Anglican Church in America

Diocese of the Northeast
Rt. Rev. Brian Marsh, Bishop

News, Milestones and Events around the Diocese

News from Holy Trinity, Waterville ME

Deacon Kalish will be recording some mini-sermons at Fairfield's CATV studio, a public access channel.

Later in the day he will meet with Father Jack Dickenson, a new young priest who has very recently joined the staff of the Roman Catholic Corpus Christi Parish. This parish is kindly allowing our church to use the Side Chapel of the Sacred Heart Church of Waterville for our weekly Sunday services. Dcn. Kalish is looking forward to spending some time talking with Fr. Dickenson about our mutual church concerns, and the need for outreach to the community.


Very recently, thanks to a wonderfully generous grant from the National Church (ACA), Holy Trinity has been able to increase its outreach efforts. Among them include applying for membership in the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, to increase our visibility in the area.

Our first project will be an information table in this summer's "Taste of Waterville" Festival on Wednesday, August 3rd. Church members will staff the table throughout the day.

There is even a rumor that Shyla Spear may offer for sale her much coveted "Pot de Creme" dessert, a chocolate delight. A riot could ensue!

Holy Trinity requests prayer from our sister churches concerning all of the above, and thanks you profusely for your remembrance of us.


From the Bishop's Chair,   NEA June 2011

Recently, during an episcopal visit, a very bright young man asked me a specific question. Although I am often asked questions about everything from theology to baseball ( how about those Red Sox? ) this particular question struck me with special poignance. Bishop Marsh, he asked me, if God can talk to Moses, does He also talk to me?


June 24, 2011
Bishop Announces Ordination


By the Grace of God and the St. Matthias Anglican Church consent of the people, Mr. Merrill Perkins will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons by the Rt. Reverend Brian R. Marsh, Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Northeast, Anglican Church in America (ACA) at , Old Mystick Village, Mystic, Connecticut. 11:00 am, on July 16, 2011.


Mr. Perkins is the son of Raymond and Nancy (Merrill) Perkins and grandson of the late Rev. Edward Merrill, a priest of the Church for 51 years. He attended Old Saybrook, CT, elementary and junior high schools; Xavier High School, Middletown, CT. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State Tech, specializing in diesel mechanics. He has been employed with Amtrak since 1976, where he began working first as a shop laborer, then as a locomotive dispatcher, ticket clerk, currently a drawbridge operator in Niantic, CT. He began his theological education with St. Aelred's School of Theology and completed his diaconal studies at the Logos House of Theological Studies this year. He has served as a lay minister at St. Matthias Anglican Church over the last year.


Dear Fathers and Brothers:


As mentioned in yesterday;s e-mail, there will be a three-day clericus on June 15-17 (Wednesday-Friday) that will replace the Summer School that was scheduled for that week. The cost of the event will be $134 for two nights at Alfred ($67 per night). If you are only able to come for one day, you are welcome to do so in which case your cost would be $67. Checks should be made out to "DNE Clericus" and given to Archdeacon Koller upon arrival at Alfred during registration.


Archdeacon Koller has compiled the following program for the three days (two nights) at the Notre Dame Spiritual Life Center in Alfred, Maine.


***************************** Alfred Clericus/Minischool Schedule *****************************


Wednesday (June 15)


3:00-5:30 p.m. Arrival & Registration
5:35-6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30-7:00 p.m. Evening Prayer
7:00-7:30 p.m. Welcome by Bp Marsh
7:30-8:00 p.m. Updates in the Anglican World - Bp. Marsh
8:00-9:00 PM Fellowship Hour
9:00-9:15 p.m. Compline


Thursday (June 16)


7:30-8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
8:05-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00-11:00 a.m. Theology and the BCP (Archdeacon Koller)
11:00-12:00 a.m. Eucharist
12:05-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-1:30 p.m. Rest
1:30-3:00 p.m. The Ordinal and Clergy Responsibilities (Dean Williams)
3:00-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-5:00 p.m. Practical Applications of the BCP(Dean Williams)
5:00-5:30 p.m. Break
5:35-6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30-7:00 p.m. Evening Prayer
7:00-7:30 p.m. Mentoring Time
7:30-9:00 p.m. Open Discussion
9:00-915 p.m. Compline


Friday (June 17)


7:30-8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
8:05-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00-11:00 a.m. Anglican Spirituality (Canon Davis)
11:00-12:00 p.m. Eucharist
12:05-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Departure




Dcn. David


Ordination Announcement

Richard Scott Dibble

By the Grace of God and With the Consent of the People

Deacon Dibble was ordained Deacon on September 10, 2000, at the Church of the Resurrection, in Ansonia, CT under the Bishop Ordinary of the Anglican Province of Christ the King. He joined the ACA and has served at St. Lucy's Mission.
Deacon Dibble is a self employed contractor, small scale farmer and landlord. He graduated High School from Clinton Senior High School in Clinton, NY, in 1986.


The House of Bishops of the Anglican Church in America, meeting in Tucson, Arizona, has elected the Right Reverend Brian R. Marsh to succeed Archbishop Louis W. Falk as President of the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church in America. Archbishop Falk completed his two year term as President of the House of Bishops and has announced his retirement.
In a statement released by the bishops, the House of Bishops formally expressed their deep gratitude and appreciation for Archbishop Falk's years of service to the Church.
Bishop Marsh's election will be ratified by the General Synod which will meet in September. He currently serves as the Bishop of the Diocese of the Northeast and has been in that position since February of 2009. The Right Reverend George D. Langberg was re-elected Vice President. Both were elected unanimously by the attending Bishops.
The Anglican Church in America is part of the worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion, with members in 44 countries, and seeks to uphold the Catholic Faith, Apostolic Order, Orthodox Worship and Evangelical Witness of the Anglican tradition within the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ. The Communion holds Holy Scripture and the ancient Creeds of the Undivided Church as authentic and authoritative, and worships according to the traditional Liturgies of the Church.



Episcopal Visitor Appointed To Serve Parishes in the Diocese of the Eastern United States

The Rt. Rev. Brian R. Marsh has been appointed Episcopal Visitor to the Diocese of the Eastern United States. This appointment was requested by the Standing Committee of the diocese because of the recent resignation of The Rt. Rev. Louis Campese, longtime Bishop Ordinary of the DEUS. The request was affirmed by the ACA House of Bishops. Bishop Marsh will assist the DEUS by providing episcopal oversight to the many parishes and missions in the southeastern area of the country. He will preside at the upcoming synod of the Diocese of the Eastern United States which will open on March 30.



Donations to Japan Relief Efforts by the International Anglican Fellowship 

March 13, 2011
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
The earthquake in Japan, along with the tsunami, have cause the people of Japan incredible suffering. TAC Bishop Raphael Kajiwara and his churches were undamaged, none of his faithful people injured. Still, the need is great and I ask that any donations be sent to Bishop Kajiwara through Peter Thomas of the IAF.
Our prayers go out to the people of Japan during this time.

International Anglican Fellowship (IAF). This is the fund that supports international missionary activity. It is designed to assist in special relief efforts, church building projects outside of the United States and other worthy international causes.
IAF Contributions:
Peter Thomas
109 Dear Drive,
Silver Lake, NH 03875


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