APRIL 2010

MeSSage frOM Our PreSident
Dear FrienDs, As I write this letter we have celebrated the resurrection with its message of new life, hope and love. The preparatory season of Lent was a time when we explored our faith more deeply by practicing the ancient disciplines of prayer, fasting, almsgiving and reading and meditating on Holy Scripture and recommitting ourselves as disciples of Jesus Christ, our Lord. May this holy season of Easter bring fresh strength and joy in the proclamation of the Gospel message. The devastating earthquake which struck Haiti has left hundreds of thousands homeless and millions with their lives in tatters. We have watched as the world media has given us images of deprivation forever seared in our minds. The response of some many has been swift and effective. What the media does not show is the devastation of the church in Haiti. Bishop J. Zaché Duraçin, whom I have known for more than a decade, leads a diocese in ruins. His cathedral church, theological seminary, convent, churches and Bishop’s residence are all destroyed. I hope that the Compass Rose Society will help Bishop Zaché rebuild his church so that the creative, effective and innovation ministry they undertake in the name of the Lord can once more flourish. I am thrilled that Bishop Zaché will be our
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Haiti Supported with Outreach and Prayer
by The Rev Richard A. Lord

The devastation of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti.

oved by the scenes of devastation and hardship following in the wake of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, Anglicans from all corners of the globe have been responding with compassion and generosity to assist those most impacted by the disaster. It is estimated that one in three Haitians were affected by the quake, roughly three million people. Church leaders, from the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Episcopal Church to Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, and Bishop Philip Poole, Compass Rose Society President, urged a generous and immediate response combined with solidarity in prayer. Episcopal Relief & Development President Rob Radtke has stated that the agency has been overwhelmed by how Anglicans and Episcopalians throughout the world are willing to respond. “These sacrificial gifts are a testament to our church in action, reaching out collectively to those in need in Haiti,” said Abagail Nelson, the agency’s senior vice president for programs. “Many Anglican provinces are facing their own challenges or disasters and yet they are committed to supporting the people of Haiti at this
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difficult time. It’s a sign of great solidarity throughout our church in times of trouble.” In a recent Lenten reflection, Jean Zaché Duracin, the Bishop of Haiti writes: January 12 was a terrible day for the Haitian people. The earthquake left not a soul untouched. There is not a single family that did not lose a close friend or member: Mothers, fathers, and siblings, in some cases entire families disappeared. As for resources, we have next to nothing. The wreckage is beyond imagination. However, this situation delivers us into faith. I look at this as a baptism. We who are still alive have had the blessing of survival, but in many ways we have died to the ways of the past. We have the opportunity to rise up and start anew. In this moment of grief and mourning, life must continue. It is natural to question, but we hold on in faith to God – God who is always good, the God of infinite compassion. That we were struck by this tragedy does not mean God is not with us. He is here. We must always remember that God lives in this world. There is pain, but there is also joy. He gives us assurance not of the life that ends, but the life that is eternal. Dioceses, parishes, and individual members of the Compass Rose Society are standing with the people and the Diocese of Haiti both in terms of monetary contributions and in exploration of how best to be partners in the relief and rebuilding efforts over the months to come. Volunteer relief workers in the near future will more likely be a burden than a help to those on the ground, and run the risk of hindering current humanitarian efforts. Bishop Duracin has requested that dioceses postpone parish mission trips to Haiti until such time as the Diocese of Haiti determines they are ready for us to come. They will need us to come. The only question is when. • For those in the UK who wish to donate to Christian Aid’s Haiti Earthquake Appeal, http://www.christianaid.org.uk/emergencies/ • For those in the United States who wish to donate through Episcopal Relief and Development, http://www.er-d.org/ • For those in Canada who wish to donate through The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, http://www.pwrdf.org/ • Bilingual website for the Diocese of Haiti http://www.egliseepiscopaledhaiti.org/

