the form below Remember to include brief details of who you are how you can be contacted why you consider yourself a

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  • Membership Request
    Churches the World Council of Churches If you would like to be admitted to formal membership of The Open Episcopal Church but do not live near to one of our congregations you may request admission to membership by submitting the form below Remember to include brief details of who you are how you can be contacted and any reasons you might have for wanting to join us Once we receive

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  • Awards 2012
    s rights prisoner s rights and the need to limit the arms trade Hannah Limonci from Graeme High School Falkirk Scotland 100 for her exceptional work in the community to raise awareness of the holocaust and maternal health in Africa Lewis Lauder from Graeme High School Falkirk Scotland 100 for his exceptional work in the community to raise awareness of the holocaust and maternal health in Africa Ben Jones from Pen y Dre High School Merthyr Tydfil Wales 100 for his exceptional work in the community working with the charity Linking Hands Across The World especially for his work with Equinisweni school and the Tumelo home in South Africa Michael Evans from St Aldhelms Academy Bournemouth England 240 for his strength of character in overcoming considerable challenges to become a positive role model among his peers and to make an outstanding contribution to his community Thanks to Ms Sharine Williams of Sharine s Flower Design Parkstone Poole Ms Denise Gravestock of the Coffee House Pokesdown Boscombe Ms J Wilson of Sassy Brides Parkstone Mrs Ann Rey a Bournemouth Councillor Mrs Clare Tisley of Tom Dick and Harry s Barbers Parkstone Poole Revd Kersten Lawrence Mrs Nina Lawrence Mr Ryan Cleminson of Cleminson PR and Marketing Bournemouth and Mrs Jeanette Walsh for contributing also to this award Jake Perkin from Fernheath Bournemouth England 240 for his strength of character in overcoming considerable challenges for his voluntary work at Fernheath and for his commitment to do his best and benefit his community Thanks to Ms Sharine Williams of Sharine s Flower Design Parkstone Poole Ms Denise Gravestock of the Coffee House Pokesdown Boscombe Ms J Wilson of Sassy Brides Parkstone Mrs Ann Rey a Bournemouth Councillor Mrs Clare Tisley of Tom Dick and Harry s Barbers Parkstone Poole Revd Kersten Lawrence Mrs

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