Month: June 2021

Scotland renew rivalry with Wallabies during 2012

first_img Murrayfield 2009 – The last time they met – Scotland 9 – 8 AustraliaScotland will renew their rivalry with Australia next summer in a one-off Test match, which will be the Wallabies first game since their third placed finish in Rugby World Cup.It was announced today that Andy Robinson’s men will take on the Wallabies at the Ausgrid Stadium, Newcastle, New South Wales on Tuesday 5 June, 2012 – the stadium’s debut on the rugby Test match circuit.The last time the two countries met, Scotland secured a dramatic 9-8 triumph at Murrayfield in November 2009, their first victory against Australia in 27 years.Scotland head coach Andy Robinson welcomed today’s announcement.  “We’re really pleased to have this fixture as part of our tour in June which will also encompass Test matches against Fiji and Samoa.“The last time we played against Australia was a very good game and a special win for Scotland.  We’re very much looking forward to going to Newcastle and playing our part in the inaugural Test match at the stadium there.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 21: Alex Grove and Nic de Luca celebrate as Matt Giteau of Australia reacts to his missed conversion during the Bank Of Scotland Corporate Autumn Tests match between Scotland and Australia at Murrayfield on November 21, 2009 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Scotland’s 2012 confirmed schedule, including the RBS 6 Nations Championship, is now as follows:Saturday 4 February, Scotland v England, Murrayfield, kick-off 5pmSunday 12 February, Wales v Scotland, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, kick-off 3pmSunday 26 February, Scotland v France, Murrayfield, kick-off 3pmSaturday 10 March, Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, kick-off 5pmSaturday 17 March, Italy v Scotland, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, kick-off 12.30pm UK timeTuesday 5 June, Australia v Scotland, Ausgrid Stadium, Newcastle, NSW, kick-off TBC. Speaking in Newcastle, NSW today, Australia back Adam Ashley-Cooper said: “When I was growing up on the Central Coast I would have never imagined getting the opportunity to come back and play a Test for Australia in the nearby Hunter region. It will be good to part of the first Wallabies team to play a Test in Newcastle. There is a strong level of support for the game in the Hunter – and a great history of Wallabies to have come from the region – so I’m sure that a big crowd will come out to get behind us against Scotland.”Scotland, who will take a 34-strong playing party, are still finalising their itinerary for the remainder of the tour and are looking to include a fixture against a Super XV side in Australia on Saturday 9 June.Following the Australia leg of the summer tour Scotland will head to the South Pacific and will play Test matches against Fiji and Samoa.  Those dates and venues are still being finalised, as is the kick-off for the Test against Australia.last_img read more

Falcons unchanged for Sarries showdown

first_img Head Coach: Gary GoldNewcastle Falcons chief Gary Gold has named an unchanged side for this Friday’s Aviva Premiership showdown with Saracens at Kingston Park (kick-off 7.45pm).Gold, who has guided his resurgent Falcons outfit to back-to-back victories over Sale Sharks and Gloucester, is expecting a stern test from the Londoners.“In the last few weeks we have been in a situation where every game has been a cup final and this week will be no different,” said Gold, who was speaking at yesterday’s shirt launch held at Close House Hotel. He added: “Saracens will be right up for it as they are playing for a home semi-final and we are playing for Premiership survival.“The type of style of rugby that they play is incredibly difficult to play against and each player knows exactly what they are doing. It has been a tough week in training as we have the Premiership champions coming to town on Friday night. They are very well-drilled and you do not reach two Premiership finals in a row by accident. NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 18: Falcons head coach Gary Gold looks on before the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and London Irish at Kingston Park on February 18, 2012 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) “They are incredibly well coached with a good bunch of guys down there – I would go as far as saying that this is our toughest challenge of the season to date, there is no question about that.”All tickets for the match have been reduced to just £10 adults, £5 juniors and can be snapped up by calling the Falcons Ticket Hotline on 0871 226 6060. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Starting XV:15.  Greg Goosen14. Corne Uys13. Jamie Helleur12. James Fitzpatrick11. Ryan Shortland10. Jimmy Gopperth9. Peter Stringer1. Jonny Golding2. Rob Vickers3. Euan Murray4 James Hudson5 Tim Swinson6. Ally Hogg7. Will Welch8. Adam BaldingReplacements:16. Matt Thompson17. Grant Shiells18. James Hall19. James Goode20. Taiasina Tu’ifua21. Mark Wilson22. Chris Pilgrim23. Tom Cattericklast_img read more