hope haiti

all Points on the Compass: “…to go and do likewise”
By Jeri Wells, CRS Member

For years I have sat in the congregation at All Saints’
Episcopal Church and watched the processional banners paraded in by the acolytes. For the most part I have admired the pageantry without giving much thought to the imagery, including that mitre-topped compass. All that began to change when my wife Della was fortunate enough to attend the 2008 Compass Rose Society meeting in Canterbury and the subsequent mission trip to Cyprus; I joined the group in London this past fall. That meeting and the mission trip to Malawi were for both of us life-changing events. Now the CRS banner at All Saints has not only intellectual meaning but also deep personal meaning. We are more invested members in the Worldwide Anglican Communion. But that meaning became even more personal three months later when I made a different sort of pilgrimage, this time to Haiti. On January 8, I joined a group of Atlantans headed to the island of La Gonave, for one of the mission trips sponsored by the La Gonave Partnership, a consortium of southern churches who support numerous educational and medical ministries under the auspices of the Episcopal Church in Haiti, all coordinated by Pere Soner Alexander, the Episcopal priest in charge on this island of 100,000. My reason for attending was partly professional. The school where I work, the Westminster Schools, was developing a service learning course in science and public health that focuses on safe potable water, an increasingly challenged resource in the developing world, especially water-starved places La Gonave. But my trip was also personal, for I was returning for the first time in 40 years to a country that my father has served throughout his professional life as a volunteer surgeon at L’Hopital Albert Schweitzer. My CRS experience in Malawi had awakened and invigorated a commitment to apply whatever skills I could offer as an educator to support the people of these communities whose needs are so profound. Four days later, however, the nature of our work on La Gonave was transformed by the massive earthquake that wrought so much damage on the Port au Prince area, only a few dozen miles away. While our island community was spared the worst, the numerous family links to Port au Prince meant both tragic news of lost loved ones and the

imminent arrival of thousands fleeing their devastated communities. Our small band of mission workers, cut off from telephone contact with the States, needed to be evacuated. I eventually learned that my wife Della, after first hearing the news and receiving some fragmentary word that we were out of harm’s way, immediately set about her Episcopal work: contributing money to the ERD, passing the word to members of the CRS that this island community and our mission group needed its immediate prayers, and working with CRS board member Jan Cope in Washington to help identify possible resources that could arrange an evacuation. By the time patchy phone service was restored, I learned that family and friends in Atlanta had found some pilots who could land on the tiny island air strip, but secretly I suspected that Jan had worked the government back channels to send in the Special Ops extrication experts. We’ll never know! But this I do know. The mission of the CRS has encouraged us to look out along the many rays of the compass and “to go and do likewise” (Luke 10:37). I also know that those vectors work in both directions, that prayers from throughout that Communion also focus inward on immediate problems. CSR members from England, Canada, the U.S., and countries as far flung as Uruguay collect their energy, prayers and resources to effect positive change in the name of Jesus Christ. Tonight we gather in our home to welcome Bishop Philip Poole and other CSR board members as we attempt to generate interest in an Atlanta chapter and thus add one more ray to the collective impact of the Compass Rose Society.

Photos courtesy of http://www.episcopal-life.org/.

CrS attends annual Meeting of the Consortium of endowed episcopal Parishes
By Norris Battin, CRS Board Member

During the last week in February, members of the
Compass Rose Society’s communication committee attended the annual meeting of The Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes held this year in Austin, Texas. Several CRS members who are also Consortium members also attended. A group of about 100 parishes founded 25 years ago, the Consortium, “inspires its member parishes to be leading voices in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and powerful catalysts for Christian witness and social justice in the Episcopal Church and the world.” It strives to be, “a dynamic national network of endowed Episcopal parishes bringing together lay and clergy leaders for dialogue, discernment, education and collaboration.” The Consortium generously donated exhibit space to CRS in this, our first year attending their meeting and we are most grateful to them. We distributed the two most recent issues of The Communicator, a brochure describing CRS and our membership requirements, and five prayer cards that underscore the our commitment to mission work throughout the Anglican Communion. In addition to discussing the value of membership in CRS, our representatives were also invited to attend the plenary sessions and workshops offered at the meeting. We heard addresses from, among others, religion scholar and author Diana Butler Bass and radio journalist Christa Tippet. The Rt. Rev. James Tengantenga, Chair of the Anglican Consultative Council (shown above with CRS member The Very Rev. Sam Candler), was the homilist at Thursday’s Eucharist. A valuable series of workshops on contemporary communications attended by CRS members covered website development and “the new media”, a session lead by the director of communication for the Episcopal Church, Anne Rudig. We are also most grateful to The Rev. Dr. Barney Hawkins, vice president for institutional advancement and associate dean for the center for Anglican studies at Virginia Theological Seminary for hosting us at a dinner for VTS alumni and friends.

