The life of Anglicans of Second Life is underpinned with prayer. In addition to meeting for prayer at least twice daily as a community, the Prayer Ministry Team meets once a week, often joined by members of the community, to pray for one another and for the ministry on Epiphany Island.
If you are interested in becoming part of the Prayer Ministry Team please read the Prayer Ministry Team Job Description.
Charlie12string Lax (Charlie Northcroft)
I am originally from New Zealand, but have lived in Australia for many years, but am still staunchly a Kiwi at heart! I lived in an ecumenical Christian community for 26 years where I ran our little hobby farm enterprise and was part of the leadership team.
I am now retired and living in a little country town near Canberra, where I am actively involved with our local Anglican church, having served on the parish council and occasionally preached when our minister had to go away. For several years I also used to take Scripture lessons in our local primary school. I have also looked after an AOG church for a short time in outback Australia, where I got the nickname “Charlie12string,” because I play a 12string guitar. You can contact me at charlie12string [at]icloud.com
Helene Milena (Ailsa Wright)
I am a self-employed part-time teacher and a counsellor qualified to offer counselling both face to face and online. I am an Anglican (Church of England) in real life and have been active in many churches since I became a Christian at the age of 6.
I am currently very involved in my local Anglican church, where I am secretary to the PCC (Church Council). On Sundays I help in the service by reading, leading prayers or taking the role of altar server or liturgical deacon. I co-ordinate a team which assists at weddings.
I have been involved in online church since May 2005. The potential of offering church online has surely not yet been fully explored. I feel privileged to be involved in this Fresh Expression (Emerging) church and am committed to developing online Christian ministry as a complement to face to face church. I lead the ministry of Anglicans of Second Life, chairing real time and asynchronous meetings of the Leadership Team. Within our Second Life ministry I lead worship, offer pastoral care/counselling and am a member of the Prayer Ministry Team. You can contact me by email at ailsa [at] ailsa-wright.net
Joyous Schism (Judith Avery)
I grew up the daughter of a Methodist minister. I now live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, where I’m a member of St. Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church. I’m quite active at St. Clare’s, serving on various committees, ushering, lay reading, and such. I’ve served on various committees in the Diocese of Michigan, including the Commission on Ministry, which works with people seeking ordination. I recently retired from quite a lot of years as a librarian at University of Michigan.
One of the first Second Life places I got involved in when I first logged in was Epiphany Cathedral, which I saw as a wonderful opportunity for connecting with Anglicans from around the world. I very much enjoy the Bible study that happens before the main Sunday service, where we spend time getting to know each other as well as discussing the gospel lesson of the day. We meet at 10:30 Sunday outside the cathedral and would be really happy to have you join us.
ZoeRose Eiren (Mary Ailes)
I was raised as a 4th generation Christian Scientist, but as a teenager I began attending a Christian coffeehouse in San Diego where I heard the Gospel presented in a fresh and life-changing way. Following high school, I walked into my first Episcopal Church. I was blown away by the blend of historic liturgical worship, dynamic Spirit-filled prayer and singing, and strong biblical preaching and was received into the Episcopal Church in 1985 . Since then I have served in staff and leadership positions in Episcopal and Anglican churches as well as in the local diocese.
I have attended six General Conventions of the Episcopal Church and the 2008 Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, England. In 2006 my parish voted to separate from The Episcopal Church and is now a member of the Anglican Church in North America. I see the ministry at the Anglican Cathedral of Second LIfe as a unique fresh expression of our faith in a most unique and creative setting where we have the amazing opportunity to re-establish friendships in the worldwide Anglican Communion as we reach out with the love of Jesus Christ to the world in Second Life. I love to write, play the guitar and piano, collect films, and attend Bob Dylan concerts. You may email me at zoeroseeiren [at] aol.com.