RBS 6 Nations: England opt for dependability over dynamite

first_img Versatile: Tom Wood shifts over from blindside to No 8 for the Ireland trip, as Billy Vunipola looks onBy Alan DymockThe England team has been unveiled for a Dublin dust-up with the winner of this Sunday showdown already being touted as 6 Nations champions.Talking shop: Lancaster and Andy FarrellWhether or not this is true, Stuart Lancaster and his selectors have picked the same backline that was able to slash and bash their way past their Scottish counterparts last week as well as making one positional change in the back row after Ben Morgan was declared unfit for duty.With Tom Wood moving to No 8 from the blindside, where he played against Scotland, the versatile James Haskell comes on to the flank. This means that with captain Chris Robshaw, again leading from the front, England have an all-action back row, albeit one lacking in the deftness to create scores through inventiveness.Where this unit excels is that all of them are comfortable with the ball falling to them inches from a would-be tackler, and all of them refuse to shirk responsibilities when chasing on the drift defence. They may not unpick locks in attack, or step around a speedster as nimble as Shane Williams on spring loaded stilts, but they will grit their teeth, knuckle down and continue trundling until they are rid of Irish choke tacklers.This is why the exciting but inexperienced Billy Vunipola enjoys time on the training paddock, but is not allowed on the bench instead of Thomas Waldrom. The young Wasp would take a step back, like a nervous triple jumper, before driving himself forward and assuming his heft and power would burst through would-be tacklers. Recall: Haskell brings experience and power to the backrowThe Irish are wily at the breakdown, but it is in the collision area that they can use enemy’s strengths against them. They come out of the line strongly and target the knees or the ball. Lancaster does not want to play into Irish hands and if that means a back row must be greater than the sum of its parts in order to slowly build a foothold, then so be it. He has a scrum-half, full-back and inside-centre that he trusts implicitly to make that half gap, anyway.While the back row selection may not pay dividends in the first 20 minutes, the England coaches are pragmatists. If the game needs a bundle of dynamite planted in the middle of the park they can pull Manu Tuilagi into play and even draft Courtney Lawes in to work in tandem with Joe Launchbury. It’s a potential second-row pairing that has England fans salivating.This is a team looking increasingly sure-footed. With Ireland being tipped to challenge for the title, Lancaster will not be in the mood to gamble or upset any hard earned team harmony.England starting XV: Alex Goode (Saracens); Chris Ashton (Saracens), Brad Barritt (Saracens), Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester), Mike Brown (Harlequins) ; Owen Farrell (Saracens), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers); Joe Marler (Harlequins), Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Joe Launchbury (London Wasps), Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers), James Haskell (London Wasps), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints). DUBLIN, IRELAND – AUGUST 27: James Haskell of England is tackled by Eoin Reddan and Stephen Ferris of Ireland during the International match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium on August 27, 2011 in Dublin. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Replacements: Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), David Wilson (Bath), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Thomas Waldrom (Leicester Tigers), Danny Care (Harlequins), Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers).last_img read more

Hotshots: Meet Perpignan’s Tommy Allan

first_imgAny famous relatives? My uncle John Allan played hooker for Scotland (nine caps) and South Africa (13) in the 1990s.Who are your mentors? I learned a lot from Rowly Williams at London Scottish, and Sean Lineen with Scotland U20. How do you qualify for Italy after playing for Scotland’s age groups? I was born there! My dad is Scottish but my mother is from Italy, and played scrum-half for the Italian Women’s team. My family moved to Henley-on-Thames when was I about seven and I played for Henley Hawks before joining London Scottish.How did you end up joining Perpignan? My agent has good links with them and they watched me on video and offered me a contract.Which positions have you played? I used to play a lot at centre and also full-back but when I began playing for Scotland U18 they gave me a lot more game-time at ten, which I enjoy most. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS RW verdict: Italy stole a march on Scotland by naming Allan, 20, in their squad for this month’s Tests.This was published in the December 2013 edition of Rugby World. Click here to find out what’s in this month’s magazine! French fancy: Allan in action for Italy during the Six Nations last_img read more