Rt Rev James Tengantenga and Rev Sam Candler (top); Rev Marek Zabriski and CEEP participant; bottom Board members, Norris Battin and Connie Gray.

Communion Structures alliance of anglican relief and development agencies
By Revd Canon Dr Kenneth Kearon Secretary General of the Anglican Communion

aC appoints new Communication director

Secretary General of the Anglican Communion
Revd Canon Kenneth Kearon is pleased to announce the appointment of Jan Butter as the Communion’s new Director for Communications. Jan comes to the Anglican Communion Office after more than eight years at one of the world’s largest relief, development and advocacy organisations World Vision. Most recently he was Head of Global Advocacy Communications for World Vision’s international office. Previously he spent several years working at the organisation’s UN Liaison Office in New York, and at its offices in Sri Lanka and the UK. He was a journalist for several newspapers including the Western Mail in Cardiff, Wales. “The Anglican Communion is a wealth of inspiring and exciting stories crying out to be shared,” said Canon Kearon. “Jan’s experience of strategic thinking and global communications will prove invaluable in enabling the Communion to shine a light on the very best Anglicanism has to offer.” Jan, who is married to Jennifer, lives in Oxfordshire with their two children.

Members of Compass Rose Society who attended the
Annual meeting in London last year will know of a major initiative in the Communion in the field of Relief and Development. Much of this relief and development work is done by the churches of the Anglican Communion by enabling the funding of major projects which respond to disasters and through the long term programmatic work of fighting poverty and disease, and enabling education and health care. In most parts of the world the Church is the most effective organisation on the ground for delivering such aid. At the Lambeth Conference the bishops proposed that this work be enhanced by the development of an international Alliance of Anglican Relief and Development agencies, networks and departments bearing witness to the Good News of the Kingdom of God. By working in partnership with others, this Alliance will work with others who share a common vision for justice and peace among all peoples to overcome inequality and injustice through prayer, relief, development and advocacy. The proposal was supported by the Primates’ meeting and by the Anglican Consultative Council, and a planning group has been appointed. Since the Compass Rose Society meeting last autumn, when initial plans were outlined, the concept has been sent for consultation throughout the Communion, and responses, mainly positive, are coming in from all areas. Through advocacy, better planning and strategies, the Alliance will be able to increase even more the effectiveness of the Communion’s vital work in this area. Funding is being sought and a basic staff will be appointed in the next few months. The Anglican Relief and Development Alliance does not seek to reinvent the wheel when it comes to development, but rather to add value where it can. Do please keep this important initiative in your prayers as it unfolds in the months to come, and watch for news of its launch.

new Communications Lead
orris Battin, CRS Board member, has assumed responsibility for the leadership of Communications on the CRS Board effective March 2010. We want to thank Connie Gray for her tremendous work in this role and look forward to her ongoing support of the committee. Norris will continue to work with the Communications Committee including Sonja Krastman, Beverley Wood, Rick Lord, Connie Gray and Terry Noble. The focus of the Committee at this point is outreach. In the last couple of years we have reflected on our our vision for CRS and refreshed our material - both printed, web and other social media including Facebook and Twitter, with which to share the mission of the Compass Rose Society. The Board has also established regional coordinators and are currently working to support their outreach efforts. You may email Norris Battin with any questions or suggestions at commmunications@compassrosesociety.org.


