The Anglican Cathedral of Second Life

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New team members take up their roles

On behalf of the Leadership Team, I am happy to announce that the first of our volunteers have taken up their roles. We have spent the last three weeks chatting to volunteers and trying to find the right way to use the talents they have. We still have some people to meet with for the first time, or to have follow-up meetings with. This is sure to result in more volunteers joining our teams. However, we don’t want to hold up everyone while we complete the process. All those joining teams are doing so on a three month trial so that they can see if the team they join suits them.

The blog will be updated in the coming weeks to reflect the changes in the teams.

Leadership Team

Three new members have joined the Leadership Team. Jude (JudeAaronZane) and Fionn Bookmite are joining us for the first time. Patapon Monday has been on the team before and now we are happy to be able to welcome her back. We look forward to the contribution these new members can bring to us. Fionn will be our Communications Officer, a new role which will cover many of the communications tasks I currently undertake. We will be working with Fionn to define the extent of the role in the next few weeks.

Prayer Team

Heatherly Addens has joined the Prayer Team. Heatherly was previously on the Leadership Team. We’re glad that she has found a role she can do within the time she has available. We are currently looking at joining the Prayer and Pastoral Teams into one. There will be further news soon. Remember, if you want someone to pray with you, you can page them from the board inside the cathedral on the left.

Welcoming Team

We have several volunteers who would like to help build the Welcoming Team once more. Lynx Tree (peacelynxtree) is going to help our Church Warden, Ana Stubbs, to co-ordinate the Welcoming Team. Other members will be joining the team next week and hopefully you will see welcomers on the sim at times when you visit. They will be there to answer questions and show visitors around the sim if needed.

Helene Milena – Lay Pastor

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A service of commissioning

As the new church year gets underway, it is a good time to reflect and give thanks for the blessings of the past year, and look ahead to the opportunities of the year to come.

This Sunday, December 6, the Anglican Cathedral will hold a Service of Commissioning at noon SLT. Rev. Mark will be on hand to bless and send forth those who serve the various ministries of our community, including the Leadership Team, the Prayer Team, and the Worship and Bible Study leaders.  We will also take this opportunity give thanks for those who have served our community during the past year.  Please join us at this special service as we celebrate and affirm their contributions to our community.  A festive reception will follow the service!

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Thanks and a welcome

When Rev Mark Brown stepped down as priest-in-charge of Anglicans of Second Life at the end of June, he had built a team to take the ministry forward. One of his last actions was to find someone to lead the Pacific Rim service which was proving popular. LouiB Serendipity took on this daunting task, having to learn the ropes very quickly indeed. She has been supported by others from that area of the world as she got to grips with the requirements.

The Leadership Team has just been informed that, due to personal circumstances, LouiB can no longer lead the Pacific Rim Service. We are very grateful for all that she has done and hope that she will remain a member of our community.

The service, which recently changed time to 10pm SLT, will continue to take place. For the time being I shall lead it with help from the various regular attenders. It is the hope of the Leadership Team that a new leader for this service will be found in time. I do hope you will support this service and encourage others who can make it to come along and worship. This week the theme will be ‘Remembrance’ as it is Remembrance Sunday in the UK and some other parts of the world, and Veterans Day coming up in the US.

While saying goodbye to LouiB as service leader, we are able to welcome a new member of our Prayer Team. ZoeRose Eiren has now joined the Team. Members of the Prayer Team are able to be paged from outside the Cathedral and will be happy to pray with you if you have any needs. This is a confidential ministry; whatever you  share will not be divulged to others. We all need support sometimes and the community at Epiphany is happy to offer this prayer ministry to any who need it.

If you need more information do contact me in-world or email ailsa [at] Any member of the Prayer Team would be happy to tell you more also.