The greatest scrum-halves of all time: Danie Craven

first_imgThe outbreak of World War Two meant his international career finished with the victory over the 1938 Lions, and on 16 caps, but after the conflict Craven’s power grew. He coached the Springboks to 17 wins from 23, helping the 1949 and 1951-52 teams etch their places in South African history, and became chairman of the South African Rugby Board in 1956. He held posts at the IRB and was instrumental in keeping his country in touch with the rest of the rugby world whilst they were in sporting isolation.Craven had secretly negotiated with the African National Congress in 1988 – a year before president FW de Klerk had started the dismantlement of apartheid which led to South Africa’s reintroduction to rugby in 1992 and its hosting of the 1995 World Cup. He died in 1993, aged 82, two years before he could see his greatest triumph. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Major team: Western ProvinceCountry: South AfricaTest span: 1931-38Test caps: 16 (16 starts)Test points: 6 (2T)Danie Craven was such a towering figure in South African rugby as a coach and administrator that his playing career is sometimes overlooked, yet he was probably the most influential scrum-half the Springboks had before Joost van der Westhuizen.A further common oversight is the fact Craven played in three international positions for the 1937 South African team, led by Flip Nel, that many still regard as the Boks’ finest. On the tour to Australasia, Craven played scrum-half, fly-half and in the back row as his side beat Australia 2-0 and the All Blacks 2-1. But it was a scrum-half that he’s best remembered, and it was in that role that he scored the winning try against Scotland in 1932, a match in which he was knocked unconscious. A PE teacher in Grahamstown at the time, Craven is credited with inventing the dive pass and, true or not – because ‘Lammetjie’ Luyt has his champions – Craven perfected it as a way of getting quick ball away to his half-back partner. The great Danie Craven Craven’s all-round status is emphasised by the fact that he is known as South Africa’s ‘Mr Rugby’. The scrum-half was one of the greats TAGS: The Greatest Players last_img read more

Hotshot: Ospreys and Wales U20 hooker Dewi Lake

first_imgRW VERDICT: One of Lake’s mentors, Tom Smith, has since left for Cardiff Blues, but he still has a good support network. He ended the Junior World Cup as Wales’ starting hooker and will be looking for more U20 honours in the coming season.This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of Rugby World. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. TAGS: Ospreys My ball-carrying and defensive work. I make big hits and carry hard.When did you join up with Ospreys? I first linked up with the U16s. I played for the U18s and now I’m in the academy. I made my senior debut in April (against Zebre). It was an amazing experience.Who’s been the biggest influence on your career? My father. Then in the past year Ospreys coaches Duncan Jones and Tom Smith have helped with my transition to hooker. It’s great that they have played at a high level. I wouldn’t be where I am without those three.Who were your childhood heroes? There wasn’t a lot of rugby on telly in our house so my old man, David, is a big one. Also Martyn Williams. I watched him in the Wales team that won Grand Slams.What do you do away from rugby? I work with the WRU as a rugby development apprentice. So in my spare time I coach children. A lot of time has been put into me, so it’s nice to be able to help out other children and see their development. Ospreys and Wales U20 hooker Dewi LakeDate of birth 16 May 1999 Born Bridgend Region Ospreys Country Wales Position HookerWhen did you first play? I was five. My father took me down to my first training session and I started at U7s with Valley Ravens. He played in the back row for Treorchy and Pontyclun.Did you play any other sports growing up? A lot – gymnastics, swimming, table tennis, football, a bit of golf. In the end it was a toss-up between gymnastics and rugby. I was doing well in gymnastics and I represented Wales in a home nations competition when I was nine or ten. Then, as I was going into comprehensive school, rugby started picking up.What positions have you played? Eight months ago I started the transition to hooker. Before that I was a back-row. Last season I had a chat with my coaches at the Ospreys and they said they wanted to keep me as a hooker. It’s been a hard nine months but I’m happy with how far I’ve come.It wasn’t a shock when they wanted me to move position. The good thing was they wanted me to pursue it with them, so I was on board straightaway.What has been most difficult? Throwing. It’s the biggest work-on and the thing I’ve found hardest to get to grips with.What are your strengths? On the charge: Dewi Lake takes on Italy during this year’s U20 World Cup (Huw Evans Agency) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Dewi Lake has made the transition from back-row to hooker – find out more about him herelast_img read more