Message from our President
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W e L C O M e to new members:

speaker at the annual meeting in London. The church is an important sign of hope and needs to be strong if it is going to help Haitians deal with the massive devastation of their beautiful country. Please help them rebuild. I have been advised that the Theological Education Advisory Committee (TEAC) has requested once again that we help provide theological textbooks to those seminaries which have requested them. The CRS has already donated some thirty sets and is now being asked to purchase an additional twenty. For $1,500.00 these texts can be purchased and shipped. The Archbishop of Canterbury is particularly keen to raise the standards for theological education for clergy, lay people and bishops throughout the Communion. Perhaps you can help that happen. Archbishop and Mrs. Williams have invited the Society to a dinner in their historic Lambeth Palace home on Wednesday, September 8th, 2010. The Annual meeting will be on September 7th and 8th. The Secretary General is welcoming us to accompany him to Paris to explore our church in that place immediately following the Annual Meeting. We hope to have a mission trip to Brazil in the first half of 2011 and will advise as soon as those dates are firm. I do hope you will be able to respond to some or all, of these opportunities. I am very grateful to you for your support of the ministry of our Anglican brothers and sisters in the Anglican World through your prayers and generosity. This past year or so has been economically difficult for so many of us but you have not neglected the ministry of the church and for that I am profoundly grateful. As we move though the season of Easter may the blessings of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit remain with you always. Blessings,
Bishop Philip Poole

Dr. and Mrs. James C. Jamison (Jim & Pat) Jacksonville, FL

Della Wager and Jere Wells Atlanta, GA

Thomas and Raguet Hall Dallas, TX

Dr. and Mrs. James W. Dyer (Jim & Ann) Jacksonville, FL

Mr. and Mrs. Gil Pomar (Nancy and Gil) Jacksonville, FL


2010 agM to be followed by Paris Study tour

in the Society or details of the meeting, please contact Terry Noble or use the contact form on the Compass Rose website: http://www.compassrosesociety.org/contactus.shtml
Note: A mission trip to a location in South America is under consideration for Spring of 2011.

We are please to announce the details of the next Annual General Meeting (AGM) and study tour. The AGM will be held September 7 and 8 in London. The Right Reverend Jean Zache Duracin, Bishop of Haiti, will address the Annual General Meeting at St. Andrew’s House in London. The meeting, as always, will be a day and a half, culminating with a private audience with Archbishop Rowan Williams at Lambeth Palace followed by dinner. The evening will conclude with a service of Compline in the Lambeth Palace chapel. After the AGM, a study trip to Paris to the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe will begin on September 9th and conclude September 13th. Bishop Duracin will accompany members of the trip which will be hosted by Bishop Pierre Whalon in Paris, France. Bishop Whalon is the Bishop of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. Bishop Whalon is originally from Newport, Rhode Island. He received his Baccalauréat philosophie, in Caen, France in 1972 and took a Bachelor of Music degree from Boston University in 1974. He was awarded the Diplôme supérieur, Harmonie et Contrepoint, from the Schola of Sacred Music from Duquesne University in 1981. He is a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, earning the Master of Divinity degree, cum laude, in 1985. Bishop Whalon was ordained Deacon in June 1985 and Priest in December 1985. From 1985 to 1991, he was Rector of All Souls, in North Versailles, Pennsylvania. He then served as rector of St Paul’s, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, from 1991 to 1993. His last parish position was serving as rector of St Andrew’s Church and School in Fort Pierce, Florida. He was elected Bishop of the Convocation of American Churches in Europe in June 2001 (since renamed the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe) and consecrated in Rome, November 2001, at St Paul’s-within-the-Walls. To learn more about Bishop Whalon and his ministries, please visit the following websites. http://www.tec-europe.org/bishop/index.html http://web.mac.com/pwhalon/Bp_Pierre_site/Blog/Blog.html This trip leaves September 9 and will return to London on September 13th. More detailed information will be sent to CRS members soon. We look forward to an enthusiastic turnout. Letters and booking forms for the meeting should be in the mail shortly. If you have questions about membership

CrS Calendar of events

Lambeth Palace chapel

event Description Board meeting – Hong Kong AGM Board Meeting (Board Only) AGM begins AGM continues; Dinner at Lambeth Palace Study Trip - Paris