France feeling the heat ahead of England match

first_img Painful to watch: Camille Lopez, left, reacts after the defeat by Wales (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “I wouldn’t bet my house in saying that it’s sure we are going to be world champions,” he conceded. “We’re not favourites, certainly, but our team has potential, and with a little bit of luck anything is possible.”France have been in a downward spiral for a decade and the upshot is a decline in player numbers and a fall in paying spectators. More than 20,000 of the Stade de France’s 81,000 seats were empty on Friday, and Laporte wasn’t surprised.“We have a French team which no longer makes us dream, and it’s been the case for practically ten years,” he said. “We must rediscover the way to victory because it’s the shop window of our sport.”In the clear: French flanker Olivier Magne makes a break in 2004 (Getty Images)For Olivier Magne, a member of four Grand Slam-winning French sides between 1997 and 2007, drastic measures are required. “The question is do we have the right players in the French team to produce a winning rugby?” he asked Midi Olympique on Monday. “For me, it’s no. Without hesitation, we must really turn the page.”Magne believes that Brunel must discard a generation of players who have known only defeat. “We don’t have the players capable of sustaining 80 minutes of maximum intensity,” he said. “Then there’s the mental aspect. At the first setback, these players collapse psychologically… This generation of players has been associated with defeat for too long. It’s pretty disastrous for our rugby because they are deeply traumatised.”Magne believes Brunel has nothing to lose by blooding a new generation that is unburdened by failure, including many of the U20 squad that won the World Championship last summer.“Give priority to the youngsters who have proved their worth,” he advocates. “Where’s the risk? So we lose matches. It would not be any worse… People have had enough of seeing the same despondent faces at the end of the match, hearing the same words.”Magne wants nothing short of a rugby revolution, as do an increasing number of French fans, whose side are now tenth in the world rankings after Friday’s second-half fiasco. France feeling the heat ahead of England matchThe post-mortem in France following Friday’s demoralising Six Nations defeat by Wales has been painful and protracted, and England’s stunning victory in Dublin has only sharpened the sense of foreboding ahead of Sunday’s clash at Twickenham.Jacques Brunel’s record now reads nine defeats in 12 Tests since he replaced Guy Noves as coach in December 2017, and he looked all his 65 years when he faced the media after that Wales match.Related: Huget howler gifts North try in Wales’ comeback winThere are some who question whether he should remain in his post but FFR president Bernard Laporte ruled out replacing Brunel when he was interviewed on French radio on Sunday evening.“We changed the coach a little over a year ago because we felt that things weren’t going very well,” said Laporte. “We can’t say that they are going much better today. But it would be difficult and certainly dangerous to make new changes.”Poor record: France coach Jacques Brunel is under pressure (Getty Images)Laporte’s own reputation, of course, is also at stake. It was he who sacked Noves, after the former Toulouse coach produced a return of seven wins in 21 matches during two years in charge. That saga has yet to be concluded with Noves and Laporte scheduled to come face to face at an industrial tribunal next week as the former coach pursues his claim for financial compensation.Before then Laporte has another enemy to confront: the English. He coached France to their last Six Nations victory at Twickenham 14 years ago, but Laporte doesn’t sound confident about les Bleus’ chances for the rest of the championship.“When one loses the first match at home, it’s difficult to speak about victory even if mathematically it’s still possible,” he said.He is similarly downbeat about September’s World Cup when France, drawn in the same pool as England and Argentina, face the prospect of failing to reach the quarter-finals for the first time.center_img After the implosion against Wales in the first round of the Six Nations, French confidence is low ahead of visit to Twickenham Read Gavin Mortimer’s report on the current state of French rugby in Rugby World’s March 2019 issue – out now.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Munster v Connacht live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgMunster v Connacht live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to Munster v Connacht from New Zealand, the match kicks off at 8.35am on Saturday morning on Sky Sport NZ 3.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 June 2021 you’ll get your first two months free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Connacht and Munster compete at a lineout in January (Sportsfile/Getty Images) Munster v Connacht live stream: How to watch the Pro14 match from anywhereThe race to the Guinness Pro14 final has been dominated by the Irish provinces this season.With no semi-finals this year, the two conference winners will advance straight to the final on Saturday 27 March.Munster and Connacht sit first and second respectively in Conference B, with the visitors needing to win at Thomond Park tonight (kick-off 7.35pm) to stay in the running for a spot in the final.A win for Munster would ensure they make it through to the final as they are already nine points ahead of Connacht with only three matches left to play.When they met at the Sportsground in January, Munster beat Connacht 16-10 – you can watch highlights of that match here…Here are how the two teams line up and below we explain how to find a reliable live stream for Munster v Connacht wherever you are.Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Shane Daly; Ben Healy, Craig Casey; James Cronin, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer, Fineen Wycherley, Billy Holland (captain), Jack O’Donoghue, Chris Cloete, Gavin Coombes.Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Jeremy Loughman, John Ryan, Jean Kleyn, Jack O’Sullivan, Nick McCarthy, Joey Carbery, Damien de Allende.Connacht: Tiernan O’Halloran; John Porch, Tom Daly, Bundee Aki, Matt Healy; Jack Carty, Caolin Blade; Denis Buckley, Dave Heffernan, Finlay Bealham, Ultan Dillane, Gavin Thornbury, Jarrad Butler (captain), Conor Oliver, Paul Boyle.Replacements: Shane Delahunt, Matthew Burke, Jack Aungier, Niall Murray, Eoghan Masterson, Kieran Marmion, Sean O’Brien, Alex Wootton.Munster v Connacht live stream: How to watch from the UKMunster v Connacht, which kicks off at 7.35pm, will be shown live on Premier Sports 1 in the UK.Premier Sports show every Guinness Pro14 match live in the UK. If you have a Sky or Virgin Media contract, you can add Premier Sports to your package from £10.99 or £12.99 a month.Or subscribe to Premier Player so you can stream matches online from £10.99 a month.See Premier Sports offersFind out more about Sky Sports packagesIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when there’s a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – Virtual Private Network. Check out Express VPN.Munster v Connacht live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, eir Sport show Pro14 matches live, including Munster v Connacht (kick-off 7.35pm on eir Sport 1), and if you sign up for eir broadband you can watch eir Sport for free via the eir TV app and online player. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.center_img Both provinces are in the hunt for a spot in the Guinness Pro14 final Munster v Connacht live stream: How to watch from South AfricaSuperSport came on board as a Pro14 broadcast partner when South African franchises Cheetahs and Kings joined the competition in 2017.Munster v Connacht kicks off at 9.35pm on SuperSport’s Rugby channel.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Find out more about the eir broadband deals here.Or you can sign up for eir TV and broadband packages, which include eir Sport, from €39.98 a month.If you have Sky TV in Ireland but not eir broadband, you can add eir Sport to your package for €14.99 a month for four months (€29.99 after that) or for €149 for the year – here are the details of the Sky-eir package.Free-to-air Irish language channel TG4 is also showing Munster v Connacht but on a delay, so its coverage starts at 9.30pm.If you’re from Ireland but are abroad when there’s a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN.Munster v Connacht live stream: How to watch from CanadaDAZN, which allows you to live stream sport or watch it on demand, is the place to go to watch Munster v Connacht in Canada. It will kick off at 2.35pm EST and 11.35am on the West Coast.Find out more about DAZN herelast_img read more