Dates April 28 -29 September 6 September 7 September 8 September 9 - 13

The American Cathedral, The Dean’s Garden

regional Coordinators
Regional Coordinators are an integral part of the education and outreach of the Compass Rose Society. If you want additional information or would like to host an educational, membership outreach session in your parish, please contact your local regional coordinator.
Canada Far East Northeastern U.S. Northwestern U.S Far Western U.S. Florida Georgia Other Southern States Terry Finlay Joey Fan George Councell Marshall McReal Jon Bruno & Norris Battin Bob Foltz John Rogers Sam Candler thefinlays2@sympatico.ca joey.fan@internad.hk gcouncell@newjersey.anglican.org marshalmcreal@hotmail.com jonbruno@ladiocese.org nbattin@gmail.com robert.foltz@ahss.org rogers@atlanticnationalbank.com scandler@stphilipscathedral.org Texas Midwestern U.S. Australia and NZ Rest of the World Victoria Matthews Elliott Holman Capital Region Connie Gray & Jan Naylor Cope & Rick Lord Janie Stevens cgray@triad.rr.com jancope@starpower.net rlord@holycomforter.com jstevens@epicenter.org pending Bishop@chch.ang.org.nz eholman@palmettoinsurance.com

the Compass rose Society Operating Summary The Compass Rose Society
Operating Summary Periods Ended December 31, 2009 December 31, 2008 INCOME STATEMENT $190,825 $43,736 $54,978 $0 $289,540 $202,993 $55,411 $20,000 $278,404 $53,360 ($42,224) $233,048 $131,827 $45,861 $11,495 $422,232 $299,081 $54,164 $6,000 $359,245 $41,315 $21,672

We invite You to Join us...
Chapter Groups, Parish and Diocesan Groups and individual Members. Annual London/Canterbury Meeting Mission Trips www.anglicancommunion.org • www.compassrosesociety.org If you would like more information please email Bishop Poole at philip.poole@compassrosesociety.org. As part of our ongoing effort to improve communications we would like to update our files to better understand who has email and would be willing to receive the Compass Rose Communicator via email, helping to reduce postage costs. If email is your preferred method of receiving the Communicator and other Compass Rose Society material, please email: terry.noble@compassrosesociety.org
Links oF interest: The Archbishop of Canterbury: www.archbishopofcanterbury.org The Compass Rose Society: www.compassrosesociety.org The Anglican Communion: www.anglicancommunion.org Episcopal Life Online: www.episcopalchurch.org Anglicans Online: http://anglicansonline.org Save Canterbury Cathedral: www.savecanterburycathedral.com Rev. Rick Lord’s blog “World of Your Making”: www.ricklord.org Mission Partners: Diocese of Southern Malawi: www.angsoma.org.mw/ Diocese of Jerusalem: www.j-diocese.org/ Diocese of the Highveld: www.diocesehighveld.org.za/ La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico: www.iglesiaanglicanademexico.org/ Facebook users, A Compass Rose Society Group has been established To join the Compass Rose Society group on Flickr, e-mail terry.noble@ compassrosesociety.org Follow Compass Rose at Twitter: @tomcranmer To view, post video for viewing by the membership go to: www.youtube.com/group/compassrose the CoMPass rose soCietY: Supporting the global ministry of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Anglican Communion. the CoMMuniCator: An occasional newsletter of the international Compass Rose Society. aPriL 2010: Norris Battin, Communications Committee Chair Sonja Krastman, Advisor

INCOME Existing Members' Contributions New Members' Contributions Member Advised Gifts Other TOTAL DONATIONS Anglican Consultative Council Member Advised Donations Other TOTAL EXPENSES NET OPERATING EARNINGS

Cash Other Assets Liabilities

BALANCE SHEET $45,959 $3,400 ($22,400) NET ASSETS $26,959

$88,109 $10,000 ($28,765) $69,344

dear members,
In these difficult times I think it is particularly important that we all prayerfully consider our ability to give to those in need. Your contributions to the Anglican Communion support ministries and projects that others in this world, even more profoundly affected by the global economic distress than many of us have been, are unable to contribute to. Please use the included response card and envelope for your contribution or pledge. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our worldwide Anglican Communion and to ministry in our Lord’s name.
Bishop Philip Poole President, The Compass Rose Society 8

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