Japan considers the future as post-disaster project ends

first_imgJapan considers the future as post-disaster project ends In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anglican Communion, Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Tags [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in Japan are considering the next phase of a key project set up to help the most vulnerable following the country’s triple disaster two years ago.The Isshoni Aruko (Let Us Walk Together) project provided relief and rehabilitation for vulnerable people, such as children, the elderly, disabled people and foreign migrants, in the wake of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear fallout.At a recent decision of the project’s Steering Committee, it was decided to investigate next steps once the project concludes at the end of May 2013. Options include Nippon Sei Ko Kai (Anglican Communion in Japan) or its Tohoku diocese extending the project, closing it, or handing it off to a non-governmental organization.Initially, the project distributed food items and other much-needed relief goods. Thereafter, the church worked with institutions for people with learning difficulties, helping them find new markets for their products, which included cookies, and ornaments made from silkworm cocoons and promoting their business around the church.The Isshoni Aruko (Let Us Walk Together) project also supported foreign migrants to learn new skills and become self reliant. Some qualified as care-givers, others as English teachers thanks to the help they had been given.The project continued to provide goods and services to elderly people in temporary housing units following extensive needs assessments. Project workers and volunteers provided exercise classes for the elderly, cooking classes, sewing classes and other activities.Young people also benefited from the work of NSKK, with children enjoying extra-curricula learning and short-term off-site camps particularly for those affected by the nuclear power plant disaster.In just two years, the project saw more than 7,000 people volunteer, including parishioners of NSKK churches, students of NSKK-affiliated colleges, pupils of NSKK-affiliated schools, parents of school pupils, friends of parishioners, and some non-Christians. Many returned to help again and again.NSKK and the project team have expressed their appreciation to those who contributed financially or gave relief goods and who supported or in prayer. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs By Shinya YawataPosted Mar 19, 2013 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Asia Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group last_img read more

Texas diocese sells Galveston student building

first_imgTexas diocese sells Galveston student building College ministry to looks towards bright future Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ By Luke BlountPosted Jan 30, 2014 Property Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Photo: Episcopal Diocese of Texas[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Galveston, Texas, Episcopal leaders gathered at the former site of the William Temple Episcopal Center (WTEC) on January 25, for the Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance. In February, the Diocese of Texas will officially close on the sale of the property located at 417 Market St. and the community labyrinth will eventually be moved to Moody Methodist Church.Founded in 1963, WTEC’s purpose was to serve the medical school students at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Over the years, the building served as a chaplain training, community center, and as the spiritual home for many. After Hurricane Ike hit in September of 2008, WTEC became the host of Texas Episcopal Disaster Relief and Development, a volunteer rebuilding organization that performed repairs on more than 150 homes and completely renovated 60 homes over the course of two years.In 2013, activities associated with the William Temple Episcopal Center were relocated to Trinity Episcopal Church as the diocese prepared to sell the property. The sale will serve to replenish the William Temple Foundation, further benefiting the ministry to medical school students.The remembrance service featured sermons from the Rev. Canon John Newton, the Diocese’s canon for Christian formation, and from the Rev. Susan Kennard, rector of Trinity. After finishing the liturgy in the the building’s chapel, the group of around 20 people gathered outside to symbolically place memorial items at the foot of the cross.“Today we say goodbye to a building,” Newton said in his sermon. “But today what we say goodbye to is a building. But what we are not saying goodbye to is the ministry of the William Temple Center, which was here long before this building, and will continue long after this building ceases to be.”The Rev. Jeremiah Griffin now leads the WTEC at Trinity, which serves a free meal to students every Wednesday night, sometimes followed by “Theology on Tap,” a discussion of God and religion over coffee or beer at the local coffee house, two blocks from the church. The center is always open for students to study or pray.“We really want to provide a place for students to connect their vocation as healers with their own personal faith and identity,” Griffin said in a November 2013 interview. “We want to give them the opportunity to theologically reflect and engage in conversation with their classmates.”Naturally, the center and its activities focus around a Christian, Episcopal perspective, but Griffin says the students come from all faiths and traditions.“Primarily, we are mission of hospitality,” he said. “All of the students are busy, regardless of faith. We try to keep it accessible and open to all people. At the Theology on Tap group, we will talk about a theme like hope or incarnation or transformation, and these are things that everyone can relate to with whatever their religious background provides.”Fox 26 News, Houston, visited last summer to profile the work of the WTEC.“It is all about relationship here,” Griffin said. “There is a need to be creative with theological reflection. My favorite kind is the subversive kind, when people don’t even realize it is happening. They just encounter a question, and then they leave the evening with a thought in their mind that maybe rattles around a little bit and hopefully prods them to connect it with something that they are doing.”To learn more about the WTEC, you can find them on Facebook. Or you can email the Rev. Jeremiah Griffin ([email protected]). The center is located at 2216 Ball St. in Galveston.last_img read more